Utopia Kitchen Nonstick Even-Heating Skillet, 12.5-Inch

Last updated: May 14, 2024

When you opt to use this cast iron skillet to cook your meals, you'll enjoy a 20% increase in your iron levels. The pan remains nonstick when seasoned and is excellent at retaining heat. The skillet's deep sides also make this pan a great choice for cooking one-pot meals.

We looked at the top Nonstick Pans/Skillets and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Nonstick Pan/Skillet you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Since this skillet is made out of cast iron, it's able to retain heat much longer than skillets made from other metals.

In our analysis of 43 expert reviews, the Utopia Kitchen Nonstick Even-Heating Skillet, 12.5-Inch placed 4th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

To provide you with a ready to use cast-iron skillet, all our cast-iron cookware pass through factory pre-seasoning stage in which soy-based oil is used on these high head allowing the polymers to create an initial layer of seasoning. This one factory seasoned layer is equivalent 10-15 rounds of normal home seasoning. The normal cast iron seasoning we create at home is attained when the fats and oils used in cooking collect on the cast iron.This makes our cast iron cookware completely ready to be used straight out of the box. No initial seasoning is required. However; in order to maintain the factory-seasoned cast iron layer you need to season it from time to time. Factory seasoning is just a kick-start to your cookware’s seasoning life. Not to forget that seasoning is an on-going course. If you want your cast iron to maintain a perfect black, non-stick patina, then get started with the cooking. Regular use and proper maintenance is the key to a coveted black non-stick surface. With our Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron cookware now cook all you can; whether it be steaks, paninis, vegetables or anything you like your tummies to be fed. The perfectly sized wide diameter allows an ample cooking space, making it compatible with oven, stove, grill or over a campfire. This skillet can be used on various heat sources including gas, electric, induction and ceramic-glass top stoves, and ovens. Pay attention while using it on a glass stove top as slight sliding might cause a scratch to the surface. The comforatble grip Silicone Handle makes hot skillet handling convenient on the stove top and protects hands up to 450° F. Prepare delicious dishes and indulge into the best cooking experience at home with this cookware. Whether it is searing, sautéing, simmering, braising, baking, roasting, or frying, this has it all.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

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It is reasonably heavy, but the handles make it manageable. The skillet is pre-seasoned. It handles high heat, making it excellent at searing and frying.
This cookware can easily be used in the oven or over a stove or campfire.
This beefy 12.5-inch cast iron skillet can hold a hell of a lot of food, and it’ll develop a nice layer of non-stick patina over time if you season it up consistently.

What reviewers didn't like

In other words, it’s a fine skillet—but chances are there wouldn’t be nearly as much buzz about it online if Utopia Kitchen weren’t giving it away for free in exchange for reviews.
The Utopia Kitchen skillet is an obvious Lodge knockoff, except that the seasoning on the Utopia is ineffective against sticking, and the pour spouts dribbled a lot of oil on our countertops.
It needs daily seasoning to retain its non-stick property. Some customers think it is a tad rough inside.
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