It doesn’t matter if you’re a chef in a professional kitchen, someone who likes to try new things in the kitchen, or even if you’re just hoping to prepare a special meal for someone you love, omelettes can be as simple or as fancy as you want them to be, but you’ve got to have the right equipment for the job.
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It might seem a bit silly to buy a pan specifically for cooking an egg dish, but there is good reason to do just that. Most omelette pans are manufactured in a way that makes them the best choice for efficiently making a tasty egg dish like this.
Omelette pans are lightweight and constructed from materials that allow for excellent heat distribution, while being just the right size for making the perfect omelette. Pans with non-stick coatings are a great option when it comes to omelette pans, since you’ll need to be able to easily remove the finished dish from the pan – and there are plenty to choose from.
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I. Top 18 Best Omelette Pans
Though there is a lot of variety among these omelette pans and skillets, when it comes down to it they all do the same thing – cook your omelette.
While you may have a preference on brand, material or finish, the main goal is to choose a pan that will heat up well, cook your eggs evenly and not be a nightmare to clean. In the section below, you will find our picks for the top 18 best omelette pans. Let’s take a look at them right now…
1. Our #1 Pick: Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware, Omelette Fry Pan
First up we have an 8-inch omelette fry pan from Calphalon’s contemporary line of cookware. Made from hard-anodized aluminum, this pan features three layers of non-stick coating. Because the pan is made from aluminum which conducts heat well, you can expect your omelettes to be evenly cooked no matter what heat source you are using. The bottom of the pan is flat and wide, and the sides have a gentle slope perfect for making omelettes.
No need to overdo it on the butter or cooking oil either, as the non-stick finish will release your cooked food easily from the pan.
The handle of this pan is made from brushed stainless steel, so you can expect it to be a bit cooler than other options.
Also, this pan is a real multitasker and can brown and simmer foods well. It is oven safe and also dishwasher safe, but you should be careful with the non-stick coating and remember to never use metal cooking utensils when using this pan.
- A classic type of omelette pan
- Gently sloped sides are perfect for making omelettes
- Non-stick surface makes cleanup a breeze
- The 3 layers make the pan take a bit longer to heat up, but it’s worth it in the end
2. Runner-Up: Iwachu Iron Omelette Pan (Medium)
If you’re looking for a classic cast-iron omelette pan with a twist, this Japanese gem will make a real conversation piece in any kitchen.
The striking and elegant design allows you to create first-class omelettes the easy way. The cast-iron is non-stick so you won’t get your eggs smeared all over the pan. Clean-up is a cakewalk, too.
Heat distribution is outstanding so you won’t get any of those hot or cold pockets that can wreak havoc when you’re making omelettes and totally spoil the end result.
This pan measures 8 ½ inches across and weighs less than 3 pounds so you won’t feel fatigued even if you’re whipping up breakfast for a large family.
If you fancy a retooled version of a traditional pan that comes into its own when you’re rustling up omelettes, leave it to Iwachu. You’ll get a cost-effective pan that’s built to stay the distance and offering up a user-friendly experience with minimal clean-up to mar proceedings.
- Cooks through completely evenly for perfect eggs every time
- Shaped to streamline cooking omelettes
- Design makes plating and shaping your eggs a breeze
- Some issues with a chemical smell coming off immediately after purchase
3. Also Great: Nordic Ware Frittata and Omelette Pan
Another 8 ½-incher up next, this time a frittata and omelette pan from Nordic Ware coming in slightly more expensive. What do you get for your money, then?
Versatility is uppermost with this model. If you sometimes prefer a frittata to an omelette and you also like to scramble eggs for brekkie, you’ve got all bases covered from Nordic Ware. This pan is hinged so you can keep everything you’re cooking contained rather than spattered all over the work surfaces.
The coating of this pan is totally non-stick as you’d expect. Clean-up couldn’t be much easier. Use cold water when cleaning eggs and you’ll notice a remarkable difference in how easily the mess comes away.
