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This Professional-Grade Cuisinart Skillet Is One Of The Best Nonstick Pans Money Can Buy

Get ready to make all your nonstick-cooking dreams come true.

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Every omelet aficionado and pan-fried-fish fanatic knows that the best way to cook eggs or delicate fillets like flounder is in a nonstick pan. (Try it in a regular skillet and you’ll see what we mean.)

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To figure out which ones are actually worth dropping your cash on before you drop some eggs into 'em, BuzzFeed Reviews tested an array of these essential kitchen tools to find the pans that perform best across three price ranges.

Eager home chefs of the world, allow me to introduce you to the (frankly stunning!) Cuisinart MultiClad Pro — a professional-grade nonstick skillet that can withstand super-high heat and is up for whatever you've got crackin'.

When we pitted this beaut against other high-end nonstick pans, the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro nonstick stainless steel 12-inch skillet was the winner in three out of four of our most heavily weighted evaluation categories. It outperformed the OXO Good Grips nonstick fry pan, our pick for the the best midpriced nonstick pan, in both nonstick performance and evenness of heating, and seemed slightly more durable.
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When we pitted this beaut against other high-end nonstick pans, the Cuisinart MultiClad Pro nonstick stainless steel 12-inch skillet was the winner in three out of four of our most heavily weighted evaluation categories. It outperformed the OXO Good Grips nonstick fry pan, our pick for the the best midpriced nonstick pan, in both nonstick performance and evenness of heating, and seemed slightly more durable.

It’s the only pan we tested that has an additional handle on the front, so you can hold it on each side when transporting it. This is especially helpful if you, say, cook a big one-pan meal and want to carry it to your dinner table for serving.

The Cuisinart can also withstand the highest temperature inside an oven — it’s oven-safe at up to 550ºF — so if you make lots of recipes that call for tossing a pan into the oven, consider this a great option. Plus, it's compatible with induction cooktops.We think it's more than worth its $57 price tag: As mentioned, the Cuisinart had the best nonstick performance and evenness of heating of all the picks across three price points. Since these are the two most important characteristics of a nonstick pan, you can certainly argue that you get what you’re paying for in the most crucial areas when you invest in this model from Cuisinart (although you may not find the handle/grip as ideal as the OXO’s and may have to put a little more effort into cleaning it).
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The Cuisinart can also withstand the highest temperature inside an oven — it’s oven-safe at up to 550ºF — so if you make lots of recipes that call for tossing a pan into the oven, consider this a great option. Plus, it's compatible with induction cooktops.

We think it's more than worth its $57 price tag: As mentioned, the Cuisinart had the best nonstick performance and evenness of heating of all the picks across three price points. Since these are the two most important characteristics of a nonstick pan, you can certainly argue that you get what you’re paying for in the most crucial areas when you invest in this model from Cuisinart (although you may not find the handle/grip as ideal as the OXO’s and may have to put a little more effort into cleaning it).

And we're not the only #1 fans of this sleek and efficient kitchen tool — happy customers across the internet have also voiced their thoughts:

"Love! Works great and even held up perfectly in the dishwasher without discolorations. I love that its a smooth non-stick surface too as many now come with the ridges but this heats up much faster and cooks very consistently." —Cherilee"We love our Cuisinart MC Pro pots and pans. We have an induction range and these work perfectly with it. The nonstick pans (we have the 8", 10" and 12" sizes) are great for cooking up eggs or whatever without the fuss of the other non-nonstick (stick?) stainless steel pans in the Cuisinart MC Pro line. The pans all look beautiful and work perfectly, heating up quickly and evenly. Clean up is super easy on the nonstick pans as well." —David R."I was looking for a good nonstick skillet for use with my new induction range, and found that there are very few induction-ready skillets in stainless steel (to go with the rest of my pots and pans). Found this one, and it's performed perfectly so far. Even heating, and the nonstick coating has proved itself multiple times with sticky eggs, sauces and more." —Renee
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"Love! Works great and even held up perfectly in the dishwasher without discolorations. I love that its a smooth non-stick surface too as many now come with the ridges but this heats up much faster and cooks very consistently." —Cherilee

"We love our Cuisinart MC Pro pots and pans. We have an induction range and these work perfectly with it. The nonstick pans (we have the 8", 10" and 12" sizes) are great for cooking up eggs or whatever without the fuss of the other non-nonstick (stick?) stainless steel pans in the Cuisinart MC Pro line. The pans all look beautiful and work perfectly, heating up quickly and evenly. Clean up is super easy on the nonstick pans as well." —David R.

"I was looking for a good nonstick skillet for use with my new induction range, and found that there are very few induction-ready skillets in stainless steel (to go with the rest of my pots and pans). Found this one, and it's performed perfectly so far. Even heating, and the nonstick coating has proved itself multiple times with sticky eggs, sauces and more." —Renee

If you’re okay with paying a premium for slightly superior cooking qualities (specifically nonstick performance and heating evenness) or you’re a loyal Cuisinart customer, the MultiClad Pro is a nonstick pan you’d be more than happy calling your own.

The bottom line is that nonstick pans experience wear and tear even under the most careful ownership, so assume that you’ll have to replace your pans after a year or so on average, and weigh any purchase decision against that estimate. If you plan on cooking some form of eggs, pancakes, French toast, fried fish, or sticky sauce almost every day, the Cuisinart might be the right choice for you. (If not? Check out our cheap and midpriced faves here.) Just don’t scratch the damn thing!
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The bottom line is that nonstick pans experience wear and tear even under the most careful ownership, so assume that you’ll have to replace your pans after a year or so on average, and weigh any purchase decision against that estimate.

If you plan on cooking some form of eggs, pancakes, French toast, fried fish, or sticky sauce almost every day, the Cuisinart might be the right choice for you. (If not? Check out our cheap and midpriced faves here.) Just don’t scratch the damn thing!

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