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Top 5 Non-stick Frypans in Australia

The best non-stick frypans that will stick around

When it comes to stocking your kitchen with the essentials, step one is a frypan. A non-stick frypan is the kitchen hand you never knew you needed. From frying eggs to cooking stews a good non-stick frypan will improve the quality of your meals and cut your cleaning time in half. Talking about time-saving we have done the research for you on the best non-stick frypans in Australia, here goes. 

There is nothing more frustrating than when something sticks to the bottom of your pan, which is why the magical non-stick frypan helped revolutionize kitchens. There’s no need to leave the bottom of your meal in the pan, break a perfect pancake or give it a good soak overnight because everything just slips right off. Non-stick frypans have a thin non-stick coating applied to their aluminium stainless steel bases. For me, a handle that is oven-safe is a non-negotiable so your pan can go pretty much anywhere. 

Is non-stick toxic?

In 2014, non-stick pans got a bad wrap with whistleblowers saying that the coating was toxic and potentially harmful for users. Whilst companies claim that their coating is non-toxic there are a few precautions you can take:
  • Do not heat over 260 degrees
  • Never heat oil at high temperatures
  • Avoid using metal utensils
  • Wash your pan with a sponge, not steel wool

Care

Like most things, if you look after them properly they will go the distance. When it comes to looking after your fry pan, throwing it in the dishwasher doesn’t count as looking after it. Give your non-stick pan a wash with warm soapy water and give them a good fry with a tea towel when you’re done. Now down to the nitty-gritty, here’s our comprehensive list of the best pans on the market.

1. Tefal Chef’s Delight Non-Stick Induction Frypan, 28cm

Cost: $59Pros
  • The red dot in the centre changes colour when the pan is ready
  • Non-stick exterior coating for easy cleaning
  • Suitable for all cooktops including induction
Cons
  • No lid included
  • Very lightweight which isn’t always ideal
Buy it now“Great non-stick surface, better than my anolon endurance ones which cost a lot more. Shape and balance is good. Fairly lightweight bottom which is good and bad” – Dallas

2. Circulon Genesis Plus Open French Skillet, 25cm

Cost: $119.95Pros
  • Stainless steel handles
  • Beautiful design
  • Suitable for all cooktops including induction
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Oven-safe
Cons
  • Reviews speculate that it doesn’t last 
Buy it now“I got this set about 5 years ago, and it was a time to replace it- I purchased it again. Very durable, and easy to clean. Great value for the money and they remain in good condition much longer than other non-stick skillets.” – Galina

3. Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Frypan, 20cm

Cost: $189Pros
  • Works on all cooktops
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Comes in a variety of colours
  • Easy to clean
  • Oven-safe
Cons
  • Doesn’t have non-stick coating users need to season it
  • Heavy
  • Handle heats up to be very hot
Buy it now“Unbelievable quality, but they sure make you pay for it! It may be really expensive, but this will last for generations.” – Matthew

4. Scanpan CTX, 26cm

Cost: $369Pros
  • Oven-safe
  • Stainless steel handle
  • Rapid heat
Cons
  • Most expensive pan by far
  • Customer service isn’t well rated
Buy it now“This is truly the best pan in the world. I have an 8″ that has been used for years. It is perfectly non-stick without all of the challenges of Teflon. It does not scratch or wear out. You do not have to baby it. It does not release any chemicals into your food.” – Corey

5. GreenPan Nonstick Frypan

Cost: $39.95Pros
  • Most economic option
  • Comes with glass lid
  • Healthy ceramic non-stick coating
Cons
  • Doesn’t last 
  • Some customers have had trouble with non-stick qualities
Buy it now“I’m so excited because I was about to completely throw out this pan after just a month of use because eggs were sticking horribly on them, and then I saw this video on Youtube and it LITERALLY SAVED MY LIFE.” – Mandy

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