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If you dream of cooking up delicious meals just like the professionals, but from the comfort of your own kitchen, then you will need a high-quality non-stick fry pan. With a non-stick frying pan, you can cook a variety of scrumptious meals just like the celebrity chefs without facing the unhappy task of scrubbing a burnt mess off the skillet afterwards.

We’re here to help with our list of the best non-stick frying pans in Canada. Our picks were evaluated in our test lab and sent to our team of skilled testers for a first-hand look at each option. We then categorized our choices based on what might be best for you.

Best Non-Stick Frying Pans for Canadians

Why Did We Choose These Non-Stick Frying Pans in Canada?

We chose this list of non-stick frying pans based on the qualities that most Canadians expect and appreciate. Each was chosen for a reason, and we’ve listed those below for you.

We chose the Jamie Oliver by Tefal Brushed Stainless Steel Frying Pan as our best overall pick because it combined style and functionality. It’s large enough to accommodate hearty meals, and the brushed stainless steel makes it sparkle in the kitchen.

The Tramontina Professional Restaurant Fry Pan is perfect for those professional chefs and home chefs looking to take their cooking to the next level. It’s compatible with all cooktops and oven safe, so you can use it for literally anything.

We love the T-Fal Frying Pan Set for its 2-litre capacity and convenient pour spouts, which makes it great for sauces and larger meals.

For our eco-conscious friends, we chose the CAROTE Nonstick Frying Pan, for its natural, non-stick granite material. This non-stick frying pan is healthy for both you and the environment.

The T-Fal Intuition Frypan is our choice for home chefs because it’s sturdy, lightweight, and features T-Fal’s patented Thermo-Spot technology to let you know the perfect time to start cooking.

For the best durability, we chose the Starfrit the Rock Fry Pan which features an ultra-durable finish that is resistant to abrasion and extra-thick.

Best Overall

Jamie Oliver by Tefal Brushed Stainless Steel Frying Pan

Jamie Oliver by Tefal Brushed Stainless Steel Frying Pan, Non Stick Non Toxic Frying Pan, Jamie Oliver Stainless Steel Frying Pan with Prometal Nonstick, 28cm, Silver, induction


It's Great For:

For the best all-around non-stick frying pan in Canada, we went with the Jamie Oliver Brushed Stainless Steel Frying Pan by Tefal. Just one look at the shining finish, and we think you’re going to want this frying pan in your own kitchen.

T-Fal is a well-known name in culinary circles and produces some of the highest-quality cookware in the business. This frying pan is no exception. It’s non-stick, non-toxic, and dishwasher-safe for super-easy cleanup. And it features a drip-free pouring edge so there won’t be any mess left behind from spills or splashes.

This frying pan features a stainless-steel exterior, a titanium-coated interior, and an extra-thick Thermo-fusion aluminum base for an extremely durable construction inside and out that holds up and heats evenly. Add in the famous T-Fal Thermo-Spot, which turns solid red when the pan has reached the ideal cooking temperature. This frying pan is 100% toxin, PFOA, lead, and cadmium free, and we think there’s no better choice for Canadians.

The Highlights

The Jamie Oliver Brushed Stainless Steel Frying Pan by Tefal is made of aluminum, and stainless steel, and features a titanium-coated interior that is scratch and damage resistant. It’s great for use on all types of cooktops, including induction-style stoves, and is even oven-safe up to 210 degrees Celsius. It’s dishwasher safe for easy care and cleanup, plus it features a pouring edge and T-Fal’s Thermo-Spot technology, so there’s no guessing if your frying pan is hot enough.

  • A large 28 cm size is great for large meals
  • Extremely durable and scratch-resistant construction
  • 100% toxin, PFOA, lead, and cadmium free so it’s safe and healthy to use
  • Thermo-Spot technology takes the guesswork out of cooking

From the Test Lab

“This non-stick frying pan features the best of all worlds. Its stylish brushed stainless-steel exterior will look great in any kitchen, and it’s durable, safe, and easy to use.”