Heat distribution is superb so you’ll get a consistent finish every time once you’ve dialed in making the perfect omelette.
Aside from the fairly stiff price tag, there’s little meaningful we can come up with to knock this fine piece of kit from a kitchenware legend.
- Innovative hinged design keeps mess to an absolute minimum
- Completely non-stick coating takes the sting out of dealing with eggs
- Use the other side of the pan to sauté up some veg while you’re cooking your eggs
- Reasonably expensive compared to some of the competition
4. Cooks Standard 02569 8-Inch/20cm Nonstick Hard
The Standard 8-Inch Omelette Fry Pan from Cooks Standard is just the right size to make a perfect 2-egg omelette for breakfast (or dinner).
The aluminum core of the pan ensures that the heat from your cooktop is evenly distributed so that your foods cook properly. The surface of the pan is constructed from hard-anodized aluminum that is harder than stainless steel and is exceptionally durable.
The bottom of the pan is wide and flat to give you a large cooking surface, while the sides of the pan are sloped so that you can add more food or toss the food you are cooking.
The interior of the pan has been treated with a non-stick coating that allows for easy tossing and flipping of food – namely omelettes. Once cooked, the food can easily be released from the pan and the pan can be wiped clean.
The handle is attached to the body of the pan with rivets and is made form stainless steel. Ergonomically shaped, this handle will stay cool to the touch while you are cooking on the stovetop.
This pan is compatible with many stovetops but cannot be used on induction options. The pan is oven safe, but only up to 450 degrees.
- Made from material that allows for excellent heat distribution
- Tapered lip prevents drips when pouring
- Free from typical non-stick chemicals like lead, cadmium and PFOA
- Can’t use it on an induction cooktop
5. All-Clad Nonstick Frying Pans, Cookware Set, 8 Inch Pan and 10 Inch Pan
To get more bang for your buck, consider purchasing this set of two pans from All-Clad. In this set they offer both a 10-inch and an 8-inch pan for your needs.
Both pans are made from hard-anodized aluminum that allows for fast, even heating. The base of the pans is constructed from Anti-Warp stainless steel.
The interior of these pans features a non-stick coating. This coating is PFOA free and is resistant to scratching. Non-stick coatings allow you to cook with less oil and butter and will help you to easily get the food out of your pan after cooking. Additionally, cleaning non-stick pans is simple.
The handles on these pans are secured permanently to the body of the pan with stainless steel rivets. The handles are ergonomically friendly, having been contoured to fit properly and comfortably in your hand.
The pans are oven safe up to 500 degrees, and they can also be placed in the dishwasher though All-Clad recommends that you hand wash them instead.
Both pans are induction stovetop compatible and can be used on all cooktop surfaces.
- Two pans in the set
- Can be used on induction cooktops
- All-Clad offers a warranty on the pans
- The bottom of the pan isn’t entirely flat
6. Cuisinart FP2-24BK Frittata 10-Inch Nonstick Pan Set
Cuisinart is a popular choice when it comes to cookware, especially non-stick cookware. There is good reason for this, because Cuisinart clearly knows how to make a good skillet and pan for the kitchen.
When cooking a frittata or omelette, it can be difficult to get both sides of the eggs browned evenly, but that’s where this set of Cuisinart 10 Inch Frittata Pans come in handy.
Constructed with an aluminum core, this set of pans will heat up quickly and the heat will be evenly distributed, allowing you to cook your food with no concern.
The skillets are 10 inches in diameter which gives you enough room to make a big and fluffy omelette or frittata. You won’t have to fret about your eggs sticking to the pans either, thanks to the durable non-stick coating in them that allows your food to easily be removed from the skillet.
The handles are attached with rivets and are ergonomically shaped so that you can maintain a secure grip. The long handles remain cool to the touch while the other handles interlock, allowing you to flip your frittata or omelette from one pan to the other during cooking.
