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About Frying Pans

Do you know that the existence of copper frying pans is dated back to Mesopotamia? Back in times, these frying pans were also known as the tangent on (in ancient Greek). And in Rome, they were known as Patella or Santiago. But the word Pan derived from the Old English Panna.

A modern frying pan, frypan, or skillet is a flat bottom utensil used for searing or frying purposes. Typically, it comes with a diameter of about 20 to 20 centimetres (or 8 to 12 inches). It has relatively low sides and a small long handle to hold the pan. At times we can also see a small handle attached set opposite the larger one. A modified version of these pans is also known as sautéing pan- it comes with a lid and slightly taller sides. These pans are legless and are relatively simpler in construction, but still, we have several options to choose from.

Different types of frying pans

When you head into the market for a new frying pan, there will be a flood of choices. You will have a variety of sizes, materials, and many other features. You may also need to decide between non-stick and natural pans. And you might get confused between options in cast iron, stainless steel and other metals. In short, when it comes to frying pans, there is a lot to consider. Besides the fact that buying the best pan depends on your budget, needs, and cooking style, you need to understand some basic types of these utensils available in the market.

Deep frying pans in carbon steel

This metal is much similar to cast iron. Therefore, they also need seasoning and become more and more non-stick with the use and passage of time. If seasoned properly, they can be used for anything from eggs and fish to vegetables and meats. Because carbon steel is thinner and lighter in weight as compared to cast iron, the material does not retain the heat well. We can not place it in pros or cons – it just means these pans are more susceptible to temperature changes. However, they are an ideal option if you need a lightweight pan that can heat quickly and evenly. Besides the fact remain constant that they are durable and oven safe.

Stainless steel frying pans

This is a highly versatile pan material besides the fact that stainless steel alone is not a good conductor of heat. Therefore, modern-day stainless-steel pans come in tri-ply or multiple-ply. These pans are made by fusing multiple layers of metal, including stainless steel, aluminium, and copper at times. Due to this layered construction, these pans are heavier but still lighter than cast iron pans. These pans are ideal for searing meat, making pan sauces and cooking food in the oven. These pans also have a better life span and are non-reactive, rust and scratch-resistant. Plus, they are oven and dishwasher safe.

Cast iron frying pans

Even though they are heavier than many other types of pans, they are a must-have in any kitchen. This is because they are the only suitable option for many recipes. Cast iron is a great distributor of heat and delivery equal heat to every inch centimetre of the pan while cooking – hence cooking foo evenly. These are also ideal for a great sear on dishes like pan-fried chicken and cast-iron skillet steak. However, such pans require additional care with some essential cleaning tips. Besides, the regular seasoning will increase the life of these pans.

Ceramic frying pans

These ceramic coated pans are relatively new in the family. These pans are also referred to as green non-stick pans. They are coated with a silica-based gel that is made by treating sand. This gel creates a slick, non-stick surface without any chemical coating. With such a construction these pans are ideal for your low-temperature cooking, and you must avoid searing in them. This is an ideal option if you want the functionality of a non-stick without chemicals. Besides, they are also easier to clean but can not be used in the oven or washed in the dishwasher. Rather a handwash with mild dishwashing material is recommended for longer use.

Tips on how to buy Frying Pans online in the UAE 

Frying pans are stapled items in commercial and domestic kitchens. Today these pans feature an all-purpose signature design that makes them an ideal option for pan-frying as well as sautéing, scrambling, or searing. Considering the multipurpose abilities, it is important to pay a little more attention and consider them during the buying process. However, not all of us know what is needed to keep in mind while looking for a frying pan for sale in an online store. Therefore, we did some market research and compiled a list of top expert tips on buying the best non-stick frying pan. With these tips, you can make the best decision and buy a pan that can serve all your needs for a long time.

  • Consider the material – Frying pans come in different materials, including Aluminum, Aluminum clad stainless steel, stainless steel, copper, and carbon steel. The best idea is to buy pans made of cast iron or steel. They are durable, versatile and a reasonable investment.
  • The thickness of the pan – The thickness of the pan is of great importance. You can read the product description section to find about it. The pan you ick should be at least between 10 gauge to 22 gauge of thickness.
  • Rivet or rivetless – This is a comparatively smaller option but plays a significant role in the cooking process. Both have their pros and cons. A riveted handle is the sturdiest, but a non-rivet style offers a smooth internal surface thus easier cooking. Make choices as per your preferences.
  • The handle type – It’s better to go for a pan with stainless steel handle as it will remain cool during and after cooking. This is what makes a pan perfect for all-day cooking. Besides, they are lightweight and will not make your pan tilt when empty.
  • The cost – Although you can find many cheap items, they might not last longer or serve you nicely. Therefore, it is better to spend a considerable amount to buy branded and quality products. These products will stay with you longer and justify the cost.

Besides these core features, you can also look at additional features like the lid of the pan and others. Surely these additional perks might add up a little bit in the cost, but they will also boost the versatility of the container in your kitchen. For those who are still not clear about what they must pick, some market research is recommended. You can explore frying pans at Shops.ae to see different products from global brands. Explore and review different products to know your possibilities and pick the one that suits you the most.

Question & Answer

What are frying pans used for?

A frying pan is a flat bottom pan used for frying, browning, and searing food. These utensils are generally 20 to 30 cm in diameter with relatively low that flare outwards. They also feature a long handle. Although previously they had no lids today, we can find many versions with lids to cover food.  Additionally, if the pan is bigger in size, you will find another smaller handle just opposite the main stem.

What are the best non-stick frying pans?

The competition is fierce, and each year bestselling brands come up with advanced versions of their kitchen and living accessories. Some of the bestselling non-stick frying pans of this year are Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10″ Omelette Pan, the all-clad 4110 NS R2 Non-Stick Fry Pan, Scanpan Classic 9.5 Inch Fry Pan and Cuisinart 6422-24 Contour Hard-Anodized 10 Inch Skillet. Other options you can consider are Tramontina Professional Restaurant 10-in. Nonstick Frypan, Farberware Classic Series Aluminum Nonstick 10-Inch Deep Skillet, and the T-Fal E93805 Professional Nonstick 10.25 Inch Fry Pan.

Can frying pans be recycled?

Yes, most of the pans, cooking pots and other kitchen utensils are made of metal, and thus they can be recycled. However, most of the curbside recycling systems might not accept your pan. So, if you wish to send your old or used frying pan into recycling, contact the nearest service provider in your region. All you need to do is to donate your pans; hand them over to the professional recycling company staff and buy a new one for your kitchen.

Where to buy frying pans online?

Pans are an important part of any kitchen. From frying eggs to making some quick pasta, frying pans are of great help. Here at Shops.ae you can find the most variety of top quality, durable and long-lasting pans online in UAE. Some of the brands that you can shop here are Calphalon, T-Fal, Cuisinart, Circulon, Farberware,  and Ozeri. Kitchen accessories are of great importance and with the right type of pans, you can do any wonder with the recipe you wish to present on a special eve.

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