Best For Professionals

Tramontina Professional Restaurant Fry Pan


It's Great For:

For Professional chefs or just serious home chefs in Canada, we chose the Tramontina Professional Restaurant Frying Pan from Tramontina’s Pro Series. It starts because this frying pan is NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified, meaning it is designed and manufactured to hold up to the same requirements of professional-grade cookware. Tramontina took great care to ensure this frying pan met the expectations of professional chefs, and that’s why we chose it as the best in this category.

This frying pan has a 25.4 cm diameter, so it’s large enough for hearty meals and sauces. It’s constructed from heavy gauge, commercial-grade aluminum and features a satin exterior finish, so it works great and looks great too. It’s dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and oven safe up to 204 degrees Celsius.

The Tramontina Professional Restaurant Frying pan is safe for use on all stovetop types, and safe and healthy for Canadian families because it is non-toxic and PFOA free. The stainless-steel handle is secured by three solid rivets for additional support and features a removable silicone grip.

The Highlights

The Tramontina Professional Restaurant Frying Pan is designed for use in the busiest gourmet restaurants and manufactured to meet the high standards of elite chefs. Its heavy-duty, commercial-grade construction, flexibility, and functionality make it a great pick for use at home or in even the fanciest restaurants.

  • NSF-certified design is tested for commercial use
  • Made from heavy gauge, commercial grade aluminum
  • Safe for all style cooktops and use in the oven
  • Extra sturdy handle design with a removable silicone grip for additional support and safety

From the Test Lab

“Whether you’re a serious professional chef in the finest restaurant in Canada or a home chef who takes cooking for their family seriously, this non-stick frying pan will do the job right.”

Best for Large Capacities

T-Fal Frying Pan Set, 24cm and 30cm

T-Fal Frying Pan Set, Non Stick Non Toxic Frying Pan, 24cm and 30cm, Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator, Dishwasher Safe, Black


It's Great For:

If you’re looking for a non-stick frying pan set that meets all your needs in the kitchen, this T-Fal set is for you. It comes with not one, but two high-quality non-stick frying pans. The smaller frying pan is 24cm in diameter, making it perfect for eggs, omelets, or smaller meals. The larger frying pan is 30cm, making it a great choice when you need to feed many people at once.

These frying pans have a large capacity. The larger of the two holds up to two litres with ease. They feature an easy pour spout to eliminate spills and splashes when pouring. Home chefs will love the measurement markings on the inside of the pan, which make it super simple to follow any recipe without dirtying a measuring cup and helps eliminate mistakes.

These frying pans are dishwasher safe and easy to clean because they have a non-stick interior and exterior. This means no more scrubbing the outside of the pan either. They are safe for use on all stovetop styles except for induction heat, and they are oven safe up to 175 degrees Celsius. The handles are crafted from riveted Bakelite, so they are easy to grip and won’t melt or heat up and remain cool to the touch.

The Highlights

Why invest in one high-quality non-stick frying pan when you could have two? This frying pan set from T-Fal includes all the features that Canadians love in a non-stick frying pan and the benefits of T-Fal’s Thermo-Spot technology which turns bright red when the pan is hot enough for cooking.

  • Two convenient sizes for all your cooking needs
  • Oven safe and safe for use on most stovetop styles
  • Thermo-Spot technology helps you determine the perfect time to start cooking
  • Bake-light handles stay cool to the touch

From the Test Lab

“Canadians will love these non-stick frying pans for their versatility and extra features, such as the Bakelite handles and measurement markings.”

