The 12 Best Omelette Pans of 2020

A reliable omelette pan is an essential tool for every kitchen. And the truth is, these pans can do so much more than just cook omelettes. I tend to think of my omelette pans in the same way that I think about a good chef’s knife, as an adaptable, multifaceted tool that should be built tough, because I’ll probably be using it every day. 

The wide, flat bottoms and non-stick surfaces of most omelette pans make them incredibly versatile. From cooking eggs to sauteing vegetables to searing proteins, these pans are the workhorses of the stove top. 

But given its important place in the kitchen, selecting the right omelette pan can be daunting. Every kitchen is different and every cook - from home hobbyist to professional chef - will have different needs. That’s why this list includes a variety of styles at different price points, so that you can find an omelette pan that’s perfect for you. Here are the 12 best omelette pans available today.

High End Pick

The Viking Nonstick Fry Pan

My pick for the all around, absolute best omelette pan.

Budget Pick

The Shineuri Nonstick Omelette Pan

My pick for the best omelette pan under $25. 

Value Pick

The Tramontina Professional Fry Pans

My pick for the best value for your money. 

The Calphalon - Contemporary Nonstick 8-Inch Fry Pan

Tough and versatile, Calphalon is a trusted name, and this nonstick omelette pan is made from heavy gauge aluminum so it heats quickly and evenly.

Calphalon is an industry standard and a trusted name in any kitchen. Their 8-inch omelette pan has a hard-anodized, non-stick coating on top of heavy gauge aluminum that heats and cooks evenly. Many consumers now look for non-stick options that are at least PFOA-free, and Calphalon answers that demand. 

But like all nonstick pans, you’ll need to treat this item with a little love and care. That means no metal utensils and no abrasive scouring pads. And although Calphalon says these are dishwasher safe, we would still recommend hand washing to preserve the non-stick surface for as long as possible. 

I particularly like the versatility of this pan. The small size allows for easy maneuvering, and the low lip makes it easy to get in there with a wooden spoon or spatula. You can cook eggs in it or stir fry, saute vegetables and sear meats. 

And, because the handle is made of brushed stainless steel, the pan is oven safe. That said, the handle is a bit short relative to the rest of the pan, but this is more of an aesthetic concern - it will not affect balance, which is pretty solid by the way.

Pros

  • Calphalon is a trusted name with a full, lifetime warranty.
  • 8-inch diameter and low lip make it versatile.
  • Tough construction, heavy gauge aluminum cooks evenly.
  • Nonstick frying surface means less added fat.
  • Dishwasher and oven safe.
  • PFOA free.

Cons

  • The handle is a bit short, and the rivets that fasten the handle to the pan can collect food .

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The Calphalon - Fry Pan with Cover

This Calphalon Classic 10-inch is great if you’re looking for a pan with a larger cooking surface, and the cover is a nice little added bonus.

Calphalon’s Classic 10-inch pan is an obvious step up from their 8-inch, but there are a few more differences to be aware of. First and foremost, this model comes with a tempered glass lid, which only increases the number of things you can do with this pan. I also really like a clear lid, something that allows me to check on my food without letting all the steam out. 

This 10-inch classic is constructed with a slightly thinner gauge aluminum than the 8-inch Calphalon Contemporary, but it’s still tough. The stainless steel handle stays cool on the stove top, and is also longer than the 8-inch’s handle, making it easier to leverage the heft of this larger item. Stainless steel means oven safe, which, again, ads to versatility. And like this pan’s 8-inch sibling, I’d recommend hand washing only to preserve the integrity of the nonstick coating. 

Pros

  • Calphalon is a trusted name with a full, lifetime warranty.
  • Oven safe to 450 degrees.
  • Comes with a tempered glass lid - make sunny side up eggs without lifting the lid!
  • Tough construction, medium-gauge anodized aluminum cooks evenly.
  • Nonstick frying surface means less added fat.
  • PFOA free.

Cons

  • Not dishwasher safe, hand wash only.
  • May be a little big for some people.

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The Tamagoyaki Japanese Omelette Pan

This elegant, maifanite stone tamagoyakiki is perfect for making Japanese-style omelettes - and it won’t break the bank.

