What is a frying pan?
|Sauté Pan is not a Frying Pan|
In comparison, sauté pans are not frying pans, because its vertical sides are designed to reduce splatter and keep in moist heat, making it perfect for sautéing, braising, and panfrying.
Weight and Thickness
Some pans come with an added metal layer on the bottom and/or is super heavy compared to other ones of the same size. Does it mean that its poorer in quality? No. Lighter pans are usually preferred for light sautéing (it's easier to flip and toss food). Heavier pans maintain its temperature better when cold food is added, making it ideal for cooking bigger items or searing meat. Maintaining high heat is essential to ensure meat don't stick to the bottom.
Next post, we will examine pans made from different materials.