A guide on choosing and buying saucepans
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If you are interested in cooking and
want to stock your kitchen correctly, selecting the right
pots and pans is an important first step. However, the sheer
variety of cookware shapes and sizes can be overwhelming.
This guide will demonstrate some of the most popular
saucepans to help you decide what you need, types to buy and
how much to spend.
A 2 gallon (8 quart) stockpot is very useful when cooking
for guests or making large batches of soup or chilli to
freeze and reheat later. You can also use it as the bottom
part of a double boiler, for melting chocolate or mixing up
a rich Hollandaise sauce. A large stockpot is also a great
addition in a large family for cooking up stews and
Saucepans come in every size from tiny to enormous, but
since you already have a large stockpot, it’s a good idea to
pick a smaller saucepan. A 1 quart saucepan is ideal for
cooking small portions of vegetables or using with your
large stockpot as the top part of a double boiler. If that
seems a little small for you or you have a large family,
then select a 2 quart saucepan instead.
Large Sauté Pan
Whether it’s cooking chicken breasts for a dinner party or
preparing a one-pan breakfast of eggs, bacon, and pancakes
all in one pan, a large sauté pan will come in handy. A
fourteen-inch pan that is also safe for use in the oven is a
good, flexible addition to your cookware.
Small Frying Pan
If you want to whip up something small and simple, such as a
grilled cheese sandwich or a single serving of seared
salmon, a small frying pan is an essential item to have in
your kitchen. Eight inches is a good size for this purpose.
Flame Proof Casserole Dish
Whilst not strictly a saucepan, to round out your cooking ensemble,
select a medium-sized flame proof casserole dish for those favourite tuna
casseroles or chicken dishes. For maximum flexibility, select one that can be
used on the stove top (flame proof not just heat proof), in the microwave as
well as in the oven.
five items, you’ll be well on your way to a
well-stocked kitchen with all of the cookware that you need to cook your