Eggs are arguably the most valuable ingredient in your kitchen. Whether you like them fried, scrambled, poached, cuddled, or baked, eggs are endlessly versatile. Perfect those techniques, and you’ll rule the brunch scene. But ever considered an egg pan? If you’re egg obsessed, they’re certainly worth the investment.
Our top picks
What’s the best pan to cook eggs in?
When it comes to your everyday fried or scrambled eggs, a simple nonstick pan can be your best friend. Eggs won’t get stuck at the bottom, and the material facilitates gentle cooking. But if you are cooking other types of eggs (like frittatas, poached eggs, and omelets), some dish-specific pans might be better.
How we chose these products
Everybody cooks eggs differently. From boiled to poached to sunny-side-up to over-easy, there are a million and one ways to prepare an egg. You definitely don’t need a different pan for each. but you do want to select a pan that works best for the eggs you make the most. If poached eggs are your go-to, invest in a pan designed for poaching eggs. Love baking eggs? Choose a pan that’s oven-safe. Got a large crowd you cook scrambled eggs for every Saturday morning? You’ll need a pan that can handle a huge batch. We picked pans that cover all the bases, making sure to include different materials like ceramic and stainless steel, and as always, only considered the best-reviewed and most well-loved pans out there.
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Best Nonstick Egg Pan
Carrot Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet
For the nonstick crowd, we recommend the Carrot nonstick frying pan. At eight inches wide, it’s the perfect size to cook two eggs, and at $14, it’s very affordable. Amazon customers love it, too: It has 23,000 five-star reviews. “The pan does not stick and is very easy to clean,” this reviewer said.
Best Ceramic Egg Pan
Gotham Steel Mini Egg Pan
This Gotham Steel mini egg pan is made of a few different materials: The cooking surface has a ceramic and titanium coating, which produces a super strong and ultra nonstick surface. Meanwhile, an aluminum bottom distributes heats super evenly. Plus, it’s oven-safe and dishwasher-safe. “It’s lightweight but cooks remarkably well,” this reviewer noted.
Best Individual Egg Pan
MyLifeUNIT Aluminum 4-Cup Egg Frying Pan
Perfectionists, the MyLifeUNIT Aluminum 4-Cup Egg Frying Pan egg pan is for you. Thanks to four little circular indents, making flawlessly round fried eggs is a breeze. Plus, they keep eggs separate—meaning the whites won’t merge into one giant blob if you’re cooking more than one egg at once. You can even use the pan to make mini omelet bites. “The pan is deep enough cook large to extra large egg with no spills!” this customer said. “All you need is some cooking spray, and it will wipe clean.”
Best Egg Pan For Poached Eggs
Modern Innovations Egg Poacher Pan
- Easy to clean
- Easy to use
Perfectly cooked whites and runny yolks are the hallmarks of a good poached egg. Sure, you could make one in a regular pot of boiling water, but doing so can be a frustrating endeavor unless you’ve mastered the technique. Why not invest instead in a Modern Innovations Egg Poacher Bang, which does all the hard work for you? The pan’s four individual cups have little holes in them, which let in steam that gently cooks the eggs. This reviewer called it “easy and fail proof,” while this customer noted that “cleaning the cups is a snap.”
Best Egg Pan For Omelettes
Rad USA 8-Inch Radical Pan
Notice the odd lip on one end of this pan? That’s what makes it so good for flipping omelets. Those few extra inches of help provide the support you need to thrust your eggs skyward. “[It] makes a perfect omelette with little effort, and cleans up in 15 seconds.” this customer said.
Best Stainless Steel Egg Pan
All-Clad Stainless Steel Fry Pan
- Best for fried eggs
Stainless steel is not the easiest material in which to cook eggs. The material is notorious for causing extreme stick-age and totally ruining breakfasts, if you don’t know how to use it, that is. But if you want a fried egg with lacy edges and a crispy bottom, stainless steel is the way to go. Here are few stainless-steel pointers: Make sure to use enough oil, and keep the pan over high heat to prevent sticking.
For stainless steel lovers, we recommend this All-Clad Stainless Steel Fry Pan, which boasts a heavy aluminum bottom that retains heat like a dream. It can also go into the oven with withstand temperatures of up to 600°F. This reviewer loves that this pan “is beautiful, durable, and easy to maintain.”
Best Egg Pan For The Oven
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Best Large Egg Pan
Caraway Sauteed Pan
Cooking scrambled eggs for a crowd? You’ll need a huge pan that can hold a few dozen without spilling over the sides. This trendy Caraway Sauteed Pan is up to the job, with high walls and a deep, flat cooking surface. Plus, with the ceramic coating, it’s super nonstick. “[The pan] heats up very quickly, and the clean up is super easy every single time,” this reviewer raved.
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