10 Best Pans to Cook Eggs 2020

If I’m making French toast or scrambled eggs I usually throw them in a frying pan with some oil until they’re done and chow down. I never gave much thought to a pan beyond whether or not it could do a particular job. So, with that in mind, I set out to find the top ten best pans to cook eggs available on market and what it is that makes these pans so good.

I’m sure we all know what a frying pan is, and most pans can do most jobs related to frying food. The problem lies in finding the pan that suits your needs. So what are we looking for? A good size, easy to clean, non-toxic, durable, compatible with multiple stove types, food-grade materials, and five-star ratings are a bonus!

Best Pans to Cook Eggs

Top 10 Best Pans to Cook Eggs

ModelRating
MyLifeUNIT Non-Stick Omelette Pan, Japanese Rolled Omelette Pan4.7
MICHELANGELO Nonstick Frying Pans Induction Compatible, 9.5" & 11"/a>4.7
Cuisinart 622-22 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 9-Inch Open Skillet4.7
GRANITESTONE Nonstick Fry Pan with Lid, 10-inch Skillet with Glass Cover4.5
Good Cook 329053 Mini Frypan, Non-stick black4.6
Rowenta T-fal E76598 Ultimate Hard Anodized 12 Inch Fry Pan with Lid4.8
RAVELLI Italia Linea 20 Non-Stick Frying Pan, 9.5inch4.7
KOCH SYSTEME CS  10” Stone Earth Frying Pan4.9
Cooks Standard 12-Inch 30cm Professional Aluminum Nonstick Pan4.7
Miusco 10 Inch Nonstick Skillet, Premium PFOA Free Frying Pan4.9

1. MyLifeUNIT Non-Stick Omelette Pan, Japanese Rolled Omelette Pan

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.1 x 1.8 inches
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Compatibility: gas, electric, ceramic and induction cooktops
  • Temperature Limit: 450 degrees Fahrenheit

Who doesn’t like a good omelet? The Japanese Tamagoyaki Egg Pan is made from an aluminum-manganese alloy with a sloped shape to make flipping omelets, sandwiches and pancakes (yes, you can do those too) much easier.

The interior non-stick coating is made from maifanite stone, a mineral commonly found in traditional Chinese medicine. This coating is non-toxic and makes retrieving your omelet much easier. An added benefit of the maifanite coating is that it allows for quick and even heat conduction.

As for the base, it’s constructed out of stainless steel and is conductive and magnetic.

The Tamagoyaki pan can be used on induction, electric, ceramic, and gas cooktops; you must just keep a close watch on the temperatures (under 500W on an induction cooktop and 450 degrees Fahrenheit is the maximum for gas cooktops).

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • No toxic chemicals
  • Safe around children and pets
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • May not be dishwasher safe
  • May not be metal utensil safe

2. MICHELANGELO Nonstick Frying Pans Induction Compatible, 9.5″ & 11″

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.2 x 4 inches
  • Weight: 5.24 pounds
  • Triple-layered non-toxic, non-stick coating
  • Compatible with induction, glass, and gas cooktops
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

This frying pan from Michelangelo’s Kitchenware is constructed out of aluminum alloy and has a triple-layered non-stick coating.  This coating has a granite style look to it; making this a very eye-catching pan to put in your kitchen.

The coating is also scratch-resistant and non-toxic which allows for healthier cooking all around.

The aluminum alloy construction allows the pan to conduct heat quickly and evenly.

Food slides out of the pan very easily and it takes little effort to clean. These pans are dishwasher safe, although, it’s recommended that you wash them by hand.

The handles are made of Bakelite and are designed to ensure a firm and comfortable grip while cooking.

Pros

  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Non-toxic coating
  • Lightweight
  • Safe around children and pets
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons

  • Could be harmful to children and/or pets
  • Not Metal Utensil Safe
  • Handles become loose easily
  • Reports of pans arriving damaged
  • Handles could melt under heat, releasing toxic fumes

It’s worth mentioning that while I was doing my research for this article –specifically on this product I found a couple of issues. Some users reported that the handles on the pans were loose. This problem is solved easily enough as the screws in the handles take a Philips-head screwdriver; if you’ve got one lying around you can use that to tighten the handle down.

Additionally, some reported that their pans came in badly dented and that the customer-support had been abysmal which isn’t very encouraging.

The most worrisome piece of information that I got came in the form of a user review on the handles themselves. The user in question said that their pans’ handles were melting while the pans were in use. Bakelite is a form of plastic and when plastic melts it releases toxic fumes. I only found one review that talked about this issue but it’s still something to keep in mind.

3. Cuisinart 622-22 Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 9-Inch Open Skillet

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 3 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Wear resistant
  • Lifetime Warranty

The Chef’s Classic Skillet from Cuisinart has a hard-anodized exterior and the sides are sloped to provide extra cooking space. It’s designed for browning and tossing small portions of food like mushrooms and onions but who says you can’t throw an egg or two in there?

