It is can’t be denied that non-stick pan have many benefits. It is useful for cooking eggs, fish fillets, or other delicate items. The best nonstick pans for gas stoves must distribute heat evenly and be good for a good number of year.
This is because the drawback of non-stick pans are easy to damage and has a shorter lifespan than uncoated cookware. Although I think nonstick coated pans are convenient, I advise you to get the durable and quality nonstick pan, what can last for 5 years in your kitchen.
#1 Price and Brands
Even under proper care, the delicate surface of nonstick pan always has a shorter lifespan than other pans, because the nonstick coating will inevitably wear off. Higher price non-stick pans from reliable brands are often provide better quality.
Due to my experience, if you want to purchase on a quality non-stick pan for your gas stove, I think $20 to $60 is enough to spend on a pan that will give you three to five years of use.
Not only that, when looking for non-stick pan, you should ensure that this pan come with a limited lifetime warranty. However, these guarantees won’t cover wear and tear so you also need to use carefully.
#2 Dishwasher- and oven-safety
I have use one of my nonstick pans with dishwasher and after 20 minutes, my pan was ruined after the dishwasher subjected them to a stainless-steel scrubber.
Dishwasher-safe pa saves you time and energy. Oven safety is also useful for a range of dishes since it allows you to move your pan from the gas stove to the oven to finish cooking or keep warm.
However, even your non-stick pan is dishwasher safe, I not recommend you often use it with dishwasher as the heat levels ruin the non-stick coat and shorter the lifespan of the pan.
#3 Types of nonstick coatings
There are two common nonstick coatings are PTFE and Ceramic. PTFE is short for polytetrafluoroethylene, this is a synthetic polymer that repels water and reduces friction. However, the production process of PTFE can pose health hazard for people working in and living around factories.
Ceramic coating is not actually ceramic, but a ceramic-like coating called sol-gel. Creamic coating are often touted as being “greener” or better for you than PTFE. But the main drawback of ceramic pans is that their nonstick properties don’t last as long.