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The 8 Best Pans For The Kitchen – Guide

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.

Checklist For Pans

Size
  • 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.
Material
  • 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.
Coating
  • 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.

We have compiled the best and most interesting pans. You can find the list with our product recommendations here.

Tip: You can find great orange presses in our guide to orange presses.

The Best Sellers Of Pans

In a list of bestsellers we have compiled the most popular pans for you.

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1 CAROTE Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet,Non Stick Granite Fry Pan Egg Pan Omelet Pans, Stone Cookware Chef's Pan, PFOA Free,Induction Compatible(Classic Granite, 8-Inch) CAROTE Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet,Non Stick Granite Fry Pan Egg Pan Omelet Pans, Stone Cookware...
2 Pan (2015) Pan (2015)
3 Blue Diamond Cookware Diamond Infused Ceramic Nonstick 8' Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Blue Blue Diamond Cookware Diamond Infused Ceramic Nonstick 8" Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher...
4 SENSARTE Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet, Swiss Granite Coating Omelette Pan, Healthy Stone Cookware Chef's Pan, PFOA Free (8/9.5/10/11/12.5 Inch) (9.5 Inch) SENSARTE Nonstick Frying Pan Skillet, Swiss Granite Coating Omelette Pan, Healthy Stone Cookware...
5 SENSARTE Nonstick Deep Frying Pan Skillet, 10-inch Saute Pan with Lid, Stay-cool Handle, Chef Pan Healthy Stone Cookware Cooking Pan, Induction Compatible, PFOA Free SENSARTE Nonstick Deep Frying Pan Skillet, 10-inch Saute Pan with Lid, Stay-cool Handle, Chef Pan...
6 IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black
7 Gotham Steel Nonstick Sauté Pan – 5.5 Quart. Multipurpose Ceramic Jumbo Cooker Fry Pan with Glass Lid, Stay Cool + Helper Handle, Oven, Stovetop & Dishwasher Safe, 100% PFOA Free Gotham Steel Nonstick Sauté Pan – 5.5 Quart. Multipurpose Ceramic Jumbo Cooker Fry Pan with Glass...
8 GreenPan Rio Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 7' Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black GreenPan Rio Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 7" Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Black
9 Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10', NSF-Certified Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10", NSF-Certified
10 T-fal B36290 Specialty Nonstick 5 Quart Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid, Black T-fal B36290 Specialty Nonstick 5 Quart Jumbo Cooker Saute Pan with Glass Lid, Black
11 Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch
12 SENSARTE 12 Inch Nonstick Deep Frying Pan,5 Qt Non Stick Saute Pan with Lid,Large Skillet Pan,NonStick Jumbo Cooker,Cooking Pan Chefs Pan Cookware for All Stove Tops,Induction Compatible,PFOA Free SENSARTE 12 Inch Nonstick Deep Frying Pan,5 Qt Non Stick Saute Pan with Lid,Large Skillet...
13 T-fal - 2100103840 T-fal C5610564 Titanium Advanced Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Dishwasher Safe Cookware Fry Pan, 10.5-Inch, Black - T-fal - 2100103840 T-fal C5610564 Titanium Advanced Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Dishwasher...
14 Mueller 8-Inch Non Stick Frying Pans, No PFOA or APEO, Heavy Duty German Stone Coating Cookware, Aluminum Body, EverCool Stainless Steel Handle,L. Grey Mueller 8-Inch Non Stick Frying Pans, No PFOA or APEO, Heavy Duty German Stone Coating Cookware,...
15 GreenLife Soft Grip Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 7' and 10' Frying Pan Skillet Set, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Turquoise GreenLife Soft Grip Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 7" and 10" Frying Pan Skillet Set, PFAS-Free,...
16 Utopia Kitchen Nonstick Frying Pan Set - 3 Piece Induction Bottom - 8 Inches, 9.5 Inches and 11 Inches (Grey-Black) Utopia Kitchen Nonstick Frying Pan Set - 3 Piece Induction Bottom - 8 Inches, 9.5 Inches and 11...
17 Goodful All-in-One Pan, Multilayer Nonstick, High-Performance Cast Construction, Multipurpose Design Replaces Multiple Pots and Pans, Dishwasher Safe Cookware, 11-Inch, 4.4-Quart Capacity, Sage Green Goodful All-in-One Pan, Multilayer Nonstick, High-Performance Cast Construction, Multipurpose Design...
18 Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet Lodge L8SK3 10-1/4-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet
19 Ecowin 8 Inch Nonstick Frying Pan, Granite Non Stick Skillet Pan, Small Egg Pan Omelette Pan, Induction Compatible, Dishwasher and Oven Safe, PFOA Free Ecowin 8 Inch Nonstick Frying Pan, Granite Non Stick Skillet Pan, Small Egg Pan Omelette Pan,...
20 T-fal Initiatives Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware Set, 2-Piece, Black T-fal Initiatives Nonstick Fry Pan Cookware Set, 2-Piece, Black

Tip: You can find the best refrigerators in our guide to refrigerators.

Current Offers Of Pans

You can find the best current offers on pans in this list.

SaleBestseller Nr. 2
Blue Diamond Cookware Diamond Infused Ceramic Nonstick 8' Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Blue
Blue Diamond Cookware Diamond Infused Ceramic Nonstick 8" Frying Pan Skillet, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Blue
Toxin-Free: Free of PFAS, PFOA, lead, and cadmium; Oven and broiler safe up to 600°F; Dishwasher safe for easy cleanup
$14.99 −10%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black
IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black
Made of Durable Aluminum; The Nonstick Surface Allows you to use Less Oil when Cooking and Makes Clean-up a Breeze
$12.99 −54%
SaleBestseller Nr. 7
Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10', NSF-Certified
Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10", NSF-Certified
NSF-Certified commercial-grade 3004 heavy-gauge aluminum; High-performance reinforced PFOA-free nonstick, dishwasher-safe
$45.00 −27%
SaleBestseller Nr. 9
Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch
Amazon Basics 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set - 8 Inch, 10 Inch, and 12 Inch
3-piece nonstick cookware set includes 8-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch fry pans; Aluminum body with non-stick coating for easy cooking and cleaning; BPA-free
$39.90 −40%

FAQ About Pans

Which pan?

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 to buy?

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.

Which pan is the best?

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.

Which pan for fried potatoes?

A cast-iron pan is particularly suitable for fried potatoes.

Which pan for pancakes?

Cast iron pans conduct heat very evenly. With them, pancakes become wonderfully golden brown.

How hot does a pan get?

A pan usually gets hot between 180 and 200 degrees. Higher temperatures are also possible for certain foods.

Which pan for what?

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.

Ceramic pan sticks, what to do?

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 kebab frying in the pan how long?

Shish kebabs require about 20 minutes in the pan. They need to be fried on a light heat.

Which pan for induction?

For induction stoves are best suited the cast iron pans.

Pan which coating?

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.

Charlotte is passionate about writing for the Elternkompass. In her free time, her son Emil likes to keep her on her toes and together they spend a lot of time outdoors, walking around their home city of Leipzig. In her product recommendations, Charlotte shares her experiences with you.