All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

Last updated date: February 15, 2020

DWYM Score

8.6

All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

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We looked at the top Nonstick Grill Pans and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Nonstick Grill Pan you should buy.

Editor's Note February 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best Nonstick Grill Pan for a detailed review of all the top nonstick grill pans.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 82 expert reviews, the All-Clad All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch placed 11th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The square shape of the All-Clad HA1 Hard Anodized E7954064 Nonstick 11 In. Square Grille is ideal for flank steak, tenderloin or strips of zucchini. The ridged bottom of the pan adds a perfect grilled effect to your favorite foods, while allowing excess fat to drain away. The tall rim helps to protect against grease splatter and to contain ingredients as you're turning them, while the long stainless steel handle is securely riveted for safe usage. With HA1 Hard Anodized cookware, you can experience the renowned quality of All-Clad and the ultimate convenience of nonstick. The All-Clad cookware's three layers of PFOA-free nonstick coating ensure effortless food release and make cleanup a breeze. Even more, Hard Anodized nonstick cookware offers dishwasher-safe convenience and warp-resistant strength. Discover what it means to cook with All-Clad.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.1
6 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

9.5
224 user reviews

What experts liked

The bolted-on, stainless steel handle is reminiscent of restaurant quality and doesn’t get as hot as an integral iron handle.
- Camping Cooks
That squared cooking surface is quite large and therefore you’re going to be able to cook a lot of food on it at any one time.
- Home Verge
And even at a reasonable price point, you can be sure this pan will last—All-Clad offers a lifetime warranty.
- The Oprah Magazine
This is a must have in the kitchen! I have used it twice this week already! The meat never sticks and cleaning is a breeze, you do not even need to soak the pan!
- Williams Sonoma
Amazing heat conductivity, especially on electric stoves.
- Simplifried
The pan is constructed of hard anodized aluminum which heats up evenly across the pan.
- Kitchen Aria

What experts didn't like

The pan has only one handle and offers less control when weighted with food.
- Camping Cooks
While that handle may be quite stylish, it isn’t the most comfortable pan that you’re ever going to hold. That’s an added problem considering that the pan is also quite heavy.
- Home Verge
I wish the lines/bumps could be deeper, so as to hold more bacon grease, but we can live with that.
- Williams Sonoma
No lids included.
- Simplifried
The handle is not part of the pan and is of different material which may fall off or break over time.
- Kitchen Aria

An Overview On Nonstick Grill Pans

There’s just something about a nice set of grill marks that makes food more appetizing. For that reason alone, it’s great to have a grill pan around. Essentially, it’s a pan with raised ridges that deliver the same effect on cooked meat as an outdoor grill might.

Of course, grill pans are useful for more than cosmetic reasons. The ridges also allow grease to drip away from the meat, making it healthier. But there’s a lot more to consider than the look of those ridges when buying a nonstick grill pan.

Primarily, you’ll want to consider the material. Nonstick pans, with grill capabilities or otherwise, are typically made of either cast iron or stainless steel.

Cast iron is more prevalent, especially among grill pans. It further replicates the effect of an outdoor grill, since cast iron holds heat very effectively. It’s also incredibly durable and resistant to oven temperatures. There is some upkeep involved, though. You’ll want to season any bare cast iron cookware by searing a thin layer of oil onto it in the oven. Some grill pans do come pre-seasoned, however, which can save you that initial step.

Some cast-iron pans have a layer of enamel that mitigates some of cast iron’s quirks without affecting its heat retention capabilities. Soap will strip away some of the seasoning on bare cast iron, but it won’t affect enamel at all. Not only are they easier to clean, but enameled pans tend to be more colorful and stylish.

Cast iron can be heavy, though, which makes stainless steel a good option for some home chefs. It might not hold the heat quite as well, but the difference can be moot at lower temperatures. Make sure the nonstick coating is reliable, though: Burnt oil can sear onto stainless steel. That’s difficult to clean off regular, flat pans, but it’s a particular headache when it’s caked into the grooves on a grill pan.

The Nonstick Grill Pan Buying Guide

  • Consider what you’re cooking before buying your pan. Does it involve a lot of grease? You might want to consider a deeper pan, even if that makes it a little less maneuverable on the stovetop. A longer handle will also keep your hands safe from splatter.
  • If you’re cooking multiple dishes in a row, consider a pan with a spout. It can be particularly handy for emptying out grease or other juices between servings of burgers or other big family meals.
  • Does shape make a difference? Again, it depends on what you’re grilling. Square pans will give you more surface area to work with, but round pans are a bit more maneuverable — and slightly easier to clean.