Best Saute Pans in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update July 22, 2019
Do you adore cooking? Braised veggies are one of your all-time favourite meals? If yes, then a deep wide saute pan is a must-have in your kitchen. With such cookware, you can cook any meal you like without sacrificing taste and high vitamin content. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Capacity
Materials and coating
Heat source
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Cleaning
Warranty
 
PROS

This pan has a reinforced non-stick coating. It is perdurable, shockproof, conducts heat well, doesn't contain PFOA, and is very easy to wash.

CONS

Some dishwasher tablets may react with the inner coating.

OUR VERDICT

The saute pan by Le Creuset is a must-have thing for professionals and enthusiastic cooks. Its solid cast handles, heat-resistant glass lid, and high sides guarantee you easy and convenient cooking.

detailed parameters
Diameter

26 cm

Capacity

4 litres

Materials and coating

Metal with toughened non-stick coating, Glass lid

Heat source

Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Induction, Halogen, Oven safe to 260 °C (with lid - to 220 °C)

Handles

Professional-style cast handles with stainless steel rivets

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

Your meals will always be cooked at the right temperature with the TermoSpot indicator. It changes its colour when the pan reaches the optimum cooking temperature.

CONS

It is a bit too bulky.

OUR VERDICT

Cooking for a large family is a pleasure with this capacious stainless steel pan by Tefal. It is compatible with all hobs including induction ones and equipped with ergonomic stay-cool handles.

detailed parameters
Diameter

26 cm

Capacity

4.7 litres

Materials and coating

Stainless steel with non-stick coating, Glass lid

Heat source

Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Induction, Halogen, Oven safe up to 175 °C (for up to 1 hour)

Handles

Soft touch stay cool handles

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

2 years

PROS

This aluminium pan is designed with an induction base. It distributes heat evenly so that you can cook tasty dishes with ease.

CONS

Not oven safe. 

OUR VERDICT

With the VonShef Sauté Pan, you can cook almost any dish you want. This one is suitable for searing, sauteing, poaching, frying, caramelizing, and simmering. Hence, you won't need to buy a lot of pans for your kitchen.

detailed parameters
Diameter

28 cm

Capacity

4.3 litres

Materials and coating

Aluminium with non-stick interior coating, Glass Lid

Heat source

Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Induction, Halogen

Handles

Cool touch silicone handles

Cleaning

Hand wash only

Warranty

2 years

PROS

Thanks to the 5-star ProCook ultra double-layer coating, you can forget about burned meals. And with an outer scratch-proof enamel coating, your pan will look new longer.

CONS

It is heavy.

OUR VERDICT

The saute pan by ProCook is an excellent tool for cooking healthy meals on a minimal amount of oil. And the opportunity to cook on all hobs types, as well as a lovely price, add this cookware much popularity.

detailed parameters
Diameter

28 cm

Capacity

3.4 litres

Materials and coating

Aluminium with non-stick interior coating, Glass Lid

Heat source

Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Induction, Halogen, Oven safe up to 260 °C

Handles

Stay cool silicone handles

Cleaning

Dishwasher safe

Warranty

10 years

PROS

This pan has a ceramic non-stick coating which is known to be one of the most eco-friendly materials. It is also scratchproof and long-lasting.

CONS

The capacity could be larger. 

OUR VERDICT

This saute pan is suitable not just for sauteing but also for frying and braising. It heats up evenly without hot spots and has a pretty attractive design with the rose gold plated elements.

detailed parameters
Diameter

28 cm

Capacity

2.6 litres

Materials and coating

Aluminium with ceramic non-stick inner coating, Glass Lid

Heat source

Ceramic, Electric, Gas, Induction, Halogen, Oven safe up to 260 °C

Handles

Rose gold plated stainless steel handles

Cleaning

Hand wash only

Warranty

1 year (extendable up to 4 years)

Le Creuset 26 cm

Right Cookware for a Demanding Kitchen

It is easy to cook like a chef with the Le Creuset saute pan. Designed to help you make delicious meals with ease, this pan is ideal for both professional and creative home cooking. So would you like to braise veggies for dinner? Easy! Get crispy texture? Not a problem!

