Let me preface this by saying that I love my husband very much. He cooks dinner almost every single night and handles 92 percent of the meal planning for our family—a gift, especially when you’re a busy working mom. But for the 8 percent of the time when I do offer to pitch in and help with food—say, scrambling eggs for my toddler for breakfast—he is quick to scold: “Whoa, whoa, whoa—did you seriously just use a metal spatula on my non-stick pan?” Enter HexClad, a line of commercial-grade cookware that solves for exactly this problem.
No joke, the pans, which range from an 8-inch sauté pan to the 12-inch wok—are actually scratch-resistant and metal-utensil safe. (During a demo in the PureWow office, the HexClad rep actually took an electric hand mixer—like this one here—and put it on high, grinding it into the pan...and not a mark!) Not only that, the pans are dishwasher-safe, yet another sticking point in my household. (Let’s just say my husband is very protective of his pans.)
Now, with my own 8-inch pan in hand, let me set the scene.
It was early morning before work and, while my husband showered and got dressed, I decided to utilize my very limited culinary skills to appease my increasingly hangry toddler. I cracked and whisked an egg, covered the bottom of the HexClad pan with melted butter, then—with the heat on low—poured the egg into the pan.