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9+1 Best Pans For Making Fried Eggs

If you want to find the best pan for fried eggs, you need to look out for 3 important features. It needs to be nonstick, shallow, and also perfectly flat. Such a pan will make your egg frying experience easier. And if a nicely shaped round fried egg is important to you, then you need to shop for specially designed pans. But rest assured, we also cover those in this comparison.

We will look into each of these 3 factors a bit deeper later in this article. We also share with you what we found to be the 9+1 best pans for fried eggs. Of course letting you decide between different nonstick surfaces as well as regular and egg-shaped pans.

And although it is definitely hard to announce a clear winner, see the end of the article to understand why, if you want a quick tip then the GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan is the one that we recommend the most. It is the perfect pan for making fried eggs both for beginners and for experienced home cooks.

If you want a quick tip then the GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan is the one that we recommend the most. It is the perfect pan for making fried eggs both for beginners and for experienced home cooks.

Comparing 9+1 Pans For Fried Eggs

Here we listed what we found to be the 9+1 best pans for making fried eggs at home. Why 9+1 and not 10? Well the last one is not really a pan but an egg ring, an addition to any pan to make perfectly round fried eggs. Please continue reading as we have a more detailed review on each of these pans below.

Pan for Fried EggsTypeNonstick coatingInduction-readyHow Many EggsPrice
Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick GriddleGriddleTeflon titaniumNo2-4
Rachael Ray 87631-T Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick SkilletRound frying panTeflonNo2
ROCKURWOK Crepe PanRound frying panTeflonYes2
EOE Nonstick Frying PanRound frying panTeflonYes2
MyLifeUNIT Aluminum 4-Cup Egg Frying PanEgg frying panMarbleNo4
Anxin 2 Hole Egg Frying PanEgg frying panMarbleYes2
GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg PanEgg frying panCeramicNo1
KUTIME 7-Cup Pancake PanEgg frying panCeramicYes7
Waykea 4-Cup Cast Iron Fried Egg PanEgg frying panCast ironYes4
Stainless steel nonstick egg ringsEgg ringTeflonNot applicable4

Pan for Fried Eggs #1: T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Griddle

The T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Griddle is an excellent addition to any kitchen. The griddle has many features that make it stand out among other models, as its size, non-stick surface, and easy to clean design.

The griddle is designed to be large enough for cooking breakfast or fried eggs for the whole family or entertaining a crowd on the weekend. The non-stick surface allows you to cook without using butter or oils making it healthier while also providing a great sear. Please note that we still recommend using oil when making fried eggs.

The design of the griddle is durable and very easy to clean up afterwards with just soap and water. This is a griddle-style pan that you can use to make fried eggs in the conventional way as you would in a restaurant. It suits 2-4 eggs depending on your skills. You can of course use this griddle to make pancakes, grilled cheese etc.

T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Griddle Pros

  • Very durable
  • High quality nonstick coating
  • Griddle for restaurant-style fried eggs
  • Very shallow sides makes handling fried eggs easier

T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Griddle Cons

  • Not suitable for induction stove tops
  • It’s aluminum so it is a bit light

Pan for Fried Eggs #2: Rachael Ray 87631-T Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick Skillet

The Rachael Ray 87631-T Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick Skillet is a 14″ wide skillet that has a hard anodized nonstick coating.

It is made of heavy cast aluminum that ensures even heat distribution which reduces hotspots in the pan. The hard anodized coating provides superior performance and is both dishwasher-safe and PFOA free.

This pan comes at a reasonable price for its size and the quality it delivers. Although it can be a bit pricey if you only want to use it as a pan for frying eggs, this skillet is a good choice if you are looking for a durable pan for your kitchen that’s suitable for a lot of tasks.

Rachael Ray 87631-T Pros

  • High quality nonstick coating
  • Durable pan suitable for many different uses
  • Stylish red handles

Rachael Ray 87631-T Cons

  • A bit pricey for just making fried eggs
  • Not suitable for induction stove tops
  • It’s aluminum so it is a bit light

Pan for Fried Eggs #3: ROCKURWOK Crepe Pan

A crepe pan might be an ideal choice for fried eggs as it features a shallow edge and an even surface. Also this is the first product on our list to have stainless steel in its structure, making it a heavier pan, a featuer that most professional cooks prefer. Still not extremely heavy, making it a perfect choice as far as weight for making fried eggs.

The ROCKURWOK 9.5 inch crepe pan is a really cool pan that you can use for eggs, pancakes, and crepes. It is nonstick and has a silicone handle to make it easier to move around.

This frying pan is an awesome investment if you are looking for something better than what you currently have. It lasts much longer than traditional pans because it is made from high-quality materials.