Tamagoyaki is a kind of Japanese omelette made by rolling together layers of cooked egg in a rectangular omelette pan. This tamagoyakiki - the actual pan used in making tamagoyaki - is made by IBBM, and they stand behind their products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. 

The pan is sloped, making egg rolling easier, and the heat resistant handle is both pretty and ergonomic. That said, it’s not actually wood, but rather a “wood-printed” plastic. The non-stick surface is PFOA-free and made from maifanite, which looks very cool and, more importantly, performs well on the stove top. 

The only problem with this pan is its limited functionality. It is built to make Japanese omelettes, something it does very well. Beyond that, the small, square shape has limited practicality. But if you have room in your kitchen for a supplemental, single use pan, this would be a fantastic addition.

Pros

  • Heat resistant, ergonomic handle.
  • Nonstick frying surface - made with a maifanite stone, PFOA free coating - means less added fat.
  • Stainless steel magnetic conductive base.
  • Sloped, square shape perfect for making Japanese-style rolled omelettes and easy flipping.

Cons

  • Handle is “wood-printed” plastic.
  • Square shape limits functionality.
  • Very small. 

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The Convex Omelette Pan and Spatula

The convex shape of this tamagoyakiki pan makes rolling the perfect Japanese-style omelette a breeze, and the good people at Kitchen Art even throw in a perfect fit spatula.

This pan by Kitchen Art is another tamagoyakiki, the square pans used in making Japanese omelettes, only this pan has a convex bottom that makes for easier rolling and flipping eggs. The Kitchen Art model is a bit cheaper than the tamagoyakiki sold by IBBM, and it also comes with a spatula that fits perfectly, making egg rolling an extremely satisfying experience. Like the IBBM pan, this tamagoyakiki is another one trick pony, albeit a solid one that performs very well. 

Pros

  • Convex, square shape perfect for making rolled omelettes  and easy flipping.
  • Comes with a perfect fit spatula.
  • Very light weight.

Cons

  • Square shape limits functionality.
  • Plastic handle.
  • Convex-shaped bottom may impact stability on some cooking surfaces.

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The Cyrret 9.5inch Nonstick Frying Pan

The Cyrret 11-inch omelette pan comes in both rose gold and black, and the hard-anodized aluminum core means that this pan is both pretty and substantial.

This Cyrret 11-inch pan is made from hard-anodized aluminum, making it durable and wear-resistant. The nonstick surface is standard, but the size and low lip make it a versatile item for your kitchen toolkit. 

I really like the look of the gold, though this item also comes in a standard black. And the design of this pan isn’t simply about aesthetics - there are some design details that improve functionality as well. For example, there are no internal rivets, a minor detail, perhaps, but one that helps to cut down on food sticking and makes cleaning a bit easier as well. 

I also really like the size of this pan. It’s bigger than many of the other pans on this list, but the flat, wide bottom creates a huge workspace for cooking. The handle is well made, and you can tell that care was put into its design, but the fact that it’s made of plastic means this pan is a no-go for the oven.

Pros

  • Hard-anodized aluminum is wear-resistant, durable and heats evenly.
  • Ergonomically designed, stay-cool handle with no rivet marks anywhere on the cooking surface.
  • Nonstick frying surface means less added fat.
  • Great color, aesthetically sleek pan .
  • Size and low lip make it versatile.

Cons

  • Not oven or dishwasher safe, hand wash only.
  • Plastic handle.

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The Caannasweis Frying Pan

Visually striking and well designed, the Caannasweis nonstick 11-inch will be the showpiece of any kitchen.

The stone coating and wooden handle make this Caannasweis a very, very cool looking pan. The coating, which imitates the shape and texture of volcanic rock, is PFOA and PTFE, lead and cadmium free. So aesthetically, this pan is beautiful. 

And functionally, the Cannasweis delivers as well. My favorite design feature: no rivet marks anywhere on the cooking surface. And this item is big - again, I like to use my omelette pans for a variety of dishes, so the bigger the better in terms of versatility - but if you want a smaller pan, Caannasweis has an 8-inch pan too. 

