The Best Frying Pans You Can Buy for 2021 and Beyond
The frying pan (aka frypan or skillet, but not to be confused with a sauté pan) is probably the hardest-working piece of cookware in any kitchen. It’s what we reach for when it’s time to make a frittata, fry up some eggs, sear some steak, and so much more. But there are so many types of frying pans out there! There are cast iron skillets, enameled cast iron skillets, nonstick, ceramic nonstick, etc! Which kind you like is mostly just a personal preference. Or the best tool could depend on the task at hand (searing meat in a stainless steel skillet is always going to be better than searing meat in a nonstick skillet, for example). It’s just that, when it comes to each category, some pans are better than others.
Here are our favorites for each type of frying pan.