How do you choose the perfect pan set?

Choosing the right pan set is essential for every home chef. Choosing the right pan set depends on a number of aspects:
The material of the pans
The heat source on which you cook
Extra useful functionalities
This is a simple guide to help you find the perfect cookware set.

The material of the pans:
Stainless Steel (Stainless Steel): Durable and versatile. Suitable for almost all heat sources and often oven safe.
Aluminum: Lightweight and good heat conduction. Ideal for quick cooking at lower temperatures. You need a special base for induction.
Cast Iron: Excellent heat distribution and retention. Ideal for slow cooking and roasting. Heavy and requires more maintenance.
Copper: Provides very fast and even heat conduction. However, requires regular polishing and is not suitable for all heat sources without special treatment.

The heat source on which you cook:
Induction: For induction cooking you need pans with a magnetic bottom. Stainless steel and cast iron are excellent choices. Aluminum and copper pans only work if they have a special induction base.
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All other heat sources (electric, gas stove, ceramic): Almost all pans are suitable for these heat sources. Pay attention to the manufacturer's instructions to be sure.
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Oven-safe : Look for pans that are explicitly marked as oven-safe. Stainless steel and cast iron are often safe choices.
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Extra useful functionalities:
Heat-resistant handle: Look for pans with handles that stay cool on the stove, for added safety and comfort.
Non-stick coating type: Non-stick coatings are ideal for easy cooking and cleaning. Examples of this are ceramic, enamelled, diamond coating and honeycomb non-stick coatings.
Dishwasher safe: For ease of maintenance, choose pans that can go in the dishwasher. Please note that some materials, such as cast iron, are not suitable for this.
PFAS-free: Go for pans without PFAS for a healthier cooking environment. Fortunately, all KookGigant pan sets are PFAS-free!
Want to know whether your new pan set has these useful functionalities? These are always described in the product information!

Choosing the right pan set depends on your personal needs and preferences. Consider the above points carefully to find a cookware set that will fulfill your culinary dreams for years to come. Get Cooking!