Top Skillets by Consumer Reviewers

When buying a frying pan, you want to make sure, of course, that it is durable, non-stick, dishwasher safe and has enough room for all the food you need to cook. Beyond that, you also want to be sure that you don't have to spend too much money on it. This is where IntelliReview comes to the rescue. We scour the Internet looking for the best frying pans from different websites. We evaluate lots of reviews, good or bad. In order to rank the products, we calculate the total number of positive and negative reviews. What you see below is the cream of the crop. If you are looking to buy a new frying pan for any purpose, you need to shop at IntelliReview to find the best deals. Here, we make it simple for you to choose from only the top frying pans around. Whether you want a stainless steel or a teflon or you are buying one for the purpose of cooking eggs and pancakes for breakfast or frying chicken or fish for lunch or dinner, our unique system allows us to put together intelligent lists of the highly recommended skillets so you can make an easier and wiser decision.

Ranking Updated: March 2014
TIPS
  1. While frying pans made of copper heat evenly, such items can be expensive, not to mention, prone to scratches. As a cheaper alternative, consider heavy gauge aluminum which distributes heat just as well.
  2. Nonstick coatings can be a great help when frying food, but you must take more care when using them, as they can chip and crack over time due to excessive heat and improper cleaning.
  3. For safety, choose frying pans with long handles and supplied covers.
  4. A spout-like indentation on the sides will help in pouring hot liquids out of the frying pan.
  • Lodge Logic Seasoned Skillet - Choose Your Diameter Multicolor - L3SK3 LODG061

    Lodge Logic Seasoned Skillet - Choose Your Diameter Multicolor - L3SK3 LODG061

    2967 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
    Austin Kayak  Price: $8.99  See It
    Opentip  Price: $9.58  See It
    ShoppersChoice.com  Price: $13.99  See It
  • Hunter Boots - VOID Pro Thermospot 12\

    Hunter Boots - VOID Pro Thermospot 12"" Fry Pan, Cookware, Bakeware

    879 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
    Mwave.com  Price: $28.91  See It
    PROVANTAGE  Price: $31.29  See It
     Price: $144.90  See It

    Pros: Excellent nonstick surface, Cooks evenly, Nice weight, Useful heat indicator, Inexpensive
    Cons: No lid, Elevated middle

    Review: the T-Fal Professional Total Non-Stick, it seems like T-Fal has provided many cooks the solution for the most common cooking problems namely sticking and uneven heating. The nonstick properties of this pan is notably better than most pans, making it easy to flip food and allowing the food to slide effortlessly. One key differentiator is its Thermo-Spot heat indicator. New cooks and even those who’ve been cooking for a long time often make the mistake of putting food into the pan too soon but with the said feature, this can now be avoided. The elevated center ensures that the pan is really hot before you toss your food, and the stainless steel and heavy gauge aluminum base sees to it that heat is distributed evenly throughout the pan. However, the elevated middle may present some challenges when cooking certain types of food, eggs, for example, as it causes the liquid to run quickly to the sides. The T-Fal Professional Total Non-Stick Sauté Pan is available in three sizes; 8in, 10.25in and 12.5in. A 10-piece set is also offered. It includes both the 8 and 10.25in. fry pans, a 5 qt. Dutch oven and 1, 2, and 3 qt. sauce pans, all of which, except for the fry pans, come with tempered glass lids. Universal lids can be bought for the fry pans but it is not that easy to find one for the 12.5in pan, considering that most lids are only available in 12 inches. All pans from this particular line have riveted silicone handles, and are oven safe up to 450°F and dishwasher safe. What’s even more amazing about the T-Fal Professional Total Non-Stick cookware is its affordability and weight. It is inexpensive compared to pots and pans from competing brands and its weight is just right, providing easy, comfortable cooking.

  • Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Skillet

    Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Skillet

    467 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $49.95  See It
     Price: $49.95  See It

    Pros: Great size, Cleans up nicely
    Cons: Doesn't come with a lid

    Review: The Cuisinart Chef's Classic Skillet is not only beautiful but is also built to last. It is constructed with durable stainless steel, glossy mirror finish and a pure aluminum base that offers superior and even heating. Other benefits include a riveted handle made of stainless steel that relatively stays cool, a helper handle for extra support, a tapered rim for drip-free pouring and a limited lifetime warranty for your peace of mind. This skillet is by far, one of the best you'll ever find. It could've been perfect if it comes with a lid but then, looking for one that fits could solve the problem. What's more important is that it ensures that there are no more burnt food and it does not react with acidic food nor discolor allowing you to prepare flavorful and healthy meals for everyone all the time. It is also made Dishwasher Safe to provide for an effortless clean-up and is proven to be oven safe for up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Considering Cuisinart's reputation for making high quality products, this pan will not let you down. It is highly recommended to those who want a reliable and good looking piece of cookware that will let you cook large quantities of food with great results.

