Sauté pans are easily one of the most useful pans in the kitchen. Various shapes and sizes are available, with or without lids, and with or without handles. Purchasing one isn’t always a matter of price, because there is such a wide range, and you can find excellent pans even at the budget end. But first things first, for those who aren’t sure, what is a sauté pan?
It is important not to confuse sauté pans with frying pans. As opposed to a frying pan, a sauté pan comes with vertical sides and a lid, perfect for sealing in moisture. Cooking curries and casseroles in one with a lid reduces the risk of your food drying out or burning, which provides a more flavourful and tender meal.
Among their common characteristics are their robust natures and their thick, heat-retentive bottoms and sides, making them ideal for sautéing meat, vegetables, and fish. The straight vertical sides of sauté pans provide more usable surface area than frying pans, allowing more room to work.
Additionally, sauces won't spill over the pan so easily, leaving less mess to clean. The deep design of these pans also allows them to be used for steaming, deep-frying, searing, and poaching. Many are also capable of switching from the hob to the oven, and they can use induction as well.
Make your cookware collection more versatile with the VonShef 28cm Aluminium Induction Pan. This large sauté pan comes in handy for a wide range of cooking techniques, including sautéing, searing, pan-frying, poaching, caramelising, and simmering. You truly can use it for anything from a big stew to a spicy curry to thick pasta sauces to an English breakfast.
VonShef sauté pans are made from durable 3.5mm thick black aluminium that won't change shape with time. Induction technology has a very clever way of distributing heat, to ensure that the handle doesn’t get hot at all, so you can cook at lower temperatures to preserve maximum flavour and use less energy. The non-stick interior coating allows you to cook healthier, low-fat meals, and you can also wash it faster and easier.
The large 3.2L capacity allows you to cook large quantities, whether you're cooking for one or a crowd, while the high sides prevent spills and spattering while allowing easy access for spatulas and spoons. Equipped with a tempered glass lid that helps the contents of the pan boil more quickly, several steam vents are featured on the lid to prevent pressure from building up inside the pan.
Alongside the best sauté pan, one of the utmost important kitchen essentials is a decent set of saucepans. You can also prep almost any vegetable to sauté with a versatile food processor, and you can check out the VonHaus range of kitchen essentials for your next kitchen gadget today.