The Best Frying Pans 2017

Are you looking to buy a frying pan in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring models for you to consider.

We ranked the rating scores of around 200 different models.

This report will show you five established, reliable frying pans, performing as owners expect. These unbiased recommendations are based on owner rating scores, which are also shared with you.

The Best Frying Pans 2017

Our ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if owner ratings suggest poor performance.

Ratings in this report start at 4.7 stars

Prices range from £30 to £50

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of frying pans with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We see how they've actually performed, according to many owners.

We remove any frying pans with less than a 4 star rating. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Frying Pans 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Prestige Stone 28cm1274.9£Amazon
Jamie Oliver 28cm704.8£Amazon
Ozeri Stone Earth 30cm2644.7££Amazon
Tefal Illusion 32cm2354.7£Argos
Lodge Cast Iron 30cm1604.7£££Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on October 27th 2017. Report only considered products with more than 50 verified reviews with ratings over 4 stars. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated frying pans. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Prestige Stone Skillet

  • 28cm Skillet / Frying Pan
  • All Hobs – Including Induction
  • Non Stick
  • Oven Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • “Really good quality frying pans. I have two different sizes and they are great, heavy with a brilliant non stick surface.”
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Tefal Jamie Oliver Frying Pan

  • 28cm Frying Pan
  • Hard Enamel Version
  • Metal Safe, Non Stick Coating
  • All Hobs – Including Induction
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • “Brilliant as always. No complaints, plenty of room and most definitely non stick. Would definitely buy again.”
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Ozeri Stone Earth Frying Pan

  • 30cm Frying Pan
  • All Hobs – Including Induction
  • Stone-Derived Non Stick Coating
  • Hardened Scratch-Resistant Coating
  • “The pan is so easy to clean and works like a charm. Ours still looks brand-new. It is also not too heavy. We are very happy with it. “
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Tefal Illusion Frying Pan

  • 32cm Frying Pan
  • Oven Safe up to 170°C
  • All Hobs – Except Induction
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • ” Nothing burns or sticks, it cooks to perfection and it’s easy to clean – 5 stars.”
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Lodge Cast Iron Frying Pan

  • 30cm Frying Pan
  • Cast Iron
  • Pre Seasoned
  • All Hobs – Including Induction
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • “It cooks very evenly and genuinely cooks just about everything better than our regular pan with the benefit of being able to go straight into the oven.”
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Frying Pans Buyers Guide

These are the main factors affecting owner satisfaction.

Look For:

  • Robust Coating
  • Good Weight
  • Cool Handle

Watch For:

  • Food Sticking
  • Loose Handles
  • Patchy Heating

Our Notes on this Market


Owner ratings in the frying pan market are mainly influenced by two main factors: non stick longevity and strong construction.

Owners are also most satisfied when frying pans have a good weight, heat up quickly and are easy to clean.

Bonus features of the better frying pans: cool handles, dishwasher safe and oven safe.

Lower rated frying pans are more likely to have handles which loosen over time; and have flaking, non stick coatings. Once the coating degrades, it is usually time for the bin – and back to the shops.

As with previous years, we have only looked for single frying pans, sized from 26cm to 32cm. We did not include sauté pans, but did include skillets. You are likely to find smaller/larger versions of the models featured in this report.

In 2016 we saw some high scoring Tefal frying pans in our Top 5 – the Adventure and initiative models. It appears these have been discontinued already, they were not in stock in 2017. We have looked at this market since 2015. Click here for an overview of previous year’s ratings.

Frying pans and skillets are designed to quickly heat up and withstand high temperatures without warping or flaking. Food shouldn’t stick, and they should be easy to clean after use. A good non stick surface means you don’t need to use as much cooking oil as usual – a good pan can be healthier in this respect.

The range of frying pans for sale at the shops we use for ratings is pretty decent. We found at least 200 models across Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco.

It is a market that doesn’t need to innovate too much; the basic design is not going to change. We do see changes in the material being used. This is often in an attempt to keep the non stick properties from scratching or flaking off, and also heating up quickly.



This is our updated report from our 2015 look at the market.

We only looked at single frying pans, between 26cm and 32cm. We did not include any stir-fry or sauté variants. Only ‘regular’ frying pans and skillets.

This is a busy product sector. We found 94 frying pans at Argos; 50 at John Lewis; 150 at Tesco; 200+ at Amazon UK.

It is quite an easy product sector for the consumer to navigate. Each store offered the same model versions. In some other sectors, we see subtle name changes which can make comparison slow.

Generally speaking, this is a quality sector with lots of good frying pans, and plenty of reviews to consider.


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