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Top Non Stick Pans for Cooking on Electric Stoves
The invention of the non stick coating on pans was a true innovation for the average home cook.
It saved so many meals from ending in the trash. Not to mention the countless hours of hard elbow grease scouring off the burnt on food.
However, not all non stick pans are suitable for electric stoves. The best non stick pan for electric stove tops must possess a certain feature set to achieve an efficient and effective heat for your cooking.
In this article you are going to learn the different features to look for in your next non stick pan to use on your electric stove.
We are also going to recommmend our Top 3 Best Non Stick Pans for use on an Electric Stove.
Will Using Non Stick Cookware Poison Me?
Before we dive into the features of the best non stick pan, let’s address the elephant in the room – can non stick materials make you sick?
There is a real concern among some health conscious individuals that using non stick pans will make you sick and can cause cancer.
This may be true if you are ingesting bits and pieces of the the non stick coating that has chipped off the pan while you are cooking. The non stick material is primarily made out of teflon and if ingested can potentially release toxic chemicals. However, if your pan is flaking or is chipped, we would always recommend buying a new pan for peace of mind.
Teflon can also release toxic chemicals when heated to temperatures higher than 300 degrees celcius. Since you are highly unlikely to be cooking at such high temperatures (we don’t even think it is possible on a standard electric stove), this should be of no concern.
Recommended Features for the Best Non Stick Pans For Electric Stoves
Material of Pan
The heart of a pan is in the material that it is made out of. If the pan is constructed from a high grade material, you can expect to cook with an even heat distribution and your pan will last a lot longer than pans made from cheaper materials.
Generally speaking, pans that are made from stainless steel, aluminium, copper and cast iron are considered to be of high quality. These materials will retain heat (especially cast iron), so you are cooking over an even heat and won’t burn the bottom of the food that is touching the pan.
Cast iron is great at distributing and retaining heat, however the material is quite dense and heavy which could potentially scratch your electric stove top. Therefore, for electric stove tops specifically, we would recommend stainless steel or copper pans over cast iron pans.
Shape and Design
Usually with a gas stove top, the shape and design of a pan does not matter so much. This is because the flames accomodate most pan shapes, molding to the different shapes and heights of the various pans.
However, when it comes to electric stove tops the design and shape of a pan is very important. The reason for this is due to the lack of contact an electric stove top makes with the sides of the pan.
Generally speaking, electric stove tops have a flat element that provides the heat to the pan. For effective heating of the pan, the electric element needs to make contact with the pan. Without the direct contact, the heat escapes and you won’t be able to cook with any effective heat in your pan.
So with all this in mind when you are looking at your next non stick pan for your electric stove, look for a pan design that is primarily flat. Don’t be tempted to go for any wok shaped pan where there is minimal contact made with the electric element. Take it from us, that it will only end with disappointment.
Our Favorite Best 3 Non Stick Pans for Electric Stove Tops
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Our first favorite non stick pan for electric stoves is the 10 inch Copper Pan by Kock Systeme CS.
As the name suggests, this pan is made from copper, which is regarded as one of the best materials for making pans.
The Koch pan has 5 layers of non stick ceramic coating which is PTFE and PFOA free – ensuring a healthy and toxic free cook every time.
The ergonomic design of the pan ensures all the heat from the electric elements are conducted in and around the pan – including the sides – for an even cook.
In addition to all the above features, Koch has adopted an oven-safe design with this pan, which means you are able to use this pan in the oven. How is that for versatility?
- 5 layers of ceramic coating for easy cleaning and toxic-free cooking
- unique design to ensure even heat distribution and minimal heat loss
- versatile and oven-safe use
- some consumers have mentioned that water can get trapped inside crevices within the pan
The Sensarte 9.5 inch non stick pan is a stylish looking pan with a traditional wooden handle which is something you don’t see very often in this modern world.
The non stick coating used on the pan is a Sqitzerland ILAG non stick coating which you will be happy to know is PFOA free and safe to cook with.
Circling back to the handle, it is made with a woodgrain design and is ergonomically designed for comfort and ease of use. Also, being made of wood means it stays cool and is great to cook with as you can use it straight off the stove top without feeling any heat.
Sensarte have definitely given thought to the design for electric stove tops, as they have created a bottom that is flat and thick, which helps to distribute an even heat.
Finally, the pan (and wooden handle) is dishwasher safe or easy to clean with just a quick wipe of a paper towel.
- stylish wooden handle that stays cool while cooking
- unique design to ensure even heat distribution and minimal heat loss
- dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
- even though it says oven safe, I would recommend not using it in the oven with the wooden handle
The third and final (but no where near the least) non stick pan for electric stove tops we are going to recommend is the Healthy Stone Cookware non stick frying pan.
It may not be to some reader’s liking with a pink theme to the fry pan. However for those that can look past the color (or for those that love pink things), this pan is actually a very versatile non stick pan to use on your electric stove top.
The material of the pan is heavy gauge aluminium, which means it conducts heat extremely quickly and efficiently around the pan. This means you can be frying within a minute (where as other pans may take 3 – 5 minutes to get to the right temperature).
The handle is made from a heat-resistant silicone – and if you have read our other reviews on silicone based utensils, you will know we are big fans of the stuff for it’s high heat tolerance.
The only downside to this pan is that it is not dishwasher safe or oven safe. However, we are of the belief, that kitchen tools have a specific purpose. We would rather a tool to be excellent at it’s intended purpose, than just mediocre at many things.
- quick to heat and evenly distributes the heat around the pan
- silicone handle for heat resistant cooking
- easy cleaning with a quick wipe of a damp cloth or paper towel
- not oven or dishwasher safe
Non stick pans are one of the best inventions for the home cook. It makes cooking and cleaning even for the novice or beginner cook.
However, if you are cooking on an electric stove there are particular features you need to have in your non stick pans to enable an effective cook.
You should look for non stick pans made from the right materials and with the correct flat design.
If you choose one of our recommend best non stick pans for electric stoves from our reviews, rest assured you will be happy with your purchase.
Tell us what you are planning to cook on your next non stick pan and we’ll let you know how to go about perfecting the dish!