Is this $100 Nonstick Pan Really the Best? — The Kitchen Gadget Test Show


On today’s episode of The Kitchen Gadget Test Show, chef Esther Choi is testing three popular nonstick pans at different price ranges.

Check out the gadgets:
T-Fal Nonstick Fry Pan, 10.25-Inch ►►
Calphalon Classic Nonstick 10-Inch Fry Pan with Cover ►►
All-Clad Stainless Nonstick 9-Inch Egg Perfect Pan ►►

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  1. These types of tests are never without biases. This one is undisguised advertisement for Tefal. Notwithstanding, I am in the market for a Calpahone or All-clad. All non-stick pans, however proven or reputable, should have a coaxing of cooking oil or butter to begin cooking, unless it's an air-frying stunt.

  2. I got the new Tfal Heat Mastery pan with blue sapphire technology for $15 from Amazon and I love it! Best pan I've ever owned and that includes my Granitestone nonstick pan that is a step above regular nonstick pans.

  3. Okay. I need to buy cheapest one and the most expensive one for making eggs and pancakes, then the second one for frying fish. Talk about saving money! 😂

  4. I've purchased all of these. The All-Clad handle sucks and is super uncomfortable biting into your hands without a handle cover or a mit. The Tfal is good and I've had good luck with OXO Good Grips non-stick pan as well (thinner, lighter, cheaper, but cooks great and has outlasted more expensive All-Clad's). Great test!

  5. i have a le creuset non stick pan that i got for 50 bucks on sale and i've been using it for close to 10 years. hasn't failed me yet.

  6. calphalon uses a different non stick coating, it's less non stick than regular cheapo non stick pans. they last longer but they do not do same non sticky-ness, if that's a word, like cheapo pans do.

    all clad uses also a different coating but obviously a better non stick coating than calphalon, and should last longer than the calphalon

  7. Non stick pans are beyond unnecessary; they are unwanted, and bad for cooking in general. Use iron or steel pans, but learn to use them.

  8. Great review and on the money I ended up purchasing a set of the T-Fal and they work great.  8", 10" and 15" I think it is.  Sadly the 8" for a egg skillet other than scrambled is a fail since the construction is wrong the base and walls meet in a straight edge so not the best for the one handed flip.  I have one that I've had for 10 years I purchased from restaurant supply and the base to walls is a rounded/beveled edge which gives an assist when doing he one handed flip for 2 eggs for over easy.  Now off topic even though it's old news was ticked off BFlay got the votes when you went on his show grrrr…but love your reviews and even your choibites content. 🙂

  9. Still using a T-fal wok purchased in a K-Mart in the early 90's still looks and performs as new.. never used above medium heat.

  10. America's Test Kitchen is much better at doing these tests. They give all the scientific info on what they're doing and make sure there's no room for doubt.

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