Frying pan advice

Frying pan advice

Why do I need a frying pan?

With so many celebrity chefs saying what pieces of cookware they think are essential, it can often be confusing to know where to start. One thing is for sure, a decent frying pan will prove invaluable in the kitchen, not least because of its versatility and ease of use.

Used to cook everything from omelettes to fish, bacon and eggs to bubble and squeak, the faithful frying pan will prove a welcome addition to any home kitchen.

Plenty of types of frying pan to choose from

As suggested, there are many different types of frying pan to choose from. They tend to vary in size, weight, material and longevity, so consumers need to decide what features they want from their frying pan.

Perhaps one of the most invaluable pieces of kit in the kitchen in the non-stick frying pan, which takes the hassle out of having to oil the surface of the equipment. A non-stick coating means that people can also reduce the amount of fat they use in their cooking, making it a popular item of cookware with would-be chefs the world over.

Headcook and Bottlewasher stocks a wide range of frying pans, including the Lodge Logic Round Skillet, which has an 8-inch diameter. Priced at £19.76, this item is extremely durable and pre-seasoned, meaning it is ready to be used as soon as it has been delivered. This frying pan is also made from cast iron, which means that the heat retention and distribution are excellent, ensuring that quality, cooked-through food is made time after time.

Another option is the Beka Vita Fry Pan with Ceramic EcoLogic, which also comes with a non-stick coating. This frying pan comes complete not only with a non-stick surface, but also an environmentally friendly Bekadur Ceramica coating. At 28cm in diameter, it is ideal for cooking a variety of dishes in a home kitchen.

Different shapes, different sizes

Home cooks hoping to invest in a frying pan or two will no doubt notice that there are various different shapes and sizes for them to make their selection from. Looking at what Headcook and Bottlewasher has on offer, customers can choose from either a round, oval or even square frying pan, depending on which best suits their needs.

For those after an oval frying pan, the Mauviel M'heritage model could prove just the thing, priced at £122.32. It has a stainless steel lining as well as bronze handles, making sure it is both durable and attractive.

As for square frying pans, the Bekas Chef Non-Stick Grill Pan is a good option. Available for £58.40 from Headcook and Bottlewasher, this item is 26.5cm wide and forms part of the Bekas Premium Chef range.

Frying pans with removable handles

Anyone seeking to buy a new frying pan will find that some suppliers offer products with a removable handle. This increases the practicality of the frying pan, meaning it can be used both on the hob and in an oven. Some recipes require the home chef to start making the meal on the hob before transferring it to the oven to be finished off, which is made possible through frying pans with removable handles.

This feature also makes it easier to clean the frying pan, as food can often become lodged in the joint between the pan and the handle.

The Berndes Removable Handle Premium Induction from Headcook and Bottlewasher is a prime example. Available at £101.15, this 28cm frying pan can be used on all heat sources, including an induction hob. This style of pan is also available in a number of other sizes, including the 24cm version priced at £80.75 and 20cm for £75.65.

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  1. Mauviel M’heritage Frying Pan 20cm

    Mauviel M’heritage Frying Pan 20cm

    £116.10

    Mauviel copper frying pan from the M’heritage range, which features bronze handles and stainless steel lining. The M’heritage collection provides the best tools for people who love to cook. Diameter 20cm Height 3cm Learn More
  2. Mauviel M’heritage Oval Frying Pan

    Mauviel M’heritage Oval Frying Pan

    £143.10

    Mauviel copper oval frying pan from the M’heritage range, which features bronze handles and stainless steel lining. The M’heritage collection provides the best tools for people who love to cook. Size 30 x 20cm Height 4 cm Learn More
  3. Mauviel M heritage Copper Frying Pan 22cm

    Mauviel M heritage Copper Frying Pan 22cm

    £161.00

    Mauviel copper frying pan from the M’heritage range, which features cast iron handle and stainless steel lining. The M’heritage collection provides the best tools for people who love to cook. Diameter 22cm Height 3.5cm Learn More
  4. Mauviel M heritage Copper Frying Pan 30cm

    Mauviel M heritage Copper Frying Pan 30cm

    £229.50

    Mauviel copper frying pan from the M’heritage range, which features cast iron handle and stainless steel lining. The M’heritage collection provides the best tools for people who love to cook. Diameter 30cm Height 4.5 cm Learn More
  5. Berndes Balance Induction Saute Pan 24cm

    Berndes Balance Induction Saute Pan 24cm

    Regular Price: £57.50

    Special Price £51.75

    Part of the Berndes range of pans designed for use on induction hobs. The range contains, frying pans, sauté pans, casseroles and saucepans Learn More
  6. Bekas Chef Non-Stick Fry Pan with Waffle Pattern, 32cm

    Bekas Chef Non-Stick Fry Pan with Waffle Pattern, 32cm

    £85.00

    Stainless steel non-stick fry pan with encapsulated base part of Bekas Premium Chef range. The fry pan is suitable for all hobs, including induction and is dishwasher safe. Beka have been manufacturing pans for over 100years, each pan has a 25 year guarantee, 3 years for non-stick coatings. Learn More
  7. Lodge Logic Round Skillet 6.5" dia

    Lodge Logic Round Skillet 6.5" dia

    £13.99

    Depth: 1-1/4" A kitchen's most essential item. The pre-seasoned, ready to use, cast iron cookware range. For more than 100 years, lodge has been perfecting the process of forging cast iron cookware. The most important properties of cast iron are its heat retention and heat distribution, allowing for even cooking temperatures without unwanted hot spots. It is extremely durable and when properly cared for will last for generations. The Lodge range undergoes a highly developed process in order to ensure perfect pre- seasoning of the cast iron before it leaves the Tennessee foundry, ensuring perfect, non – stick results with every use. Learn More
  8. Lodge Logic Round Skillet 8" dia

    Lodge Logic Round Skillet 8" dia

    £21.95

    Depth: 1-3/4" A kitchen's most essential item. The pre-seasoned, ready to use, cast iron cookware range. For more than 100 years, lodge has been perfecting the process of forging cast iron cookware. The most important properties of cast iron are its heat retention and heat distribution, allowing for even cooking temperatures without unwanted hot spots. It is extremely durable and when properly cared for will last for generations. The Lodge range undergoes a highly developed process in order to ensure perfect pre- seasoning of the cast iron before it leaves the Tennessee foundry, ensuring perfect, non – stick results with every use. Learn More
  9. Lodge Logic Wonder Mini Skillet  5" Square

    Lodge Logic Wonder Mini Skillet 5" Square

    £16.95

    WONDERful for an egg, grilled sandwich, and warm-ups. You'll wonder how you ever did without it. The pre-seasoned, ready to use, cast iron cookware range. For more than 100 years, lodge has been perfecting the process of forging cast iron cookware. The most important properties of cast iron are its heat retention and heat distribution, allowing for even cooking temperatures without unwanted hot spots. It is extremely durable and when properly cared for will last for generations. The Lodge range undergoes a highly developed process in order to ensure perfect pre- seasoning of the cast iron before it leaves the Tennessee foundry, ensuring perfect, non – stick results with every use. Learn More
  10. Mauviel M’heritage Frying Pan 26cm

    Mauviel M’heritage Frying Pan 26cm

    £161.60

    Mauviel copper frying pan from the M’heritage range, which features bronze handles and stainless steel lining. The M’heritage collection provides the best tools for people who love to cook. Diameter 26cm Height 4cm Learn More

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