11. Spectrum Lime 5-Piece Pan Set: £3 Dunelm Mill
The quirky colour makes these purse-friendly pans aesthetically appealing (with other vibrant tones also available). Practically, they are on par with the Argos Home set, with all the same benefits (stay-cool handles and handy glass lids) – it’s just that you get two more for your extra tenner and they are also induction friendly. Also like the Argos ones, beware of occasional cold spots and wash up with care.
Most importantly, don’t put them anywhere near the dishwasher.
Caring for your Cookware
Quality cookware has the potential to last for years, however they will only stand the test of time if you treat them with care. Here are our top tips on getting the most from your pots and pans:
Straight from boiling to keep warm
Squeeze more flavour out of every dish with the most precise temperature control. PowerSlide lets you boil, simmer and keep your dish warm just by sliding cookware from one zone to another. Select from a range of pre-set heat levels or define your own.
Now, like the professional chefs, you can control your cooking to the nearest degree for outstanding dish after dish.
Why choose Ceramic Hobs?
Because the cooking rings for heating sit underneath the ceramic glass, there’s no exposed flame to burn yourself on. Most come with automatic safety cut-off functions, child locks, and front control panels to prevent any hot cooking incidents.
Lighter, Yet Versatile: Carbon Steel Skillets
Skillets made of carbon steel, a.k.a. black steel, have a few characteristics that are appealing to both the home cook and the professional.