  • Cuisinart Chef's Classic Non-Stick Hard Anodized 12 Skillet w/ Helper Handle Individual Pieces Cookware (Black)

    Pros: Handle stays cool, Practical size
    Cons: Not dishwasher safe

    Review: The Cuisinart Chef's Classic Fry Pan is made of hard anodized aluminum that offers extreme durability. It is designed with an open non-stick surface that provides an unsurpassable heat distribution and maximizes the space to enable you to prepare a large amount of food that is enough for the whole family. The stainless steel handle is cool to touch and gives you full control over your cooking. As an added benefit, it is oven safe for up to 500 degrees F and has flared edges to prevent splatters. The Hard-Anodized Skillet can be used for frying eggs and sausages or for browning chicken and pork chops. For maintenance, it is advisable to wash it by hand to prevent the Quantanium interior from chipping off. It also carries a limited lifetime warranty to give you peace of mind. The Cuisinart Chef's Classic Fry Pan is recommended for both experienced and aspiring cooks. It not only provides you with excellent quality but it also performs a whole lot better than expected.

  • Conair 12 Everyday Pan w/ Dome Cover Non-Stick Hard Anodized

    Conair 12 Everyday Pan w/ Dome Cover Non-Stick Hard Anodized

    283 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
     Price: $41.99  See It
     Price: $39.95  See It
    Overstock.com  Price: $38.99  See It
  • Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Braiser with Domed Lid

    Pros: Large cooking surface, Nice domed lid, No long handle
    Cons: Shallow, Lightweight, Handles doesn’t stay cool

    Review: people, not only food enthusiasts and chefs, know what the many benefits of stainless steel pans are. For one, they don’t chip or peel like nonstick skillets. They also look better and heats up quickly. The Cuisinart 12" Everyday Pan, a stainless steel pan, has all the potential, making it worthy of its name. It can literally be an everyday pan, offering good performance with its aluminum core and 18/10 stainless steel construction. You can cook eggs, vegetables, pasta and meat without anything sticking. Plus, oven-safe up to 550 degrees F, you can start by cooking your food in the stovetop then finish it in the oven. The supplied domed lid locks in heat and moisture. The stainless steel pan has plenty of cooking space, measuring 11-4/5 by 14-1/2 by 2-4/5 inches. Along with the pan comes a limited lifetime warranty. Clean-up is same as other stainless steel pans. It can be washed either by hand or through the dishwasher if you don’t have time or if you prefer the easy way. Another advantage is that compared to pans with long handles, the two side handles of the Cuisinart 12" Everyday Pan doesn’t get in the way when cooking, and they provide a nice balance when you’re lifting or carrying the pan. On the negative side, the Everyday Pan is a bit shallow, allowing you to only flip a small amount of food comfortably. Moreover, the pan is very lightweight and so are the handles. As a result, it may be a little awkward to hold for those who are used to heavy pans. You may also notice that the handles get hot rather easily. Overall quality is still better than most pans in the same price range, though. In fact, we would go so far as to say that it would’ve been perfect if only it was made an inch deeper and slightly heavier.

  • Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 14 in. Stir-Fry with Helper Handle and Glass Cover 726-38H
  • Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Saute Pan

    Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless Steel Saute Pan

    245 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Most popular
    CHEFS Catalog  Price: $59.95  See It
     Price: $59.95  See It
  • Cuisinart Twin Pack Stainless Steel Nonstick Skillets 9in & 11in Silver 9 in.

    Cuisinart Twin Pack Stainless Steel Nonstick Skillets 9in & 11in Silver 9 in.

    239 Reviews

    Consumer Passion : Most passionate
    Popularity : Very popular
    CHEFS Catalog  Price: $49.95  See It
     Price: $49.99  See It
  • Anolon ANN1045 Advanced Non-Stick French Skillet Size: 10-in. ANN1045_7253061

    Pros: Ten-inch skillet with interior and exterior non-stick coating, Heavy-gauge aluminum body, Sloped sides with flared rim for easy pouring
    Cons: Heavy, Silicon coating does not cover entire handle

    Review: Anolon's Advanced Non-stick Fry pan, for its price, is great as a part of your everyday kitchen chores. It handles food items that are known for being very sticky like eggs, crepes, and other food items with aplomb. This ten-inch skillet is coated inside and out with a generous layer of non-stick compound, giving it excellent anti-sticking properties even with very little cooking spray. The double-side durable coating extends nearly to the bottom of the frying pan, which makes this Anolon pan very easy to clean. Aside from the double dose of non-stick coating, the Anolon Advanced Frying Pan has a heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum construction that not only prevents warping, but, with an uncoated underside, heats up evenly. Since it disperses the heat coming from your stove all throughout the bottom without being centered in individual spots, your food also cooks evenly. However, keeping the heat under the pan at low to medium levels cooks food more effectively aside from prolonging the life of the non-stick coating. The sides of the Anolon Advanced skillet are gently sloped, and the rim has a slight flare which helps in draining liquids. There isn't much in the way of issues with regards to the Anolon Advanced Non-Stick Frying Pan, as it seems to be a very well crafted, high quality piece of cookware. We would suggest that you hold it with both hands though, as it could be quite heavy. Also, while it has a silicon coating on the handle that keeps cool, the end closer to the pan does not have the silicon coating and may cause burns.