Nordic Ware Compact Omelette Pan, 8.4-Inch

Last updated date: February 2, 2022

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Nordic Ware Compact Omelette Pan, 8.4-Inch

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 143 expert reviews, the Nordic Ware Compact Omelette Pan, 8.4-Inch placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

This versatile pan makes fluffy omelets or frittatas on the stovetop and in the oven. Sauté vegetables in one side of the pan and eggs in the other to create an elegant, healthy breakfast option, this pan is easy to flip with two handles to grasp and its aluminum construction distributes heat evenly, giving both sides a perfectly browned finish. The pan’s nonstick coating provides quick release and effortless cleanup. Made in USA with imported handle.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

18 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

569 user reviews

What experts liked

Great for cooking quickly with crowd pleasing results. Simple process is suited for inexperienced cooks including kids.
- BestReviews
Aluminum distributes heat evenly.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The high-grade aluminum core allows for durability and even heat distribution.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
This pan has two compartments, where one side can be closed on the other, which helps you to make perfect frittatas, which is a variation of an omelet that has ingredients like bacons, cheese or vegetables in them.
- Food Shark Marfa
The pan is both oven and stovetop friendly, and you can use it for compartmentalized cooking – yes sautéing veggies on one side and cook eggs on the other side. The aluminum construction enables even heat distribution, and the fact that it is hard-anodized contributes with durability.
- Kitchen Byte
The product is all what you want your omelet pan to be. From the material used to make the pan which speaks of the quality and efficiency, to the handle used to hold the pan which is made from stainless steel, everything is designed to perfection to suit the needs of the customers.
- Village Bakery
The Nordic Ware pan is compatible with both stovetop and oven. The heat will be distributed evenly due to its aluminum construction.
- Tasty Kitchenn
It is its compact design that best recommends this omelet pan, a standout feature that many of those who used the pan have been impressed by. Easy to use and even easier to store, this might just be one of the most convenient omelet pans out there.
- Noble Rate
Because it features a non-stick coating interior, the food will easily fall in place. In addition, it will be easy to clean after use.
- All Top Guide
It comes in two parts connected with a hinge and when open, the surfaces acts as heating points. One surface may also be closed to serve as a lid or top for effective meal preparation.
- Pick Best Ones
It’s spacious enough to handle 5 eggs when making omelettes.
- Quick Easy Cook
The design is easy to flip due to the design and two handles. Both sides cook evenly so you can create delicious frittatas, omelets, and other foods that your friends and family will love.
- Thoroughly Reviewed
They come in a hinge design which is ideal when you need to reduce on mess and cook with ease. You can fold the two parts of the pan to get a compact omelet pan that is easy to store.
- Best 10 Choices
December 30, 2018 | Full review
The two-part design is engineered to make cooking omelettes and frittatas easier, either by allowing you to saute the fillings on one half before flipping the other half and combining it with the eggs, or by cooking eggs on both sides and simply closing the pan, creating a perfectly-flipped, two-sided omelet. Easy.
- Cookware Junkies
This is a specialized pan that comes with a nonstick coating. So, you don’t have to use much oil to make a perfect omelet.
- The Counter Reviews
With this pan, you can easily flip with two handles to grasp and its aluminum construction distributes heat evenly, giving both sides a perfectly browned result. Moreover, the nonstick coating provides you a quick release and effortless cleanup.
- Top Portal Review
Nonstick coating enables easy cooking and easy cleaning.
- Richard's Pantry
Hinged design makes flipping easy
- Radar Logic

What experts didn't like

Reviews warn that the handle retains heat.
- BestReviews
Small handle gets very hot.
- Wiki EZ Vid
The handles heat up as well as the pan.
- Chef's Resource
July 25, 2019 | Full review
Because it makes folded style omelets, if you want to make a round one, this might not be suitable for you.
- Food Shark Marfa
The eggs can get spilled if you don’t wait long enough.
- Kitchen Byte
The pan pretty heavy to handle.
- Tasty Kitchenn
Cleaning in-between the hinges not easy
- Pick Best Ones
While the long handle stays cool during cooking, the small round handle near the opening can get really hot.
- Quick Easy Cook
Cooking options besides omelettes are limited.
- Cookware Junkies
Users might need gloves to operate it since the handles become hot after a few minutes
- Richard's Pantry
Can really only be used for two dishes
- Radar Logic

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

An Overview On

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.

The 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.