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C30030UK 30cm frying pan NINJA

Ninja Foodi Zerostick Frying Pan review

Good-looking, sturdy and equipped with an exceptional non-stick coating, the Ninja Zerostick makes cooking a breeze. Read our full review.

Our rating 
5.0 out of 5 star rating 5.0
From £34.99
Pros: high quality non-stick, slim and comfortable handle, suitable for all hob types, oven safe to high temperature, responsive to changes in temperature
Cons: handle gets warm

Ninja Foodi Zerostick summary

Usually the go-to brand for powerful blenders and air fryers, Ninja has branched out into cookware. This frying pan is available in three different sizes: 20, 24 and 28cm, and comes in in a simple grey/black colourway.

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The frying pan has a tough non-stick surface and long, slim handle. The pan is oven safe up to 260C, offering fantastic versatility for hob-to-oven cooking. It’s also dishwasher safe for easy clean up.

How is the Ninja Foodi Zerostick to use?

One of our favourite things about this frying pan is the handle. Not only is it sleek and attractive, but the slim design means it’s really comfortable to hold. If you don’t like stacking your cookware, there’s also a hole at the end so you can hang it up.

The handle is solid too, so there’s no risk of water gathering anywhere. When we were cooking, we did notice that it gets hot towards the pan-side, though not so hot that we couldn’t cook with it.

This frying pan is quick to heat up, taking around two minutes. We also found it responsive to changes in temperature.

The pan is dishwasher safe, though considering nothing stuck to the pan, a quick hand wash was all it needed.

This pan is also incredibly versatile; it’s not just a fantastic performer on the hob, but it can go in the oven up to 260C. Ideal for finishing off dishes under the grill.

Results

To put this frying pan to the test, we cooked two classic recipes: American pancakes and a basic omelette.

After adding the whisked eggs to the pan we instantly lowered the temperature. After a couple of minutes of cooking, the omelette was evenly cooked. Both halves were evenly and consistently browned, too. The omelette slipped out of the pan after cooking, leaving no residue.

Although the non-stick coating is fantastic, when we poured in our thick pancake batter, the batter spread further than we’d have liked. Despite this, the pancakes were well-cooked and fluffy. Both sides were smooth and patch free, too. We saw the same results wherever we placed the batter, meaning this pan distributes heat evenly.

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Conclusion

If you’re in the market for a sturdy frying pan with an exceptional non-stick, this Ninja offering is a fantastic choice. It’s suitable for every hob type and can also go in the oven up to a high temperature.

The handle is comfortable, but do be aware that it gets pretty warm towards the pan end.

Overall, this is a robust frying pan that is available in a good range of sizes, ideal for every type of cook.

Specifications

Sizes available (cm): 20, 24, 28
Non-stick: Zerostick
Materials: aluminium
Induction compatible: yes
Dishwasher safe: yes
Oven safe: yes

Frying pan recipes

Frying pan filo tart
Pan-fried salmon
Pan-fried rib-eye steak
Pan-fried sprouts & crunchy chorizo crumbs
Pan-fried potato gnocchi
Paneer & chickpea fry
Pan-fried sea bass with ratatouille & basil
One-pan egg & veg brunch

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This review was last updated in June 2021. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability, please get in touch at goodfoodwebsite@immediate.co.uk.