Frying pan

flat-bottomed pan with sloped sides used for cooking food on a stove

A frying pan, frypan, or skillet is a cooking pan used for frying, searing, and browning foods. It is usually about 20 to 30 cm (8 to 12 inches) across. It is flat and has flared sides and no lid. It is almost always made of metal, such as iron or aluminum. In some cases glass and ceramic has been used to make safe frying pans.