Skillets are versatile pans and serve many purposes, such as cooking eggs, hamburgers, sauteing vegetables, sauce reducing, baking, and frying food.

Here are four of the top-rated skillets of 2021.

1. Lodge 10.25-Inch Skillet

This is a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet that gets better with age. Even though it is not nonstick, it is excellent for cooking eggs. The skillet is affordable, long-lasting, and USA-manufactured.

Other benefits include:

• Maintaining heat during cooking.

• Boiler and oven-safe so that one can bake.

• Suitable for roasting.

• Handle for more effortless movement.

• Ideal for any stovetop, such as induction or campfire.

2. T-fal Professional Nonstick Thermo-Spot

The T-fal nonstick 10.25-inch pan cooks exceptionally and works well with other metal utensils. The Thermo-Spot in the centre informs the cook when it is properly preheated. It has a stainless-steel disk at the bottom for even heat distribution. It is also oven and induction cooktop safe.

Other features include a soft-grip silicone handle with a hole for easier hanging, scratch-resistant titanium interior, and anti-warping protection. It has a large cooking area and low inclined sides, and is dishwasher safe.

3. Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Skillet

This is a classic lightweight, stainless-steel pan which is stain-resistant, works well with metal utensils, and doesn’t oxidize when cooking. For safety, it has two riveted aluminum handles, one helper handle and a longer one. The base is aluminum-encapsulated for even heat distribution as well.

More advantages of this skillet include:

• Oven, stovetop, broiler, and freezer safe.

• Dishwasher safe.

• Maintains food flavor.

• Minimizes spills when pouring liquids.

4. All-Clad Copper Pan

The 8-inch All-Clad copper skillet has many layers, such as stainless steel, copper core for uniform heat distribution, aluminum surrounding, and a tiny copper ring near its bottom. It has a riveted and curved stainless-steel handle for cooks to hold comfortably. It is oven safe for up to 600 degrees, so it is perfect for hard searing steaks. It can also be used in broilers and induction, and it is dishwasher safe.

It has an edgy and highly polished interior with a starburst design which prevents food from sticking and oxidizing. The pan also has reliable responsiveness and warp-free strength.