The 11-inch is great, but has a bit of heft to it, and the extra long handle makes it even heavier. The handle is so large, in fact, that it throws off the balance of the pan a bit, meaning you’ve got to be especially careful when you put it down to keep it from toppling over, the only real negative I can find in this item. If you’re careful though, this pan could become one of the prettiest items in your toolkit.

Pros

  • Stone coating imitates the shape and texture of volcanic rock.
  • PFOA and PTFE, lead and cadmium free nonstick coating.
  • No rivet marks anywhere on the cooking surface.

Cons

  • Not oven safe.
  • Handle is a little heavy, throwing off the balance of the pan.

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The Le Creuset Pan

Made with a triple-reinforced, PFOA-free nonstick coating that is guaranteed to never flake, peel or rust, this professional pan lives up to the Le Creuset name.

Le Creuset is best known for their enamel glazed, cast iron dutch ovens, but they’ve got nonstick fry pans now too. This Toughened Nonstick Pro is super durable, made with a triple-reinforced, PFOA-free non-stick coating that is guaranteed to never flake, peel or rust. 

The pan itself is forged from hard-anodized, fully encapsulated aluminum, which distributes heat quickly and evenly. I like the stainless steel handle, despite its internal rivets, because it’s hollow and thus a bit lighter while maintaining its strength. It’s also oven and dishwasher safe, even though I’d still recommend hand washing. 

Le Creuset also likes to claim that you can use metal utensils, but I’d strongly recommend against this as well. This item is built tough, but it’s also pricey, so you’ll want to treat it with love to ensure that it lasts you for years.

Pros

  • PFOA-free, nonstick surface is triple-reinforced and guaranteed to never flake, peel or rust.
  • Hard-anodized, fully encapsulated aluminum core conducts heat quickly and evenly.
  • Ergonomic stainless steel handle stays cool.
  • Oven and dishwasher safe (though hand washing is recommended).
  • Le Creuset is a trusted name with a lifetime warranty.

Cons

  • It’s pricey - about three times as much as other pans on this list.
  • Handle rivets may cause sticking and be tougher to clean.

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The Viking Nonstick Fry Pan

This Viking is the absolute best omelette pan available for those willing to splurge for the perfect addition to their kitchen.

This Viking nonstick is the BMW of omelette pans. It’s made in the United States and constructed from 5-ply, 18/10 gauge stainless steel. The non-stick coating is PFOA free, and the stainless steel handle means you can go straight from stove-top to oven. 

I know that this thing is expensive, and not for every kitchen, but if you decide to splurge, it might be the pan for you. I’ve mentioned before that I tend to regard my omelette pans in the same way that I think of my chef’s knife, as worthwhile investments. As the workhorses of the kitchen, they’re tools that I use every day. 

Of course, if you want to go smaller or bigger, Viking has you covered too, either in place of this 10 inch or to round out your kitchen. Given the investment, you’ll want to treat this thing with a little love. Even though Viking says you can put it in the dishwasher, I’d recommend hand washing only, and definitely avoid metal utensils. With a little care this pan is made to last a lifetime, hence the limited lifetime warranty.

Pros

  • 5-Ply construction makes for fast, even heating.
  • PFOA free, nonstick coating makes for easy clean up and reduces need for cooking oil.
  • Oven, dishwasher and grill safe up to 500°F/260°C.
  • Ergonomic, stay-cool handle.
  • Made in the USA.

Cons

  • Very expensive.
  • Food may stick in rivets, making it harder to clean.

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The Tramontina Professional Fry Pans

Hands down the best value for your money, the Tramontina Professional Omelette pan is solid, and cooks like a $100 pan. But don’t be fooled - it actually sells for a fraction of that.

I’ve been a fan of Tramontina for years, and was first introduced to the company via their knives. Tramontina is known for delivering quality products at reasonable price points, and this pan is no exception. 

It’s not particularly fancy, but it checks all of my important boxes in selecting the right omelette pan. It’s got a PFOA-free, non-stick surface, it’s oven safe (if you remove the silicone grip), and it’s made in the United States. 

