I've tried nonstick pans before, and yes thay do make cooking easier, and a pain in the butt to use, too. when I was house-sitting for a friend, i used a metal scraper to stir some meat in the pan, ruining it. The next time mom picked me up for a class, I had her bring a cast-iron skillet with her. And the I love
those things! We've had them for years, and they still work perfectly. I grease the pan with a little bit of oil or butter when the pan is hot, pour in the food, and cook away! They're even great in the oven, too. I reccomend people get those, instead of nonstick. And the 'gimmick pans' don't really work either. I got to try the 'perfect pancake' maker while sitting, and the pancakce were sticking slightly. after greasing the surface, the cake slid out the side, covering the stove with uncooked batter. Messy, Messy. Messy.