- Interlocking handles for ease of use
- Larger cooking surface for more food
- Made from durable materials and dishwasher safe
- Not suitable for use on an induction cooktop
7. Swiss Diamond Nonstick Fry Pan – 10.25 Inch
Made in Switzerland from durable materials, the Swiss Diamond 10.25 Inch Fry Pan is the next selection on our list of favorites.
The pan is made from heavy-duty cast aluminum which is an exceptionally strong and durable material. The base of the pan is flat, and the material and shape allow the heat from the cooktop to be evenly distributed. This allows you to cook your food with the peace of mind, knowing it is being done correctly.
This pan is especially unique because of the company’s patented non-stick coating that is infused with particles of real diamonds. Swiss Diamond says that they use real diamonds in their pans because they are durable, naturally non-stick and they are better at conducting heat than any other metal material.
Because the aluminum is cast, the interior of the pan is free from rivets. Having no rivets means there will be no unsightly and unsanitary build-up of food particles in this spot on your pan.
These pans are safe for use on gas and electric cooktops but cannot work on induction cooktops. You can purchase tempered glass lids separately if you wish.
- Patented diamond particle non-stick coating
- Cast aluminum is durable and rivet free
- Larger cooking area
- We wish the lid came with the pan, and that it could be used on all cooking surfaces
8. TECHEF – Frittata and Omelette Pan, Coated with New Teflon Select/Non-Stick Coating
TECHEF is a company based out of Korea and they have been churning out non-stick cookware like their Frittata and Omelette Pan since 1982.
When people first start out with making omelettes, they can be apprehensive and think it is too difficult a cooking task to master. A pan like this one can help ease those fears and gently push them into making omelettes. This pan is also a great help for the people out there who have tried and failed at making traditional omelettes.
This pan from TECHEF features a compartmentalized cooking area, with two different sections in which to cook your food. There is a hinge connecting the sections, allowing you to flip together the 2 parts being cooked.
The 2 compartments are made with a non-stick coating, but many people say they still needed butter or oil to get their food just right.
Made from aluminum, you know this pan will evenly cook your food, and the stainless steel handles are double riveted and promise to stay cool to the touch throughout your cooking. The pan is suitable for use on any cooktop and comes in a fun purple color.
- Aluminum construction allows for even cooking
- Unique compartmentalized cooking area and hinge design make for easy food preparation
- Can add a pop of color to your kitchen cookware
- Though it is treated with a non-stick coating, it often still needs help from butter or oil to release cooked food properly
9. TeChef – Tamagoyaki Japanese Omelette Pan/Egg Pan, Coated with Dupont Teflon Select
You will find that Japanese pans are not a traditional round shape like most fry pans and skillets and are instead manufactured in a square shape. This is because traditional Japanese omelettes, known as Tamagoyaki, are not folded but rolled.
There is just no way to make a traditional French omelette in this type of pan, so if that is what you are after, you’re out of luck.
TECHEF brings another outstanding omelette pan to the table with their Tamagoyaki offering. It will make an omelette that is about 7.5 inches before being rolled, so it is a fairly normal size when it comes to omelette pans.
This omelette pan is made from aluminum but has a stainless steel bottom. This allows the pan to heat evenly and quickly.
As with all TECHEF pans, the Tamagoyaki pan is treated with a Teflon non-stick coating. You won’t have to worry about cadmium, lead, PFOA or other chemicals because they are not used here. People who have used the pan say that you still need to oil the pan when using it, as the non-stick coating isn’t quite as great as it ought to be.
