(Closed) Stainless Steel vs. Non-Stick??

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which set of pans would you suggest? (Add your reasoning, if you have any input it's appreciated!)
    Non-Stick : (10 votes)
    20 %
    Stainless Steel : (40 votes)
    80 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think that stainless steel is better.  I have problems with my nonstick getting clean because you can’t just spray them up with Pam or something and I’m always worried that the coating will break and then you have to throw the pans out because it’s toxic if the non-stick coating is broken.

    Post # 4
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i love my stainless steel.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nonstick are nice but like @MissAsB said they are easy to ruin and then dangerous…I prefer having a few of both. With stainless steal you have to make sure to get them very hot and use lots of oils/etc to make sure your food doesn’t stick

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The nonstick will eventually lose its non-stickiness and they can be a challenge to clean, plus there is the issue of toxicity if the coating erodes.  I’m planning on stainless steel since I cook a lot and don’t want to keep replacing my pans!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like having a few of both. (And a cast iron skillet and dutch oven!)

    And I really don’t care about “sets”. A few good choice pots and pans will serve you better than getting a pre-packaged set; sets often have pots/pans you won’t use that often.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Stainless steel – for all of the reasons mentioned above.

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I have been the primary cook for the past 39 years and have had both. Properly cared for, stainless steel lasts practically forever. However, I do recommend in addition to a good stainless steel set, i small non-stick skillet and 1 non-stick griddle pan – for paincakes and french toast – not forgetting grilled cheese sandwishes!

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    I’m with @abbyful.  I have some of both, and a cast iron skillet and a dutch oven.

    My full set is stainless steel.  I have a non-stick large fry pan and the other items.  I love to cook also and use them all.  You will have fun making your registry choices.

    Post # 13
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    For the reasons others have said, I’d say go with stainless steel for your main “set” – but it’s always good to have a cast iron skillet and a couple non stick skillets in the house (for eggs and things like that which are practically impossible to cook in stainless).

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Definitely stainless steel. The flavor is better, you don’t have to worry about scratching them, and they tend to heat more evenly. We keep one non-stick around for frying eggs and other things that stick really badly and one cast iron for cornbread, bacon, toasting spices, etc.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Le Crueset!!!! Oils burn on stainless and get really gross. Non-stick is easy to damage and you can’t cook on high heet. Enamel covered cast iron will last forever is completely non-stick (and pretty enough to leave out and show off). Once you start using it you’ll never want to use anything else. My mom got an old pot at goodwill that looked completely trashed inside and it still works great and nothing sticks to it.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @KansasPrincess11  –  Most cookware companies make both, so you can still have “matching” style and handles and get some non-stick and some stainless steel if you decide you watch a couple of each.

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