I can overlook the internal rivets, which sometimes trap food, given the solid build and heavy gauge aluminum, and I really like the satin finish on the underbelly. I actually think the red silicone grip adds a little flare to an otherwise drab stove-top, but even if you don’t love it, it’s removable.

Pros

  • PFOA free.
  • Dishwasher and oven safe.
  • Made in the USA (of imported components).
  • Removable, silicone handle grip for easy washing.

Cons

  • Three large rivets may trap food, cause sticking or be harder to clean.
  • Not suitable for electric stovetops.

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The SHINEURI Copper Fry Pan

Beautiful color, excellent quality, and all under $20 - and Shineuri even throws in a glass lid!

The Shineuri line of nonstick copper cookware is sleek and elegant. The 9.5 inch omelette pan is a great size, and an obvious middle choice between the 8 inch and larger 11 inch options. It’s got a PFOA and PTFE non-stick coating, and the stainless steel handle means it’s oven safe. 

Although the Shineuri has a great nonstick surface, the pan itself is made from aluminum, meaning it might be a little flimsier (but also lighter) than other pans on this list. 

Shineuri claims that you can use their pans without oil, but I’d still recommend using about a tablespoon of cooking oil with each use to ensure an incredibly smooth, non-stick experience. And even though they say dishwasher safe, hand washing is still best. All in all, this pan is more than adequate if you’re not looking to overspend.

Pros

  • PFOA and PTFE free.
  • Dishwasher and oven safe.
  • Stainless steel handle with hole makes for easy storage.

Cons

  • Internal rivets may trap food.

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The Nordic Ware Italian Frittata and Omelette Pan

The Nordic Ware Italian Frittata and Omelette pan will help you get the perfectly folded omelette every time - it’s sturdy, easy and you might even have a little fun.

This Nordic Ware hinged omelette pan uses a fold-over design to make flipping easy. Just pour scrambled eggs into one or both compartments, and then after the eggs have cooked for a minute, close the lid quickly and let them finish up. 

Cooking omelettes with this pan is extremely easy, and even a little fun. Nordic Ware cookware is assembled in the United States, and the stainless steel handles stay cool, even over high heat. The overall quality of this pan is fantastic. The two halves of the pan match up perfectly and close tightly, with no gaps. 

Folding pans are similar to Japanese omelette pans, in that they do one job, and do it very well. That said, they aren’t great for much beyond that, which is why I would only buy this pan as a supplementary kitchen tool, and not as my primary fry pan.

Pros

  • PFOA free, nonstick surfaces.
  • Riveted, stainless steel handles stay cool.
  • Dishwasher and oven safe, though hand washing is recommended.
  • Fold-over design makes flipping easy.
  • Made in the USA from imported parts.

Cons

  • Fold-over design, while perfect for flipping an omelette, may limit functionality - not as versatile as a traditional omelette pan.
  • Internal rivets may cause food to stick and/or be harder to clean.

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The Cooks Standard Nonstick Hard

This Cooks Standard is perfect if you’re looking for a smaller, lighter pan - and a reasonable price - but don’t want to sacrifice quality.

The Cooks Standard 8-inch omelette pan is included here as a small but solid pan for people looking for a lighter, compact option. The cooking surface is PFOA, lead and cadmium-free, hard anodized and durable. The pan itself is made with a heavy-gauge aluminum core that distributes heat quickly and evenly. 

The handle is made from riveted stainless steel, though it can still get a little hot, particularly on high heat, and the rivets can collect food, especially considering the size of this pan and limited cooking space. But the sloped sides and flat bottom make the pan versatile despite its small size, and its compactness make it very easy to maneuver. 

The pan is oven safe up to 450 degrees, and allegedly dishwasher safe too, but as always, I’d still recommend hand washing.

Pros

  • Wide bottom and tapered rim make this an incredibly versatile pan.
  • Hard anodized, nonstick surface is lead, cadmium and PFOA free.
  • Oven safe up to 450 degrees.
  • Stainless steel handle.

Cons

  • Cannot be used on an induction stove top.
  • The handle can get hot, especially on high heat.
  • Internal rivets may cause food to stick and/or be harder to clean.

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