- The ability to make a unique style of omelette
- No toxic chemicals in the non-stick coating
- Made from materials that conduct heat well
- The pan isn’t as non-stick as we’d like, and the handle gets hot too fast
10. Scanpan Classic 8-Inch Fry Pan
When looking at Scanpan, you will notice that there are plenty of different sizes and styles to choose from. One of our favorites is the Classic 8 Inch Fry Pan. This is the perfect size to make a two-egg omelette, and the pan is versatile enough that it can be used for other things as well.The body of this fry pan is made from cast aluminum which ensures that the heat distributes evenly giving you a good cook each time. No worries about each omelette coming out different, as this pan will make sure they are consistent.
The non-stick coating is a ceramic-titanium that is resistant to scratches and claims to be 10 times harder than stainless steel. No worries about PFOA or other nasty ingredients because Scanpan doesn’t use them in their Green Tek coating.
This pan is safe to use on the cooktop over gas or electric heat and is safe for up to 500° in the oven. You can also safely wash it in the dishwasher, though handwashing is always recommended.
Scanpan manufactures their cookware from 100 percent recycled materials, and the offer a lifetime guarantee on their non-stick pans.
- Chemical free nonstick coating that used ceramic and titanium
- Dishwasher safe makes cleanup much easier
- Lifetime guarantee on the coating
- The pan is very lightweight (1 pound) so you have to be careful to not heat it too high
11. Calphalon Classic Omelette Fry Pan
Calphalon offer a wide range of highly effective cookware and this classic fry pan is ideal if you make a lot of omelettes.
Available in a variety of sizes and layouts, the 12-inch version is ideal for bigger families all crying out for eggs at the same time.
Dual-layered, the non-stick coating helps your eggs slide easily out of the pan and onto your plate with almost nothing left behind to clean up afterward.
The handles are cool-touch and made from stainless steel for added strength. The remainder of the pan is made from anodized aluminum so you’ve got rugged durability without being weighed down too much.
This pan works particularly well if you enjoy finishing off your omelettes with a nice crispy browning. The pan is safe to pop in the oven up to a full 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Nice choice of sizing and configurations
- Highly effective and safe non-stick coating
- Pop pan into the oven at temperatures up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
- Fairly costly as all Calphalon pans are
12. Calphalon Triply Stainless Steel 8-Inch Omelette Fry Pan
Here is another offering from Calphalon on our list, and this Triply Stainless Steel 8-Inch Omelette Fry Pan is sure to please.
This pan features a heavy gauge aluminum core that is sandwiched between two layers of stainless steel. Both of these materials offer benefits when it comes to heating the pan evenly and cooking your food evenly as well.
The bottom of the pan is wide and flat and offers plenty of space to cook your food. The sides of the pan slope gently, allowing for simple tossing and rolling of the cooking food. This makes the preparation of omelettes a breeze!
Stainless steel is non porous, and you can use any cooking utensil with this pan – yes, even metal ones!
The exterior of the pan is polished stainless steel and is safe for use on all cooktops including induction and the pan is oven and broiler safe as well.
The long handles are attached to the pan’s body via rivets, and the handles remain cool while you are cooking.
The pan is dishwasher safe and Calphalon offers a full lifetime warranty.
- Dual materials (aluminum and stainless steel)
- Can use metal utensils to cook
- Can be used on all cooktops, even induction
- You will definitely need oil or butter when cooking in this pan as it is not non-stick at all
13. GreenPan Mini Ceramic Non-Stick Square Egg Pan
The Mini Ceramic Square Egg Pan from GreenPan is a unique offering on our list. Just five inches in size, this little pan will be fun to use in your kitchen.
Earlier we reviewed a Japanese pan meant to make rolled omelettes, but this pan is not for that purpose. This pan is quite versatile and can be used to cook eggs, and you can also use it to heat toast or breakfast sandwiches in addition to several other things.
The core of the pan is made from aluminum and will provide an evenly distributed heat for whatever you are cooking in it.
GreenPan is a pioneer when it comes to healthy non-stick ceramic cookware. The interior coating is made from Thermalon ceramic and it is non-stick. There is no cadmium or lead, and no PFAS, PFOA or any other dangerous chemicals. The coating will never blister or peel and won’t release any fumes.
