Wok: Pan Made for High Heat, Quick Cooking

A wok is a pan used primarily for Asian-style cooking. It has rounded or straight sloping sides which makes it easier to toss and move food that is cooked at high heat. Some woks have one […]

Crepe Pan: Flat, Low-sided Pan Made Especially for Making Thin Pancakes

A crepe pan is a specialty pan used for making crepes, a very thin French pancake. With its very low sides and wide diameter, the crepe pan is also great for flambe work. Good crepe pans […]

Potato and Vegetable Steamer: V-Shaped for Easy Steaming of Vegetables

This unique pan consists of different parts. The squat, bulbous base holds water (that is brought up to temperature for steaming) and has a grate resting on top of it. A narrow bottomed, V-shaped pan is […]

What is a Chestnut Pan?

A chestnut pan is a frying pan with a perforated bottom. The perforations allow for lots of heat contact for better roasted flavors for the chestnuts. Chestnut pans are made to be used over open […]

What is a Dutch Oven?

A Dutch oven is a heavy pot used for baking and stove top braising of foods. They are popular with making stews and cassoulets, and usually comes with a lid that fits well to keep […]

Couscoussier: Especially Made for Steaming Couscous

A couscoussier is a specialty pan made for cooking couscous. A couscoussier consists of two pans, one is set on top of the other, where the top pan has a perforated bottom for steaming. It is similar […]

What is a Fish Poacher (Pan)?

A fish poacher is an elongated pan used to poach fish fillets and whole fish. It generally consists of a long pan, a rack (not as tall as a steamer insert) to hold up the […]

What is a Paella Pan?

A paella pan is a shallow two handled pan with a wide diameter. Paella pans generally have sloping or rounded sides, where the top is larger than the base. The tapered bottom makes evaporation of […]

What is a Vegetable Pan?

A vegetable pan is commonly used as a casserole baking pan. It is round with sloping, rounded sides and has two handles. It is sometimes a decorative pan to serve table side after cooking.