Stainless Steel
★★★★

Pros: “It is the most versatile,” said Chef Gwynn, “great for all stove-top and oven cooking techniques.”
Cons: These pans are best used in experienced hands. When not coated properly, food can stick to the bottom and sides. Stainless steel is also known for not heating evenly. When investing, search for pans with copper or aluminum cores.
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