6 of the best non-stick pans — including a Hailey Bieber fave

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A great non-stick frying pan is essential to the functioning of any kitchen. And if you've ever experienced an omelet or piece of fish skin sticking to the bottom of your pan, then you'll know exactly what we're talking about. While we've already rounded up our favorite cookware sets to fully outfit your kitchen, sometimes all you need is a non-stick frying pan to get the job done. Eggs on a Sunday morning, a perfectly cooked steak, or mom's famous tomato sauce, you can do it all in a non-stick frying pan. And we've reviewed all six that are featured below so that you know which ones are truly worth your money.

Wave goodbye to scraping and say hello to sliding your food swiftly from pan to plate.

The 6 best non-stick frying pans

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Knowing if a non-stick frying pan is good or not relies on a thorough review process in a suitable environment. This is why we on the Real Homes team like to put this kitchenware through its paces in our own cooking spaces. Our team has tried and tested (and approved) all of the pans in this guide. Here's what we look out for when testing pans, and when choosing pans to test:

Ease of cleaning
We test a lot of small kitchen appliances, so where we can get out of handwashing, we will. Of course, when popping non-stick frying pans in the dishwasher, we'll make sure they're carefully placed in the machine to avoid damage to the non-stick coating and to ensure that it's not obstructing the dishwashing arms. Once the cycle has finished, a member of the team will spot-check the item for any blemishes or imperfections... and of course, see if any food debris remains. When we manually wash a non-stick frying pan with dish soap, we'll attempt to source the same dish soap and non-abrasive sponge so we can compare one pan's results to another.  

Quality of non-stick coating
Over time, we expect a little wear and tear when we wash and cook food in our pan. But, it can be incredibly disheartening to see the non-stick coating flake or chip (especially before the warranty is up). This is why we continue to use products we've reviewed, to see how long they really last.

Non-stick coating material
There is scientific research to suggest that some substances (including PFA, PFOA, lead, or cadmium) are carcinogenic. We'll try and steer clear pans manufactured with these unless there's an amazing USP that we want to review.

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Millie Fender

According to our head of reviews, Millie, the HexClad Hybrid fry pan is expensive, but it's changing the frying pan game for good. "Not to name-drop, but Gordon Ramsey himself taught me how to make the most of this pan, and as part of his demo he scraped a metal spoon against it to prove how durable the non-stick is". She continues to say "scary, but it's true that you don't need to stick to silicone with this pan. What I will say is that the pan needs a good scrub every few uses, because otherwise, those etched lines between the nonstick hexagons will discolor. It's worth it though because this pan has become my ultimate go-to". Why not make it yours?

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Annie Collyer

Annie is obsessed with her Ninja NeverStick Fry Pan and uses it several times a week. "I've been using this pan in my kitchen for the best part of six months now and it has more than proven itself to be a winner where I'm concerned". She adds "I'm not the main chef in our household but my husband will always choose to cook with this pan out of the three other ones we've got in our drawer. I also always put it in the dishwasher because I am lazy and the non-stick is still surviving". 

What is the best non-stick frying pan?

We're big fans of pretty much everything from Ninja, and their pans are no exception. Their NeverStick range is brilliantly crafted to be super non-stick, plus they are priced fairly and they come in three sizes. We're obsessed with them and have been using them at home for months now with no issues.

What else to consider when buying a new frying pan

Much like any other worthwhile investment, a nonstick frying pan is no different, and you should dial-in on its price, capabilities, and functions. You should also consider whether or not this is for individual use or shared use and how many you will be serving when used. From there, you can decide whether the price and size best serve you, and your daily needs. 

Don't forget to double-check that it works with your stovetop.

Best non-stick frying pans

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Should you put your non-stick frying pan in the dishwasher?

We get it, putting the frying pan in the dishwasher is quick and easy for anyone short on time, and if that's your preferred way to go, you do have several options. 

Non-stick frying pans that are rated as dishwasher safe are usually pretty easy to be found, and several were included on this list, but the general consensus among our team and cooking experts is that you should hand-wash your non-stick frying pans. 

A dishwasher can be too abrasive on sensitive non-stick coating, making it lose its non-stick properties much faster.

Can you put a non-stick frying pan in the oven?

It completely depends on the materials that they are made of, as well as the temperatures that non-stick coatings can handle, as high temperatures can break down the non-stick coating and even release toxic fumes. Be sure to check the instructions on which it states the temperatures it can handle. Some frying pans can handle temperatures up to 350°F, while some can handle up to 600°F.

If using a glass lid, be sure to check their temperature threshold too. Oftentimes, anything above 400°F can cause the glass to crack or shatter. And remember, if your frying pan has plastic or wooden handles, it is not safe to put into the oven, as they will melt and are not meant to withstand such high temperatures. 

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Bonjour, Yasou, Hello — I'm Christina, ecommerce editor at Real Homes. Along with my super creative colleagues, I create content to help you create a chic home on a budget. I live in a two-bed maisonette with a garage and garden in Essex. Geographically, it's perfect; I've got the forest on my doorstep, and London is just 15 minutes by tube or car. I specialize in small kitchen appliances so that you can prepare food with ease at home. Prior to working for the Future plc family, I've worked on a number of consumer events including the Ideal Home Show, Grand Designs Live, and Good Homes Magazine. With a plethora of experience in digital marketing, editorial, and social media, I have an eye for what should be in your shopping basket.