A friend of mine told me that she is going to buy a new set of stainless steel pans because they distribute heat better than non-stick pans. This didn't really make sense to me. I thought that it was the construction of the pan that would determine heat distribution regardless of if it had a non-stick coating.
But then I got to thinking, "Aren't most non-stick pans made of aluminum?" Is this right? Does steel conduct and distribute heat better than aluminum?
Can someone help me out?