Which frying pans cook well? We tested non-stick models that are also suitable for induction cooktops.
Cook up a storm with a non-stick frying pan.
Performance (60% of overall score): Pancakes reveal how effective and even the non-stick surface is (brown spots are a sign of unevenness).
Durability (30%): A mechanical arm scrubs each frying pan 10,000 times and the damage is recorded.
Ease of use (10%): As well as assessing how easy the pan is to clean, we consider if it’s also balanced, with a comfortable handle.
We also check the flatness of each pan’s base when heated. If the base turns concave (like a wine bottle base), the food may run to the sides of the pan.