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During lockdown you’re probably spending more time in your kitchen to cook for you and your family since it’s better not to go out. We have the 5 most important pans you need in your kitchen to cook all your meals and have a variety of cookware at home.

Dutch oven

You will find them made from stainless steel, anodized aluminum and cast iron. They are used for pot-roasting, stewing, braising, boiling pasta and making soup. Resists sticking and rust. It is also ideal for camping.

Frying pan

A frying pan has curved side walls for easy stirring and sliding food out of the pan, ideal for frying, scrambling, sautéing or searing, sloped sides prevent steam from forming in the pan. The pan should be made of heavyweight material that is responsive to heat, such as lined copper, stainless steel with a copper or aluminum core, anodized aluminum or cast iron.

Sauté pan

Very similar to the frying pan, only it has short, straight sides with a wide bottom area for maximum heat conduction. Is ideal for sautéing, searing, braising, deglazing, poaching, and stir frying. These pans often have either a Teflon or ceramic non-stick coating.

Sauce pan

This pan has a wide bottom area for maximum heat conduction. Ideal for slow cooking stews, sauces, soups, casseroles and roasts while reducing the content. Saucepans are made of a sturdy material that is heat responsive, such as lined copper or stainless steel with an aluminum or copper core or bottom plate.

Wok pan

Ideal for stir-frying but can also be used for sautéing, steaming, deep-frying. Deep curved sides promote excellent food movement. Woks are made from various materials, such as carbon steel, cast iron, stainless steel with aluminum inner layers, and metal with a non-stick coating applied.

Head over to our Scanpan section and check out all the variety of pans we have for you kitchen lovers. It’s never late to learn more about the right tools to use to prepare your meals at home.