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Find the pan that suits you: 7 tips

Buying a new pan isn’t something you do every day. You want to put the tastiest steaks, vegetable dishes and risottos on the table. That's why you want to be sure you're making the right choice: a pan that doesn't stick, is easy to use and lasts a long time. We provide seven tips for finding the perfect pan. Let the dinner party with friends and family begin!

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1. What do you want to cook?

Let's start at the beginning: what kind of dishes do you want to cook? And which pan is best for the job? Make a list for yourself of what you like to prepare and which pans you think you'll need. A frying pan, a fish pan or a wok pan? Need help? Our pots and pans guide tells you exactly which pan you need.

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2. Washing up or in the dishwasher?

We understand that you prefer to linger at the table with your friends and family rather than washing your pans. That's why most of our pans are dishwasher safe. Only pans with a wooden handle are not dishwasher safe.

Pro tip: the non-stick coating in your new pan will last the longest if you wash it by hand. The dishwasher can damage the non-stick coating, making your pan less non-stick. But don't worry. Because the non-stick coating is easy to clean, washing up is no problem. So, it's easy to keep your pan in good condition.

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3. Hot, hot, hot: hot handles

You probably recognise this: you grab the handle of your pan and almost burn your hand. Ouch! Pots and pans with a metal (stainless steel) handle can become very hot. This is logical, because stainless steel conducts heat. Would you prefer a pan that doesn't need potholders? Then choose a pan with a Bakelite or wooden handle.

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4. Baking without sticking: the best non-stick coating

Suppose you are preparing a delicious curry. Then of course you want the whole dish to end up on the plate, and not half still stuck to the pan. That is why your pans need a non-stick coating. Many traditional non-stick coatings contain PFAS, a chemical that damages the environment and your health. Ours doesn’t. All GreenPan pans (also the stainless steel pans) has a Thermolon ceramic non-stick coating. This non-stick coating is free from PFAS and ensures that your dishes don’t stick to the pan. With these pans, you can put delicious and healthy food on the table for you and your friends and family.

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5. Left-handed or right-handed, no problem!

Do you often make a tasty sauce with your dish? Or do you like to serve soup? Then you frequently have to pour from your pan. It's quite annoying when the pouring spout is on the wrong side and you almost drop the pan when pouring. That's why many of our saucepans have a pouring spout on both sides. No need to think about that either.

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6. A perfect match with your induction hob

Less and less people are cooking with gas. Chances are that you too have turned off the gas tap and are using an induction hob. A good choice for the environment! But then you must also be familiar with the eternal check that a pan is induction-proof. No worries, nothing serious happens when you put an unsuitable pan on an induction hob: the pan just won't heat up. Since heat is a pretty essential part of cooking, we'll make it easy for you: all our pans are induction cookware compatible.

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7. Lifting weights with your pan

Some pans are so heavy that you have to hold them with both hands. The result is that you almost drop it and it makes your arms hurt. Some people find heavy pots and pans awkward, while others don't mind them at all. So, think about this before you buy your new saucepan or pan. 

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We know, choosing a new pan is not easy. But these tips will help you make the right choice when it comes to a pan that cooks well and lasts long. If you are kind to your pans you will enjoy them for years. With our pans you also contribute to a better environment and have better health, because all our pans are completely PFAS-free. Instead of the traditional non-stick coating with PFAS, we developed the first ceramic non-stick coating without PFAS back in 2007. So, you can cook delicious and healthy meals for yourself and your loved ones.

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