Ideal Frying Pan for an Omelette

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Ideal Frying Pan for an Omelette
An omelette often contains ingredients such as cheese, peppers and beef. (omelette image by dinostock from

Omelettes consist of a variety of ingredients enclosed in eggs. Pans are on the market that are made specifically for cooking omelettes. The characteristics of the pan can play a role in how your omelette turns out.

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An omelette pan is different from a traditional frying pan in that it is almost always a non-stick skillet and contains slightly flared sides, ideal for flipping. "Cook's Illustrated" conducted a test of omelette pans and found the best omelette pans contain stainless steel with an aluminium core, because they produce even and consistent heat, which is important to avoid burning in certain spots.


Types of quality omelette pans include lined copper pans, stainless steel-wrapped aluminium pans, anodised aluminium pans and cast iron pans. According to, pans with an aluminium sandwich core are excellent options. Stay away from pans that aren't non-stick as they can cause brown spots and burning.


For a two-egg omelette use a 7-inch pan. For a three-egg omelette, go with an 8-inch pan. For larger omelettes try 10- to 12-inch pans.

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