Rachael Ray Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch

Last updated date: February 27, 2020

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Overall Take

The Rachael Ray Nonstick Grill Pan has an anodized aluminum surface that's twice as hard as stainless steel and PFOA-free. It's also nonstick and oven safe up to 400 degrees. The deep sides keep splatter contained, and the pan is easy to clean in any dishwasher. In our analysis of 88 expert reviews, the Rachael Ray Rachael Ray Nonstick Grill Pan, 11-Inch placed 5th 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
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
212 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
It is designed well for even, fast heating and to lower hot spots which can burn foods.
- Cookware Stuffs
The end result is a grill pan that looks very stylish and would complement any kitchen.
- Home Verge
The edges of the pan are pretty high and it can help you in controlling your food as you move them in the pan.
- Food Shark Marfa
Not to mention that this grilling pan has a dual-riveted stainless-steel handle with a nice silicone cushion for your best grip.
- MyKitchenAdvisor
Another reason we love it: This grill pan isn’t as heavy has some other options on the market, and the PFOA-free, espresso-colored nonstick coating makes cleaning a breeze.
- SheKnows
Because this is a non-stick pan you don't have to use cooking spray or butter it ahead of time, unless you want some extra flavor. The food is easy to move around as well as flip allowing you to cook effortlessly.
- FaveSouthernRecipes
What experts didn't like
The only part that lets this grill pan down is the handle. While it looks great with the various color options, it is quite thin. This can make the grill pan hard to carry then it's full of food and that's something you need to consider.
- Home Verge

From The Manufacturer

Bring grilling indoors and create impressive sear marks on delicious foods using the rustically styled Rachael Ray Cucina Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Inch Deep Square Grill Pan. This rustic modern square grill pan is sturdily crafted from hard-anodized aluminum to provide fast, even heating and to help reduce hot spots that can burn foods. Ridges on the bottom of the deep pan add appetizing grill marks to juicy New York steaks, marinated tiger prawn kebabs and seasoned Portobello mushrooms while allowing extra liquids and fats to drip away. And the square grill's deep sides aid in keeping stovetop splatters to a minimum. The pan's appealing espresso-colored nonstick is PFOA-free and long-lasting to provide easy food release and cleanup. Offering a comfortable grasp, the pan's silicone-over-stainless-steel handle is dual riveted for added strength and boasts an earthy, modern hue for a dash of color. Oven safe to 400 Degree F, the deep grill pan is suitable for all stovetops, except induction. Dishwasher safe for convenience, this artisan-styled square grill pan makes an ideal addition to serveware, dinnerware and other cookware pieces in the beautiful Rachael Ray Cucina collection. Easily create an appealing grill-top texture and look with succulent meats and flavorful vegetables, using the eye-catching Rachael Ray Cucina Hard-Anodized Nonstick 11-Inch Deep Square Grill Pan.

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.