Pans belong in every household. Our checklist will tell you what you should look out for so that nothing sticks to you or makes cleaning more difficult than necessary. In addition, the product recommendations that we have compiled for you will help you.
- The size of the pan should be matched to the size of the stovetop in your kitchen.
- If the size of the stovetop and the pan match perfectly, the pan will be uniformly hot everywhere and no energy will be wasted.
- In a set you have the opportunity to purchase pans in different sizes and thus have a good basic equipment. In addition, they are often cheaper in sets.
- Of course, the pan should also be adapted to the number of people living in the household. Thus, for 1-2 people a pan diameter of 25 cm is sufficient, but for families a size of at least 30 cm is appropriate.
- For pans you can choose between copper, aluminum, iron and stainless steel.
- Pans made of copper and aluminum are light and conduct heat very well, so everything is fried evenly, which is often not the case with the other two materials. Copper, however, is the most expensive.
- Pans made of iron (usually cast iron) are characterized by robustness and good heat retention. Food stays hot in them for a particularly long time.
- Stainless steel pans are durable and robust. They are particularly easy to clean, but are also very expensive.
- Look for test seals such as Stiftung Warentest to make sure that they do not contain any harmful substances.
- Many pans are equipped with a non-stick coating made of Teflon or ceramic, so that nothing sticks and cleaning is easy.
- Teflon is especially good for cooking a variety of foods that stick easily to the bottom of the pan. You need less fat than other pans, so that does not sear. However, after some time, especially in very inexpensive models, the coating may rub off.
- Ceramic coatings can be used equally well, but are often less durable.
- Therefore, we recommend a Teflon coating, but you should pay attention to good quality, so the price is often somewhat higher.
Table of contents
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FAQ About Pans
The question of which pan to buy cannot be answered in a general way. In our product recommendations you will surely find the right pan for you.
Which pan you buy always depends on your own cooking habits. With our checklist and our product recommendations you will surely find the right pan for you.
There is no general answer to the question of the best pan. In our product recommendations YOU will surely find the best pan for you.
A cast-iron pan is particularly suitable for fried potatoes.
Cast iron pans conduct heat very evenly. With them, pancakes become wonderfully golden brown.
A pan usually gets hot between 180 and 200 degrees. Higher temperatures are also possible for certain foods.
If something needs to be fried really hot and get crispy, pans made of stainless steel or cast iron are very suitable. If a slightly lower temperature is needed, aluminum or copper pans can also be used.
Tips on our part are, firstly, that a ceramic pan must be heated slowly. Secondly, it is important to always heat the pan only when there is something in it.
Shish kebabs require about 20 minutes in the pan. They need to be fried on a light heat.
For induction stoves are best suited the cast iron pans.
Teflon is particularly suitable for the preparation of various foods that easily stick to the bottom of the pan. You need less fat than other pans, so that does not sear. However, after some time the coating may wear off, especially in very inexpensive models. Ceramic coatings can be used equally well, but are often less durable. We therefore recommend you a Teflon coating, but you should pay attention to good quality, so that the price is often somewhat higher.
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