Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan, 9-1/4-Inch

Last updated date: February 27, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2


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Overall Take

The secret to the Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan is the porcelain enamel coating. Not only does it ensure that odors and flavors don't linger, it conducts heat well on electric stoves and in the oven. Cleanup is easy in any standard dishwasher. In our analysis of 92 expert reviews, the Cuisinart Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan, 9-1/4-Inch placed 2nd 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
8.9
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,797 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The cast iron structure has great heat retention and heat distribution that works well for even cooking.
- Camping Cooks
Here we see another pan that has a good level of style with 3 different color options available that all look great.
- Home Verge
The pan features wide cast iron handles to guarantee a comfortable and secure grip.
- Only Portable
If you know and love cast iron pans, you’ll definitely appreciate the performance and durability of the Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron Grill Pan
- The Spruce Eats
Because of the porcelain enamel exterior, it gives the grill pan a vibrant color and a more premium feeling.
- Food Shark Marfa
The Cuisinart Grill Pan looks and functions just like the more expensive grill pans, but has a really good grip on it that is perfect for moving between the stovetop and oven.
- The Oprah Magazine
It is induction stovetop compatible, making it a good grill pan for stove and, by having a porcelain enamel interior, the surfaces don’t absorb odors or impact the flavors of the food.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
This is a strong and durable pan, the kind that traps heat within the center and makes sure that whatever you’re cooking is cooked thoroughly! It’s hard not to fall in love with this grill pan once you’ve seen it in action!
- Best of Machinery
Porcelain enameled surface doesn’t absorb odor and doesn’t impact the flavors
- Dona's Kitchen
It can be used both in the electric stove and oven, making it handy. It is dishwasher compatible so clean-up won’t be a problem.
- On The Gas
What experts didn't like
A bit on the heavier side to carry.
- Camping Cooks
An annoying aspect of this grill pan is that the exterior of the pan doesn't have the highest levels of durability. The surface can chip and expose the untreated metal of the pan.
- Home Verge
Not nonstick.
- The Spruce Eats
The pan is also a bit heavy and lifting it can be challenging
- Dona's Kitchen
Maximum temperature for the oven not specified.
- On The Gas

From The Manufacturer

Cast iron gets a new look! The Cuisinart Chef's Classic Enameled Cast Iron cookware lines offers a variety of sizes and styles so you can cook any way you like. On the stove in the oven or under the broiler, this durable and attractive cookware evenly retains and distributed heat for results every time. It's easy to sear steaks in the grill pan, braise or simmer family-sized entrees in the casseroles, or bake a breakfast frittata in the fry pan. An with the appealing colors and elegant enameled finish, you won't have to think twice about bringing them right to the table to serve! Any way you cook, equipping your kitchen with Cuisinart cast iron cookware allows for endless menu options. This Cuisinart cookware is timeless.

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.