The best omelette pans: 6 egg pans we really like!

The best omelette pan

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.

You will also know that 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 omelette pans out there 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…

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

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

Our rating:
This is a very popular product on 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 being slightly domed this would make cooking an omelette in the larger pan a little more difficult.

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

Our rating:
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 dont 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.

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.

Nordic Ware Italian frittata and omelette pan

Our rating:
This pan (like the TECHEF) has been designed to make cooking omelettes and frittatas dead easy. It is a good option for those on a budget as it is very reasonably priced.

What we like

Very easy to use.
Has been made in USA.
Nice and compact design.
Nordic ware is a good brand with a reputation for making solid products.

What we don’t like

As with the TECHEF this is great for making a basic omelette but if you are looking for something that you can be a little adventurous with then this is not the right omelette pan for you.

TECHEF – frittata and omelette pan,(PFOA Free)

Our rating:
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 more fancy this is not what you should be getting.

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

Our rating:
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

Our rating:
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
Made in 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.

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