Hi everyone, I'm new here and in the market for some new cookware (finally!). I am really torn about buying a new frying pan for daily breakfast making purposes and am hoping that some of you can offer me some advice and suggestions.
My husband has 6 scrambled eggs for breakfast along with hash browns and sausage every morning, so a good, solid fry pan is an absolute must for me. I am trying to steer clear of nonstick if possible because of the supposed health risks, but if nonstick is truly my best bet than so be it.
I am looking for something that is 12" and is going to LAST, so price is not an issue. I currently have a Calphalon "Kitchen Essentials" nonstick pan that I picked up a year ago at HomeGoods that is terribly scratched and faded, despite my best attempts at caring for it properly. I also bought a Lodge cast iron skillet about 2 months ago and tried that for a while, but no matter how much I seasoned it I just could not get a good nonstick coat on it. I must have seasoned it at least 10 times (even though it came "preseasoned"), I tried veg oil, Crisco, EV coconut oil and even lard and food still sticks terribly. I am still open to trying cast iron, maybe a high-end pan like Le Crueset pan would work better?
Any recommendations are welcomed and very much appreciated! Also, I am cooking on a glass-top electric stove if that makes a difference (which I HATE but that's another post!!;) Thanks in advance!