Non-stick stainless steel frying pans are ideal for use in cooking eggs, meats, pancakes, vegetables and other foods in a healthy and convenient manner. Because these types of frying pans have a special coating that prevents food remnants from clinging to surfaces, commercial chefs do not have to use butter, oil or other greasing agents when preparing meals for customers. Durability is a legitimate concern with non-stick pans as the non-stick layer can chip and flake over time. In most cases, it just warrants a little extra care from cooks and the use of plastic utensils. Available from various manufacturers, frying pans in this category may be purchased in a diverse range of metal thicknesses, widths and price points.