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This Is the Pan That Gordon Ramsay Cooks With the Most in His Own Kitchen—Here’s Why

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The cookware brand that Oprah, Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, and Tan France swear by has a new champion: Chef Gordon Ramsay. While HexClad has been around since 2017, the brand only recently started popping up on social media, impressing both home cooks and influencers alike with its hybrid-technology design. If you're looking for pots and pans that are stainless steel, nonstick, and cast iron, you'll get all of that in one multitasking kitchen gadget.

Restaurateur, host, and executive producer of shows like Kitchen Nightmares and Hell's Kitchen, Ramsay announced his partnership with HexClad in late July, claiming the brand's unique honeycomb design and multipurpose offerings caught his eye, but what really sold him was the performance and versatility of the products. Ramsay tells Well+Good that he had been "secretly trying them out" for about a year prior to officially joining forces with the brand.

12'' HexClad Hybrid Pan — $130.00

Originally $155, now $130

Like all of HexClad’s pans, the versatile 12” contains a middle aluminum layer, sandwiched between steel, which conducts heat really well, and offers supremely even temps (aka, you’ll get that perfect sear every time, and you don’t have to worry about over- or under-cooking your meal). The non-stick functionality makes for easy, convenient cleanup. However, unlike most other non-stick pans, this one is sturdy enough to be metal utensil-safe, and it’s also dishwasher-friendly—this is what makes HexClad truly stand out.

During the pandemic, with his restaurants shut down, Ramsay explains to us that his home became his primary kitchen, and that he found himself using HexClad pans to cook for his family of seven (including himself). While HexClad offers a wide variety of cookware, the celebrity chef tells Well+Good that his go-to is the 12-inch hybrid pan. The size is large enough to simultaneously cook two steaks or four salmon fillets (with room for veggies), make your favorite omelette, and more.

While you're cooking, you can easily maneuver and adjust the pan, thanks to its cool handle. And if you have to pop the pan in the oven, know that it's oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

HexClad offers an 8-inch, 10-inch, and 14-inch pan as well, along with deep sauté pans, griddle pans, and a 14-inch and 12-inch wok, all of which are crafted with the same hybrid technology. If it's time to upgrade your cookware, HexClad is a good bet—and it's Gordon Ramsay-approved.

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