Stainless Steel vs. Nonstick Cookware

Which type of cookware is better?  From our research and experience, stainless steel cookware is better overall; it sears the food faster and it helps you make great pan sauces. Nonstick on the other hand, lends itself to cooking the foods that have a tendency to stick to the pan and burn such as eggs, omelets, pancakes, grilled cheese, crepes, etc.

Watch this demonstration and convince yourself:

Stainless Steel Nonstick
Durable    (usually lifetime) Durable if good quality
Non-reactive Somewhat non-reactive
Food sticks sometimes Food does not stick
Bright inside (easy to see food) Dark inside (hard to see if  fond is forming)
Heavy Lightweight
Looks beautiful Not very good looking
Great for pan sauces A good fond is difficult to achieve
Best overall cooking surface Good for low fat cooking, eggs, pancakes, etc

As you can see there is a pan for every thing. It’s all about using the right tool for your recipe.

We recommend: All-Clad Stainless 12″ Frying Pan with Lid

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  • 3-ply bonded stainless steel construction
  • Easy to clean 18/10 stainless steel interior
  • Solid cast stainless steel handles
  • Lifetime warranty

This skillet is the ideal combination of professional performance and dishwasher-safe cleaning.

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