Written by Nadie

What is the build quality of a pan?

The build quality of a pan has an impact on the lifespan and use. If you buy a pan with basic class quality, then chances are that you will have to buy a new one in a few years. Top quality pans last much longer. In addition, they conduct the heat a lot better. How do we determine build quality? In this article I tell you all about it.

In short - Frying pans and wok pans

Basic pan material One material is more durable than the other. A cast iron or copper pan will wear less quickly and last longer.
Type of coating A cast iron, stainless steel or sheet steel baking layer is much stronger and more durable than a ceramic or traditional non-stick coating.
Handle material A stainless steel handle is stronger and more durable than, for example, a silicone or plastic handle that have a chance to melt.
Cool handle Prevents high temperatures on the handle, reducing the risk of damage.

In short - Boiling

Basic pan material One material is more durable than the other. A cast iron or copper pan will wear less quickly and last longer.
Handle material A stainless steel handle is stronger and more durable than, for example, a silicone or plastic handle that have a chance to melt.
Cool handle Prevents high temperatures on the handle, reducing the risk of damage.
Heat source Gas, electricity, ceramics, induction or oven. The more heat sources the pan can handle, the better.

High-end build quality

copper cooking pot and cast iron wok

You buy high-class pans because you want to use them for years. These pans last the longest because the chance of damage is smallest. A pan with build quality top class therefore has at least 70% of the specifications from the above table. These pans are distinguished by the material of the pan and the handle.

Mid-range build quality

stainless steel cooking pot with cold handle and ceramic wok

Pans with building quality middle class have at least 50% of the specifications from the above table. For example, they do not have a copper handle but one of plastic. With a middle-class pan you get a good pan for home cooking, but you have to replace it earlier than a pan of top class.

Basic build quality

stainless steel cooking pot and frying pan with standard non-stick coating

Pans with building quality base class have less than 50% of the specifications from the above table. For example, they are often not suitable for all heat sources, the pan is made of less durable material or contains handles that heat up quickly. This is often reflected in the price. Do you like to buy a new pan regularly, then a basic class pan is sufficient for you.

Conclusion

Are you looking for a decent frying pan, wok pan or pan? Then choose a product with minimal building quality middle class. The risk of damage is smaller and the service life of the material is longer.


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