Heat is conducted quickly and spread out evenly to prevent hot spots.

A titanium-reinforced non-stick layer keeps your food from sticking to the bottom of your pan and makes the after-dinner cleaning that much easier.

The non-stick layer is metal utensil safe and the riveted stainless-steel handle stays cool while you’re cooking. If you’re worried about a mess, while cooking, the rims of the pan are tapered to prevent dripping.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean
  • PFOA Free

Cons

  • May not be stain resistant
  • May not be scratch resistant

4. GRANITESTONE Nonstick Fry Pan with Lid, 10-inch Skillet with Glass Cover

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 17 x 11 x 3.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Oven Safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Warp-resistant

The non-stick frying pan from GRANITESTONE has three layers of granite around an internal layer of pressed aluminum. This allows the pan to be incredibly durable; it’s warp-resistant so age and heat won’t be changing its shape while you aren’t looking.

A tempered glass lid allows you to monitor your cooking without getting burned. The stainless-steel handles are designed to stay cool while you cook. I love that it has a lid because frying eggs tend to spit hot oil; with the lid, I can prevent the mess and pain that go with that.

Cleaning up after dinner is quick and easy. The non-stick layer is made up of a natural mineral coating and the pan is dishwasher safe.

This pan is oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight
  • Oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Warp resistant
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • May not be stain resistant
  • May not be scratch resistant

5. Good Cook 329053 Mini Frypan, Non-stick black

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 10 x 2.5 x 4.8 inches
  • Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Non-stick coating
  • Dishwasher safe

I’ve seen and used these myself a few times, it’s super small and light so I don’t end up with too much food. It’s perfect for fried eggs and small omelets!

This mini frying pan from Good Cook has an aluminum base and is dishwasher safe. The non-stick layer makes this a very easy pan to clean after use.

As the pan is only 4.6 inches in diameter, you won’t be able to do anything too big but if you’re living on your own or if you don’t like overly-large portions then this might be the pan for you.

The aluminum base conducts heat quickly and evenly so you can do small omelets, fried, and scrambled eggs without difficulty.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • May not be scratch resistant
  • May be too small for some tasks

6. Rowenta T-fal E76598 Ultimate Hard Anodized 12 Inch Fry Pan with Lid

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 20.7 x10.5 inches
  • Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Thermo spot technology
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Not compatible with induction stovetops

This 12-inch frying pan from T-fal has a hard-anodized aluminum construction with a titanium-reinforced, scratch and corrosion resistant non-stick coating.

Riveted silicone handles ensure a firm and comfortable grip while cooking.

Tempered glass lids allow for easy monitoring of your meal’s progress. Again, the lid is great for frying eggs.

T-fal cookware is equipped with a Thermo spot indicator; a spot in the center of the pot with a ring around it. The ring turns solid red to indicate that the pan has been properly preheated. This makes cooking easier than ever, no more burned omelets!

This pan is oven safe up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit with the lid being safe up to 350 degrees. It’s dishwasher safe and is suitable for all except induction stovetops.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Recommend hand wash

7. RAVELLI Italia Linea 20 Non-Stick Frying Pan, 9.5inch

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16.8 x 10.1 x 3.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Heat-resistant handle

This piece from Ravelli Italia was made in Italy and has a lovely copper color to it.

While cooking the heat is displaced evenly across the bottom of the pan for a well-cooked meal. The handle is heat resistant and very ergonomic allowing a comfortable grip while cooking without burning your hands.

The non-stick coating has five layers and allows you to cook with less oil or butter than you would normally use.

Whether you’re doing fried, poached, or scrambled eggs, this pan is super easy to clean and is dishwasher safe.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Easy to clean
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • May not be scratch resistant

8. KOCH SYSTEME CS  10” Stone Earth Frying Pan

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 17.9 x 10.6 x 3.2 inches
  • Weight: 2 pounds
  • Compatible with multiple stove types
  • Thermo Spot technology
  • PFOA free

KOCH SYSTEME CS brings us this lovely stone earth frying pan.

The non-stick coating is stone-derived and allows you to reduce the amount of oil you’re using. It also makes the post-feast cleaning up so much easier! A bit of soapy water and a sponge or dishcloth will get rid of any oil stains without difficulty – just don’t use steel wool while cleaning as that will damage the pot.

The interior of the pan is durable die-cast aluminum to give a good amount of strength to the pan’s construction.

As far as the base and handles go, the base is magnetized to allow for use with induction stovetops. The handles are made of Bakelite and designed to ensure a comfortable, secure grip while cooking.

This pan is compatible with electric, electromagnetic, gas, ceramic and halogen cookware.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Non-toxic coating
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Bakelite handles may melt under high temperatures releasing toxic fumes
  • Not dishwasher safe

Much like with the Michelangelo set, this one features Bakelite handles which, while comfortable, might not do too well under high temperatures. If exposed to high temperatures the plastic could melt and release toxic fumes.