The handle is wrapped in silicone and will remain cool to the touch while you are cooking on your stovetop. Unfortunately, this pan will not work on induction cooktops, but is suitable for use on others like gas and electric.
GreenPan’s mini pans are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe.
- Chemical free ceramic non-stick coating
- Single use
- Material that allows even heat distribution
- Can’t be used on induction cooktops
14. Cook N Home 02586 Nonstick Heavy Gauge Skillet Omelet
Cook N Home offers this 9.5 Inch Omelette Fry Pan that is big enough for a three egg omelette, and it is also versatile enough to be used for other cooking tasks in the kitchen. The body of the pan is made from thick-gauged aluminum that will prevent hot spots and allow for quick heat distribution and even cooking for your foods.
The bottom of the pan body is wide, thick and flat and provides ample cooking space. The body is treated with a non-stick coating. This makes it easier to flip and toss foods while cooking and allows the food to easily release from the pan when finished cooking. Cleanup is a breeze as well, and the pan is dishwasher safe for your convenience.
The handle is attached to the pan with rivets and it stays cool to the touch while being used on the stovetop.
This pan can be used on multiple cooking surfaces including gas, electric, halogen, ceramic and induction cooktops.
While the pan is oven safe, it can only handle up to 375 degrees, so you must be careful.
- Even heat distribution
- Non-stick coating makes for easier cooking and cleanup
- Compatible with induction cooktops
- Cannot withstand extremely high heat of the oven
15. DESLON Omelet Pan Nonstick Quartz Maifan Stone Healthy Frying Pans
A unique offering from DESLON’s German engineering platform, the 10.25 Inch Stone Omelette Frying Pan is a good option on this list.
There are three layers to this pan, and all are beneficial to the heat distribution and even cooking it offers. The core of the pan is aluminum alloy, which is a well-known heat conductor. The bottom of the pan is made from stainless steel, and the interior of the pan’s body has a coating of quartz maifan stone.
The quartz maifan stone is certified non-stick but uses no chemicals to achieve this. Instead, the stone is mineral and has microelements allowing it to be non-stick without being harmful to your health.
Because of this coating, you must utilize wood and silicone cooking utensils when preparing foods, never metal.
The bottom of the pan provides plenty of room in which to cook your omelette or other food and has sloped sides that aren’t too high.
This pan is dishwasher safe, but the manufacturer recommends washing it by hand in order to extend its longevity.
This pan can be used on all cooktops including induction cooktops.
- Ergonomic Design
- Non-stick thanks to quartz stone
- Compatible with induction cooktops
- Can’t use metal utensils while cooking
16. Calphalon 1934149 Classic Nonstick Omelet Fry Pan
With our last selection, we come back to Calphalon yet again. This option is from their Classic line of pans, and it is the Calphalon Classic 8 Inch Omelette Fry Pan.
We’ve mentioned repeatedly that 8-inch pans are the perfect size for a two egg omelette, which is the most common size people make at home.
This pan is made from durable hard-anodized aluminum and it will heat evenly and allow you to cook your food properly.
The sides of the pan are sloped a bit which lets you easily toss and flip your food while sautéing or cooking – perfect for making a fancy omelette.
The interior of the pan has a dual-layer non-stick coating. This allows for food to be easily released once it is cooked and makes cleanup a simple task for you.
The handle is long and is made from cast stainless steel. It will remain cool to the touch while being used on the stovetop and is designed to fit comfortably in your hand.
This pan can safely be used in the oven up to 450 degrees, and it can be used on almost all cooktops except for induction.
You must use wooden, nylon or silicone utensils when cooking in this pan so that you don’t damage the non-stick coating.
For best results, you will want to hand wash your pan even though it is dishwasher safe.
