My New Favorite Skillet
The nonstick skillet world is a circus of subpar pans masquerading as superb kitchen tools. Most of them are cheaply made and marketed to beginner cooks that don’t know the difference. Even the top of the line nonstick pans need to be replaced regularly because the coating will peel or scratch off.
While I’m a big fan of cast iron skillets and stainless steel cookware, there’s a time and place for a good nonstick skillet.
I had some really nice nonstick skillets that lasted me 3-4 years, but the larger one bit the dust a few months ago. Even with good care, they eventually start to lose their coating and then you want to stop using them. Not only will food begin to stick to the pans, but also the coating isn’t particularly healthy and you shouldn’t risk ingesting it.
So I took the opportunity to replace my old nonstick skillet with a new one I’ve had my eye on for a while. The skillet is from the Greenpan line and after a few months of use, I’m pretty much in love with it. Instead of cheap Teflon, the aluminum pan is coated with ceramic. It’s nonstick, but also not toxic. It also has the benefit of being oven-safe and (so far) appears to be pretty sturdy.
I still wouldn’t want to use metal utensils on it as you could scratch the ceramic coating.
I’ve used the skillet for a few Macheesmo recipes over the last few months. Maybe most notably, it made my breakfast pinwheels a breeze to make.
If you are in the market for a new skillet, or just sick of Teflon coatings, check out the Greepan Skillet. It’s about $40 on Amazon right now.
Chocolate Chili Splatter Cake – I’m so lazy when it comes to decorating desserts. Marketing that general laze is a good idea. Instead of taking the time to meticulously decorate the thing… just splatter it. (@ Molly Yeh)
Have a great weekend everybody!