Finding the right stainless steel pan for your needs
If you're looking to update your cookware collection, a stainless steel pan is a top choice that will see you through many delicious and versatile meals. Whether you opt for a fry pan to flip pancakes, a saucepan for simmering soup, a saute pan for stir fry or a roasting pan for braising beef - you'll find your new go-to stainless steel cookware right here at Kitchen Warehouse!
Benefits of using stainless steel when cooking
Stainless steel is one of the most popular materials to use when constructing cookware and comes with plenty of benefits for the user. It is:
Able to provide even heat distribution
Able to absorb heat quickly
Easy to clean
Non-reactive and can be used with acidic foods
Stylish with a shiny or matte finish that looks great in modern kitchens
Stainless steel cookware sets available
When you love to cook, a cookware set is a great way to get everything you need in one purchase while saving time and money. Our stainless steel cookware sets come in many different combinations and sizes to suit everyone.
For a comprehensive set of frypans and saucepans, you can't go wrong with the Tefal Ingenio 13 piece cookware set. This beauty can take you from stovetop to oven to fridge to dishwasher and contains 3 saucepans, 2 nonstick pans, 3 glass lids, 3 plastic lids and 2 removable handles with Thermo-spot technology to help you create perfectly cooked meals every time.
If you're looking for specialised equipment, we have the Scanpan Impact 10pc Cookware Set with steamer, strainer, stockpot, roaster and rack. There's also the Scanpan Impact 7pc Cookware Set with added chef pan and the Wolstead Steeltek 8pc Set with saute pan and lid.
Essential cookware piece recommendations
Some items of cookware are so versatile that you will find yourself reaching for them more than others. A stainless steel frying pan and a stainless steel saucepan are basics in cookware and should be a part of every household. A saute pan can cook a diverse range of food, from stir fry to steak, fish, veggies, casseroles and much more. Another essential piece is a colander. This item is a must for rinsing and straining pasta, potatoes, greens and other boiled ingredients.
From Stove to Oven
An oven-safe stainless steel pan can safely be used to cook food on the stovetop before being placed in the oven at high heat for further cooking if needed. The Scanpan Impact 5pc Cookware Set can go from stove to oven in no time and comes with 2 saucepans and glass lids, fry pan, casserole dish and steamer in a matte and shiny finish.
Features to consider when purchasing stainless steel pans
These features will help you to choose a stainless steel pan that meets your unique cooking needs:
Size - There are small pans that are ideal for 1-2 people and large pans that will cook dinner for an entire family
Base - A flat base will ensure even heat distribution
Lid - A lid is required for steaming and helps to keep food hot
Lip - A lip will make pouring hot liquids safe and easy
Handle - A removable handle allows you to place the pan into the oven
Weight - While stainless steel is much lighter than a cast iron skillet, you want it to be at least medium weight for a high-quality pan
Induction cooktops - Make sure your stainless steel pan is magnetic if you want to use it on an induction cooktop
Versatility - The right pan can be used with a wide range of cooking techniques as well as be used on any heat source, including the oven and induction
Dishwasher safe - A dishwasher-safe pan can be popped into the dishwasher for a fast and fuss-free cleanup
Ease of use - Look for a stainless steel pan that is easy to cook with, move around, clean up and store when not in use
Built to last
Our stainless steel cookware sets are expertly crafted for longevity and durability. The stunning Le Creuset 3 Ply 4pc Set is a showstopper and designed to make the cooking process seamless from start to finish. With a tri-ply system of 2 stainless steel layers and an aluminium core for even heat distribution, a non-stick coating, all-round pouring rim, capacity markings, ergonomic handles and fitted lids - this is the Rolls Royce of stainless steel cookware! This set also comes with a lifetime warranty for complete peace of mind.
Other items to consider when buying a stainless steel pan
Your new stainless steel pan will work wonders when combined with these other handy kitchen accessories, gadgets, appliances and utensils:
Brands we know and trust
Our brands make the best stainless steel cookware and high-quality kitchenware you'll find in Australia and we've got them at prices lower than RRP! Discover a new favourite from Le Creuset, Chasseur, Essteele, Tefal, Scanpan, Wolstead and more.
Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse
From stainless steel cookware to cast iron cookware, non-stick cookware and induction cookware, it's never been easier to find exactly what you need when you shop online at Kitchen Warehouse. We have the latest products by the biggest brands for you to explore and add to your wishlist. When you're ready to buy, simply pop your items into the shopping cart and checkout with flexible payment methods and free delivery over $100 Australia-wide.
What are some reasons to use stainless steel pans?
Stainless steel pots and pans offer many benefits. They are lightweight, easy to clean and non-reactive which means they won't react with acidic foods. They absorb heat quickly and provide even heat distribution for beautifully cooked meals. Unlike cast iron cookware, stainless steel won't rust which makes it a low-maintenance option that can be used for many years.
How do you clean stainless steel pans?
One of the best things about owning a stainless steel pan is that it can be placed in the dishwasher for fast and easy cleaning. Stainless steel is non-porous and durable enough to be scrubbed with a brush to remove any food bits that may get stuck on the surface.