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The Only Fry Pan You'll Ever Need

Nonstick, durable, and ready for anything

American Clad Cookware is the highest quality stainless steel cookware available, and it is ready to take on any cooking task you can throw at it.

Nonstick Stainless Steel?

That's right. Stainless steel cookware can be seasoned in much the same as cast iron. The result is a nonstick surface that has all the advantages of stainless steel without any of the drawbacks of nonstick or cast iron cookware.

Step 1: Preheat fry pan on medium or medium-high for 2 minutes.

Step 2: Add oil to the pan, enough to cover the surface with about 1/8". Make sure to use an oil to the pan that has a high smoke point (vegetable oil or canola oil work well).

Step 3: Leave the pan on the heat until the oil begins smoking, about 6 minutes.

Step 4: Remove the pan from the heat and let sit until the pan and oil is cool.

Step 5: Dump oil from the pan and use a paper towel to wipe out any excess. This leaves you with a glossy stainless steel surface that is nonstick!

Treat this pan as you would any other seasoned pan. To clean, just wipe with a paper towel. Washing with soapy water will remove most of the coating, so you will have to re-season the pan afterwards by repeating the steps above. Props to Epicurious for this method.

Why You Should Avoid Nonstick Pans

High Heat Capability:

  • Nonstick coatings will degrade at high temperatures. This means that you cannot effectively sear proteins on nonstick pans, and if you accidentally leave the pan to preheat for too long, it can release harmful chemicals into the air.
  • Our American Clad Cookware is great for searing meats and is oven safe at high temperatures. From frying an egg without any added fats to searing a steak at high temperatures, our cookware eliminates the need for more than one type of fry pan.

Lifetime Use:

  • Nonstick surfaces are prone to chipping and scratching, and lose their effectiveness over time. As a result, using metal utensils on nonstick is not recommended, and nonstick pans often have to be replaced as the coating chips away and becomes ineffective.
  • Our American Clad Cookware is designed to last a lifetime, and offers a lifetime warranty to back that up. Stainless steel is incredibly durable, making it very difficult to scratch or dent. Rather than periodically buying nonstick cookware, invest in cookware that will last.


  • Nonstick cookware is not dishwasher safe, as it can warp and bend from temperature shocks. Also, it can often be a challenge to clean effectively since use of heavily abrasive cleaning pads is discouraged.
  • American Clad Cookware features a 7-ply construction that makes it extremely solid, and it is safe to run through the dishwasher. Further, cleaning even the most stuck-on food is easy with stainless steel if you soak it with warm soapy water.

Stainless Steel vs Cast Iron:

  • Cast iron, while good at holding heat, is also very heavy, difficult to maintain, and will rust or degrade when cooking with water or acidic foods.
  • Our American Clad Cookware also holds in heat effectively, but does not suffer from any of the drawbacks of cast iron. Stainless steel will not rust and does not react chemically with any of your food.