13 Best Non-Stick Frying Pans In Malaysia 2020: Which Material Is Safe?

If you take the time to choose one, the best non stick pans in Malaysia 2020 will serve you a long time!

While surrounded by health controversy, the common Teflon nonstick frying pan remains popular in Malaysia. For their unquestionable advantages like being easy to clean, light weight and affordable!

But before you make your purchase, take a closer look at all the other available options!

What’s A Non Stick Pan?

Non stick pans have become the norm. In place of the heavier stainless steel and cast iron frying pans! You can even fine them in multi cookers and air fryers!

Cleaning up is incredibly easy as the special coating on the pan prevents food from getting stuck to it!

This non stick coating is often made of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Better known as Teflon.

Stainless Steel Vs Nonstick

Nonstick:

  • Tend to be lighter
  • Easy to clean
  • Scratches easily
  • Health concerns linked to the use of PFOA to make Teflon (a practice ruled out since 2013)
  • Often cheaper

Stainless Steel:

  • Browns food nicely
  • Can be used on high temperatures
  • Durable
  • Very difficult to clean once burned
  • Need more oil to prevent food from sticking
  • Depending on the handles, these can be oven-safe

Other alternatives to the non-stick pan include:

  • Anodized aluminum
  • Seasoned cast iron
  • Ceramic
  • Stoneware (seasoned)
  • Enameled cast iron

Best Non Stick Pan Material Or Coating

Regardless of what type you chose, a thicker coating will last longer! Which is definitely worth considering.

Even if it costs more!

1. Ceramic

  • Scratch-resistant
  • Can’t be used on induction stoves
  • Food starts to stick onto the pan over time (especially at high temperatures) if you don’t remove the oil completely after each use
  • Bonus: comes in many colors
  • Not dishwasher-safe or oven-safe
  • Free from PTFE and PFOA
  • Pure ceramic cookware is not easily available or cheap

2. Teflon/ PTFE

  • May release toxic gases – especially if scratched or chipped
  • Recommended to be used with low to medium heat only
  • Works on induction stoves
  • Lightweight
  • Not dishwasher-safe or oven-safe

Is PTFE Safe?

Yes, as long as you:

  • Choose a brand that is transparent about the way it makes the non-stick coating (the manufacturing process has to be PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) free.
  • Keep the pan scratch-free and chip-free
  • Don’t cook at high temperatures (more than 300°C) to avoid releasing toxic gases
  • Select a quality pan with a thick layer of coating

3. Titanium

There’s two types:

3.1. Pure Titanium

  • Uneven heat distribution
  • Lightweight
  • Food sticks
  • Durable
  • May have a silicon-ceramic non-stick coating
  • You can use metal utensils
  • Non-toxic
  • May not work on induction stoves
  • Expensive

3.2. Cookware Reinforced With Titanium

  • Even cooking
  • Heats up fast
  • Non-stick coating may not be fully described
  • Durable
  • You can use metal utensils

Things To Consider When Looking For Nonstick Cookware

1. Quality

A ridiculously low price should tell you that the quality of the pan is dubious. The manufacturer may be using dangerous chemicals or only a thin layer of coating.

2. Size

Do you already have a pan in this size? Maybe you should size up or down. This depends on what you will be using the pan for. Fish? Omelet?

A 25cm (or 10 inch) frying pan is a comfortable size for families!

3. Weight

You don’t want to hurt yourself with a pan that is too heavy for you! If it’s already heavy when it’s empty, just imagine when it’s full of food!

At the same time, a thick base retains heat better and cooks more evenly without burning your food!

4. Handles

Is the handle comfortable to hold? Be wary of metal handles, you don’t want to burn yourself!

5. Can Be Used In The Oven Or On An Induction Hub

Not a problem if you’re just going to use your gas stove.

But if you do have an oven or induction hub, do double-check that the frying pan is compatible! It should say so in the product description!

13 Best Non-Stick Pans In Malaysia 2020

1. Cooker King C32E Non Stick Wok

In case you’ve never heard of them before:

Cooker King is a Chinese brand for quality cookware. Including this Cooker King C32E Non Stick Wok that is compatible for the oven and induction, electric or gas stoves!

They keep the price low by using aluminum instead of steel. Which still gets the job done!

Cooker King C32E Non Stick Wok
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Thickness: 3 mm
  • Size: 32 cm
  • Weight: 2.06 kg
  • What’s Included: Wok Pan, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM92

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2. Cooker King Non Stick Frying Pan WG44594

This other cooking pan by Cooker King comes in a beautiful brick red. With a lid.

It is slightly small and lighter than the previous pan. And the base is thicker!

Cooker King Non Stick Frying Pan WG44594
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminium Alloy
  • Thickness: 3.8 mm
  • Size: 28 cm
  • Weight: 1.9 kg
  • What’s Included: Fry Pan, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM82

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Set:

Cooker King Non Stick Cookware Pots And Pans Set WG44211 Check Price

3. Cooker King 304 Stainless Steel Non Stick Wok With Lid CG32QB

For ~RM50 more you can get the sturdy Cooker King 304 Stainless Steel Non Stick Wok (CG32QB ) with a glass lid instead.

However, with its considerable weight, it’s not ideal for some people.

Cooker King 304 Stainless Steel Non Stick Wok With Lid CG32QB
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: No Coating
  • Cookware Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 5 mm
  • Size: 32 cm
  • Weight: 2.8 kg
  • What’s Included: Wok, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM138

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4. Happy Call Non Stick Double Sided Fry Or Grill Pan

Happy Call hails from the USA but the headquarters are in South Korea.

The Happy Call Non Stick Double Sided Fry Or Grill Pan does not look like your average frying pan! Its double pan design with a silicone gasket makes it effective at sealing in heat and moisture!

