The Best Stainless Steel Frying Pan For Everyday Use – Mishry Reviews
We tested stainless steel frying pans from some of the significant cookware brands to find our Top Pick for The Best Stainless Steel Frying Pan over a 5-week grueling test.
After 5 weeks of deep frying, shallow frying, sautéing, and stir-frying in 5 different stainless steel frying pans in our review lab, we think Wonderchef Stanton Stainless Steel Fry Pan is undoubtedly the best for everyday use. It can withstand the rigors of Indian cooking and is easy to maintain. Yes, it’s a little expensive, but given that it will last for a long while, and given that this size is suitable for cooking most things for a small to mid-size family, we think it is worth the investment.
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Mishry Top Pick: Best Stainless Steel Frying Pan
Wonderchef Stanton Fry Pan
This is a stainless steel pan, with a thick base. It is a solid piece, and the handle is firm. The fry pan was most resistant to burning and brown patches during our 5-week kitchen test. Food cooks evenly in the pan, and it is easy to maintain.
MRP: Rs 1,959*
*Price at the time of review
It distributes heat evenly: We noticed this while cooking different types of things like cutlets, aloo-bhujia, and stir-fry paneer in the pan. Food kept across the pan, cooked evenly.
It is sturdy: This is a heavy-duty pan, with a thick base. It is pan that is likely to last you for years, with minimum, basic care. The handle is firm and well-designed.
The handle does not heat up: Hot handles that can lead to possible safety red flags is a common concern in stainless steel pans. We didn’t encounter any such issues during our 5-week test-period.
Easy to clean: We deep-fried and stir-fried in the pan several times. The fry pan was most resistant to burn/brown patches around the edges. Even when prolonged frying would lead to dark spots, we found these easy to clean off using a soft scrub and regular washing liquid.
Our Review Process:
We zeroed in on five stainless steel frying pans available from leading cookware brands, that cost under Rs. 2000/- and put them to a grueling 5-week test. We cooked with each extensively to see how cook-friendly they are, and also how durable they would be. We used them to deep fry and shallow fry. A lot of stir-frying was also done. We also put them to a ‘party-test.’ On evenings when you are hosting friends and family, chances are you would keep making/heating snacks in lots, to be able to serve them hot and fresh. This process, of heating a pan and letting it cool, when done repeatedly is a great way to check how stained a pan can get — doing this also allowed us to check how easy it would be, or not, to get the tough stains out.
In addition, we were also looking for a stainless steel pan you could start off with. Many people are looking to make the switch from aluminum to stainless steel cookware, and a good quality stainless steel fry pan is a good start off point.
Our winner – Wonderchef Stanton Frying Pan is a good size and allows you to cook for up to 6 people.
The Brands We Reviewed
Vinod (Buy Now On Amazon)
Wonderchef (Buy Now On Amazon)
Prestige (Buy Now On Amazon)
Who This Is For?
Cookware is an essential part of one’s kitchen. A good set of cooking utensils is not only responsible for making the whole cooking experience efficient but goes a long way in making the food taste good.
This review is for people who, for health reasons, want to switch from aluminum to stainless steel.
This review will help those who need to change their old battered non-stick pans and are looking for more modern solutions.
This review is for anyone who likes their kitchen and cookware up to date.
The Parameters And Our First Test
Before we tested the products, a few parameters were set, upon which we reviewed each and every frying pan just so that we can get to our Top Pick. These parameters are as follows:
- Comfort: The comfort associated with the use of cookware plays a vital role in the overall cooking experience. Ergonomic design and a balanced weight play a major role.
- Safety: The handling of the cookware is important, especially during the time of cooking. The heating up of the handle and the lid can make it hard to use the pan.
- Effectiveness: This is the point that can only be judged while cooking. In its entirety, it focuses on even distribution of heat, the rate at which the heat is transferred, and the gas-friendly nature of the cookware.
The Result Of Our First Test
As per our test, brands such as Vinod and Pristine showed signs of heating. For example, in Pristine, the lid heated up, which made it hard to handle.
As for Wonderchef, it showed no signs of heating, and neither did it turn black. In other words, cooking with it provided a satisfactory experience while cooking.
Mishry Secret Sauce
The second part of our test was the Mishry Secret Sauce – our signature test which is application-based. In this, we used a start-stop-start method in order to test the frying pans under grueling conditions. Basically, we conducted three separate sessions of cooking with the pan, and the gap between each of the sessions was 1-2 hours. We used it to fry aloo tikki (Check out our review for the Tastiest Aloo Tikki out there). The ultimate purpose of this test was to find the most effectively-durable product from the list.
The Result Of Mishry Secret Sauce
Overall, we found Wonderchef’s Stanton Fry Pan to be high on quality and features and would recommend this to anyone looking for a heavy-base stainless steel frying pan.
Mishry Top Pick: Wonderchef’s Stanton Fry Pan
This is a heavy-duty pan, with a thick base. It is a solid piece, and the handle is firm. The fry pan was most resistant to burn/brown patches from the heat around the edges during our 5-week test.