Nonstick pans are a kitchen staple. Even if they don't hold the durable edge of cast iron or the luxe feel of high-end stainless steel, they're the one type of pan we reach for regularly to simmer, sauté, and, of course, whip up perfect scrambled eggs. The nonstick world has some new cookware on the scene for 2021, from a brand you'll certainly recognize. We've tried out the latest nonstick line from SMEG cookware.
SMEG, the classic Italian brand of retro small appliance fame, has brought its bold hues and sleek design to a full line of pots and pans. If SMEG can make a toaster look beautiful, it's only natural that the brand's cookware would be both durable and sophisticated. These tools are hardy enough for daily use and will hold up to messes, scorching, and even the dishwasher, all while upgrading your kitchen's look and feel.
SMEG '50s Retro Style 11-Inch Pan: $152 (originally $190) at nordstrom.com
Designed and made in Italy, there are three colors for all the cookware pieces: red, cream, and black. The cold-forged aluminum cookware is highly conductive, and the patented stainless steel base makes it compatible with all styles of cooktops (gas, induction, glass-ceramic, and electric). The tempered glass lids are oven-safe up to 482 degrees and dishwasher-safe, just like the pots and pans themselves. The nonstick interior is PFOA-free, so non-toxic for all the necessary wear and tear.
We've been testing a set of pots and pans and can confirm the nonstick works beautifully. The 11-inch deep pan held up to multiple rounds of deep frying and wiped clean with a breeze, the skillet performs well with eggs every morning and the large pot can handle everything from braises to big batches of pasta.
All kitchen needs are met here, with four frying pan sizes (9.5-, 10-, 11-, and 12-inch), two saucepans, a 12-inch wok, and an 11-inch braising pan. If the set has caught your eye, you're in luck: all pieces are currently available at Nordstrom. This collection is ideal as a gift for loved ones or an upgrade to the tired tools you've used for the past year or six. Add these to your cart soon, some of the pans are already low in stock! Head to Nordstrom to see the full collection, or scroll down for the full list below.
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