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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 KOCH SYSTEME CS 11' Nonstick Frying Pan-Granite Skillet with Lid, Fry Pan with APEO and PFOA-Free Stone Derived Coating, Aluminum Alloy Pan, Oven Safe KOCH SYSTEME CS 11" Nonstick Frying Pan-Granite Skillet with Lid, Fry Pan with APEO and PFOA-Free...
2 Pan's Labyrinth Pan's Labyrinth
3 MICHELANGELO 12 Inch Frying Pan with Lid, Nonstick Copper Frying Pan with Titanium Ceramic Interior, Nonstick Frying Pans, Nonstick Skillet with Lid, Large Copper Pans Nonstick, Induction Compatible MICHELANGELO 12 Inch Frying Pan with Lid, Nonstick Copper Frying Pan with Titanium Ceramic Interior,...
4 Cerebro de pan (edición revisada y actualizada): La devastadora verdad sobre los efectos del trigo, el azúcar y los carbohidratos (Spanish Edition) Cerebro de pan (edición revisada y actualizada): La devastadora verdad sobre los efectos del trigo,...
5 MICHELANGELO Frying Pan Set 8“ & 9.5' & 11', Ultra Nonstick Frying Pans With Stone-Derived Coating, NON-TOXIC Stone Frying Pan Set With Heat-Resistant Bakelite Handle, Granite Frying Pan Set 3pcs MICHELANGELO Frying Pan Set 8“ & 9.5" & 11", Ultra Nonstick Frying Pans With Stone-Derived...
6 MICHELANGELO Copper Frying Pan Set with Lid, 8' & 10' Frying Pan Set, Nonstick Frying Pan Set, Copper Pans with Lid, Nonstick Skillets with Lid, Ceramic Fry Pan with Lid, 8' & 10' MICHELANGELO Copper Frying Pan Set with Lid, 8" & 10" Frying Pan Set, Nonstick Frying Pan Set,...
7 Peter Pan 2-Movie Collection (Peter Pan & Return To Never Land) Peter Pan 2-Movie Collection (Peter Pan & Return To Never Land)
8 MICHELANGELO Stone Frying Pans Set 8/9.5/11 inch , Nonstick Frying Pans with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone Non Stick Coating, Granite Skillet Set, Nonstick Skillets 3 Pcs MICHELANGELO Stone Frying Pans Set 8/9.5/11 inch , Nonstick Frying Pans with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free...
9 10 Inch Frying Pan, Nonstick Frying Pan with Lid, Frying Pan with Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating, Nonstick Granite Skillets with Heat Resistant Bakelite Handle, Induction Compatible,Black Frying Pan 10 Inch Frying Pan, Nonstick Frying Pan with Lid, Frying Pan with Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating,...
10 Delarlo Stainless Steel Frying Pan set, 8”/10”/12” Cooking pans, Whole body 18/10 Stainless steel Tri-Ply Cookware Set, Heats Qickly Chef's pan with Ergonomic Handles, Suitable for All Stove Delarlo Stainless Steel Frying Pan set, 8”/10”/12” Cooking pans, Whole body 18/10 Stainless...
11 Ninja C52200 Foodi NeverStick Premium 2-Piece Fry Pan Set, Anti-Scratch Nesting Cookware, Hard-Anodized, Nonstick, Durable & Oven Safe to 500°F, Slate Grey Ninja C52200 Foodi NeverStick Premium 2-Piece Fry Pan Set, Anti-Scratch Nesting Cookware,...
12 Hestan - CopperBond Collection - 100% Pure Copper Frying Pan, 12.5-Inches Hestan - CopperBond Collection - 100% Pure Copper Frying Pan, 12.5-Inches
13 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...
14 Michelangelo 12 Inch Frying Pan with Lid, Nonstick Copper Frying Pan with Ceramic Coating, Nonstick Skillet with Lid, Large Frying Pan, Copper Pan Nonstick Fry Pan - 12 Inch, Induction Compatible Michelangelo 12 Inch Frying Pan with Lid, Nonstick Copper Frying Pan with Ceramic Coating, Nonstick...
15 CAROTE Nonstick Pots and Pans Set , White Granite Induction Kitchen Cookware Sets,Non Stick Cooking Set with Frying Pans & Saucepans(PFOS , PFOA Free) CAROTE Nonstick Pots and Pans Set , White Granite Induction Kitchen Cookware Sets,Non Stick Cooking...
16 Mueller DuraClad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-Inch Fry Pan with Lid, Extra Strong Cookware, 3-layer Bottom, Even Heat Distribution, Ergonomic and EverCool Stainless Steel Handle Mueller DuraClad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel 8-Inch Fry Pan with Lid, Extra Strong Cookware, 3-layer...
17 Peter Pan [Blu-ray] [2019] Peter Pan [Blu-ray] [2019]
18 MICHELANGELO Wok Pans with Lid, Nonstick Wok with Frying Basket & Steam Rack, Nonstick Copper Woks and Stir Fry Pans with Lid, Ceramic Nonstick Wok Flat Bottom, Induction Compatible MICHELANGELO Wok Pans with Lid, Nonstick Wok with Frying Basket & Steam Rack, Nonstick Copper Woks...
19 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,...
20 Misen 3 QT Stainless Steel Sauté Pan with Lid - Deep Frying Pan - Large 5-Ply Steel Cooking Pan Misen 3 QT Stainless Steel Sauté Pan with Lid - Deep Frying Pan - Large 5-Ply Steel Cooking Pan

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. 10
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, Dishwasher Safe, Turquoise
Soft Grip Bakelite handles are designed to stay cool on the stovetop for maximum comfort; Dishwasher safe, but most messes wipe away
$34.99 −14%

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.