In our review of nonstick skillets (issue #97, pp. 36-37), this 11-inch pan was a standout for its easy maneuverability. It was deemed “most comfortable” of all the models tested. Substantial but lighter than most, it’s well balanced, with a handle that’s rounded and tapered in just the right places. The sloping sides are short, which made food feel readily accessible. The pressure-cast-aluminum disk base conducted heat evenly, and the ceramic titanium nonstick surface meant no sticking of fish fillets or fried eggs cooked without oil.
The Scanpan Professional fry pan weighs 2 lb. 9 oz. It can be purchased for $89.95 at scanpancookware.com (where it is out of stock until 1/30/09).