Cookware Buying Guide: Saucepan’s
Great cookware is one of the best investments you can make, but there are so many choices and picking the right product can be difficult. The first thing you should determine is what you will be cooking and the volume of people you will be serving in your establishment. You should always choice the basics first and the after, you can explore on investing in products that are used for speciality purposes. Firstly, a Saucepan is a necessity in any kitchen, given its versatile nature and ability to cook any meal – from boiling, sautéing, steaming vegetables, making sauces, or cooking grains and pasta.
One of the most popular saucepans and used around the world for a variety of dishes, the aluminium saucepan is perfect for efficiency as it’s a quick conductor of heat - even better heat distribution is if aluminium is ticker. This feature is ideal as it means you can start cooking straight away! Aluminium can be anodized to harden the surface. Hard-anodized cookware is harder than steel and is extremely durable. Aluminium has a great resistance to high temperatures meaning you don’t have to worry about accidental damage – making this type of saucepan the perfect long-lasting and affordable pan. Shop our Aluminium Saucepans here.
Stainless Steel Saucepans
Stainless Steel Saucepans stand the test of time and are ideal for multi-purpose use, due to the wide variety of foods that you can use it with – for example, it doesn’t react with acidic or alkaline food. Stainless steel is easy to clean and doesn’t require any special cleaning products and is also a very durable material! There’s one negative side to stainless steel – that it isn’t the best conductor of heat and there can be issues with distributing heat evenly, so it’s advised to be careful when using these saucepans so they don’t have hotspots that burn the food. Shop our Stainless Steel here.
Copper is a popular choice due to its aesthetically pleasing colouring and general exterior. Copper Saucepans are high-maintenance, but if looked after correctly it will last for years. Unlike stainless steel, copper has excellent heat distribution properties which alleviate the possibility of hot spots that will burn food due to the even heat. Copper also reacts very quickly to change in heat which allows for instant rising and lowering of heat. Explore our Copper Serving Cookware online here or contact us today to shop our Copper Saucepans.
Cast Iron Saucepans
Cast Iron Saucepans are generally reasonably priced and a good option for your professional kitchen. When used correctly they will develop a natural finish that will help season the pan and acting as a stove/oven to table-top, allowing your food for your guests to stay warm for a long time while served on the table in style. It’s important to note when cooking with cart iron that the pans are usually very heavy and the whole pan (including the handle) keeps heat for a long time making it dangerous to pick up without any glove protection. It’s also important to make sure to use the right cleaning products for cast iron, as soap or other acidic liquids/foods may damage the surfaces. Shop Cast Iron products online here.
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