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THE BEST COOKWARE FOR YOUR HOB

 

Gas or electric

Most standard hobs are gas or electric, and are usually compatible with all types of metal pans.

Induction
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.

Ceramic
Pans with thick bases - such as cast iron - are best for ceramic glass hobs. If you have a halogen hob, steer clear of pans with shiny bottoms as they can interfere with the heating element.

Aga
For an Aga with a solid hotplate, you should choose thick, heavy pans with flat bases that can withstand constant high temperatures.

TYPES OF COOKWARE

NON-STICK ALUMINIUM

A double layer of non-stick coating makes these pans ideal for frying and boiling

✔ hard-wearing
✔ long-lasting
✔ withstands extreme temperatures
✔ riveted handles for strength & durability

16cm saucepan from £19.50

ANODIZED ALUMINIUM

These pans are finished with a thick layer of non-stick, non-reaction coating which won’t rust or peel off. Handwash only

✔ extremely durable
✔ oven safe to 240°C

16cm saucepan - £25

STAINLESS STEEL

18/10 STAINLESS STEEL

These pans are 18% chromium and 10% nickel, with an aluminium base to give fast and even heat distribution. Suitable for all hobs.

✔ built for maximum durability & shine
✔ riveted handles for strength & durability
✔ glass lids for easy visibility
✔ oven safe to 180°C
✔ dishwasher safe

16cm saucepan from £19.50

TRI-PLY STAINLESS STEEL

These pots are made with layers of steel and aluminium, to ensure food cooks evenly without scorching the pan.

✔ riveted handles for durability & strength
✔ triple Teflon® Platinum non-stick coating for low-fat cooking

16cm saucepan - £35

COPPER & CAST IRON

COPPER BASE

These hard-wearing, professional-standard pans have a copper base for even heat distribution. Not suitable for induction hobs or dishwashers.

✔ oven safe to 180°C

16cm copper base saucepan from £29.50

CAST IRON

Our cast iron pans are thick, heavy and distribute heat well. They retain heat well, making them ideal for food that needs slow, steady cooking.

✔ Suitable for all types of hob

Cast iron casserole from £15

CARING FOR YOUR COOKWARE

1

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

2

Avoid using metal utensils and scouring pads on non-stick pans, as this can damage the non-stick coating

3

Try not to overheat your pans when cooking - too much heat can damage the non-stick coating

4

Leave your pans to cool before washing in hot water. For stubborn food residue, leave your pans to soak before washing

5

Ensure your pans are completely dry before putting them away