Anolon Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

Last updated date: February 15, 2020

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 90 expert reviews, the Anolon Anolon Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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

Expert Summarized Score
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
344 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has hard-anodized build from base to rim for maximized, fast heat distribution for superior grilling.
- Cookware Stuffs
One feature of this grill pan that some may love is the two large spouts that you find on either side of the pan. It allows you to easily clear out any excess juices and increases the functionality that you can have with the pan.
- Home Verge
On each sides of the pan, there are spouts for pouring excessive oils and liquids that will help your food retain its healthiness.
- Food Shark Marfa
The dual-riveted handle is the first thing that impressed our reviewers about this grill pan.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Most grill pans have low sides, but this one has high sides that help protect from splattering, whether you’re using this on the stove or in the oven at up to 400 degrees.
- The Spruce Eats
This is a nonstick grill pan, meaning you can cook all sorts of foods on it and not have to worry about your foods getting stuck to the bottom of the pan; gone are the days of crispy pans, especially with Avolon’s square grill pan at the helm!
- Best of Machinery
Offers lifetime warranty.
- Simplifried
The pan has a rubberized handle for easy and comfortable grip.
- Kitchen Aria
What experts didn't like
The downside is that the pan doesn’t quite have the heat distribution or retention of other pans but will still be able to effectively cook food.
- Home Verge
Some users complained about not heating quite quickly, so be mindful of your timing.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Bottom burned easily with glass top electric range.
- Simplifried
While the pan is affordable, it does not come with a warranty to protect it.
- Kitchen Aria

From The Manufacturer

Bring juicy, grilled flavors into the comfort of the kitchen with the Anolon Advanced Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Inch Deep Square Grill Pan with Pour Spouts. This square grill pan features heavy-duty, hard-anodized construction for even heat distribution and exceptional cooking performance and boasts ridges on the interior cooking surface to create attractive grilling marks on free-range chicken breasts and more. A channel around the pan sides collects and holds rendered fats and other unwanted liquids away from food and the pair of corner spouts allow easy pour off when the cooking is done. PFOA-free restaurant-tested DuPont Autograph 2 nonstick surface inside and out is metal utensil safe and stands up to the rigors of a professional kitchen. Best of all, cleanup is effortless. The grill pan's revolutionary rubberized stainless steel Anolon SureGrip handle provides a confident yet soft grasp when turning juicy, grass-fed burgers. The comfortable handle is also dual riveted for extra strength and oven safe to 400 Degree F. Along with the rest of the Anolon Advanced Cookware line, this grill pan works well with saucepots, cookware sets and other items in the Anolon Advanced collection.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Vremi Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 13
2. Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan, 9-1/4-Inch
Overall Score: 9.2
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Lodge Cast Iron Grill Pan, 10.5-Inch
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 13
4. Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 7
5. Rachael Ray Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 6
6. Weber Stainless Steel Grill Pan, 22-Inch
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
8. MasterPan Nonstick Stovetop Grill Pan, 12-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
9. CAMMEX Grill Pan with Detachable Handle, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 0
10. Anolon Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 8
11. All-Clad Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 6

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.

DYWM Fun Fact

Looks like there’s a delicious competition heating up between a pair of world powers. Currently, the Guinness world record for most people grilling food simultaneously was set in 2019 at a Chinese event in Hong Kong that saw 579 people making chicken wings and barbecue. It broke the previous record of 564 people, set in 2018 at a Budweiser event in St. Louis, Missouri. Looks like the ball is in your court, America…

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.