If you are a flavor purist when it comes to food, you want to enjoy the food simply as it is, without mixing it with anything else. Cooking your egg in the grease from your bacon means your eggs will taste like bacon. That’s definitely not a problem to most people, but if you really do want to separate out the flavors, then you need to use multiple pans, which means a lot to clean up.
If you’d rather only pull out one pan to cook multiple items, then this Master Pan Meal Skillet would do the trick. It’s a die cast aluminum pan that has a heavy bottom which will distribute the heat evenly, and uses a non-stick coating. Of course, the center of this pan will always be the hottest, so they’ve planned what you might cook and where for the layout of the pan. Meat will always be in the center, and well, basically everything else goes on the outside.
The handle can manage heats of up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for up to an hour, so you don’t have to worry about it melting. It can also be tossed in the dishwasher when you’re done for an easy cleanup. Since this is a very specific pan for a very specific task, it’s a bit on the pricey side at $79.99. It is certainly convenient, but your spatula skills will have to be fairly on point to make this useful, otherwise you’ll be flipping food into the wrong section.