Our five-year-old Cuisinart non-stick pan finally started getting all peely and nasty, so it was time for a new pan. I like having a non-stick pan around for eggish things, omelets especially, so the hunt began. I read a few reviews in Cooks Illustrated and Alton Brown’s Gear For Your Kitchen, and both said the same basic thing: non-stick pans wear out, so there’s no reason to buy an expensive one.
CI really liked a certain model that’s apparently not made any more, but they also like some of the Calphalon stuff. With Calphalon in the middle of a new product launch, a good bit of their old fancy stuff is now available rather inexpensively, especially the old Commerical line. The Commercial line is really nice anodized aluminum with a wonderful non-stick coating and the pans carry a lifetime warranty so when the coating eventually flakes off, I can just send it back (to Ann Arbor no less!) and get a new one. We got ours last week and I’m loving it so far. If anything, it could be a touch bigger to make it a bit more general purpose, but for omelets, it’s just right.
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Went with cast iron myself. Pretty happy with it.
We have a cast iron griddle as well and the only thing I don’t like about it is the weight. It makes flipping eggs and other things a pain. Otherwise, I love the little sucker. We stick it on the grill all the time to cook veggies and other little things that tend to fall through the grates. And you can’t beat the price.