Best Eco-Friendly

Carote Non-Stick Frying Pan

CAROTE Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet,Non Stick Granite Fry Pan Egg Pan Omelet Pans, Stone Cookware Chef's Pan, PFOA Free,Induction Compatible(Classic Granite, 8-Inch)


It's Great For:

The Carote Non-stick frying pan is our choice for the most eco-friendly Canadians because it’s manufactured from natural granite. It’s also designed with the health and well-being of Canadians in mind, as it’s SGS and Eurofin-approved, 100% toxin, PFOS, PFOA, cadmium, and lead-free, so there’s no risk of toxic chemicals or components leaching into your food.

This non-stick frying pan features heavy gauge and extra-durable diecast construction with a bonded 5-layer design. The Bakelite handle stays cool to the touch and has a stylish, natural wood finish. It’s safe for use on ceramic, electric, gas, and induction-style stoves and safe for use in the oven up to 175 degrees Celsius. Another feature we love is the extended bottom design, which allows this frying pan to heat up faster than traditional non-stick pans.

Although the Carote non-stick frying pan is not dishwasher safe, its easy-to-clean design means you can just wipe it with a soft towel or cloth and give in a quick rinse. But for us, what makes this the most eco-friendly non-stick frying pan for Canada is the natural granite material and the extra care taken to ensure every aspect of this cookware is safe and healthy for you and your family.

The Highlights

We love the natural look and stylish design of the Carote non-stick frying pan, from the dark granite material to the natural wood finish of the handle. Add to that the toxin-free design, Bakelite handle, and extra-wide bottom, and what’s not to love?

  • Manufactured with natural granite
  • 5-layer bonded design
  • Extra-durable diecast construction
  • 100% toxin free and safe for everyday use

From the Test Lab

“This non-stick frying pan is the perfect choice for Canadians who care about their health and the health of the environment as well.”

Best for Home Chefs

T-Fal Intuition Frypan

T-fal C5260554 Intuition 26cm Frypan Non Stick, Small, Black


It's Great For:

The T-Fal Intuition offers exactly what the name implies: a simple, easy, at-home non-stick frying pan. Even amateur home chefs will love the simplicity of this frying pan. It’s crafted with sturdy aluminum and features that famous ergonomic Bakelite handle, so you won’t risk burning yourself while using it, and its riveted construction provides extra stability.

Whether you’re cooking up some eggs for a hearty breakfast or frying up some delicious chicken for an easy dinner, this frying pan can do the job with no problem. It features T-Fal’s patented Thermo-Spot technology which turns bright red when the heat level is just right to start cooking.

This frying pan is dishwasher safe and easy to clean with just a quick wipe and rinse. You can use it on all stovetop types except induction heat. And although this pan isn’t safe for oven use, you will still find endless uses for quick and easy stovetop cooking.

The Highlights

The best part of the T-Fal Intuition is that it’s a simple and basic non-stick frying pan that still hits all the marks that Canadians expect from their cookware. Sturdy aluminum construction coupled with an ergonomic Bakelite handle and the helpful Thermo-Spot means easy to use for even the most beginner chefs.

  • Sturdy, non-stick aluminum interior
  • The Bakelite handle stays cool even when subjected to heat
  • Thermo-spot takes the guesswork out of pre-heating
  • Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning and care

From the Test Lab

“The T-Fal Intuition is the best non-stick frying pan for Canadian home chefs. Its no-frills design and sturdy construction provide exactly what you need to cook for your family.”

Best Durability

Starfrit The Rock Frying Pan

Starfrit 030948 The Rock 8


It's Great For:

A high-quality non-stick frying pan can be a significant investment, so it makes sense that Canadians would want to purchase cookware that will last for a long time and still perform to the same quality as the first time. That’s what you get from the Rock Frying Pan by Starfrit.

The Rock is manufactured using an exclusive RockTec manufacturing process that forms an extremely durable finish. Just like the name implies, you can feel the little peaks and valleys on the surface, similar to what you would feel on the surface of a rock. According to the manufacturer, this process gives the Rock frying pan a finish that is 50% harder and 40% more resistant to abrasion than a traditional non-stick pan.

