After poring through a dozen recipes for blueberry pancakes, it all comes down to the million dollar question: can you use a stainless steel pan to make pancakes? Every recipe I read called for a nonstick pan. The problem for me is that I don't own a nonstick pan. My husband, Marcus, thinks we will all die slowly of cancer if we use them. This morning I set out to find out if stainless steel pans work (not if we would slowly die of cancer from using nonstick, a debatable topic in my house). My conclusion: yes, you can in fact make pancakes with a stainless steel pan. It all comes down to the fact that stainless steel pans eventually become "nonstick" if they get hot enough. You just have to be patient and wait for the pan to "release" the pancakes from it's hold. Of course, this means you have to use oil, but I think oil is necessary anyway for browned edges that give pancakes flavor and texture. You end up with a crispy shell and soft pillow cake inside.