The Best Frying Pans 2019

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

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

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£30 - £72

This report shows you five established, reliable frying pans, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

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

The Best Frying Pans 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of frying pans with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

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

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Frying Pans 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
JML Regis Stone Pan4224.7£Argos
Ozeri Stone Earth Frying Pan2364.7£Amazon
Euphoric Cookware Frying Pan1104.7£Amazon
GreenPan Memphis Frying Pan774.7£Amazon
Le Creuset Toughened Pan9124.6£££Amazon

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on 20190121. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. 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

JML Regis Stone Pan

  • 28cm Frying Pan
  • For Gas, Induction, Electric and Ceramic Hobs
  • No Oil Needed
  • 4mm Thick Base
  • “I used this for the first time at the weekend. Carried out instructions to first heat oil to high in the pan, and wipe clean.then Nothing I cooked stuck to the pan at all. Brilliant product, would definitely recommend.”
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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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Euphoric Cookware Frying Pan

  • 30cm Frying Pan
  • Heavy Weight Cast Iron
  • For Gas, Induction, Electric and Ceramic Hobs
  • “Got it to replace a ceramic one that had started sticking badly. Have used cast iron for many years and know that if cared for it just gets better.”
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GreenPan Memphis Frying Pan

  • 28cm Frying Pan
  • Ceramic Non-Stick Coating
  • Suitable for All Hobs Including Induction
  • Oven & Dishwasher Safe
  • “I particularly like the fact that the coating is tough enough for you to use metal utensils- an absolute no-no for normal non stick pans. Thoroughly recommended.”
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Le Creuset Toughened Pan

  • 26cm Frying Pan
  • Hard-Anodised Stainless Steel
  • Suitable for Induction, Gas, Electric and Ceramic
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • “It is simply a pure pleasure using this excellent pan. I have been looking forward to owning one of these for a while and it does not disappoint. Nice deep pan that you can stir fry in. Sturdy and good weight as you would expect from Le Creuset.”
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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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