How to choose
Does it suit your hob?
Different hobs, such as an induction hob, require particular materials. See our handy guide below for more advice.
Light or heavyweight?
You'll be put off cooking if they're too heavy. Lightweight materials are best if you hate lugging pans to the sink.
Is it dishwasher safe?
Be sure to check our product descriptions to see if your new pans are dishwasher safe or hand wash only.
Ideal for novice chefs and of course, good value.
Have non-stick coating making them much easier to clean. You also need less oil when frying, meaning healthier cooking, too.
Shop aluminium cookware
An excellent thermal conductor that heats quickly and cooks evenly.
Lightweight, durable and easy to clean, these are great value.
Long-lasting, durable stainless steel is resistant to scratching, chipping, flaking and peeling.
Non-reactive, so you can cook acidic ingredients, like tomatoes, without affecting the taste.
High durable and resistant to chipping and peeling, thanks to its electrochemically treated hard finish.
All the benefits of having non-stick coating.
A great investment, copper bottom pans are more than just shiny good looks.
You have the best of both worlds - the copper base has superb heat distribution, while the stainless steel is resistant to scratches.
Combines the benefits of 3 materials:
- Exceptional heat retention of copper - food continues to cook even after heat is switched off
- Durable and long-lasting stainless steel
- Cooks evenly, thanks to a layer of aluminium
Shop cast iron cookware
Cast is heavily weighted, with excellent heat retention.
Heats gradualy - ideal for slow, steady cooking. Continues to cook even after heat is removed.
Highly durable and can last a lifetime.
Match your pans to your hob
GAS OR ELECTRIC HOB
Most households have a gas or electric hob. All metal pans are suitable for these hob types.
Shop all gas & electric hob pans
It's best to use pans with a thick, flat bottom to sit steadily on the smooth surface.
Shop all ceramic hob pans
Use pans with a flat bottom to ensure they are heated evenly and reduce energy waste.
Shop all solid hotplate hobs
NEED PANS FOR AN INDUCTION HOB?
Induction hobs require pans with a magnetic material in the base, such as cast iron. Some other pans have a base bonded with a magnetic metal to make them suitable.
Shop all induction hob pans