Sizes of saucepans available
Whether you're a professional chef or a home cook, you're likely to have a number of saucepans in your kitchen for boiling, simmering, stewing and more. This basic cookware essential is primarily used on a stovetop, has high sides, a long handle and often a lid. Its height makes it invaluable for holding liquids without spillage.
You can find saucepans of every size and capacity at Kitchen Warehouse. We have the small Essteele Per Vita Saucepan With Lid 16cm that holds 1.9L or the larger Pyrolux Pyrostone Saucepan With Lid 20cm that holds 3L. There's the Wolstead Superior+ Saucepan with Lid 18cm and the mighty Anolon Endurance+ Saucepan that holds an impressive 3.8L.
We also have smaller milk pans and butter warmers by brands like Falcon and Chasseur that measure 14cm and hold up to 850ml of liquid.
Stainless steel, aluminium, copper or cast iron saucepans
Saucepans come in a variety of materials, each with their own benefits. The main types you can find are:
Stainless steel saucepans - A stainless steel saucepan is non-toxic and non-reactive which makes it perfect for cooking with acidic foods, such as tomatoes and lemons. It's also lightweight, durable, heats quickly and provides even heat distribution.
Aluminium saucepans - Hard anodised aluminium saucepans are very durable, non-reactive and resistant to corrosion. They're also typically a non-stick saucepan that can heat evenly and quickly.
Copper saucepans - A copper saucepan has amazing thermal conduction and retention properties and can distribute the heat evenly across its surface.
Cast iron saucepans - Cast iron cookware is naturally non-stick when seasoned, durable and can add iron to meals. It also offers even heat distribution and excellent heat retention and can withstand very hot temperatures in the oven, on a fire, or any stovetop.
Features to look for in your new cookware
Before buying a new saucepan, consider whether these features are important to you:
Size - Saucepans come in many sizes with different capacities depending on the brand. Consider the amount of people you cook for and choose a saucepan that can hold the required amount of servings.
Base - A heavy base will provide more even heat distribution and won't warp over time.
Lid - A pan with lid will help to retain heat and keep in moisture. Glass lids are oven-safe for quickly transferring dishes from the stovetop to oven.
Lip - A lid makes pouring liquids out of the saucepan easy and spill-free.
Handle - Make sure your handle stays cool to the touch to prevent burns. A helper handle on the side will also assist with carrying and pouring tasks.
Weight - Generally, the heavier the material, the better the heat distribution and more durable the saucepan. However, make sure it is still light enough for you to lift and transfer as needed.
Recommended cookware for induction cooktops
If you have an induction stovetop, you'll need to use a saucepan that's specifically suited to induction cooking. The Jamie Oliver Cook's Classic Induction Saucepan 20cm is perfect for induction stovetops, as is the gorgeous Clevinger Non-Stick Saucepan 18cm with 4 layers of non-stick coated marble and a comfortable faux wood handle.
Value of purchasing a saucepan set
A cookware set can save you time and money when you need multiple saucepans of various sizes. The Wolstead Succinct 4 piece Saucepan Set features a small, medium and large saucepan with detachable handle that can be attached to whichever one you are using. When you're done, simply remove the handle and stack them inside of each other to save storage space!
How many saucepans or pots do you need when setting up a new kitchen
Make sure you have everything you need to cook up a storm when you move into a new home by investing in some high-quality saucepans. Most home cooks can get by with just 2 to start with - a small one that holds around 1.5L and a larger one that can hold 3L or above. You can always add more sizes as your cooking needs grow.
Quality saucepans and milk pans you can rely on
When you buy a high-quality saucepan or milk pan from Kitchen Warehouse, you can be confident that you're investing in cookware that will last you for many years to come. Our pans are equipped with all of the special features you would expect, such as the Scanpan Classic Covered Saucepan with glass lid, non-stick coating, patented handle and exceptional heat conductivity in a short amount of time.
Accessories you may need with your new saucepans
Expand your saucepan collection with our huge range of kitchen accessories, bakeware, kitchenware, tableware and more. Consider adding:
Brands we know and trust
We proudly stock the brands you know and love at outstanding prices lower than RRP, including Tefal, Scanpan, Circulon, Essteele, Swiss Diamond, Anolon, Chef Inox, Jamie Oliver by Tefal, Le Creuset, Pyrolux and Raco.
Buying saucepans online at Kitchen Warehouse
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What are the benefits of buying a saucepan set?
A saucepan set allows you to buy multiple saucepans in one purchase, saving you both time and money. Saucepan sets typically come with different sizes included, so you can have everything you need to start cooking with them. Some even come with a stackable design to save space or include other cookware items, such as a steamer or frypan.
What are the different materials saucepans are made from?
Saucepans are made using various materials to suit your cooking style and home decor. There are stainless steel saucepans that are completely non-reactive, durable and easy to clean with a modern aesthetic. There are hard anodised aluminium saucepans for a tough, non-reactive surface and even heat. Cast iron cookware can withstand very high temperatures and works on any stovetop, as well as open flames and ovens. They provide excellent heat retention and require seasoning to maintain a non-stick finish. There are also copper saucepans that add a brilliant warmth to kitchens and are a super heat conductor. Copper is often used to line saucepan bases for better heat conduction.