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Our Guide to the best omelette pans in 20181

The mighty omelette pan – For those who love omelettes, nothing beats the feeling you get when you cook the perfect omelette. Slightly golden on the outside and creamy on the inside and oozing cheese from the center. In order to achieve this, you will need the best omelette pan

There are some pans that make this process easy and there are pans that are simply just not suited to the job.

We take a look at this article, at some of the best pans on the market and help you choose which one is right for you.

What are the advantages of choosing a specialized egg pan?

If omelettes are a favorite with you and your family then it makes sense to have something in the kitchen that is used and designed just for this purpose.

Like anything else in life, having a specialised tool for a job will make it easier for you to complete your task and help ensure that the finished product is the best you can make.

Features to look out for when choosing your omelette pan

There are a number of features that you should take into consideration when choosing the right pan for your kitchen:

A thick flat bottom – this will allow you to cook at a medium to high temp evenly distributing the heat and reducing the risk of scorching your food and warping the pan. Having the right material in the base such as aluminum in the base ensures a fast and even transfer of heat.

Gently sloping sides – are helpful for moving the omelette around the pan when you are cooking helping with flipping and swirling. If pans have a flared edge this ensures that the omelette comes out of the pan and onto the plate perfectly without breaking. Presentation is paramount when producing good food.

The right cooking surface – if the egg sticks to the pan then your omelette will be ruined and come out looking like bad scrambled egg. Making sure the surface is nonstick ensures that your omelette never sticks and taking it out of the pan is simple and easy.

A good handle – you will need to maneuver the pan to get the best results, it is important to make sure that you have a good handle that is easy to hold and keep cool.

The size of the pan – how many people are you cooking for? Is it just for one or are you making a bigger one for the family, smaller 8 inch pans are better for singles while the 10 inch and the 12 inch will be better for accommodating your family or guests. The bigger the pan the harder it will be to make the perfect omelette though…

Things to consider when you are looking for the best omelette pan

The Material that your pan is made from

The material that the pan that you want to buy will have an impact on how you cook and potentially the quality of the omelette that you produce. You will need to think about things like how well or how the omelette will come away from the pan or how well the heat is transferred around the pan as well as how long will the pan last.

Here are some of the choices:
Aluminum – this is a popular choice as it is lightweight and distribute heat fast and evenly. This does however come at a price as they tend not to be so durable, You can look at anodized aluminum as this is a little more robust but it loses out on how fast it can transfer heat. There is the other issue that it will not be induction compatible if this is what you cook with. While they are cheap in price you often get what you paid for and aluminum pans can buckle from heat in the right conditions. check out our article aluminum vs stainless steel

Carbon Steel  – A decent option as these are extremely durable and they are great for conducting heat. There are some potential issues though, they are not nonstick so you will need to use butter or oil. Carbons steel is also not great for dishwasher and will need to be treated with care (a little like cast iron cookware).

Stainless steel cookware  – Stainless steel is extremely durable and will last, it is not as good at conducting heat as say aluminum but that is bypassed by modern technological advances. We have one pan here that is both stainless steel and nonstick

Copper pans – There are a few copper pans out there that are pretty decent and copper is super fast at conducting heat. There are some goods ones on the market at the moment so can be an option. They can however on occasion react with the food that is being cooked You should do your research well before choosing this option.

Why getting nonstick skillet or pan makes sense when cooking omelettes

There has been some controversy over nonstick and for good reason In this case though if you are buying a pan that is specialized to for cooking egg then the problems associated with using nonstick at high temperatures does not apply.

Just as a side note, there is a difference between a skillet and a frying pan and it is better that you understand this before making a purchase

Always make sure though, that you know the limits of the pan and the cooking surface before you buy.

Getting the best out of your non stick pan for eggs

If you want to get the best out of your non stick pan for eggs read on. It is important to use the right equipment when you are cooking, if you have a nonstick pan then you should only use silicone or utensils that will not scratch the surface of the pan.

It is also important to know the limits of the pan in terms of how you wash and store them. Scratching the surface will reduce the effectiveness of the nonstick coating.

There are other things that you should be considering, for example, how do you wash your pans or skillets and do you use them in the dishwasher?

We have covered this in this article:  Is nonstick cookware really dishwasher safe?

Using your pan correctly will ensure you get longer usage from your pan

Best omelette pans reviewed

Made.in Stainless steel nonstick omelette pan

tainless steel PFOA free Non stick pan

98%

Value for money

How Practical is this

Pros

  • Extremly tough nonstick coating that works exceptionaly well
  • well built robust thoughtfully designed – in all a very solid option
  • Induction ready

Cons

  • Nothing realy – I pretty much use this pan every day

Summary of the Made. in nonstick omelette pan

What Can I say about this pan? Apart from I use it pretty much every day for most of my cooking. It is both robust and elegant and a pleasure to  use.

