There’s something for every type of cook and budget in our cookware collection, and our handy guide is here to show you how to pick the perfect range for you and your home
Gas or electric
Most standard hobs are gas or electric, and are usually compatible with all types of metal pans.
If you have an induction hob (which doesn’t get hot, but heats pans via a magnetic induction coil), you should choose pans made from magnetisable metal such as cast iron or steel. Pure aluminium or copper pans will not heat up unless the base is bonded with a magnetic metal.
Pans with flat, heavy bases – such as cast iron – are best for ceramic (glass-topped) hobs. If you have a halogen hob, steer clear of pans with shiny bottoms, as they can interfere with the heating element.
For an Aga with a solid hotplate, you should choose thick, heavy pans with flat bases that can withstand constant high temperatures.
Suitable for all hob types apart from induction. Made with a layer of premium non-stick coating for healthier cooking
Suitable for all hob types. Made with a thick layer of non-stick, non-reaction coating that won’t rust or peel
Suitable for all hob types. Made with an aluminium base for fast and even heat distribution
Suitable for cooking from the hob and crafted from porcelain enamelled cast iron, this is the perfect choice for evryday use
Suitable for all hob types apart from induction. Made with a copper base for fast and even heat distribution
Copper is the material du jour, offering good looks and great performance. This four piece set can help fulfill all your cooking needs
Our cookware collection includes both diswasher-safe and handwash-only ranges. Look at the individual item details to find out how best to wash your pans
Avoid using metal utensils and scouring pads on non-stick pans, as this can damage the non-stick coating
Try not to overheat your pans – too much heat can damage the non-stick coating