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Advice on pans

You need a pan to put a meal on the table. And often not just one pan, but a number of different ones. Whether you're looking for a good basic set of pans or want to expand your current collection: there is more than enough choice. We inform you about the different types of pans, cooking techniques, and the use of materials so that you can make the right choice.

Standard equipment

Different sizes of pans

A good, basic set of pans can't be missing in your kitchen cupboard. To put a nice meal on the table every night, you need different pans. Think, for instance, of 2 frying pans, 2 cooking pots, a Dutch oven, and a saucepan. With this equipment, you'll come a long way. Read in the articles below how to choose your basic set of pans.

Extra pans

Red tajine

If you regularly and happily stand in the kitchen to prepare a tasty meal, a few extra pans always come in handy. In addition to the standard pans that shouldn't be missing in your kitchen cupboard, such as cooking pots and frying pans, you also need other pans to make a variety of dishes. How about a tajine or a pressure cooker? We will tell you more about this in the articles below.

Cooking techniques

Frying pan with meat

By different cooking techniques we mean the way you prepare ingredients. Baking, cooking, roasting, grilling, stir-frying, steaming, stewing and braising: all ways of preparing food. You need a specific pan for every cooking technique. There are also pans that you use for different cooking techniques. We will tell you more about this in the article below.

Type of heat source

Bottom of BK frying pan

When we talk about a heat source, we mean the type of hob or stove. There are ceramic, electric or induction hobs. Not all pans fit on every type of hob or gas stove. Before you choose new pans, it is important that you first check on which heat source you will use them. In the article below we will tell you more about it.


Cast iron frying pan with vegetables

The material of a pan often determines the quality and service life of the pan. A light and less durable pan is often cheaper to purchase, but will not last as long. Heavier materials such as cast iron or copper hardly wear, even with frequent use, and often last a lifetime. You can read more about this in the articles below.


Different sizes of pans

Once you know what type of pan you want, it is also useful to think about what size you need. The following applies: the larger the pan, the more you prepare in it. For 1 or 2 people you use a 2 or 3 liter cooking pot and a 24-centimeter casserole. Do you regularly cook for large groups? Then purchase large pans so that you make the right amount of food in one go.

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