I bought a stainless steel 12" skillet and when it arrived it has a Non stick coating on the inside. I didn't realize that. I already have a non stick set, anodized aluminum I think, so I wanted to explore stainless. I'm seeing a lot of similar pans, from all the brands. What's the point of putting non stick in stainless? Is it just for style/looks or is there actually a benefit? Should I keep it and try it out? Or will I see the same results as my other non stick set?
Many stainless steels are ferric, so will work with induction cooktops. Aluminum cannot interact with magnetism, so cannot work on induction, so many companies offer stainless steel non-stick pans for the induction market.
You won't see much difference in performance, and since it's not what you want in the first place I'd send it back unused.