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