A Nonstick Pan That Lives up to Its Name

The non-stick Bialetti Titan Fry Pan on a countertop stove, cooking eggs with fresh produce on the counter beside it.
Photo: Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD

Product reviewed: Bialetti® Titan Nonstick 12-Inch Fry Pan

As a working mom with two small children and a husband to feed, the last thing I want to do every night is spend time scrubbing pots and pans. I was very intrigued by this Titan pan from Bialetti and was hopeful it would live up to its claims of being the best nonstick skillet around.

The Bialetti Titan Nonstick Fry Pan has a durable titanium nonstick surface. With small — or “tiny” as Bialetti describes it — divots to allow for even oil distribution and to further enhance the nonstick feature. You can even use metal cooking utensils on it unlike other nonstick pans, and it’s oven safe up to 400 degrees. And dishwasher safe! It’s a pan with a lot of promises.

After removing it from the packaging, I noticed it was a little heavier than some pans, but being made of titanium, that made sense. I tested several dishes in it, but started off with the true test for a nonstick pan — a fried egg. With the first egg I used a teaspoon of avocado oil and noticed it didn’t spread out evenly, but rather just trickled in small streams all over the pan. I finished cooking the egg and, as promised, it came right out of the pan with a standard spatula and left behind zero residue. I next decided to try a fried egg with no oil, and got the same results!

Then I made pancakes, and hamburgers, and with both I didn’t use any oil and had zero problems getting the food out of the pan, and each time clean-up was incredibly easy. This pan not only reduces cleaning time but also is great for anyone looking to cut unnecessary calories from oil while cooking,  or looking to reduce the fat in their diet. It would be great if it had a lid that fit on top, too, to help decrease cooking times for foods such as pancakes and meats.

Overall, I was very impressed with the Bialetti pan. It is a truly nonstick surface with extreme durability, meaning less time in the kitchen, and an opportunity to reduce excess oil in my cooking when needed.

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Mary Ellen Phipps, MPH, RDN, LD, is a dietitian, mom, Type 1 diabetic and owner of Milk & Honey Nutrition, based in Houston. Check out her website for yummy low-sugar, naturally gluten-free recipes! You can also connect with her on Facebook or Instagram.