9. Cooks Standard 12-Inch 30cm Professional Aluminum Nonstick Pan

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 19 x 12 x 2 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • PFOA Free
  • Oven safe to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Compatible with multiple stove types

This entry by Cooks Standard is made of heavy gauge aluminum and has a riveted handle with a removable silicone grip which allows easy handling in the kitchen.

Heat is conducted quickly and gets your food evenly cooked.

The PFOA-free non-stick coating will keep your eggs from sticking to the pan’s bottom. The coating also makes cleaning up after you’ve made your eggs a breeze with the food just sliding off without a problem.

This pan is oven safe – hence the removable grip – up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. It isn’t dishwasher safe though, so don’t throw it in the dishwasher after dinner.

While it’s not compatible with induction cooktops, this one works well with gas, electric, glass, ceramic, and halogen cooktops.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Affordable
  • Non-toxic coating
  • PFOA free
  • Lightweight
  • Oven safe
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Not dishwasher-safe

10. Miusco 10 Inch Nonstick Skillet, Premium PFOA Free Frying Pan

Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 12.7 x 12.4 x 2.6 inches
  • Weight: 2.84 pounds
  • Not oven safe
  • Not dishwasher safe
  • PFOA free

This ten-inch frying pan from Miusco has a solid aluminum alloy construction which provides even heat distribution and is compatible with induction, ceramic, electric, halogen, and solid fuel cookers.

The non-stick coating is dual layered to make sure that your eggs don’t stick and to make cleaning the pan much easier.

While we’re on the subject of cleaning, this pan is not dishwasher safe beyond the occasional use. It is strongly recommended that you hand wash this one. Also, don’t run cold water over the pan to cool it down as you may damage the pan; instead just set it aside and let it cool normally.

The Miusco ten-inch frying pan has a Bakelite handle for a secure grip while cooking. As the handle is made of Bakelite this pan is not oven safe.

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Non-toxic coating
  • Safe around children and pets
  • Lightweight
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Not Dishwasher safe
  • Not Oven safe

Best Pans to Cook Eggs

FAQs

Can I use metal utensils with my pans?

It’s not typically recommended but sometimes you can use metal utensils. The reason it’s not recommended is that you can scratch the non-stick coating off and damage the pan. For this reason, the better option is to go with either silicone, wood or nylon utensils.

Will cooking sprays damage my pan?

Cooking sprays tend to build up and leave a nasty glue-like residue that tends to make food stick ruining the cookware surface in the process. It also tends to stick around much longer than it is supposed to.

Should I cool a pan in cold water?

No, it’s recommended that you just leave the pan to cool normally and then wash it. Exposing it to cold water may cause it to warp.

What will steel wool do to my cookware?

Primarily, it will remove the nonstick coating as well as expose the metal underneath the coating which could leach into your food.

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Conclusion

I don’t know about you, but I could go for an omelet right about now! My two favorite products are the Ravelli Linea Italia and the Tamagoyaki pan. The Ravelli just has style; fashion to go with its function and I love that! The Tamagoyaki pan is just an interesting shape for a pan to me and I like omelets.

Non-stick pans are great because they make the cleaning so much easier.

So, are these good options? I would say yes. Choose the option you would use the most. Always go multifunctional, this will save massively on storage space. These are just ten options from ten different brands and each one has its strengths and weaknesses. In terms of what makes it a good option, I have a single question that I ask after use: did the pan do what I needed it to?

If the answer is a ‘yes’ then it is a good product!

I will point out just a few things though, just because the packaging says that the pan is dishwasher or oven-safe up to whatever the temperature is; it doesn’t always mean that it is actually oven or dishwasher safe. Especially when it comes to the dishwasher because items bump against each other and the nonstick surface can get damaged in the dishwasher, and of course the temperature in the dishwasher can also damage the pan.

A good rule of thumb is that if you’re not sure; don’t risk it. While a high price doesn’t always equal high quality, if you spend three hundred dollars on a piece of cookware that claims to be oven safe when it’s not actually oven safe that’s going to hurt your wallet more than a little bit. On the other hand, you don’t want to buy cheap junk.

Likewise, it would be a better idea to avoid using abrasives like steel wool to scrub out your pots and pans if at all possible. Steel wool tends to scratch the coating off and expose the aluminum underneath. This poses a problem because the aluminum then leaches into your food and causes all kinds of chaos.

One other recommendation I’d have would be to stay away from extreme temperatures where possible; particularly if your pan has a Bakelite or similar handle material. After all, the last thing you want to worry about when you’re in a rush to cook is the handle melting and poisoning the air while you work.

I hope you found this list informative and that it helps with whatever egg-centric dish you like to cook.

Thank you for reading and happy cooking!

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