Saucepans

Saucepans

Saucepans: Never be without them

Saucepans are essential items in any home kitchen. Not only are they a practical piece of kit, but they also enable people to undertake home cooking with a sense of style.

The primary types of saucepan

Despite mainly fulfilling the same function, there are many different types of saucepan available. What differentiates them is what they are primarily used for and the materials they are made from. For example, the non-stick saucepan is widely considered as one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century when it comes to kitchenware. Teflon is widely known as the first non-stick coating for pans, although many manufacturers have since come up with their own methods of ensuring cookware stays in pristine condition.

Many non-stick saucepans are available from Headcook and Bottlewasher for home cooks to try out. Among them is the M Stone cookware collections, which comes complete with three layers of non-stick material. Not only that, these good quality saucepans are durable and strong, giving cooks the reliable product they need in their home kitchen.

Another great non-stick saucepan collection from Headcook and Bottlewasher is that from Berndes. These black, cast aluminium pans distribute heat evenly and benefit from the very latest non-stick technology from Dupont. Their removable handles mean they can be put in the oven up to 230 degrees C, while a ten-year guarantee ensures they will stand the test of time. A 16cm saucepan from this range is priced at £49.60.

From a cooking point of view, smaller saucepans are used for, perhaps as you would expect, making sauces and glazes. Larger versions can be used for boiling vegetables, potatoes or even creating soups. Saucepans are high-sided, meaning they are an extremely useful piece of kit to have in the kitchen. Unlike frying pans and suchlike, they can hold high volumes of liquids and heat them evenly.

Saucepan sets

With so many different saucepan sets to choose from, it can be difficult for people to know which they need most in their home kitchen. In order to avoid this dilemma, Headcook and Bottlewasher sells a range of saucepan sets, giving people all the equipment they need to start cooking for themselves.

The Hahn three-piece saucepan set is priced at £79 and comes with a trio of high quality stainless steel products. They can be used on all heat sources - gas, electric, halogen, aga and induction - and can even be used in the oven up to 240 degrees C. Their high heat retention means they cut down on the amount of energy needed to keep their content warm, making it a win-win purchase for both the customer and the environment.

Mauviel M'cook also offers a three-piece saucepan set, containing cookware measuring 16cm, 18cm and 20cm in diameter. These stainless steel saucepans are built to last and have a choice of two types of lid: one solid stainless steel and the other combining both glass and stainless steel. These are priced at £263.12 from Headcook and Bottlewasher.

Know how to clean saucepans

It is important for home cooks to know how to look after their brand new saucepans properly so they can be used for years to come. Non-stick surfaces need to be cleaned gently using a sponge, as brushes and wire scrubs can damage the surface. It is also essential to make sure any dried on food is removed with care, as this could also have an impact on the bottom of the pan if not properly treated.

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