This is our second Martha mention
today, which was not planned, we promise. Because this basic (and relatively inexpensive) pan has been on our Christmas wish list for a while...Earlier today, Sara Kate asked if you still use nonstick cookware
. We prefer stainless cookware, but we do like to have one good nonstick fry pan for making eggs, fish, or anything else that's delicate or doesn't need a good sear. And, as we've said before
, nonstick pans don't last forever. In our experience, they get scratched and nicked no matter how nicely you treat them. Our current pan is only good for whacking a burglar on the back of the head.
This line from Martha Stewart is one of several eco-friendly ones that no longer use the chemical PTFE, which emits carcinogens. The pans are also made through an energy-efficient production process. So, for us, it won't just be a replacement but an upgrade.
Macy's website lists these pans at $19.99 (for an 8-inch) up to $34.99 (12-inch), but we've definitely seen them on sale in the store, somewhere around $10.
• Buy them online: Martha Stewart Collection EcoCook Fry Pans, at Macy's
Related: See the rest of our Un-Gift Guide 2008