The pan is so good due to its thoughtful design. The Le Creuset saute pan has an aluminium base with a tough PFOA-free non-stick surface, so you can sear with less oil. The result: you always get a healthier, low in cholesterol meal.

This pan is equipped with the professional-style cast handles. They are attached with stainless steel rivets for a more secure connection. The pan also comes with a heat resistant glass lid. It fits tightly, so all the moisture, flavour, and vitamins stay inside the pan.

The maximal temperature this cookware can withstand is 260°C for the pan and 220°C for the lid. That is to say, the saute pan by Le Creuset is oven-safe and compatible with most types of hobs including the induction one.

As for the maintenance, cleaning this pan is easy and fast. Thanks to a non-stick coating, there is no burned food to scrub from the bottom. Hence, it takes almost no time to hand wash. You can also put the pan into your dishwasher when you have no time or desire to wash it by hands. Take note though, if you have accidentally damaged the coating beforehand (a scratch or something like that), the scratched spot may react with aggressive dishwasher tablets, resulting in corrosion in the future. When maintained right though, this pan will serve you hand and foot for many years.

Review of Le Creuset 26 cm Toughened Non-Stick Saute Pan with Lid

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Tefal Comfort Max, 26 cm

One of the Best Saute Pans

With Tefal, cooking even the hardest dish is easy and delightful. Why? Because the company produces cookware only from high-quality materials, applying well-proven technologies. Take this saute pan for example. Its body is made of stainless steel which includes 18% chromium and 10% nickel. This makes the pan very durable and wearproof.

The Tefal Comfort Max is highly resistant to corrosion and rust. In addition to that, it withstands high temperatures and is dishwasher and oven safe up to 175°C. The base is made from stainless steel with an aluminium disc encapsulated in it. This design solution ensures better heat conductivity, so the pan heats up faster, more evenly, and has no hot spots. Also, thanks to such a construction, the base is perdurable and resistant to deformation under stress.

Moving on, the manufacturer uses Bakelite for handles and a knob. This material is wearproof, it resists high temperatures, and most importantly, stays cool during the cooking process. The glass lid has a vent to release the controlled amount of steam, so you can keep that tasty vitamin-enriched food juice intact.

Thermospot and Non-Stick technology is Tefal’s brand identity. With its help, you always know when your pan is hot enough to start cooking.

Finally, there are visible measuring marks on the inside of the pan that we liked so much. They let you mix liquids more accurately when a measuring cup is not at hand. Definitely, with Tefal, cooking is always a pleasure.

Review of Tefal Comfort Max, 26 cm Stainless Steel Non-stick Saute Pan and Lid

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VonShef 28cm

Budget Saute Pan for a Large Family

If you are on a budget but need a pan that can help you cook the variety of dishes for your family, this saute pan by VonShef may interest you. It is 28cm in diameter and holds up to 4.3L of liquid. So, you can cook quite a lot at a time. A great option for cooking in a big way and beforehand.

Next, the base is made from 3.5-mm stainless steel covered with non-stick tough carbon steel. It distributes heat very well and is very durable. However, we wouldn’t scrub the pan or use an aggressive detergent, because the non-stick coating may start reacting with it (crumbling). Unfortunately, this is an issue of many non-stick pans.

The bottom of the VonShef pan is made inductive, so it heats up evenly and is compatible with most hobs including induction and ceramic ones.

Silicone handle remains cold when heated. It has a hanging loop, so you can hang it on a hook under the tabletop, for example. The last but not the least feature worth mentioning is that the VonShef saute pan comes with a vented glass lid for better cooking results.

As for the dishes you can make with this item, your options are endless. Thanks to its design and capacity, VonShef allows you to saute, sear, fry, poach, simmer, caramelise, and many more. Does it seem like multi-purpose cookware? Well, we bet it is!