What we like

This has been designed for ease of use and built to last. The coating is PFOA free and is triple cured so it does not degrade over time like some other nonstick coatings can do.

It has a 5ply construction for the base making it super strong and conducts heat evenly and efficiently every time. This base also makes it induction compatible so it can be used on any cooking surface.

The handle is held on with rivets making it long lasting and keeps the handle cool.

It just cooks so well and with no fuss –  making a decent omelette is easy.  Nothing sticks and it is easy to clean, even when something is burnt!

What we don’t like

There is really nothing not to like about this pan, the only thing that you should be aware of is that dirt can build up around the rivets- using something like an old toothbrush will help with this.

 

Calphalon Unison nonstick 8-inch and 10-inch French omelette pan Set

Value for money

easy to use

Pros

  • Very well Built
  • Oven safe to 500-Degree F
  • Heavy-gauge, hard anodized aluminum

Cons

  • This is more a slight quibble, it has rivets holding the handle so care is needed to make sure no food gets stuck there. I use an old toothbrush for this
    and it works like a charm

Summary of Calphalon Nonstick 8-Inch and 10-Inch Omelette Pan

This is a very well built product that has been ergonomically designed set that comes in an 8 inch and 10-inch size. This is a reasonably priced option that will give you the choice of cooking for one or cooking for more.

What we like

The rounded edges make this the perfect cookware for omelettes. The shape of this pan has been designed exactly for this purpose.
This is a heavy bottomed pan that is flat and wide so that you get an even spread of heat when cooking as well as reducing the chance of warping like some of the thinner bottomed pans are susceptible to
Quadruple-riveted stainless steel handles stay cool on the stovetop
The cookware comes with a lifetime warranty and is dishwasher safe
The ultra smooth coating is good enough that you don’t have to use oils or butter for your cooking should you wish to go for the healthy option.
Oven safe to 500-Degree F / 260-Degree C
Heavy-gauge, hard anodized aluminum

What we don’t like

There really is not a lot to dislike about this product.

T-fal E93808 nonstick oven safe with Thermo-Spot heat indicator 12-Inch frying pan

Value for money

How Practical is this

Pros

  • strong resisitant coating
  • Has a stainless steel induction base.
  • Shallow lip and 1.75 inches deep

Cons

  • Pan prone to slight buckling at high heat

Summary of T-fal E93808

This is a very popular product and is the number one best seller on Amazon for omelette pans. It is is very reasonably priced and comes in an 8 inch, 10.25 inch and a 12-inch version and can be used on all cooking surfaces including induction.

What we like

The nonstick coating is very durable and scratch resistant.
Has a stainless steel induction base.
Has the Thermal-Spot heat indicator to show when the pan is heated for cooking.
Can be washed in the dishwasher.
Shallow lip and 1.75 inches deep.
Good strong handle.

What we don’t like

There are some stories of the base slight;y buckling if it has been exposed to high temps, this would make cooking an omelette in the larger pan a little more difficult.

Folding omelette pans

The folding omelette pan is a nifty device that you can use to make things like frittatas as well as omelettes the two below are ones that we think are worth looking at. don’t worry if you are not sure how to use a folding omelette pan there is a video below that will show you what to do.

TECHEF – frittata and omelette pan,(PFOA Free)

Value for money

How Practical is this

Pros

  • Perfect for the casual cooker.
  • PFOA free – coated with new Teflon Select
  • The coating is a rich purple making it a little different from other cookware out there.

Cons

  • Good for making a basic omelettes but if you are looking to make more “professional” omelettes then this is maybe not the one for you

Summary of TECHEF – frittata and omelette pan

This is a relative newcomer to the market and has been designed to easily cook Frittata and omelettes for those that prefer less hassle in the kitchen.

What we like

Very easy to use creating good omelettes with a minimum of fuss.
PFOA free – coated with new Teflon Select
The coating is a rich purple making it a little different from other cookware out there.
Perfect for the casual cooker.

What we don’t like

We find this to be a little bit “gadgety”. This is good for making a basic omelette but if you want to try anything a little fancier this is not what you should be getting.

Lodge L5SK3 pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet, 8-inch

Value for money

How Practical is this

Pros

  • This has been made in the USA.
  • These ranges come pre-seasoned and ready to use.
  • The robust surface that can handle any cooking utensils

Cons

  • Cast iron is heavy and may not be easy for you to use
  • You will need to maintain these wiht seasoning
  • Can damage you cookto if it is glass or ceramic

Summary of _

This is a cast iron option that is very popular. These skillets if looked after well will last a lifetime and more. The Lodge skillets range from 6.25 inches all the way up to a whopping 17 inches.