Happy Call Non Stick Double Sided Fry Or Grill Pan
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types
  • Non-stick Coating Material: 3-layer Ceratinum, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Die-cast Aluminum
  • Thickness: 8 mm
  • Size: 32 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Price: RM78

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5. Tefal Cook Easy Wokpan B50389

Tefal’s Cook Easy Wokpan B50389 features their nonstick coating that is reinforced with titanium. To increase durability!

And the outside is non stick too – for easier overall maintenance!

Tefal Cook Easy Wokpan B50389
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Except Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Titanium, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Size: 32 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM89

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6. Tefal Cookware So Chef Frypan

Stylish and of high quality, the Tefal Cookware So Chef Frypan comes in several sizes.

And the built-in Thermo-signal® technology will let you know when the pan is at the optimum temperature for searing! Because the pan base will turn red!

Tefal Cookware So Chef Frypan
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Titanium, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 21, 24, 28 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM119 – 149

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Whole set:

Tefal Cookware So Chef 6pcs Set (Frypan 21cm + Deep Frypan 28cm + Saucepan 18cm With Lid + Ladle + Spatula)Check Price

7. Tefal Cookware Everyday Frypan

Just like the other Tefal models on this list:

The Tefal Cookware Everyday Frypan has similar features. There are 2 sizes. It has a flat bottom and a depth of 9cm!

Tefal Cookware Everyday Frypan
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Except Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Titanium, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 24, 28 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM85 – 105

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8. Tefal Cookware Day By Day Frypan

It doesn’t matter what stove you use the Tefal Cookware Day By Day Frypan on!

This one’s a breeze to clean on the interior (Titanium nonstick coating with an anti-scratch layer) and exterior!

Tefal Cookware Day By Day Frypan
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Titanium, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 24, 28 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Price: RM85 – 105

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Whole set:

Tefal Day By Day 4pcs Set (Frypan 24cm + Saucepan 18cm + Lid + Small Spatula) Check Price

9. DAFEIKE Woks & Stir Non Stick Frying Pan With Glass Lid

Maifan Marble Coating is the technology behind this non stick pan by Korean brand, DAFEIKE. Maifan stones are natural and are not toxic to humans!

The DAFEIKE Woks & Stir Non Stick Frying Pan With Glass Lid works on all stoves. And since the main material is aluminum, the 11cm high pan is light too!

DAFEIKE Woks & Stir Non Stick Frying Pan With Glass Lid
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Maifan Marble Coating
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 32 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: Wok, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM73.5

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10. Eox Non Stick Frying Pan & Pot

Heavy and also coated with Maifan Stone, the Eox Non Stick Frying Pan is a tad smaller than the previous item on this list.

The depth is 8.6cm and it has a glass lid and non-conductive handle.

Eox Non Stick Frying Pan & Pot
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Maifan Stone Coating, PFOA Free
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 30 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: Pot, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM84

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11. Mother Goose 28cm Nonstick Wok

TÜV certification of the Mother Goose 28cm Nonstick Wok means it has met German safety standards!

It uses xylan, another type of PTFE. That will scratch easily. And should not be used at high temperatures (>260°C)!

Mother Goose 28cm Nonstick Wok
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Whitford Long-life Nonstick Xylan Plus, PFOA Free, Cadmium Free, Lead Free
  • Cookware Material: n/a
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 28 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Price: RM45

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12. Carote Esssential Woody Non-stick Deep Fry Pan With Lid

Almost identical to the Eox Non Stick Frying Pan & Pot:

The Carote Esssential Woody Non-stick Deep Fry Pan With Lid comes in 3 more sizes. A 4.5mm thick base ensures better heat distribution.

Carote Esssential Woody Non-stick Deep Fry Pan With Lid
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Swiss-imported Maifan Stone ILAG Coating
  • Cookware Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Thickness: n/a
  • Available Size: 24/28/30/32 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: Wooden Ladle, Glass Lid
  • Price: RM99

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Alternative:

Carote Grey Collection Non-stick Frying Pan With LidCheck Price

Best non stick cookware without Teflon (or similar) coating:

13. Z PLUS Enameled Cast Iron Non Stick Frying Pan 

Made with a striking bright red finish, the Z PLUS Enameled Cast Iron Frying Pan Non Stick may be too small for most families.

But it is oven safe for up to 230°C and looks elegant enough to act as a serving platter on the table too!

Z PLUS Enameled Cast Iron Frying Pan Non Stick
  • Suitable For: All Hob Types (Including Induction)
  • Non-stick Coating Material: Enamel Coating
  • Cookware Material: Cast Iron
  • Thickness:
  • Available Size: 16/20/25 cm
  • Weight: n/a
  • What’s Included: n/a
  • Price: ~RM90

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How To Clean And Maintain A Non Stick Pan

Only use soft sponges to clean your non stick pan. No metal scourers and abrasive cleaning scrubbers!

Soap and water should be enough!

And hand washing is always preferable to using the dishwasher!

Other Precautions:

  • Do not heat a pan for long (i.e. preheat)
  • Don’t cook on maximum heat (e.g. searing and caramelizing)
  • Avoid flames from making direct contact on the coating
  • No sharp or metal utensils
  • Have the exhaust fan on. Or window open
  • Stop using any non stick pan with signs of wear  (e.g. peeling, flaking or scratches)

Conclusion

The best non stick pans in Malaysia come in all shapes and sizes. Or rather coatings – most of which, are PTFE (Teflon) – based. Including the newer xylon type coatings.

Regardless of which non stick pan type you get, don’t use metal utensils or high heat with it. And it is best if you hand wash your pan. Rather than simply sticking the pan into the dishwasher!