Sauté pan and chef’s pan FAQs
Q: What is a sauté pan?
Whether you’re a seasoned professional or simply enjoy cooking tasty food at home, you won’t want to be without a sauté pan. As somewhat of a hybrid between a frying pan and a saucepan, a sauté pan is a highly versatile piece of cookware. Unlike a frying pan, which has slanted sides, a sauté pan’s sides are straight. Not only does this make searing meat or reducing a sauce a breeze but you’re also far less likely to spill the contents of your pan! Even more so if you invest in a sauté pan with a lid.
Q: What is a sauté pan used for?
The jack of all trades, the sauté pan is suitable for virtually all kinds of cooking. In no small part thanks to its handy sides, a sauté pan has a greater surface area than that of a frying pan. This therefore makes a sauté pan ideal for searing meats. From browning off some chicken thighs to cooking the perfect steak – you can’t go far wrong with a stainless-steel sauté pan. Sauté pans are also perfect for cooking curries, casseroles or anything else with a sauce. Their taller sides combined with surface area for browning make them one pan that can do it all. To top it all off, sauté pans can be used oven to hob and vice versa, making cooking up delicious dishes as easy as pie (quite literally!).
Q: Can I use a sauté pan as a frying pan?
In short, yes! As our Circulon chef’s pan sets are so versatile, it can be used instead of the trusty frying pan or skillet. However, if you want a new pan with which to do the ‘chef’s toss’– a frying pan might be a better option!
Q: Can you stir fry in a sauté pan?
Although, traditionally, stir fry is made in a wok, there’s no reason why you can’t use a Circulon sauté pan. Rather than investing in multiple pans for multiple purposes, our sauté pans are versatile enough to be one of the few pans you need. Simply add a drizzle of oil, crank up the heat and watch our stainless-steel sauté pans work wonders.
Q: Can you deep fry in a sauté pan?
Yes, you can! Thanks to the tall sides of our stainless-steel sauté pans, they are suitable for deep frying. What you can deep fry will depend on its size. As long as you can deep fry the food in just a few centimetres of oil, our sauté pans are suitable. Just be careful not to fill the chef’s pan with too much oil as this could bubble over and cause all manner of problems. For advice on choosing the best pan to elevate your culinary skills, get in touch with our helpful team. They’re on hand to help you find the best pan for the job at hand.
Choose Circulon for sauté and chef’s pans that you can rely on
If you’re looking to create tasty meals from scratch, you’ll want one of our SteelShield sauté pans in your kitchen inventory. For help choosing the best sauté pan for the job, fill out our online form. Our kitchen experts are on hand to offer advice and guidance on the best pan (or bundle!) for your needs. In the meantime, visit our blog for tasty recipes, tips and tricks.