This Italian Brand’s “Perfect” Nonstick Pan Is on Major Sale — Plus More Finds Starting at $20

published May 13, 2024
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Scrambled eggs in skillet with pad of butter melting and silicone spatula
Credit: Kelli Foster

As much as my teammates and I (rightfully) sing the praises of high-end brands like All-Clad and Le Creuset, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune for quality cookware. There are plenty of under-$100 options that you’ll use every single day and not have to replace anytime soon. For one, on our list of best saucepans, the top spot went to Tramontina’s $75 option. The Kitchn contributor Sharon was blown away by a $25 nonstick fry pan. You can check out our under-$100, editor-approved essentials list for even more examples.

If you want to find a real bargain, I highly recommend keeping an eye on the sale sections of cookware retailers, like Zwilling. It sells gems from top-tier brands like Staub, Miyabi, and Ballarini, and if you time it right, you can score them for way less. Right now, Ballarini’s popular Italian cookware is up to 25% off, and I’ve rounded up five items going for as low as $20. Among them is an editor-loved nonstick fry pan, which one of our contributors deemed “perfect.” Read on for more! 

1 / 5
was $49.99

Contributor Vanessa said that this pan is “thicker and more substantial” than other nonstick pans she’s owned, and it’s her most-used piece of cookware by far. “I love that they’re nowhere near as heavy as cast iron but still offer great temperature control,” she added. “There’s even a small Thermopoint heat-sensitive indicator on the handle that turns from green to red to let you know that the pan is ready for cooking.”

2 / 5
was $44.99

If nonstick coating isn’t your cup of tea, you can snag this sleek carbon steel option instead. After you use oil over time, the carbon steel surface develops nonstick properties, so you’ll get the best of both worlds. It’s lightweight, so you’ll be able to maneuver effortlessly, but it’s still durable enough to last.

3 / 5
was $24.99

Cooking for only yourself and working with limited space? This mini saucepan is the answer. The two-toned coloring will stand out on your stovetop, and the 99% pure aluminum body will heat up quickly and evenly. Even if you are whipping up a large batch for multiple people, this small pan is perfect for prepping ingredients on the side.

4 / 5
was $74.99

On the other hand, those of you in need of larger-capacity cookware can opt for this pan, which is a cross between a sauté pan and a wok. It makes one-pan meals an absolute breeze, and with the glass lid and Thermopoint heat indicator, you’ll get flawless results every single time.

5 / 5
was $64.99

Grilling season has arrived, but we all know that sometimes it gets too unbearably hot to whip up burgers or hot dogs outside. Used on your stovetop, this pan will give your food authentic grill marks, and the nonstick coating guarantees easy clean up.