I need a good non-stick frying pan - suggestions?

@philjas (1134)
United States
September 18, 2008 7:00pm CST
For years I've been using T-Fal, and I love it, but my one favorite small frying pan has gotten to the point where it's not as non-stick as it should be anymore. So I'm going to buy a new one, but I was wondering, is T-Fal still considered the best in non-stick cookware or is there something superior now? I don't want to spend a ton of money, I just want something so that when I cook eggs, with no-stick spray they really WON'T stick. Any suggestions?
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I recently bought a set of T-Fal and so far it has been working really well. The nonstick surface is really great, and I can finally cook eggs no problem. to maintain them, I never put them in the dishwasher and use only a soft dish cloth or sponge (never a scrubbie!). I also never, ever use metal utensils in them. Most nonstick cookware is made from either aluminum or hard anodized aluminum. Go for the hard anodized, because it is more durable. Also, the best pans are thicker and heavier- this distributes the heat more evenly. T-Fal was about mid-range in terms of thickness. Caphalon was better, but I couldn't afford it.
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Caphalon! That's the brand I couldn't remember the name of. And yes I have never used metal utensils on my T-Fal or washed in a dishwasher. Though come to think of it, lately I have been using a scrubbie, but that's because I kind of have to to get the stuff that sticks to it off. I think my problem is just that it's so old, like over 10 years and has been used a lot.
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@yerikau (53)
19 Sep 08
T fal is good!!!!! I think we just have to be careful when washing it......it can be damaged very easily!.
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@sunshine4 (8710)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I think that t-fal is good cookwear.. I use to have t-fal too, but then it got worn out. I also think that if you want good cookwear, you will have to pay a pretty penny for it. I just got new cookwear about 5 yrs ago from pampered chef and it is awesome!!! I love it and it is truely nonstick. Also~ I had a party and got it for 1/2 price.
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• Philippines
19 Sep 08
I have t-fal too, been using it for 2 years now. Recently I bought sunnex brand, there are two kinds of pan made from sunnex. The cheaper kind has like 2-3 coatings for the non stick. While the more expensive one is like 5 times coating on the non stick. The expensive one is more darker than the cheaper one. I bought the more expensive one. It doesn't scratch easily. Try to look for a thicker coating. It will serve us longer than the standard one. I think its a new stock they are introducing.
@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I got a set of Rachel Ray iodized cookware for Christmas and it is WONDERFUL. I am very careful not to use metal utensils in it and have threatened my childrens lives if they cook in it or attempt to wash it.
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I saw some of Rachel Ray's stuff online and was wondering how good it is. It's not all the expensive.
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@cjgrooms (4457)
• United States
20 Sep 08
I love mine not only does it clean easily it looks good.
@emarie (5455)
• United States
19 Sep 08
I just had to reply. this past Christmas i threw out my old Teflon sauce pan and went to get a new on at bed bath and beyond. i didn't know what the heck to get so i tracked down someone and asked which is the best one to get in a non-stick form. i asked about Teflon and he said NO because its not that great and as i knew after a while it tears easily and starts to flake off. i needed something i could use A LOT like almost every night if not every other night. He told me that Anodized pans are a WHOLE lot better. they come in different prices depending on how you want them. i got mine for about $50-$70 and it was a lot better then my $20 Teflon one my mom bought me. the cooking is great and when they say non-stick, they really mean non stick! things that i left sitting there overnight just glided right off. if you buy that i also suggest either getting some wooden spoons and silicon spatulas to use with the pan since i'm very careful to take care of it. it will still scrape if you handle it improperly. i'm even scared to use metal tongs on there. i have to try find something more suitable for that. but trust me, i love the Anodized type pans. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=115903&RN=917 here's a link to some small ones.
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@philjas (1134)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Wow $70 for one 8-inch pan! But I imagine it would last forever.
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@emarie (5455)
• United States
19 Sep 08
yeah, the more expensive, the higher quality. when i bought mine there were some that were about $100-$200 and i got one of the 'cheaper' ones so to say. if that thing would last for 5 years or more, then its worth the price.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
19 Sep 08
Wal-mart has it in a Cookware set.. Also, try K-mart..
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• United States
20 Sep 08
Wow...if it's affordable and has lasted for 10 yrs......I think I'd stick with it. I'll have to try it. I havn't found a good brand yet. They are so expensive anymore.