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Sauté pans

Sauté pans are very versatile. You can fry food lightly and quickly at a high heat—and with a minimum of fat. Add delicious flavor and caramelization when you sear meat, fish or vegetables first, then build a beautiful sauce after deglazing the pan. Our selection of sauté pans at IKEA are sure to help you make the perfect meaty pasta sauce or stew!

Become the family chef with a new saute pan

Saute pans are perhaps the most versatile cooking pan for the serious home cook. In fact, it’s their ability to handle all stages of many recipes that earns their reputation as a chef’s pan. Start off your perfect rendition of coq au vin by searing chicken in your sauté pan on the stove before deglazing the pan with wine and stock and braising in the oven to finish. When the chicken or any protein is finished, set aside and cook down the liquid in the pan to create a beautiful sauce that you mount with butter before serving.

Stainless steel sauté pans built to last

Want to impress with your many moves at your stove and oven? Call upon durable sauté pans made of stainless steel meant to last after many bouts of high heat and quick maneuvering on the stove. A stainless steel exterior means they’re durable and easy to clean. A middle layer of aluminum gives an even and energy-efficient heat, which reduces the risk of food burning and sticking. This ability helps to get even searing on meats, poultry and fish. An oven safe sauté pan with lid makes it even easier to finish a dish in the oven. Just deglaze the pan after searing a cut of meat on the stove, set aside your protein before building your brazing liquid with wine and stock.

And a smart design takes everything into consideration. For safer cooking, no PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) is used to create the non-stick surface of this product.

Frequently asked questions about sauté pans

What’s the difference between a sauté pan and a skillet?

While a skillet can have wider sides as opposed to the straight, deeper sides of a sauté pan, these two terms are frequently used interchangeably as they both can refer to pans for searing, sautéing or roasting meats and vegetables on the stove and in the oven.

What can be made in a sauté pan?

Nearly anything can be made in a good sauté pan. Start a thick ribeye by searing it in your sauté pan before finishing it in the oven. Sauté some vegetables in olive oil for a quick pasta dish. Reduce stewed fruit with wine, sugar and butter for a delicious fruit compote to go with dessert.

Can a sauté pan go in the oven?

A good sauté pan can go in the oven to finish what you started on the stove, whether that’s a big cut of meat, poultry or fish that needs to braise in their own juices and some wine after getting seared, or some vegetables that will be just right after browning in the pan before finishing in the oven.