A guide to Ninja’s Zerostick cookware range
Previously best known for its popular air-fryers and blenders, Ninja’s first foray into the world of cookware has been the Zerostick range. Now, there are six different types, including the hard anodised collection, the stainless steel collection, the Possible Cookware collection, and the stackable collection.
Every Ninja Foodi pan has been designed with durable materials that are built to last, all covered by a 10-year warranty. They’re also versatile and suitable for all hob types, including gas, electric, induction and ceramic.
What really sets these pans apart, though, is the exclusive Zerostick coating, which goes far beyond what traditional non-stick is capable of. This means you can cook using little to no oil, without worrying about the coating chipping, flaking or peeling away over time.
How to choose the best pans
Pans come in a variety of sizes and types, and because you’ll probably be using them every day, we recommend always going for the best you can find within your budget. Here are some of the key criteria to consider when shopping for new pans:
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- Hob suitability: look for pans that are compatible with the type of hob you have. Some pan sets, like those in the Ninja Zerostick range, are suitable for all hob types, so you don’t need to worry about them becoming redundant if you switch from gas or electric to induction or vice versa.
- Easy to clean: the best way to maintain your pans is to wash them by hand, but if you’re in a hurry, being able to pop them in the dishwasher is more convenient. A good non-stick coating will also mean little to no food residue has been left behind, which should speed up cleaning.
- Oven-safe: aim to buy a pan that’s versatile and can go from the hob to the oven – this also means you’ll have less washing-up to do afterwards. Any pan that can go above 180C is ideal.
- Weight: some pans can be heavy when full, so try to look for long, comfortable handles that stay cool. The pan should also be hefty enough to stay balanced on the hob.
Best Ninja cookware and pan sets to buy this Black Friday
Ninja Zerostick three-piece pan set, was £149.99, now £119.99
Awarded 5/5 stars by the BBC Good Food reviews team, this set of pans comes in three sizes: 16, 18 and 20cm in diameter. Each is metal-utensil safe, dishwasher-safe and oven-safe up to 260C for added versatility. You can also use them on all hob types.
It comes with long, slim handles that are both comfortable to hold and easy to grip, with hanging holes on the end. When we tested this set, we were pleased to find all the packaging could be recycled, too, and the non-stick coating was so effective we could easily wash by hand.
The pans were well-balanced on the hob and were a joy to cook with, producing soft, fluffy scrambled eggs.
Ninja Zerostick 30cm frying pan, was £59.99, now £30
Equipped with an exceptional non-stick coating, this sturdy, stylish frying pan comes with a slim handle that’s comfortable to grip. It’s also dishwasher-safe and easy to clean, and in testing we found it quick to heat up, too.
Earning 5/5 stars from our reviews team, it responded well to temperature changes and produced excellent American-style pancakes and a basil omelette. Both dishes were fluffy and evenly cooked and slipped out of the pan without leaving any residue behind.
Shop the Ninja Zerostick frying pan and three-piece set bundle, and discover more Black Friday deals at ninjakitchen.co.uk.
*versus Tefal’s claimed strongest and longest-lasting model tested for coating abrasion.