What we like

Cast iron is brilliant for cooking omelettes – if treated correctly.
These ranges come pre-seasoned and ready to use.
This has been made in the USA.
You can use this to cook anything from a delicate omelette to searing a steak.
The robust surface that can handle any cooking utensils.
If looked after correctly will more likely outlast you!

What we don’t like

While there is nothing that we don’t like about the cast iron skillet it needs to be noted that cast iron requires a fair amount of maintenance. If you don’t they will rust and will have to be re-seasoned before you use them again. It is a good idea to understand what you will need to do before you buy this.

All-Clad BD55108NSR2 D5 brushed 18/10 stainless steel 5-Ply bonded nonstick frying pan

Value for money

How Practical is this

Pros

  • It oven safe and broiler safe to 500 degrees F
  • It is compatible with all cooktops including induction
  • Layered construction of aluminum and stainless steel eliminating warping and enables very even heating

Cons

  • Might be a little pricy for some of you
  • You will still need to take care of this pan as it has a nonstick coating

All-Cladstainless steel 5-Ply bonded nonstick frying pan

This is a more midrange product that has combined stainless steel and a nonstick surface. There is an 8 inch, a 10 inch and a 12 inch option

What we like

Uses high-grade stainless steel so will not react with food or anything else.
It is compatible with all cooktops including induction ( has been designed for induction )
It is dishwasher safe
It oven safe and broiler safe to 500 degrees F
Layered construction of aluminum and stainless steel eliminating warping and enables very even heating
Proudly made in the USA

What we don’t like

There is nothing that we don’t like about this pan. We have noted that here have been some people who have been unhappy that the nonstick coating was not tough enough. Our feeling is that there always needs to be an element of care when you are using nonstick, even if you have bought a good quality pan you still need to make sure that you look after it.

How to make an omelette using any of the pans above

How to make an omelet

There are few things that are better than a perfectly cooked omelet. In this article, I am going to help you learn how to make an omelet perfectly.

To do this are maybe going to have to make your omelet a little different to the way that you normally do.

First, let’s make a list of what you will need to for this:

The ingredients you will need

  • Eggs(I like to work with about 1.5 eggs per person) I recommend that you only cook for a max of two people at a time for best results.
  • Finely grated cheese of your choice – if you fancy a filling. Something like mature or vintage cheddar is top of my list but you can use a cheese of your choice. It should be able to melt easily that is about it
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Crushed chili if you are that way inclined
  • Non-stick omelet pan
  • A little butter
  • A hand mixer or something to make the egg light and foamy

Method

Once you have all of these sorted out then you want to start cooking. Here is what you need to do:

Start by gently heating the omelette pan. You can add the butter that you have(this is not vital but I think butter makes it just taste better.
while that is warming up you want to beat the eggs. if you are using a hand mixer this will be very fast, you want it so the egg is very foamy and light.

As soon as this is done pour this into the (by now) medium hot pan. it is hot enough when the butter is boiling
leave it to cook … really just don’t touch it .. you will see that it starts to cook, you can lift a corner to make sure that it is not burning.

In an ideal world, you will want the omelet to be starting to go a little bit golden and the omelet almost cooked through. there should be a little-uncooked foam for the next stage.

Now add your salt and pepper and any other spice you’re felt like adding.

Now add the cheese, make sure you now put all of the grated cheese on one-half of the omelet as you are about to fold the omelet.

Fold the omelette so that the cheese in on the half that is still cooking.

leave it like this for about half a minute or so and then flip it over.

You don’t want to do this for too long, perhaps 30 seconds each way, this will melt the cheese.

In conclusion

While all of these choices will do the job there are some that are better than others, for us the fold over pans would not be an option so much not because of quality rather that they would limit what we can cook with them.

The one that stands out about the rest is the Calphalon Unison Nonstick 8-Inch and 10-Inch Omelette Pan Set. This has all the features that we feel are important in an omelette pan and on top of that is good quality at a reasonable price.You also get two pans that cover the most popular sizes making this a very practical option as well.

If you have not seen anything that you like here then you can always have a look at our review of the best non stick frying pans

About the author

Sebastian Beaton

Understanding the science behind cooking helps me to understand what are the best tools for a particular job.

I like to help people better understand exactly what it is that they need when it comes to buying for the kitchen.

Making the right choice is a lot easier when you know what you need to get.

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