Chef Pans

Written by Charles Peacock
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Chef pans are different from traditional saute or frying pans. They have carefully rounded sides, which allows for easier whisking and stirring. This is important when cooking with delicate ingredients that require a lot of care and skill to extract just the right flavors and consistency.

Varieties of Chef Pans

While all chef pans are characterized by their trademark rounded sides, they are nonetheless available in many different shapes, sizes, and materials. Most chef pans also come with a lid, which helps you keep moisture and flavor in when you need to. The best pans actually use glass lids, which allow you to keep an eye on your food while you're cooking.

One important thing to look for when buying a chef pan is whether the lid is nice and heavy and seals properly. When you are cooking food like rice and steamed vegetables, it's very important to keep moisture in the pan. The best pans have nice tight seals around the edges that will not allow anything to escape.

Good chef pans are oven safe, which means you can use them for a lot of different types of cooking. In addition to being able to fry and saute in them, you can place them in the oven for baking, braising, and even stewing. Be sure to read the label before you buy a pan, however, to make sure it has all the qualities you're looking for.

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