ROCKURWOK Crepe Pan Pros

  • Very shallow sides make handling fried eggs easier
  • 4 stylish colors
  • Stainless steel body
  • Suitable for induction stove tops

ROCKURWOK Crepe Pan Cons

  • Not completely flat
  • Color finish won’t hold up after intensive use

Pan for Fried Eggs #4: EOE Nonstick Frying Pan

The EOE nonstick frying pan could be the best choice for a pan for making fried eggs. The only drawback seems to be, when reading customer reviews, that many claim this pan is not working perfectly on an induction set.

This pan is made of hard anodized aluminum which means that it is durable and has a shiny, sleek finish. The inside of the pan has an anti-warp base which provides stability when cooking on all types of stove tops. The stainless steel handle provides a comfortable grip and will not melt if left in the pan for extended periods of time.

It also has an oven-safe handle, which might not be a feature you are looking for when shopping for a pan for fried eggs, but nevertheless it is very useful for other kitchen applications.

EOE Nonstick Frying Pan Pros

  • 3 different sizes
  • Very flat surface
  • Suitable for induction stove tops

EOE Nonstick Frying Pan Pros

  • Might not work properly on induction

Pan for Fried Eggs #5: MyLifeUNIT Aluminum 4-Cup Egg Frying Pan

This is the first pan on our list that is specifically designed to make round-shaped fried eggs. It’s either your style or not. It definitely makes preparing fried eggs easier, and the end product also looks “nicer”. Although this is something that not everybody likes, round shaped fried eggs. You also have to know that these types of pans are not suitable for anything else than making fried eggs or maybe pancakes.

Nevertheless we recommend this egg frying pan for anyone who needs an easy way to make eggs. It has a sloped side that aids in sliding the eggs off of the pan without breaking them, in theory. One downside though is that it has a very high side, which makes this process a bit cumbersome, but you can get around by using a spatula. It also has a non-stick coating which makes it easy to clean and of course getting off the eggs from the pan.

This egg fryer has four cups, making it easy to cook several servings at once for more people.

MyLifeUNIT 4-Cup Egg Frying Pan Pros

  • Very good marble nonstick coating
  • Sloped side to make sliding off the eggs easier

MyLifeUNIT 4-Cup Egg Frying Pan Cons

  • High side makes handling eggs difficult
  • Not suitable for induction stove tops

Pan for Fried Eggs #6: Anxin 2 Hole Egg Frying Pan

Anxin’s 2-hole egg frying pans are made of aluminum alloy and have a nonstick coating on the inside so that you can easily remove your eggs from the pan.

If your style is the individual egg frying pan, and if you are cooking for 1 or 2 people, this 2 hole egg skillet might just be the best choice for you.

Anxin 2 Hole Egg Frying Pan Pros

  • 2 holes for smaller portions
  • High quality nonstick

Anxin 2 Hole Egg Frying Pan Cons

  • Difficult to slide off sunny side eggs

Pan for Fried eggs #7: GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan

The GreenPan mini egg pan is one of my favorites. It has a ceramic nonstick coating, which, according to my experience, is a great option for fried eggs. Also it is a small pan suitable for only 1 egg. This could be looked at as a drawback, but makes it easy to prepare a natural shaped fried eggs whether you are a beginner or an experienced home cook.

GreenPan is a brand that specializes in healthy ceramic nonstick cookware. Nonstick cookware can be an expensive investment, but this brand offers affordable options. This mini round egg pan is one of their most popular products.

GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan Pros

  • High quality ceramic surface
  • Ideal for making 1 perfect fried egg
  • Egg slides off easily

GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan Cons

  • Not suitable for induction stove tops

Pan for Fried Eggs #8: KUTIME 7-Cup Pancake Pan

The KUTIME pancake pan is an odd contestant in this list. It is an egg pan with 7 cups or holes. And that’s what makes it kind of strange. We are used to having 2-4 serving egg frying pans, but this one compares to a large skillet with its 11 inch diameter, still having individual cups for 7 eggs or pancakes for that matter.

This pan is perfect for making a variety of eggs, pancakes, and other food items. It has a non-stick coating that does not have harmful chemicals, so you can use it without worrying about getting any toxic materials into your food. It is also made from durable aluminum which will last through many uses, so this pancake pan is worth the investment.

This pancake pan has seven cups and it’s great for making all kinds of eggs, pancakes, or other breakfast foods that need to be cooked in small batches. The non-stick surface on the pan ensures easy release of food and prevents sticking to the surface.

This pan could even be the perfect choice for anyone wanting to make a large number of fried eggs at the same time. But unfortunately it does not have an even bottom, the individual egg holes are separate at the bottom of the pan. This makes for uneven heat distribution and also a shorter lifespan of the utensil.

