Cuisinart GreenGourmet Stainless 10" Skillet
Credit: Photograph by Michael Pirrocco

Cuisinart's answer to the Teflon dilemma is a ceramic-based coating in its GreenGourmet cookware. We liked it: Some food needed a few scrapes, but most loosened quickly. The build quality matches that of pricier pans, but it does require care: Seasoning and hand cleaning are essential for long life. [$60;]