- Perfectly sized for an omelette
- Non-stick coating allows for easy use
- Made from excellent heat conducting material
- Not compatible with induction cooktops
17. Calphalon Non-Stick Omelette Fry Pan
Another classic from Calphalon up next with this 10-inch omelette pan that gives you the freedom to cook much more besides.
Cooking a decent omelette is hard enough anyway without your equipment compromising you. Calphalon provide the wide and flattened bottom you’re looking for along with the non-stick surface essential so you aren’t left facing a clean-up from hell.
The effectiveness of this non-stick coating also allows you to cook more healthily using far less oil than you might otherwise need. You’ll get two layers to ensure nothing gets stuck to the surface while a third layer comes into its own with quick-release properties to make plating up a piece of cake.
You will need to pay a little more for a Calphalon but you should consider their cookware as an investment rather than an expense. Properly cared for, this pan will give you years of faithful service and hundreds of top-notch omelettes the easy way.
- Perfect sweet spot of size and lightweight nature
- Ideal stove-top pan with stay-cool handles
- Use less fat thanks to impeccable non-stick surface
- As with all Calphalon cookware, this pan is certainly no cheap
18. Circulon French Skillet
This classic skillet is a no-nonsense way to get great eggs without spending a fortune.
Coming in a broad spread of sizes from 8 ½ inches through to a 12-inch whopper, this line of pans offers something for everyone.
The proprietary non-stick coating comes free of PFOA and other known contaminants so you can cut down on your cleaning without compromising your health. Indeed, you’ll be able to do yourself a favor by slashing the amount of oil you need when cooking.
This skillet comes covered by a lifetime warranty so you can buy in complete confidence and look foreword to years of omelettes made just right with little effort required on your part. Despite that guarantee, a few disgruntled users have complained about customer service so pack plenty of patience if you need to place a call.
- Optimum size for cooking up omelettes at 8 ½ inches across
- PFOA-free non-stick coating leaves no mess behind and promotes easy release of your eggs
- Works on all type of cookers including induction cookers
- A few complaints about customer service
II. Things you MUST KNOW before choosing your Omelette Pan
When choosing your omelette pan it is important that you pay attention to several things. These items you’ll need to consider are:
- How to choose the right size omelette pan
- What material your pan is made from
- What the surface of the pan is
- What shape of pan you need
- What type of handle you want your pan to have
- How durable the pan is
- Best cookware to use with omelette pan
In this section we will discuss some of these things so you can choose the best omelette pan for your needs. Read on to learn more…
1. Choose The Right Size Omelette Pan
The most important specific to keep in mind when choosing your omelette pan is making sure you’ve got the right size pan to do what you’re trying to do.
If you go with a pan that is too small, your omelette will likely be overcooked on the outside while still being goopy and runny on the inside. If your pan is too big then your omelette will cook too fast and won’t remain light and fluffy like you want it.
For the most part, a skillet or fry pan that you use for every day cooking won’t be suitable for making omelettes. It will likely be too small or too large, which is why it is suggested to have a pan that is just for cooking your omelettes.
The size of pan you will need is dependent upon the number of eggs you will use in your omelettes. The most common omelette size uses two to three eggs, and an 8-inch pan will be a suitable size for this
If you can’t justify having a pan set aside to cook just omelettes, then purchasing a 10-inch omelette or fry pan will provide you with more versatility.
2. Specifics About The Omelette Pan
In your search for the perfect omelette pan you will notice that these pans are made from a variety of materials. There are obviously many important things that come into play when choosing your omelette pan, but one of the most important considerations is the material your pan is made from.
The right pan material will allow your omelette to be evenly cooked and your omelette will easily be released from the pan. Choose the wrong material and you will have an omelette that is unevenly cooked and a nightmare to remove from the pan.
Some of the most common omelette pan materials you will see are aluminum, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel and copper. They each come with their own set of benefits and drawback
- Aluminum is an excellent heat conductor, meaning that your pan will evenly cook your food. Also, aluminum is lightweight and durable, and is generally inexpensive. Unfortunately, aluminum tends to react badly with acidic foods, and it’s also prone to scratches and becoming discolored.
