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Nordic Ware Restaurant Cookware Fry Pan

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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.

Fry Pan

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.

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Tramontina Professional 10-Inch Restaurant Fry Pan

Fry Pan

Looking for something to cook in your nonstick pan? Try these recipes for buttermilk pancakes, classic French toast, or Japanese souffle pancakes from NYT Cooking.

In our tests, the Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Restaurant Fry Pan distributed heat more evenly than other nonstick pans, thanks to its thick cast-aluminum construction. The flared edge let us easily scrape the corners with a spatula, flip fried eggs, and slide omelets onto a plate. This lightweight pan is easy to maneuver, and we appreciate its comfortable handle, with a removable silicone sheath for heat protection.

Fry Pan

With proper care, the Tramontina’s nonstick coating should stay slick and scratch-free for at least four years (based on our experience so far). If you have an induction cooktop, however, go with one of our other picks, because this Tramontina pan isn’t induction-compatible.

 

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