(Closed) Stainless Steel vs Non-Stick Pans

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: Which do you prefer: Stainless or Non-Stick
    Stainless : (23 votes)
    28 %
    Non-Stick : (30 votes)
    36 %
    Both! : (29 votes)
    35 %
    None : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted stainless but its still good to have a nonstick frying pan or two.

    Post # 4
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I prefer stainless simply becaue I was tired of being careful about scratching my non stick pans.  I’m not much of a cook, so I cant say which is ‘better’ for cooking.

    Post # 5
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    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I love IKEA’s non stick pans. I’ve had a few of those through the years. It’s affordable, it works and easy to take care of.

    Post # 6
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    5148 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I voted “both”.

    Some things you need nonstick, like eggs. (I like Calphalon.)

    And some things are done better in stainless steel, like deglazing. (I like All-Clad.)

     

    My recommendation is a couple of each. And throw a cast-iron skillet and dutch oven into the mix too.

    Don’t get hung up on having everything “match”, you’ll be better off usability-wise with a mixture.

    Post # 7
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We always had stainless steel growing up, but Darling Husband convinced me to get non-stick. I love my non-stick pans! Seriously, all you have to do is swish a rag around to clean them if you wash them fairly soon after you use them.

    Post # 8
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have both.   When I do some serious cooking, I use the Stainless.  Everyday we just use the non-stick.  Also Darling Husband only gets to use the non-stick cause they can easily be replace. 

    I’m still on the lookout for Cast iron because there’s always great deals during the holidays.

    Post # 9
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Both ! Love SS but need a nonstick pan or two 

    Post # 10
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    most of my pots and pans are all-clad stainless but I have one nonstick for eggs.  i also have a one cast iron skillet, several mini cast iron skillets for cornbread, and two le creuset french ovens.

    Post # 11
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    345 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    How about a vote for neither? I always cook with cast iron, and it’s amazing. If cast iron is properly cared for and seasoned, it’s very low maintenance and naturally non-stick. It heats more evenly than stainless steel, and tends to cook more quickly. 

    Post # 12
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m with @squeak35: we use our hard anodized set which is non stick but not teflon day to day. But when we do our “fancy” cooking we use our stainless. They are much more expensive though so we have one stock pot and 2 frying pans.

    Stores such as Gander Mountain are actually a great resource for a good cast iron skillet! We got one last year as a post Black Friday sale for 9.99! Heavy duty lodge logic.
    @profiterole: I would LOVE a small cast iron for cornbread!

    I LOVE my Le. I got it as a birthday present from my Brother-In-Law, I know he got it from Marshalls at a awesome deal. They are also much more reasoable at the outlet.

    Post # 13
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Cast iron FTW! we use it to sear meat, then pop the whole thing in the oven + a veggie for dinner. So delicious. But we also have both nonstick and stainless steel pans… Probably use the nonstick more just cause I like them :).

    Post # 15
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    9056 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I use both.  We have a very nice set of stainless steel, and also a large non stick wok, and one perfect omlet sized one.  I don’t know that I’ve ever used my stainless frying pan, since it’s just so hard to clean.

    Post # 16
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    891 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I must ask, what the freak is a Dutch oven? I am new to this.

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