All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan

Last updated date: October 29, 2019

DWYM Score
9.1

All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan

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Overall Take

You'll get two premium non-stick pans with this set. They're compatible with all stovetops, including induction heating. The Anti-Warp base keeps this set in fighting shape. In our analysis of 151 expert reviews, the All-Clad All-Clad Nonstick Fry Pan placed 4th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 16, 2019:
Checkout The Best Omelette Pan for a detailed review of all the top omelette pans.

Expert Summarized Score
0.0
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
1,892 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The material underneath the non-stick layer is aluminum, a great fry pan material that allows for even heating.The bottom of the All-Clad Fry Pan is made out of stainless steel, a durable material that prevents the pans from warping. This also means that you can use these models on induction cook-tops, as well as gas.
- Enhanced Kitchen
October 23, 2018 | Full review
The pans are equipped with stainless-steel bonded Anti-Warp base which optimizes induction for an evenly distributed heat. It’s also oven safe to 500F without lids.
- Kitchen Peak
Compatible with all cooking methods including induction and ceramic.
- Food Shark Marfa
The base is made of stainless steel to provide fast and even heating as well as to ensure the pan won’t warp over time. The pan also boasts stainless steel contoured handles for a comfortable grip while cooking.
- Top Home Stuff
It lasts longer while the heat persistency is stronger. The hard-anodized aluminum body formation is suitable for fast heat absorption, but it is a bit heavy.
- Theme Country
The nonstick coat is PFOA-free and scratch resistant for healthy cooking because you do not have to use extra oil with these pans. You can use either of these pans in the oven as long as the heat doesn’t exceed 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Think Cook
January 10, 2018 | Full review
In addition to scratch resistance, non-stick coating, dishwasher safe aspects, the pan is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (without the cover).
- The Z9
Value For Money: Comes in a choice of 2 sets (8-inch/10-inch or 10-inch/12-inch) for complete flexibility at a price you’ll love
- Prince La
What experts didn't like
Uncomfortable handles.
- Kitchen Peak
Although it is dishwasher safe, hand wash is the recommended method of cleaning for durability.
- Food Shark Marfa
Expensive.
- Think Cook
January 10, 2018 | Full review
Not available as single pans.
- Prince La

From The Manufacturer

A true kitchen staple, the All-Clad Hard Anodized E785S264 Set of 2 fry pans (8 & 10 In.) is ideal for searing, browning, and pan-frying everything from eggs to meats. The fry pans feature a flat bottom and flared sides that make tossing foods effortless and allow for easy turning with a spatula. The All-Clad frying pans are great for cooking at higher heat with oils to develop foods with full rich flavor, color, and crisp texture. 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, induction compatibility, and warp-resistant strength. Discover what it means to cook with All-Clad.

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An Overview On Omelette Pans

When you’re craving a classic American breakfast, you can’t do much better than an omelet. The mighty omelet is a customizable eggy favorite for any day of the week. But your omelets can wind up limp and deflated without the perfect omelette pan.

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Omelette pans, or sauté pans, are shallow stovetop pans that heat up quickly and evenly. Many home cooks prefer to use non-stick sauté pans. The slick surface makes it easier to flip your omelet, and non-stick pans rinse clean in seconds.

“Non-stick pans are, for my money, one of the most important inventions of the 20th century,” says our resident kitchen expert Julie Chernoff, member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor of Better magazine and food journalist. “That said, not all non-stick pans are created equal. You’re looking for a well-balanced pan; it should be solid, with a heavy stainless steel or copper base for even heating, but should not be so heavy you can’t pick it up with one hand.”

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If you’re using a stainless steel pan, you’ll have to add a little oil.

“The sides should be gently sloped, which makes it easier to get a spatula around the sides,” Chernoff advises. “Only wood, plastic or silicone utensils should be used on the surface to avoid scraping or damaging the non-stick surface.”

Cast iron pans aren’t recommended for making omelets; they’re better for slow cooking, braising and stewing hearty foods.

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Eco-friendly stone earth pans are another option for cooks who want the benefits of a non-stick pan without the chemicals in the non-stick coating. These pans are covered in a stone-derived coating that resists scratching. The stone earth doesn’t use any controversial chemicals that you might find in other non-stick pans. 

The best omelette pans have flat, wide bottoms for conducting heat evenly. Good pans also have long handles that don’t conduct heat to keep your hands and skin safe. Some pans come with silicone handle covers for extra grip and added safety; if you’re looking to make fritattas or other dishes that get finished in the oven, make sure your handle is metal or silicone only.

Heavier pans made from tough metals will last longer. If the surface of your pan is damaged, consider replacing it immediately.

Now that you know your omelette pan basics, check out our Tips & Advice for more tidbits.

DWYM Fun Fact

The eggs in your omelets are the most versatile, affordable and nutritious ingredients in your kitchen. There’s a lot you can learn about your eggs simply by looking at them. If you’re eating a brown egg, the color tells you that it came from a larger, heavier breed of chicken. Does your egg have a very thin shell? That means it was laid by an older hen. Eggs from young hens have thick shells. 

If the eggs you bought this week have a darker yellow or orange yolk compared to your last grocery trip, that means they have higher levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants. The shade is determined by your hen’s diet, and hens eating on a free-range eat more nutrient-dense foods.

If you can’t remember how long ago you bought your eggs, dunk one in a glass of water. Older eggs have more air beneath the shell, so they’ll float. Fresh eggs will sink to the bottom. 

The Omelette Pan Buying Guide

  • Omelette pans come in an array of sizes. The right size for you will depend on the size of your cooktop, the size of the omelettes you want to make and the amount of storage space you have. Smaller pans are about eight inches in diameter, while larger pans can run up to 14 inches in diameter.
  • If you have a dorm-sized oven or limited storage space, you’ll want to go for eight-inch pans. If you have a standard-size oven and a large kitchen, you can buy whatever size you’d like.
  • Omelettes don’t need to be finished with a few minutes in the oven, but hundreds of other dishes do. Many non-stick omelette pans are oven-safe up to a certain temperature. Check the instructions on the packaging and your pan’s temperature rating before you toss it in the oven. You’ll also want to make sure that there’s no plastic anywhere in the pan, especially in the handle. 
  • You can create incredible breakfasts for years if you properly care for and store your omelette pan. In general, stainless steel cookware is dishwasher safe. Aluminum cookware and non-stick pans are not. Hot temperatures from the dishwasher can even cause cracks or chips in a non-stick coating. 
  • To clean non-stick or aluminum omelette pans, take them off the burner and let them cool down. Once they’ve reached room temperature, you can wipe the pan down with dish liquid and a no-scratch sponge. Let the pan air-dry.
  • The way you store non-stick omelette pans affects their longevity. You don’t want to stack other pans or cookware on top of the non-stick pan; this can damage the coating. Storing it on its side or hanging it from a hook will help maintain the non-stick coating.