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Good nonstick pan with no rivets?

CrazyOne | May 28, 200908:35 AM     19

So I'm thinking about getting a new nonstick 10" skillet/omelet pan/whatever. I have a couple of 10" Calphalon professional nonstick omelet pans from several years ago. One is particularly getting a bit sticky, the other not as bad. I could try the lifetime warranty, I suppose, but despite these being Calphalon I didn't pay a lot form them. (At least one, if not both, were only $12 or $13 from Amazon.) So I'm thinking instead of using it as an opportunity to get something a little different (but not a lot different, because they've mostly worked well).

One of the things that crossed my mind is that I've been annoyed for years at trying to clean around the rivets in the Calphalon pans. But I haven't found any nonstick pans that are heavy that don't have a riveted handle. My old T-Fal pans don't have rivets, but they are thin and light aluminum instead of the heavier stuff. For this type of pan, at least, I like the heavier weight. In fact, I don't have the skillet from the T-Fal set anymore because I wasn't using it (although it has some of the best working and lasting nonstick I've ever seen). Even coated rivets haven't been great; I have another pan that has those, but the coating scratches there more easily than on the rest of the pan and stuff still gets into the crevices.

So is there such a beast, a decent heavy aluminum (or I suppose stainless with aluminum core is okay) nonstick pan with no exposed handle rivets on the inside? And can it be a reasonable cost, like at worst $50 and preferably less? And will the handle not fall off in a few years? ;-)

So far I'm just guessing I haven't looked enough and maybe someone here has a suggestion in mind. Thanks.

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