If for some reason our top pick is sold out, or if you can find it for a lower price, the Nordic Ware Restaurant Cookware 10.5-Inch Nonstick Fry Pan is a solid choice. It’s made from cast aluminum and has flared sides, a bent lip, and a silicone handle—just like our top pick, the Tramontina pan. (Also like our top pick, it won’t work on induction cooktops.) The Nordic Ware pan’s coating isn’t as smooth to the touch, but that didn’t impact its nonstick qualities.
Eggs and crepes released from the pan just as easily as from our other picks. The Nordic Ware’s nonstick-coated inner rivets (which some folks find easier to clean than uncoated ones) are an added perk that the Tramontina pan doesn’t have.