- Anodized aluminum tends to be stronger and more resistant to damage than regular aluminum, but it does not do so well on the heat conduction front.
- Copper is fantastic when it comes to looks and is one of the best heat conductors available. It often has negative reactions with food though and is generally not very affordable. Stainless steel is durable, resistant to rust and damage. It will not conduct heat as well as pans made from other materials, though.
- Carbon Steel is lightweight, it conducts heat very well and it is extremely durable. You cannot place this pan in the dishwasher though, so cleaning it can be a pain.
In addition to the type of material the pan is made from, the thickness of the pan will make a difference in how your omelettes turn out in the end.
Your best bet is to choose a pan that is a medium gauge thickness. An omelette pan that is too thin will likely overcook your eggs and it will be more prone to damage, whereas a pan made from thicker material will take a long while to properly heat and will be difficult to maneuver.
Surface Of The Pan
When considering the surface of the pan, you will find that there are two choices. A general surface and a non-stick surface. Both have their merits, but they also have flaws.
A standard surface pan can handle very high temperatures, but when used at high temperatures the food being cooked will often stick and even burn to the pan.
A non-stick pan is a favorite of many cooks due to its surface that easily releases food and that it easy to clean. The downside to non-stick cookware is that it cannot usually tolerate high temperatures, and you must use special cooking utensils so that you don’t scratch the non-stick coating from the pan’s surface.
Shape Of The Pan
You have no doubt noticed that there are pans of different shapes available as well. Most traditional omelette pans will be a regular round shape, but you can find omelette pans shaped like hearts and stars, and most Japanese omelette pans are square in shape.
For best results, you will want to choose a pan that is round or oval and that has sloping, curved sides that are of a medium height.
Look for a pan that has a durable handle that can tolerate heat, but that can also be easily washed.
You will find that some omelette pans have wooden or plastic handles while others have stainless steel, silicone or metal handles.
Plastic handles will stay cool to the touch and can be easily cleaned, but they cannot tolerate much heat. Wooden handles can tolerate the heat and will stay cool, but they are not easy to clean.
Silicone, stainless steel and metal handles are a safe choice when it comes to ease of cleaning as well as being less of a burn risk while you are cooking your omelette.
A lot of people like to go with options they can just toss in the dishwasher, but there aren’t many options like that when it comes to omelette pans.
Some types of pans will require specialized soaps to clean and cannot go in the dishwasher at all. Other pans like non-stick options and carbon steel are not dishwasher safe, but they are easier to clean.
3. Best Cookware To Use With Omelette Pan
The cookware you choose to use with your omelette pan is highly dependent upon the material your pan is made from, and if it is a standard or a non-stick pan.
If you are using an omelette pan that is treated with a non-stick coating, you must be especially careful with what utensils and cookware you use with it. Using anything metal can ruin the non-stick coating by scratching it off of the pan’s surface. When cooking in a non-stick omelette pan, you must use utensils that are made from wood or from silicone.
When it comes to nearly every other material that omelette pans are made from, whether it be aluminum, stainless steel, copper or carbon steel – metal utensils should work without any problems.
Just be mindful of scratches and dings, and if there is any sort of non-stick coating on your pan – do not use metal utensils at all!
III. How to Make the Perfect Omelette
There are a lot of different preferences when it comes to omelettes.
Some people like them to be rather simplistic with just eggs and seasonings, while others like their omelettes to be loaded up with different types of meats and vegetables. Even still, there are different preferences when it comes to the way the eggs themselves are prepared. Some people like their eggs to be basic, while others like lots of air whipped in to make the resulting omelette extra fluffy.
No matter what you want for your omelette, it can be an easy task when you follow these simple guidelines.
