Frying Pans & Skillets

When it comes to finding the perfect frying pan for your kitchen, there are many options to choose from. Learn more >



Frying Pans & Skillets

We have a wide range of different materials available from stainless steel to copper and cast iron. Each type of pan has it's different benefits. Copper frying pans are good for conducting heat evenly and efficiently.
Cast iron frying pans are extremely durable and good at holding heat for long periods of time. Whereas stainless steel frying pans heat food evenly, are very easy to maintain and (normally) dishwasher safe.

Types of frying pans

When it comes to frying, there are several types of frying pans available, each with its advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most common materials used for frying pans:
  1. Stainless steel: These frying pans are durable, easy to clean, and can handle high temperatures without warping. They are great for searing and browning meat.

  2. Cast iron: Cast iron frying pans are excellent for heat retention, making them ideal for cooking at high temperatures. They also create a great crust on food and are perfect for frying chicken or fish.

  3. Non-stick: Non-stick frying pans are great for cooking delicate foods, such as eggs or fish, without them sticking to the pan. However, they are not suitable for high-temperature cooking.

  4. Copper: Copper frying pans are great for precise temperature control, making them ideal for cooking delicate sauces or caramel. They are also incredibly beautiful and add a touch of elegance to any kitchen.

What kind of frying pan do chefs use?

Professional chefs typically use heavy-duty frying pans made of cast iron or stainless steel. Cast iron frying pans are ideal for high-temperature cooking, such as searing and browning meat. Stainless steel frying pans are perfect for sautéing, frying, and deglazing.

However, many chefs also use non-stick frying pans for cooking delicate foods such as eggs or fish. Non-stick pans allow food to slide easily off the surface and make cleaning up a breeze.

When choosing a frying pan, it's essential to consider the type of cooking you'll be doing and the heat source you'll be using. For gas stovetops, any type of frying pan will work. However, for electric stovetops, it's best to choose a frying pan with a flat bottom to ensure even heat distribution.


Characterized by their sloping sides and flat bottom, skillet pans offer a diverse range of cooking applications. Available in various materials such as stainless steel, copper, and cast iron, each type brings distinct benefits to the kitchen.

While copper excels in conducting heat evenly, cast iron is renowned for durability and prolonged heat retention. Stainless steel, on the other hand, combines even heating with easy maintenance.

The choice between skillet and frying pans ultimately hinges on the specific cooking needs, with chefs often opting for heavy-duty cast iron or stainless steel for their professional kitchens. Whether you're searing, sautéing, or deglazing, the versatile skillet pan is a valuable addition, catering to different preferences and cooking techniques.

Where to buy frying pans and skillets

Here at Sous Chef, we provide a range of premium cookware options to enhance your kitchen. Browse through various materials, including stainless steel, copper, and cast iron, each offering unique benefits for your cooking needs.