Whether you live in a townhouse or a studio, your kitchen has limited space. So every piece of cookware and kitchen tool you choose should earn its place. When several pots, pans and pans come together in different sizes, it can be difficult to determine which ones to use and which ones will just take up precious storage space in your kitchen cabinets.

Read this Cook and Pan blog to find out which pots, pans and saucepans you need. If you can't see the wood for the trees, we come to the rescue by explaining in detail what functionality each pan has and what the difference is between them.

What different pans and pots are there anyway?


Sauce pans are round, have straight, high sides, a long handle and may have a lid. They vary in size, the most popular ranging from one to four liters. These pans are incredibly versatile. They can be used for many purposes in the kitchen; for example, they can simmer sauces, heat up cans of soup or vegetables, boil eggs, make sweet treats, and much more.

Saucepan with lid 18 cm, stainless steel - BergHOFF | buy Ron? Shop at fonQ!

sauté pans

Another popular piece of cookware is the sauté pan, which has a wide and fairly deep round pan construction with straight sides. The pan comes with a matching lid and has a long handle on one side and a small handle on the other so that you can easily put the pan on the fire and take it off. This pan is the right choice when you want to sauté food or prepare a meal in a sauce. It's also the perfect choice for a stir-fry dish if you don't have a wok or don't have it on hand so quickly. A sauté pan is often compared to a saute pan, which is also understandable. A sauté pan often has a slightly more conical shape compared to a sauté pan.

Sauté pan with lid Hotel 28 cm | Official BergHOFF Webshop

frying pans

A frying pan, also known as a casserole, is a perfect choice for a dish that needs to be turned (eggs, pancakes, fish and steak) because it has a wide cooking surface and sloping sides that you can work with with a spatula. These pans are available in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, non-stick, carbon steel, and cast iron.

Scanpan HaptIQ frying pan 20 cm

Which sauce pan is right for you?

Saucepans come in different sizes. The most popular are the 1.8 liter (medium) and 3.8 liter saucepans (large). There are also smaller saucepans, but these saucepans are not used that often. Most home cooks will find that a medium and a large saucepan will meet most needs — without taking up too much of their precious kitchen space.

As a final tip, we recommend that you take a look at the Cook and Pan collection of Pans ! We have pans (sets) that you need at home. Available in various sizes and colours.

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