This frying pan has an aluminum base that is 3mm thick, making it extra durable and sure to stand the test of time, and preventing it from warping with repeated use. It’s compatible with gas, electric, ceramic, and halogen stovetops and safe for oven use up to 175 degrees Celsius.

This frying pan is dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning and care. And it comes with riveted Bakelite handles, so you won’t end up grabbing a hot handle while you’re cooking your morning meal.

The Highlights

The Rock Frying Pan by Starfrit is our choice for the most durable non-stick frying pan in Canada because of its unique manufacturing process and rock-like finish. This is one pan that will be in your kitchen for years to come and can withstand the wear and tear that everyday use can cause.

  • Super-durable Rock-Tec finish
  • Scratch-proof and warp resistant
  • Bakelite handles stay cool to the touch
  • The extra-thick base for added durability

From the Test Lab

“This is a seriously durable non-stick frying pan that will ensure Canadians get the most bang for their buck.”

Why Trust Us?

Our goal is to help Canadians make the best choices for their lives and their homes, and that’s what we set out to do every time. Whether it’s housewares, appliances, electronics, or more – if Canadians use it, we evaluate it to find the best options for your home.

We evaluate every product we review in our test lab, and then send each product to our team of dedicated testers for even more in-depth feedback. Based on that information and our own knowledge of what Canadians hold the most important, we create a list of the very best products in each category. For our list of the best non-stick frypans in Canada, we looked for a combination of the following features:

  • Material. The type of material used to manufacture non-stick frying pans is important. We looked for frying pans that were made from sturdy aluminum and included a few that have unique materials used in construction for the very best non-stick performance.
  • Functionality. We want to make sure Canadians know what they’re getting from a non-stick frying pan, so we looked for options that are compatible with the widest range of cooktops and even in the oven.
  • Durability. Nobody wants to spend money on a product that needs replacing after only a few months. For our list, we chose non-stick frying pans that were built to last and would perform the same way next year as they do today.
  • Features. We looked for a variety of features while putting together this list of the best non-stick frying pans in Canada, including sturdy construction, easy cleaning, comfortable grip handles, and extra-large capacity.

How Do Non-Stick Frying Pans Work in Canada?

Non-stick frying pans are typically used because they are easier and healthier to cook with than traditional pots and pans. They are usually manufactured from metals like aluminum or stainless steel, metals that are lightweight and heat up quickly. They typically have a coating on the interior of Teflon or some other material (like ceramic) that prevents food from sticking to the surface of the pan.

The process used to create the non-stick coating is called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating. It involves forming a molecular bond between the surface of the pan and a resin-based plastic. Then, powdered silicone is added to the surface. This PTFE coating is heat-resistant, non-stick, and protects the pan from food burning or sticking to the surface of the pan. As technology has advanced, manufacturers have developed new techniques for creating a non-stick surface.

Are Non-Stick Skillets Safe to Use?

In the past, non-stick skillets were thought to be unsafe to use once the non-stick coating started to deteriorate, crack, or peel. This is because the Teflon coating contained chemicals and compounds known as perfluorooctanoic acids, or PFOAs, as well as polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE. Those chemicals could be released during heating (or during high-temperature cleaning in a dishwasher) and cause potential harm to people who encountered them.

However, as technology has advanced, manufacturers have figured out how to remove these harmful chemicals from the process altogether. That’s why you will notice that many non-stick pans are now advertised as PFOA and PTFE-free. Manufacturers have also learned that using certain metals, such as lead or cadmium, could be harmful to people as well, and they have stopped using these types of metals in non-stick pans.

How to Choose a Non-Stick Skillet in Canada

Non-stick skillets may seem self-explanatory, but there are some features you should look for when shopping for the best non-stick frying pan in Canada. The following tips can help you choose the perfect skillet for your kitchen.