What You Need
To make the perfect omelette, you will need the following items and ingredients:
- Eggs – You will need two eggs for every omelette you are making
- Water – You will need one tablespoon of water for each egg you are using
- Butter or oil for the omelette pan
- Salt, Pepper and other seasonings to taste
- Fillings of your choice. Examples are spinach, onion, shredded cheeses, sausage and bacon
- Omelette pan
- Spatula/egg turner
Get out all of your ingredients and supplies so that you are prepared. You don’t want to be scrambling to find your turner while the edges of your omelette are browning.
Prepare your fillings. If you are going to be placing filling of any sort in your omelette, be sure you get it ready before you even heat the omelette pan. If you are planning on adding vegetables like onions, peppers or mushrooms, make sure to sauté them beforehand so that they are ready. Pre-cook any meats you will be adding to your omelette and be sure that any cheese you will be using is pre-shredded and ready to go. You will want somewhere around a half cup of your filling for each omelette.
Now that you have everything ready to go, you are properly prepared to make your omelette!
- Crack your eggs into a small bowl. Add the water and seasonings. Beat eggs, water and seasonings together until they are well blended.
- Prepare your omelette pan. On the stovetop, over medium-high heat, melt your butter in your pan. Tilt your pan to swirl the melting butter around, coating the bottom and sides of your omelette pan.
- Once your pan is heated and the butter is melted, pour your egg mixture into the omelette pan. If the pan has been properly heated, the egg mixture should immediately begin to set at the edges.
- Using gentle pressure and force, push the cooked edges of your eggs toward the center of your omelette pan so that the uncooked eggs will be able to touch the surface of the hot pan.
- Keep cooking the eggs while tilting and swirling the pan so that all of the uncooked eggs can be heated through. As the egg mixture cooks through, it will begin to thicken and there will no longer be any liquid uncooked eggs.
- Once the egg appears to be cooked through, you can fold it in half with your egg turner.
If you are adding fillings to your omelette, you should do so before folding the omelette in half. Once the eggs are nearly set, add your prepared filling selection to half of the omelette. Using your egg turner, fold the empty half of the omelette over the filled half, then continue to the next step.
- Quickly flip your wrist to turn your omelette pan, allowing the cooked omelette to slide from the pan onto your plate.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
The above method is one of the simplest ways to make an omelette, even if you do choose to add fillings.
Some people find that it is a bit too difficult to add all the fillings at first, so they instead just mix the fillings in with the eggs or pour the fillings over the top of the cooked egg only omelette. Be warned that if you choose to mix the fillings into the egg mixture, it will take a bit longer to cook and will be more difficult to flip the omelette in half. Still a good option for a beginner though!
Once you’ve got the basic omelette making down, you might decide you like your omelettes to be fluffier and almost cloud-like. If this is the case for you, you can add a step and achieve this for yourself. When preparing the eggs, separate the whites from the yolks. Whisk the yolks together with the water and seasonings, and in a different bowl whisk the whites. Prepare your omelette pan as directed, and while it is heating, gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture. When cooked the resulting omelette should be light and fluffy while having a bit of height to it.
While making omelettes can be a tricky task when you are first starting out, they don’t have to remain that way. As with almost any task, if you’ve got the right tools for the job you can surely accomplish what you set out to do.
The key to your success when making omelettes is to first make sure that you’ve got the best tools available. There is no need to break the bank but utilizing a pan that has been manufactured specifically for omelette making will help to give you consistent results.
At the end of the day, all of the above listed pans do the same thing, and there’s not much distinction between them. If you’re after versatility, there are come choices that are better than others, but if you’re after a pan that can make a good omelette day after day, then the clean winner is our pick, the Calphalon Contemporary 8-Inch Omelette Fry Pan.
There is no doubt that there is something on our list that will meet your needs, and we hope that we’ve given you plenty of other information to help you out as well.
Consider our options before buying, crack some eggs, and enjoy your omelettes!