Although many chefs tout the benefits of cooking with stainless steel cookware, it can be frustrating when that delicate piece of fish won't release from the pan, leaving you with a sticky mess to clean. A nonstick pan, on the other hand, is an indispensable tool in the kitchen, one you can trust won't leave any residue of the eggs you're scrambling.
Whether you're looking to supplement a nonstick pan in your stainless steel collection or simply are in the market for a new go-to, consider the T-fal professional nonstick fry pan, which is 33% off on Amazon. The pan has been designed for the everyday home cook, focusing on simplicity rather than bells and whistles. It's plenty tough thanks to the durable nonstick coating that can stand up to rigorous use. Plus, you'll never have to guess whether the pan is hot enough again because of the heat indicator that turns red when it's properly warmed up.
The 12.5-inch skillet is complete with an induction base that evenly distributes heat, resulting in reliable cooking results without any hot spots. The pan is finished off with a riveted silicone handle that provides comfort and a secure grip.
To buy: T-fal Professional Nonstick Fry Pan, $40 (originally $60) at amazon.com
Amazon shoppers adore this nonstick skillet, with nearly 9,000 reviewers giving it a five-star rating, and it's even nabbed an Amazon's Choice mark. Shoppers say it's "the best nonstick frying pan ever for everyday cooking," while others rave that "this little pan is perfect." And although T-fal mentions that metal tools are safe to use on the pan, many reviewers suggest sticking to wooden or silicone.
"Bought this specifically for us as an omelette pan," one shopper says. "It is fantastic. It heats relatively quickly and evenly. Other pans in this price range typically feel cheap. This pan feels sturdy like a steel pan. I have used it roughly 50-60 times and it still performs as new. I even decided to test it against a much more expensive All-Clad pan and it held its own."
"I am done with stainless pans," another shopper chimes in. "I purchased one of these pans to add to our Wolfgang Puck stainless pans. We have had those for a long time and they are really well made, but this? Oh, this is a pan. The aluminum is thick so it almost cooks like a cast iron pan, but it heats up quickly. I have wasted so many hours scraping regular pans. No more! Buy yourself one of these instead of the alternatives so you don't waste money."
This pan is guaranteed to do it all—without leaving any sticky residue behind—whether you're making the perfect golden-brown grilled cheese or flipping pancakes. Shop the T-fal Professional nonstick skillet for $40 on Amazon before the sale price disappears.
This story originally appeared on Food & Wine.