What are the items you reach for again and again in your kitchen, no matter the meal? Odds are, a skillet is right at the top of your list. And while you might go for your jack-of-all-trades cast iron or your trusty egg-ready nonstick, ceramic will be the true workhorse of your kitchen—if it isn’t already.
Okay, so this may sound like a bit of an infomercial: “It slices! It dices! It practically cleans itself!” (Actually, that last part is true.) But ceramic cookware is pretty darn great. Much like traditional nonstick pans, they’re ideal for cooking a fluffy omelet, delicate fish fillets, or toasting nuts or seeds. The ceramic surface is also a great natural, PFOA- and PTFE-free nonstick alternative. And though it takes a bit longer to heat up, once it’s hot, the surface retains heat longer and disperses heat more evenly. Another bonus? In the case of the Zwilling Carrara Nonstick Ceramic Fry Pan (new and exclusive to our Shop!), it can go from the stove to the oven (up to 300°F), and works with all types of heat: gas, electric, induction, you name it.
Finally, for the aesthetes out there, this beauty of a pan is designed by Italian architect Matteo Thun—isn't the sleek white ceramic coating just lovely?
While there are different ceramic cookware options out there, this particular line offers some unique features that help it stand out from the crowd, like a chip-resistant rim, cold-forged aluminum construction (to help it heat more quickly and evenly), and a super easy-to-clean water-based lacquer coating.
If you’re looking to add a pan to your collection, it’s helpful to know how to care for this Zwilling beauty so it will last for years to come. Here, a handy guide:
Have you cooked with ceramic nonstick pans before? Let us know your thoughts below!