If you're looking to branch out, and have the storage space, consider investing in specialty sizes from massive (17" !) Coated with a tough lining (Teflon is the most common), these pans are convenient to have on hand for sticky, wet foods, or anything that has a high probability of adhering to the surface.
“If you cook eggs regularly, a nonstick pan is a must,” says Rick Martinez, BA's associate food editor. Use it for: Browning and roasting meat, sautéing veggies, stir-fries, pan sauces, toasting spices.
Thankfully, investing in a quality stock pot means you can do everything from simmering bones to making big batches of soup, and even canning sauces and pickles, if you are into preserving produce. Use it for: Boiling pasta (the noodles need plenty of room to swim around), simmering beans, making stock, canning.
You can find these on the cheap, but paying a little extra means they'll last longer and make better cookies and roasted veggies (inexpensive pans are flimsy, and often result in burnt bottoms.) It's worthwhile also buying one or two quarter-sized sheets for toasting nuts, and other small batches of baked goods and roasted veg.
They conduct heat well, meaning meat gets an evenly golden-brown crust (no gray hue or burnt edges). Plus, they last forever, and the enamel coating means, unlike traditional cast-iron, you can wash them with soap and water to no ill-effect.
The ceramic takes longer to heat, and holds onto the temperature; that will result in wonky timing and overcooked food. Use it for: Casseroles, roasted veggies, baked pasta dishes, even some cakes and confections.
It's still nice to have a glass pie pan on hand for when the mood strikes. Buy these sizes : 9" glass Pyrex is standard, efficient, and a favorite of the BA test kitchen.
Two are a must, even if you're a casual baker; most recipes that call for this size pan are layer cakes that require two. Buy light-colored aluminum pans, because the darker metals will brown and dry out the cake, according to Martinez.
They don't conduct heat efficiently, ding and knick easily, and can impart “off” flavors in your food. They may look handsome, but copper pots are challenging keeping clean, and can be fussy to cook with.
Stacking a non-stick with other pans or cutlery beats the hell out of them, so I clean, dry, and put mine away in a place where they won’t be touched by anything else. That prolongs their lifespan, and when I’m talking about the Willing non-stick, I want them to live as long as possible.
But that's fine with a Willing, because the price point on This is pretty low (between 35 and 50 bucks, depending on size), especially for the quality of the pan you’re getting. Sometimes you’re only cooking eggs for one (use the small), sometimes you want to sear a couple pieces of fish to get nice, crispy skin (use the big).
Photo by Ted CavanaughAnd like I said, the quality is high, which is why these are also what we use in the BA test kitchen. They’re made from forged aluminum and granite, the latter of which provides the non-stick coating.
Even better, it isn't made with FOA, perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical that could have potential health hazards, but hasn't been able to be studied long-term. They’re attractive, which isn’t something that’s said about a non-stick pan too much, I don’t think.
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It is an American brand, founded in 1995, and includes Bon Appétit and Food Innovation Group. The set is safe for ovens up to 350 and includes a 1.5-quart, 2-quart, and 3-quart saucepan, 6-quart stock pot, 8-inch and 10-inch skillets, cookie pan, and nylon spatula.
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Think of a stainless steel skillet as the little black dress of your kitchen tool collection: whether you're searing chops, caramelizing onions, oven roasting, or stir-frying, there's almost nothing it can't do. Just as you wouldn't invest in an LBD with a flimsy zipper, when it comes time to choose the best frying pan, quality of construction is key.
To find the best stainless steel skillet in 2019, we tested four models from legacy cookware brands and four from new, direct-to-consumer startups. Our favorite two years running was the All-Clad Stainless Steel 12-Inch Fry Pan ; with a current price tag of $100, it is definitely an investment, but we think it's worth every penny.
If you've ever flipped through a food magazine or watched an episode of a cooking show, chances are you're already familiar with All-Clad frying pans. For decades, the company's range of bonded triply cookware has been consistently rated best in class by publications like Bon Appétit and Cook's Illustrated.
Of all the competitors, the All-Clad pan heated up the quickest, and browned both the flour and sliced onion consistently, without evidence of hotspots. The pan also seared chicken thighs deeply and evenly, and, because it is oven-safe up to 500 °F, transferred effortlessly to the oven to roast.
Best of all, cleanup was a breeze: a light wash with Bar Keepers Friend was all it took to get the skillet looking brand new. As an added benefit, we also liked knowing that the All-Clad pan had been crafted with 100-percent American steel at the company's longstanding mill in Canonsburg, PA, outside Pittsburgh.
Though neither quite measures up to the All-Clad, if your aspirations in the kitchen are considerably larger than your budget, both Tramontina and Clifton's 12-inch stainless steel skillets offer serious performance at relatively affordable prices. While the Clifton was large enough to handle four chicken thighs at once, the Tramontina was less impressive; though the outer diameter is 12 inches, the steep slope of its sides creates a smaller cooking surface on the interior.
The one con for the Clifton was its weight; at six pounds, it was one of the heavier pans we tested, which made it difficult to maneuver with just one hand. Lightweight skillets don't retain or distribute heat as well as their weightier counterparts, which can lead to uneven cooking and troublesome hotspots; meanwhile, pans that are too heavy won't be comfortable to maneuver, making them impractical for everyday use.
Beyond the pan's weight and material (in this case, we're focusing on stainless steel for its versatility, durability, and ease of care), the other important factor to consider is whether it's “fully-clad” or “disc-bottom.” The combination is durable and nimble one that experts widely agree is the gold standard for every day, functional cookware.
To assemble our lineup, we sought recommendations from the Epicurus staff, surveyed hundreds of user reviews on Amazon, and consulted the results of past tests done by reliable industry sources like Cook's Illustrated, Serious Eats, the Wire cutter, and Good Housekeeping. When narrowing down our list of contenders, we decided to stick to skillets that were 10 inches or larger than they're the most practical when cooking for more than two people.
We looked for skillets that could fit enough food for a small family, conducted heat evenly, withstood high temperatures without staining, and transitioned easily from stove to oven. A quality stainless steel skillet should last decades (in both function and appearance) so we paid attention to how easy the pans were to clean, and if they came with lifetime warranties.
The Risen 12-Inch Skillet ($75) has a chic minimalist design and impressive, even heat control, but we didn't love the user experience: the extra-long handle felt like it was always in the way and the angle was a little awkward.