In this review article, I will be covering the Safest + Best Frying Pans in India. I will cover all top brands including Prestige, WonderChef, Lodge, Hawkins, Nirlon, Bergner etc.
This review will also offer you frying pans made using a wide variety of metals/materials. This should help everyone select the best product based on their needs and budget.
Not sure which metal is right for you? Read on for full details.
This section is aimed at helping people who are short on time and wish to jump right into recommendations. Most people still buy Non-Stick frying pans (I have personally stopped using them – Reason below in the article). For them, I recommend buying this range (Amazon) by Wonderchef. The same product is also available on Flipkart. So make sure you check the price by clicking here before buying.
For those who are looking for more healthy options can consider buying this Cast Iron Skillet or simply go for a stainless steel frying pan by Berger (This one). It comes with a lid. There are also multiple sizes available in each model, so do check them out before pressing the buy now button.
Metals/Surfaces used for Frying Pans:
Before you start selecting a product for your kitchen, I would recommend spending a couple of minutes understand the various materials available on the market and their pros and cons.
This will help you make an informed decision on the type of cookware that you should be investing in, in the future.
This is one of the most common metals used nowadays to make cookware. However, I don’t recommend buying a pan or any other utensil for that matter made using this metal.
There has been some research going on for a while now on whether aluminium is harmful to humans. Some research does show that using aluminium cookware on a regular basis may cause diseases like Alzheimer’s. You can read more about the same here.
2. Hard Anodized
Hard anodized aluminium is made using a process that oxidizes the outer layer of aluminium to make it rust proof. Use of hard anodized metal is considered better compared to cooking directly using aluminium.
However, since you are planning on buying completely new cookware. I recommend avoiding hard anodized cookware too.
3. Non-Stick Coating
Non-stick cookware is a term used for any cookware of which the surface is coated with a material called Teflon also called as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). This product is safe to use unless the surface temperature reaches 570°F or 300°C.
However, it can also be harmful to your health if the surface develops any types of cracks. You also need to take care of the surface while cooking and should avoid the use of metal spatulas. For these reasons, I personally don’t prefer to use non-stick cookware in my kitchen.
4. Cast Iron pans or skillets
This is the metal that I prefer for cooking these days. It takes some extra time and effort to keep your cast iron cookware seasoned properly. Once you master this technique, you will love cast iron.
Cast iron cookware takes a little more time to heat up but then it cooks your food beautifully.
To know how to season your pans, you can watch the video below:
5. Stainless Steel
This is another safe metal that you can use for cooking. You can also season your stainless steel pans in a similar way as shown in the video below.
Steel is much lighter compared to iron and hence easier to handle. The utensils also look better.
However, cheaper steel vessels do not distribute the heat evenly and hence might cause your food to burn in certain high heat areas. Hence, I recommend buying good quality steel cookware with heavier bottoms.
Not a very popular choice these days. However, it is wonderful to cook using this metal. It heats up quickly and also retains heat well.
The only drawback is that copper reacts with acidic food and hence you cannot cook anything that has a lot of sourness in it.
Best Frying Pans in India
I hope by now you would have finalized the type of frying pan that you are looking to buy.
Below, I will now provide you with at least one of each of the types we discussed above.
1. Wonderchef Caesar Frying Pan
As I stated in the summary section, this is the best product for most of the readers.
It is really a great quality product made using die-cast technology. The metal used for making the frame is aluminium. This ensures, the pan heats up evenly and food gets cooked properly.
- The highlight of the product is its looks. It looks very premium with the quality of finish it has and the wooden handle.
- The aluminium pan is coated with 3 layers of PFOA free coating.
- The material, thickness and the shape of the pan provides uniform heat distribution across the surface. This ensures your food cooks well without burning.
- It comes with an induction base, thus can be used on induction as well as gas stoves.
- There are addition cookwares available in the same make and design.
Do make sure to watch the video below, which shows the entire collection of cookware and features of the product.
2. Hawkins Futura Non-Stick Frying Pan with Glass Lid
Hawkins is a well-known brand in Indian kitchens and households. Even though they are better known for their pressure cookers, they have some good offerings in other cookware range as well.
This product by Hawkins is an ideal buy for people who:
- Are looking for a budget alternative to the product I shared above
- Who wants to buy a good frying pan with a glass lid.
3. Bhagya Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet
Now, this is more of a product that I personally use. I have multiple cast Iron cookware in my kitchen. I have slowly replaced all my regular non-stick & aluminium cooking pots with them over the last 5 years.
While I struggled initially to keep them seasoned but now I am glad I made the effort. I am really happy with my decision to shift to cast irons.
If you wish to know about all the top cast iron brands in India, click here to read an article that I wrote a couple of months ago.
4. Bergner Argent Stainless Steel Frypan
As I said earlier, my second choice after cast Iron would be to opt for stainless steel utensils.
Bergner, in the last few years, has surely grabbed the space between the mid segment and premium cookware brands in India.
Their products look classy, have a great build quality and are not very expensive. Same holds true for this Argent stainless steel frying pan.
5. Hawkins Futura Hard Anodised Frying Pan
The last option on the list is one more budget option. I have personally used this particular pan too and hence can say that cooks really well.
The trick to making food “not” stick to the pan is that the pan should be nice and hot before you add ghee or oil to it. You should also let the ghee/oil heat up nicely before frying food in the pan. If you follow this, I can assure you that you will not have the problem of food sticking to your frying pan.
Hawkins also provides a great 5 year carry in warranty on the product.
This brings me to the end of my review of the Best Frying Pans in India. I hope I was able to help you select the right pan for your kitchen.
Which one did you decide to buy? Which frying pan do you currently use and how has been your experience using the same? Do let me and the other readers know your thoughts in the comments section below.