What your non-stick frying pan is made of can be just as important as the non-stick coating itself. The material used can determine the type of cooktop you can use the skillet on, as well as how evenly it heats.

  • Aluminum. Aluminum heats quickly but can be uneven. They are lightweight but can’t be used on induction burners.
  • Stainless Steel. Stainless steel skillets are heavier and more expensive than aluminum options. These pans provide even heat across the surface.
  • Titanium. Titanium is a lightweight material that heats quickly and evenly. It’s stronger than aluminum and lighter than steel but isn’t as strong as some of the other options on the Canadian market.

While most non-stick frying pans can be used on many stove top types, it’s important to check if your skillet is rated for induction cooktops. If you have an induction stove, you should use a skillet that is compatible with that heating method for the best results. Other types of stove tops can use different pans, but make sure to know what type of stove you plan to use your pan on before you begin shopping.

Skillet Size

It’s important to have skillets of all sizes and descriptions in your kitchen, particularly if you like to cook a lot. Larger skillets can be great options for feeding larger families or performing large-scale meal prep. If you just want to fry an egg or warm up leftovers, a smaller frying pan can be the way to go.

Consider the size of the skillet before you make a purchase. If you already have non-stick skillets in that size, it might be best to choose a different size to ensure diversity in your cookware.

Oven Safety

Some recipes and food preparation require quick baking sessions inside your oven. If you want to avoid using multiple dishes to move food from your oven to the stovetop, consider choosing a frying pan that is safe for use in your oven. Keep in mind that not every option will be safe in the high temperatures inside your oven. While using on the stovetop requires heating throughout the pan section of your skillet, the oven will heat the handle and other components to the same temperature.

Never put a skillet that is not rated for use in the oven to bake foods. This can lead to damage to the skillet, toxins in your food, and more mess than you’d prefer to clean up. If you plan to use your skillet in the oven, make sure that you purchase one for that specific use.

Dishwasher Safety

Cleaning up after you cook can be a tedious chore, but choosing kitchenware that is dishwasher-safe can help. If you have a dishwasher at home, you might want to choose a non-stick skillet that is safe for the high temperatures inside your dishwasher. While food isn’t prone to sticking to your non-stick skillet, it still gets dirty with use. If you don’t want to clean your non-stick skillet by hand after every meal, a dishwasher-safe option is your best bet.

Handle Materials

The handle of your non-stick frying pan can be one of the most important parts of the skillet. The handle should be covered with rubber or another heat-resistant material. This helps protect your hand while you’re cooking. Avoid any type of frying pan (non-stick or otherwise) that uses a plain metal handle. It can quickly become hot and unsafe as you cook.

Is it Easy to Clean a Non-Stick Skillet in Canada?

Non-stick skillets are popular among kitchens around the world for several reasons. Firstly, you cannot overlook the benefit of the easy clean-up job required after using a nonstick frying pan. When you cook with a traditional skillet, you will probably wind up with bits of food that are burnt onto the cooking surface and cooled, solidified grease and oil.

Without the non-stick coating, you’re left with only two choices – soak the skillet in warm, soapy water for hours or scrub the burnt food off with a sponge or scouring pad. Sometimes you might even need to do both. This can be time-consuming and is often very hard on the joints, potentially causing pain and injury. It’s also hard on the pan itself and can cause your traditional cookware to wear out quickly, which means replacing it altogether.

With a non-stick frying pan, all it usually takes to clean up after cooking is the quick wipe of a paper towel or soft cloth. Give the frying pan a rinse and you’re good to go. Many non-stick frying pans can even go straight into the dishwasher so there’s no muss or fuss when it’s time to clean up. Many Canadians appreciate how easy it is to clean a non-stick frying pan. After all, who enjoys endlessly scrubbing pots and pans?

