These shallow pans are ideal for browning, sautéing, and shallow frying. Pan sets are a great way to outfit your kitchen with the various pans you need to cook for a crowd or just for one.
Buy a pot set: then you’ll always have the right pan to hand
A large pan for meat, a medium-sized pan for side dishes and for roasted pine nuts as a topping, a small pan. To prepare a meal of many courses you need pans in different sizes. You can buy high-quality pan sets in the ZWILLING online store for this.
What are the advantages of buying a pan set?
Hardly any households get by with only one pan. So gradually you buy pans in different sizes. Yet buying individual skillets can have significant disadvantages compared to buying a 2 or 3-piece pan set. Below we’ve summarized the reasons why it is better to buy a pan in a set.
1. The perfect cooking set — all pans in one product series
Sometimes product series are only produced for a short time and then replaced by new collections. If you want to buy a pan from the same series further down the line, it may already be sold out. If you just want to buy uniform cookware for your kitchen for visual and appearance reasons, then you are better off buying a pan set.
2. Price advantage
More often than not there are significant price advantages to buying a skillet set instead of individual pans.
3. All sizes
Generally a pan set contains all the usual sizes. So you’ve always got the right pan size to hand for any meal.
The sizes of the pans in a set are coordinated so that they save space when stored in the kitchen cupboard. Because the different diameters make the sets stackable.
How many pans are there in a pan set?
There are at least two skillets in a pan set. Larger pan sets are often of three to four pans, that cover the most important sizes.
These are the most important pan sizes you will need when cooking.
1. 20 cm pan
You can prepare a small meal for one person in this pan. This size is right for one fried egg or three scrambled eggs, and for small side dishes for one to two people.
2. 24 cm pan
You can cook meals for two in this pan. In this size you can prepare, for example, fried potatoes or fry two pieces of meat.
3. 26 cm pan
This pan size is included in the 4-piece pan set and is seldom needed. It is mainly used in a 2-person household as the pan size is just right for preparing a full meal for two.
4. 28 cm pan
This pan is the standard pan size in your kitchen. In it you can effortlessly prepare meals for three to five people. The frying surface is large enough to prepare several pieces of meat in.
Buy pan sets for induction hobs
More and more homes are fitted with an induction hob as standard. Induction saves time and energy when cooking and prevents burns, especially in households where there are children. Cleaning the plates is also easier, as nothing burns that has to be laboriously scrubbed away later. However, not all pans are suitable for an induction plate.
During induction an electromagnetic field is transferred from the plate to the base of the induction pan. As the pan can react to this, it must be made from a magnetic material. As a rule cast iron pans are always suitable for induction hobs. But pan sets made from stainless steel or aluminum with a non-stick coating are, in most cases, designed for induction hobs, if they have a magnetic base.
We hope you have fun choosing your pan sets in the ZWILLING online store.