Best Skillet TechnoBuffalo 2020

While you may think that using a big heavy pan is old fashioned, cooking with a skillet offers a unique flavor and style to cooking that the average pan just can't replicate, especially when you are cooking meat. We have forced ourselves to eat a lot of steak, shrimp, and salmon to bring you our favorite skillets.

An absolute workhorse that suits any kitchen: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet

Staff Pick

Pre-seasoned and ready for cooking, this Lodge skillet comes in sizes of 3.5-inches to 15-inches, many of which have a lid option. It has a long handle on one side and a short assisting handle on the other, providing excellent grip when placing in and removing from the oven. Incredibly durable, this option can also be used over a campfire.

$15 at Amazon

No long handle to get in the way: Lodge Cast Iron Dual Handle Pan

Similar to our other Lodge option, you can expect excellent performance and long-lasting quality from this skillet. Instead of a long handle, this skillet has a short handle on each side, which makes it less of a hassle to place in a crowded oven. It will also take up less room on your dining table if you want to serve from it.

$20 at Amazon

Trusted kitchen companion: Cuisinart Enameled Cast Iron Fry Pan

Compliment your kitchen stove with this skillet in black, red, or blue. It has a porcelain finish on the outside and inside, making it easy to remove food residue after cooking. When you are ready to clean up, this skillet is even dishwasher safe.

$50 at Amazon

Rich color options to match your style: Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet

Le Creuset has been making sturdy cookware since 1925, and they're still popular today. To make this skillet easier to move with oven mitts, the company made the helper handle much larger. This style is offered in a variety of colors and is sure to impress both you and your guests with its performance and appearance.

$180 at Amazon

Shallow fry superstar: Ayesha Curry Enameled Cast Iron Skillet

Lower and straighter sidewalls make this cast iron skillet the right choice for shallow frying foods. The enameled exterior has metallic flecks to add sparkle to your kitchen and is available in twilight teal, sienna red, and brown sugar. Choose a 10-inch or 15-inch version, both of which are safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

$45 at Amazon

Sear it into your mind

I adore working with my skillet. When you want to get a really good sear on your food without it burning then a heavy pan is the way to go. I really like the Lodge pre-seasoned skillet for the long handle and pre-seasoning. Knowing that you can start using it without going through a long seasoning process takes some of the stress out of buying.

If you are looking for something a little prettier then you can go for the Ayesha Curry Enameled Cast Iron Skillet. It has a really nice colored enamel on the outside that elevates the style above the standard black iron.

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