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Choose the best pots and pans for you

Selecting the pots and pans that best suit you and your cooking methods is not easy. At IKEA, we'll help you to make the right choice, take your time and spend no more than you need to, while considering sizes, weights and materials. What kind of chef are you? How many people do you cook for? How often? What kind of stove? All these variables affect consumption, cooking speed and even flavours and finishing touches.

    What kind of chef are you?

    Survivor chef

    If you don't spend much time in the kitchen and all you're looking for is something practical and easy to use, you've come to the right place. Follow our recommendations and you won't need to spend a lot of money.

    Amateur chef

    If you love to cook and surprise family and friends with your recipes, you'll need quality utensils at a good price and lots of imagination. You'll find the former at IKEA and we're sure that you have a lot of the latter.

    Instafoodie chef

    Are you one of those people who always uploads a photo of your dinner to social media? You'll need the right utensils to get a beautiful and delicious finish. They'll help you create the perfect dish.

    Great chef

    Are you a great chef, who is discerning and creative? We have high-quality utensils that will meet your expectations perfectly. You'll find excellence and make mouth-watering recipes.


    What type of hob do you have?

    Depending on the type of hob that you have at home, one type of pan may suit you better than another. Please note:

    • An induction hob needs a ferromagnetic material.

    • Electric hobs are usually suitable for any type of pot.

    • Ceramic hobs need a fully flat base.

    • Thicker utensils are recommended for gas hobs so that they do not lose their shape due to the heat.

    The easiest way to select the right utensils for your hob is to look at the symbols on all of our products:


    Materials and maintenance

    Proper maintenance of your pots and pans is a basic process to extend the life of these utensils. Remember to check the product labels where you'll find out how to clean each product and what type of hobs they are suitable for. Take the utmost care of your cooking utensils by following these simple tips:

    • Always read the instructions! Each material requires different care.
    • Be careful with the dishwasher. You can only use it if your pans do not have a non-stick coating
    • If they have a non-stick coating, always wash them by hand and don't use metal utensils with them.
    • Place a felt shield between one pan and another to prevent them from getting scratched.
    • Let your pots and pans cool down properly before you put them under water or clean them

    Stainless steel

    Stainless steel pots and pans are noted for their shock resistance and long life.

    Aluminium

    In addition to being an excellent heat conductor, aluminium is lightweight and resistant to rust.

    Cast iron

    Cast iron is durable and will give you excellent results when searing and frying food.