The Best Nonstick Cookware Every Home Chef Should Own

These pots and pans can handle the heat.

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Ayesha Curry Home Collection

The right pot or pan helps you cook like a pro, but choosing one in a crowded marketplace can be daunting. The GolfHr Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab tested 44 lines of cookware for searing, simmering, sticking, and more. Drumroll, please...

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Zwilling Forté

$80 and up

Zwilling's Forté line is here to challenge the notion that nonstick cookware is flimsy. The aluminum pans have five layers of nonstick coating, which means they're super durable and resistant to peeling, scratching, or corrosion.

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Calphalon Premier Space Saving Cookware

$70 and up

With Calphalon's new stackable cookware, you'll get even heating, super nonstick surfaces, and pots that hold a steady simmer and you'll free up tons of storage space in your kitchen.

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Buzzfeed Tasty
Tasty Titanium Ceramic Nonstick

$8 and up

You know them for their viral recipe videos, but now Tasty has a new affordable line of cookware. The ceramic-coated pots and pans are about as nonstick (watch crepes slide off the surface) and affordable (11 pieces for $99!) as they come.

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Red Copper
Red Copper Cookware

$20 and up

We're as weary of informercial products as the rest, but these pans are real deal. When we fried eggs on the Red Copper skillet without a drop of oil, they slid right off (no spatula required — seriously).

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Anolon Advanced Bronze Collection

$35 and up

This nonstick, aluminum cookware line from offers unbeatable performance for a great price. It distributed heat perfectly evenly, maintained a steady simmer, and scrambled eggs (made sans oil) with ease in our testing.

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All-Clad NS1 Nonstick Cookware

$45 and up

Made of anodized aluminum with a nonstick interior finish and a stainless steel base that makes it safe for induction burners, was the top in our test. It heated evenly and prevented food from sticking to its surface. It also resisted stains and proved dishwasher-safe.

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KitchenAid Aluminum Nonstick

$25 and up

The red finish on these will add a pop of color to your kitchen. On top of stellar cooking results, these induction-safe pieces clean up beautifully, thanks to nonstick interiors and exteriors.

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T-fal Precision

$35 and up

If you're not sure whether to go nonstick or not, is a good compromise. The pans have aluminum bases for even heating, and the skillets feature light-colored ceramic nonstick coatings. The ceramic can withstand high heat, so go ahead and use them to sear.

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Scanpan Ceramic CTQ

$130 and up

With the , you can have the beauty of stainless steel and the convenience of a nonstick finish. Unlike many nonstick pans, these can be used for searing.

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Made In Nonstick Skillets

$69 and up

This new direct-to-consumer line is aptly named for where it's made and manufactured: in the U.S. Go ahead and cook eggs without butter or oil in Made In's beautifully crafted nonstick skillets — they'll slide right out.

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Ayesha Curry
Ayesha Curry Home Hard Anodized Aluminum

$37 and up

Made of hard anodized aluminum with a copper colored interior, Ayesha's new line has a nonstick finish that lets you cook without any oil. The pots and pans are oven safe up to 500°F (!), super easy to clean, and you can't beat the price.

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Rachael Ray
Rachael Ray Cucina

$90 and up

We found that the skillets seared steaks to evenly-browned perfection. The silicone-covered stainless steel handles stay cool to the touch throughout cooking and the nonstick pans are dishwasher safe.

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How We Tested

The GolfHr Institute Kitchen Appliances and Technology Lab looked at how evenly skillets distributed heat on gas and electric ranges, how well they browned steaks, and how well saucepans maintained a steady simmer and resisted scorching sauce. We tested how well nonstick surfaces released eggs and pancakes and how easy they were to clean. We also evaluated how easy all cookware was to use, including whether handles became hot to the touch and whether each piece was oven or dishwasher safe.

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