Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

Last updated date: February 27, 2020

DWYM Score
9.0

Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

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Overall Take

Grill up a variety of dishes on this Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan. Durabilty is a highlight, with an anodized surface that can stand up to high temperatures in the oven or on the stove. It's easy to maneuver with a riveted handle that stays cool to the touch. In our analysis of 89 expert reviews, the Cooks Standard Cooks Standard Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Checkout The Best Nonstick Grill Pan for a detailed review of all the top nonstick grill pans.

Expert Summarized Score
8.3
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.6
208 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It has an immense level of durability that will prevent it from cracking or warping in even the highest of heats.
- Home Verge
The heavy gauge aluminum core distributes heat evenly and prevents hot spots. Its stainless steel handle stays cool and is riveted for strength.
- Wild Trend
It is sturdy and at the same time not too heavy so you can easily manipulate it with one hand.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, this hard anodized nonstick grill pan is sturdy and has edges deep enough to sear a steak quickly without missing a spot.
- SheKnows
Surface is hard anodized designed for durability and harder than stainless steel.
- Dona's Kitchen
The ridges help the juices drip from the meat and make great grill marks on steak.
- On The Gas
The enlarged cooking surface will let you sear 6 average-size steaks, roast several burgers and sandwiches or grill larger portions of shrimp and veg.
- Best Advisor
What experts didn't like
That weight could be seen as a negative and also it isn't the easiest pan to clean.
- Home Verge
The depth of this pan is 1.5 inches.
- Wild Trend
Not compatible with induction ovens.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Some users reported that the nonstick surface strips away after a few uses and food sticks on the pan.
- Dona's Kitchen
Materials used for the nonstick coating not specified.
- On The Gas
The non-stick coating isn't very reliable.
- Best Advisor

From The Manufacturer

The Cooks Standard hard anodized nonstick square grill pan, 11 x 11-inch, Black has a hard anodized surface that is durable and harder than stainless steel. The heavy gauge aluminum core distributes heat evenly and prevents hot spots. Nonstick coating delivers exceptional performance and makes cleaning easy. Lead, cadmium, and PFOA free. Stainless steel handle stays cool and is riveted for strength. Works on gas, electric, glass, ceramic, halogen, etc. Oven safe to 500F. Not induction compatible. Dishwasher safe, hand wash recommended.

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Anolon Hard Anodized Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch
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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.

DWYM 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.