There’s no more heartbreaking end to a cooking session than having your culinary masterpiece stick to the pan. The crispy base and slight char that forms on the bottom of a meat or fish dish is one of the best parts of the meal, so it's tragic when it's separated and left behind when using a stubborn frying pan. We’ve mourned the loss of countless fried eggs in this fashion.

A new line of frying pans from Le Creuset is designed to prevent such kitchen fails. The Toughened Nonstick Frying Pan has a reinforced coating that easily releases food, allowing delicate fishes and sticky ingredients to slide right off. The stainless steel handle is ergonomically shaped, making your Iron Chef-like manoeuvres easier to execute (although we offer no guarantees on the success of these aforementioned manoeuvres). 

The pan is oven safe up to 500F and it’s dishwasher friendly too. The Toughened Nonstick Frying Pans come in a range of diameters (20cm to 28cm) along with a deep model for greater capacity if you’re stir frying or cooking up a saucy dish. 

$190-$290, lecreuset.ca