KUTIME 7-Cup Pancake Pan Pros

  • Ceramic nonstick coating
  • Easy slide-off of eggs
  • Makes 7 fried eggs at the same time
  • Bright, vibrant color to lighten up your kitchen

KUTIME 7-Cup Pancake Pan Cons

  • Does not have an even bottom

Pan for Fried Eggs #9: Waykea 4-Cup Cast Iron Fried Egg Pan

The Waykea 4-cup pan is the only cast iron pan on this list, because, well, cast iron can be tricky when it comes to frying eggs.

Some love it, and definitely it is one of the best materials for a frying pan, but please be aware that cast iron behaves a bit differently than regular pans. And you also have to treat it differently. It has a nonstick layer when seasoned properly, but that’s again a bit different than Teflon or ceramic, and generally less nonstick.

So if you are not used to cook with cast iron pans in your kitchen, I would advise you to look for another item on our list. But if you do use and love cast iron, this one might just be the best pan for fried eggs for you.

Waykea 4-Cup Cast Iron Fried Egg Pan Pros

  • Cast iron material
  • Comes pre-seasoned

Waykea 4-Cup Cast Iron Fried Egg Pan Pros

  • Can be tricky to use if you are not used to cast iron

An Extra Gadget

This one is actually not a pan but an egg ring set that you can use in any pan to make perfectly round fried eggs.

We’ve chosen a sturdy one for you, made from stainless steel, to make them bend as little as possible. As bending is the main culprit in using egg rings, leading to the egg whites leaking out.

Please note that you still need a nonstick, very flat pan to make perfect fried eggs with an egg ring. Eggs can leak out easily if the pan is not even. Also coat the sides of the rings and the pan lightly with oil with the included brush so that the eggs doesn’t stick.

Egg Ring Pros

  • Made of stainless steel so it doesn’t bend
  • Suitable for any pans

Egg Ring Cons

  • This is not a pan. You need to have a separate pan in order to make fried eggs with this product.

The Winner

It is clearly hard to announce a winner when it comes to the best pan for fried eggs. It really depends on your cooking skills, stove top type, preferences, and also how large a crowd you need to feed. All of these products that we mentioned here are great, but all gearing towards slightly different types of people.

So I would suggest you check our reviews and especially the comparison table at the beginning of the article. Then you can really see what your preferences are, and choose the best pan according tho them.

However if I needed to announce a winner, it would be the GreenPan 5″ Ceramic Round Egg Pan. The only downfall is that it is not suitable for induction tops, but other than that it is the perfect pan for making fried eggs both for beginners and for experienced home cooks. Don’t worry though if you have an induction cook top, you can always buy a diffuser and use whatever pan you fancy.

What To Look Out For When Shopping For A Pan For Fried Eggs

As I mentioned in the introduction of this article, there are basically 3 things you should look out for when buying a pan for fried eggs. Other then these, if you don’t want a special round egg-shaped pan, you can basically use any pan that you would use in your kitchen for other tasks.

Nonstick

I don’t think I need to explain this. Fried eggs are very delicate things, especially sunny side up style. If your pan is not perfectly nonstick, you can basically throw your eggs out and forget this dish.

Shallow

This is a trickier one. When I’m talking about a pan being shallow for making fried eggs, I refer to the height of side. And the reason behind this is that a smaller side makes it easier to handle your fried eggs. And this can make the difference between making perfect fried eggs or a mess.

One, it is easier to handle the eggs, moving them and taking them out with a spatula when the sides are not high. Two, if you want to slide your eggs out of the pan when they are ready, a shallow slide will make them brake less likely during the process.

Flat

One thing that many people forget when looking for a pan to make fried eggs. If the pan has a large surface and if it is not completely flat, than when you pour the egg into the pan it will just flow everywhere. Not something that you can’t handle with a spatula, but with an uneven pan surface you definitely cannot make nice fried eggs.

Size Matters?

When it comes to a pan for fried eggs, I would say size matters. But not necessarily in the way that you would think.

Let’s take a look at regular pans first. A large pan definitely has the advantage of being able to fry more eggs at a time. But this can also be a drawback, especially when you are cooking sunny side up eggs. These are very delicate, and the easiest way to get them off the pan is by sliding them. But that’s more difficult with a larger pan, and you also can not cook more than one egg at a time if using this sliding method. And heating up a large pan to only use just a small portion of it is not recommended as it can cause damage for both the pan and the nonstick coating.

And of course if you want to use a special egg frying pan, size matters in a way that you have only so many “holes” in one pan to make eggs. If you cook for more persons, I would go with a 4-egg pan, although the 7-cup pancake pan on our list is a very interesting one for this purpose. But if you generally fry only 1 or 2 eggs, than choose a smaller one for the same reasons stated above.

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