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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.

# Preview Product
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 Peter Pan Peter Pan
5 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...
6 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,...
7 PETER PAN PETER PAN
8 Peter Pan : [Illustrated] [More Than 50 Pictures Included] [Free Audio Links] Peter Pan : [Illustrated] [More Than 50 Pictures Included] [Free Audio Links]
9 IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black IMUSA USA Nonstick Bistro Saute Pan 8-Inch, Black
10 Gotham Steel Nonstick Sauté Pan with Lid – 5.5 Quart. Multipurpose Ceramic Jumbo Cooker Fry Pan with Glass Lid, Stay Cool Handle + Helper Handle, Oven, Stovetop & Dishwasher Safe, 100% PFOA Free Gotham Steel Nonstick Sauté Pan with Lid – 5.5 Quart. Multipurpose Ceramic Jumbo Cooker Fry Pan...
11 Pan's Labyrinth Pan's Labyrinth
12 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...
13 Pan's Labyrinth (4k Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) [4K UHD] Pan's Labyrinth (4k Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) [4K UHD]
14 12' Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from Germany 12" Stone Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with 100% APEO & PFOA-Free Stone-Derived Non-Stick Coating from...
15 Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10', NSF-Certified Tramontina 80114/535DS Professional Aluminum Nonstick Restaurant Fry Pan, 10", NSF-Certified
16 GreenPan Reserve Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, Gold Handle, PFAS-Free, Dishwasher Safe, Oven Safe, Taupe Brown GreenPan Reserve Hard Anodized Healthy Ceramic Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Pots and Pans Set, Gold...
17 Carbon Steel Wok, Eleulife 13 Inch Wok Pan with Lid and Spatula, Nonstick Woks and Stir-fry Pans, No Chemical Coated Flat Bottom Chinese Wok for Induction, Electric, Gas, All Stoves Carbon Steel Wok, Eleulife 13 Inch Wok Pan with Lid and Spatula, Nonstick Woks and Stir-fry Pans, No...
18 Calphalon Classic Aluminum Hard Anodized Oven Safe Nonstick 2 Piece Frying Pan Set with 8 & 10 Inch Pans and Stainless Steel Stay Cool Handles, Grey Calphalon Classic Aluminum Hard Anodized Oven Safe Nonstick 2 Piece Frying Pan Set with 8 & 10 Inch...
19 T-fal E93802 Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Fry Pan, 8-Inch, Black T-fal E93802 Professional Total Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Fry Pan, 8-Inch, Black
20 Pan's Labyrinth (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Pan's Labyrinth (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]

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. 3
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 Safe Cookware Fry Pan, 10.5-Inch, Black -
Heavy gauge and extra durable forged construction; Titanium advanced nonstick interior; Unique thermo spot heat indicator
$24.99 −20%
SaleBestseller Nr. 4
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%
SaleBestseller Nr. 5
PETER PAN
PETER PAN
Bobby Driscoll, Kathryn Beaumont, Hans Conried (Actors); Hamilton Luske (Director) - Ted Sears (Writer)
$26.50 −42%
SaleBestseller Nr. 6
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. 9
Pan's Labyrinth (4k Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) [4K UHD]
Pan's Labyrinth (4k Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) [4K UHD]
Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero (Actors); Guillermo del Toro (Director) - Guillermo del Toro (Writer) - Álvaro Agustín (Producer)
$41.99 −42%
SaleBestseller Nr. 10
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 −16%

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.