The Best Frying Pans Of 2019

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No matter what your food tastes or cooking capabilities are, it’s likely you’ll use a frying pan regularly. And as with any frequently used kitchen essential, it pays to invest in a good one, and preferably one that can be cleaned easily without scrubbing until your arms ache. While a heavyweight cast-iron pan is the pro choice for searing steaks, a hard-wearing, non-stick pan is a better go-to for knocking up everyday dishes with minimal hassle.

There are plenty of options but if you find yourself getting stuck on which non-stick frying pan to buy, read our handy guide to the best on the market right now.

Frying Pans & Skillets

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Judge Radiant 22cm

Best Budget Frying Pan

This cheap-as-chips frying pan is coated with Teflon’s latest Radiance three-layer non-stick surface and comes with a reassuring ten-year guarantee. It’s safe to whack in the oven up to a temperature of 150˚C and to throw in the dishwasher after use, and is suitable for hobs of all types including induction. As an added bonus, the coating incorporates ferrous particles, which means it heats up quickly.

Non-Stick Shallow Frying Pan

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Le Creuset Toughened Non-Stick Shallow

Best Premium Frying Pan

Le Creuset is known for its high-end cookware with prices to match, but this gear is worth forking out for. This shallow frying pan is as robust as they come: oven-proof up to 260°C and dishwasher safe, you can put it through its paces on all types of hob, safe in the knowledge that it comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Non-Stick Frying Pan

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Tefal Expertise

Best Mid-Price Frying Pan

Synonymous with non-stick technology, Tefal offers a raft of reliable and attractive options. The Expertise pan isn’t the priciest option in the range, but it delivers the goods with a non-stick coating that’s safe to use metal utensils on and has a lifetime guarantee. It features the brand’s signature Thermo-Spot – a red dot that changes colour when it reaches the optimum temperature – and is coated in Titanium Excellence, one of the toughest materials on the market right now.

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GreenPan Frying Pan

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GreenPan Venice

Most Environmentally Friendly Frying Pan

Green by name and by nature, this eco-friendly pan is manufactured without the use of toxic substances like PFOA and PFAS that can be harmful to the environment, and without the hefty price that these kinds of eco credentials can often command. The Venice pan comes with a riveted stainless-steel handle and can withstand temperatures of up to 260°C. Bear in mind that it’s heavier than your average pan and you’ll need to rejuvenate the non-stick surface fairly regularly using lemon juice or vinegar.

Non-Stick Ceramic Coated Frying Pan

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BergHOFF Gem Cast-Aluminium 24cm with Detachable Handle

Best Frying Pan For Small Kitchens

A kitchen cluttered with bulky kitchen items makes for day-to-day frustration. If you’re short on space consider this pan, which features a detachable handle, allowing you to tuck it away neatly when not in use. And it’s got plenty more going for it with its BPA-, PTFE- and PFOA-free non-stick coating, cool-touch handle and stylish design.

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Stellar Rocktanium Stone Quartz Induction 26cm

Best Family-Sized Frying Pan

Ideal for big and busy kitchens, Stellar’s Rocktanium non-stick frying pan features a highly durable scratch-resistant finish and a lightweight hollow handle that makes it easy to move from hob to worktop to sink. Dishwasher-proof and oven-safe up to 210°C, this pan comes with a lifetime guarantee to deal with generations of family-sized fry-ups.

Former e-commerce writer

Caroline Preece worked as a central e-commerce writer at Coach’s former publisher, Dennis Publishing, between 2019 and 2020, contributing buying guides and product recommendations.