Review of VonShef 28cm Aluminium Sauté Pan with Glass Lid

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ProCook 28cm

Good Choice for Quick and Healthy Meals

The ProCook Gourmet Saute pan is built to last and please its users with delicious healthy meals day after day. Made from high-quality aluminium with a reinforced base, this pan heats up quickly, evenly, and has great heat distribution properties for the best cooking results. The non-stick coating is a PFOA-free Teflon, which means you need less oil for frying. The result is a healthier lifestyle without depriving yourself of your favourite meals.

Since Teflon promises good food release, washing the pan is a matter of a minute. No more scrubbing or water-soak.

As for the size, the ProCook saute pan is 28 cm in diameter and 5.5 cm in depth. It can hold up to 3.4L of liquid.

The pan is really great for sauteing vegetables and for searing a couple of steaks for dinner. It is also suitable for making risotto, pasta sauce, and paella. Thanks to ergonomic handles and their stay cool construction, mixing and jumbling ingredients while cooking is pretty convenient. Yet, we would use a potholder when getting the pan out of the oven and wait a few seconds before touching the handles. This is because they are made from silicone that warms up under extreme heat, but it cools down very quickly too.

Overall, the saute pan by ProCook is a reliable piece of cookware. It is easy and convenient to cook with. Plus, it has a lovely price and a 10-year warranty. Not the key feature, but a very pleasant bonus.

Review of ProCook 28cm Gourmet Non-Stick Induction Saute Pan with Lid

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Tower 28cm

Good Looking, Good Cooking

The Tower saute pan is attractive cookware made to last. The design is what you notice first when looking at this pan. It has a black base and rose gold handles on both the pan and the lid, which makes it look stylish and professional. But is it able to cook as good as it looks? Well, let’s see.

The base of the saute pan is made from 3-mm high-quality aluminium; the handles are plated with stainless steel; the non-stick coating is Cerasure ceramic which promises effortless cooking with minimum oil.

The pan is durable and compatible with all hobs. It is also very easy to clean. Since its non-stick coating works pretty well, a soft washcloth and soapy water are enough to remove food debris from its surface.

The Tower pan is 28 cm in diameter and has a 2.6L capacity. This is not that much compared to its rivals but is enough to cook a meal for a large family. Plus, thanks to its wide working area, your cooking options are not limited to sauteing. You can prepare anything from scrambled eggs to ratatouille in this pan.

As for the lid, it is made of tempered glass with steam ventilation. The lid handle is big and handy. It fits the pan upside down, so you can store another pan on top of it and, consequently, save some useful space in your kitchen.

If we had to find a flaw in this product, it would be its steel handles. They warm up when used on a gas hob. There is a solution though - a potholder. Other than that, this seems to be a very good pan for daily use.

Review of Tower 28cm Linear Saute Pan with Easy Clean Non-Stick Ceramic Coating

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What Is a Saute Pan?

Not many of us can boast of having a minimum amount of cookware in our kitchens. Every housekeeper has at least 10 pans and pots in their cupboards, right? But contrary to popular belief, we don’t need 20 different pans to cook delicious diversified meals every day. In practice, 5-7 items are enough for diverse cooking.

In most cases, we would need a large skillet, a saute pan, and a couple of deep pots for soups. We can also buy additional cookware according to our taste and specific preferences. Thus, pizza lovers are more likely to have a few pizza pans, while barbecue fans usually need high-quality griddle pans for their kitchen. In this review though, we want to focus on saute pans and their advantages.

A saute pan is a deep pan with a flat bottom. It has vertical sides, a long handle, and a lid. Some models also have an additional small “helping” handle for more convenient grip.

Thanks to such a geometry, a saute pan offers a larger cooking area than skillets. They lose about 30% of the useful surface on flared sides.

A saute pan can also fit a larger volume of liquid. And thanks to its high sides, sauce won’t splash out when you move the pan. Plus, the lid fits more tightly, thus letting you control evaporation while cooking. Actually, evaporation is the key difference between a saute pan and a skillet. A saute pan locks moisture, keeping food juicy.

What can you cook with a saute pan? Quite a lot! You can make mouth-watering poached eggs, braised vegetables, flavourful pasta with meatballs, and many more delicious recipes.

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Publish Date: 2019-07-22 07:37:21