Saucepan & Induction Pan Sets FAQ
Your new pan set is an important investment. With so many different sets of pots and pans for sale online, it can be difficult to know where to start. After considering your budget, you’ll need to think about your cooking style and the demands that you’ll be putting on your pans. When choosing your pan set, we’d recommend that you:
Consider the weight
Pans can become surprisingly heavy when they’re full. If you need extra support, look for pans with lug-handles that will help you to lift them. Depending on the materials used, choosing a lightweight pan set might not always be the best option.
We would suggest trying to find a compromise between choosing sturdy materials and a pan that’s not too heavy for you to use. Meeting this middle ground is great indicator of quality in pans, and that’s one of the reasons why we love our exclusive Nadiya Hussain Stackable Non-stick Frying Pan Set.
Choose the right coating
The coating on your new pans will determine their overall convenience and performance, as well as how easy – or difficult – they might be to wash. Non-stick pans might be generally easier to clean but, if you prefer to sauté your ingredients with stainless steel, you should expect your new pan set to require a little bit more scrubbing after use.
Think about your hob
If your kitchen has an induction hob, it’s important to choose suitable pans. With Prestige, there’s no need to go out of your way to find special induction pan sets: every single pan set in our online range is suitable for use on an induction stovetop. Simply choose the most suitable material for you and start cooking fearlessly straight away.
Yes! Among our online selection you’ll find pan sets from our collections purposely aimed at helping us protect the environment. These include the Eco and Earth Pan ranges, and we’ve explained a little bit about each of the two below.
Why choose a Prestige Earth Pan?
Our innovative Earth Pan recycled kitchenware is made using a staggering 88% fewer carbon dioxide emissions and made entirely from recycled materials – even down to the handles. If you’re looking for a toxin-free, ceramic non-stick pan set to use across your entire repertoire in the kitchen, Earth Pan sets make a versatile choice.
What’s different about a Prestige Eco pan set?
Prestige Eco pan sets are frequently amongst the best-selling sets in our range. We’re committed to playing our part in making cooking as eco-friendly as possible, so that’s why we’re proud to supply some of the world’s greenest non-stick pans.
Manufactured using our exclusive PFOA- and palm-oil-free non-stick coating, not only are these pans made from recycled materials but they are also recyclable themselves. What’s more, we’ve teamed up with Tree Aid to make sure that, for every Eco pan sold, we’ll plant a tree.
A stainless-steel pan set makes a fantastic, durable addition to any kitchen. However, there are a few things worth remembering if you’re not sure whether to choose stainless steel or non-stick cookware. If you’re a novice in the kitchen, a non-stick pan set is almost guaranteed to be easier to use – and to clean.
On the whole, stainless steel works well for boiling, browning, deep-frying or boiling. While stainless steel is durable and won’t chip, crack, rust or stain, it’s still quite easy to accidentally stain the surface – despite its name. Stubborn, burnt food can be a downside of stainless-steel pans, so that’s worth bearing in mind if you’re looking for a new pan set.
Buying a dishwasher is a significant investment but using it over longer periods of time could potentially save you money on your energy bills. Even though we always recommend careful handwashing first, all Prestige pans are dishwasher-safe.
If you’re ready to buy your new pan set, we hope that you’re feeling more informed after reading this guide. Don’t forget to take a look at all of our latest special offers and our carefully handpicked item of the month to make sure that you’re saving on your new Prestige cookware.
If you have any questions about our pan sets or you’d like to know more about a particular product, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.