How to Care for a Non-Stick Frying Pan in Canada

If you take good care of your non-stick frying pan, it will last a long time. However, certain actions will speed up the deterioration of the non-stick coating and could put your frying pan at risk. Some manufacturers may offer recommendations and instructions for the care of your frying pan, and you should follow those recommendations for the best results for your specific frying pan. Below are some basic tips for protecting and caring for a typical non-stick pan.

  • Rub a thin coating of cooking oil over the surface of the frying pan before using it for the first time. This can help protect the cooking surface and extend its life.
  • Add a bit of cooking oil to the pan and lightly coat the surface before preheating. Do not preheat an empty pan, because the metals used to manufacture non-stick pans are designed to heat up very quickly. Preheating an empty pan could damage the pan or the non-stick coating.
  • Avoid using non-stick cooking sprays, and instead, opt for natural cooking oils like vegetable or olive oil.
  • Do not subject your non-stick frying pan to excessive heat, but only cook at low or medium heat. Most non-stick frying pans can withstand heat up to around 175 degrees Celsius but check the manufacturer’s recommendations to be sure about your specific cookware.
  • Always check the instructions regarding whether or not your non-stick frying pan is oven safe before attempting to use it in the oven. Certain pans cannot withstand the heat of an oven or may have handles that are not designed for use in an oven.
  • Do not use metal utensils, such as spatulas or spoons, with your non-stick frying pan. These types of utensils can scratch or damage the non-stick surface. Instead, use wooden, plastic, nylon, or silicone-coated utensils to protect the surface of the frying pan.
  • Clean your non-stick frying pan with a soft rag or non-scratch sponge. Use a small amount of dish detergent and warm water when cleaning. You can create a paste of baking soda and water for stuck or burnt food particles.
  • Always check if your frying pan is dishwasher safe or not. Most newer pans can withstand the heat of a dishwasher, while others cannot. Either way, handwashing is safer for your frying pan.
  • Avoid stacking other cookware items on top of your non-stick skillet during storage. If you do need to stack your pots and pans in the cupboard, use a layer of paper towels or a rag between the non-stick frying pan and other pots and pans to avoid scratches or chips.

What Types of Foods Can Canadians Cook in a Non-Stick Frying Pan?

Non-stick frying pans are great for cooking a variety of foods, most notoriously egg dishes. This is because eggs are a delicate dish that easily sticks or burns when you cook them in traditional cookware. However, when you cook them on a non-stick surface, eggs won’t burn and will slide right out of the pan onto your plate when it’s time to eat.

While we’re making breakfast, don’t forget about the pancakes. Non-stick surfaces are perfect for making pancakes or crepes. Just be sure to avoid the metal spatula.

If you’re cooking anything that includes cheese as an ingredient, a non-stick frying pan is a great choice. Cheese easily burns and sticks to traditional cookware but will easily slide around inside a non-stick frying pan.

Meats that don’t require high-temperature cooking are suitable for a non-stick frying pan. Chicken and seafood are typical choices. These delicate meats might stick to a traditional frying pan but will cook perfectly in a non-stick pan.

Mexican-style foods, like tortillas, are also great to cook in a non-stick frying pan and will turn out crispy and delicious without burning or sticking to the surface of the pan.

Frequently Asked Questions

A typical non-stick pan will last between 3-5 years with careful care and cleaning. After that time, the surface of the pan may begin to degrade, which can cause foods to stick or burn more easily. This degradation can be the result of subjecting the pan to high levels of heat, or because of damage sustained from normal wear and tear, metal utensils, or anything that might scratch or chip the non-stick surface.

The best way to keep your non-stick frying pan in top shape is to take good care of it. Clean it appropriately, avoid subjecting it to excessive heat, and don’t use metal utensils when cooking. Occasionally recoating your frying pan with oil, especially after cleaning, can help protect the surface and may extend the life of your cookware.

Non-stick pans are best suited for foods that are cooked at low and medium temperatures. Avoid anything that requires high heat, such as searing or charring meat. Also avoid very acidic ingredients, because the acid may damage the surface of the pan.