Cookware: A Brand Overview
With so many brands to choose from when it comes to buying new cookware, it can often seem confusing as to which brand you should choose. However, like many brands nowadays, it all comes down to personal preference, or what you actually need.
We have taken a look at some of the well-known cookware brands that we stock here at Kitchen Knives and created a small summary to help you when it comes to choosing the ideal solution for your needs. Whether its pots and pan or salt and pepper mills, being informed makes the choice all the easier.
In this guide:
- The Intro
- Robert Welch
- Hestan Cookware
The Robert Welch brand oozes quality and reliability; something that should be expected of such a renowned designer who has been awarded an MBE for their work, as well as become a Royal Designer for Industry.
Robert Welch set out to design cookware which is not only highly functional, but affordable and elegant in design too. His first major success in the UK was to introduce stainless steel cutlery in the UK, and the brand can now be found all over the world.
The Robert Welch cookware collection covers a whole range of items. From casserole pots and pans to salt and pepper mills and other kitchen gadgets, you can be sure that affordability, aesthetics and quality go hand in hand with products in the Robert Welch cookware ranges.
Handcrafted in Italy, Hestan Cookware was created out of a love for good food and innovation.
Their founder is Stanley Cheng, and he pioneered hard-anodized aluminum cookware in the 1970s, which was a driving force in the introduction of non-stick cookware – something that was gratefully accepted all around the world.
Their cookware ranges are scratch and stain resistant, meaning your items remain looking top-quality for longer and continue to give an even cooking experience. Whether you need a Saute pan, wok or stockpot, their range is perfect for those looking for a reliable, all-round collection of pans.
Using copper as their material of choice, Ruffoni Copper Cookware has always had a passion for this metal. With roots being able to be traced back as far as 1931, Antonio Ruffoni created his first copper pan and the brand has never looked back since.
Copper is often favoured by chefs for cookware due to it’s greater conductivity compared to aluminium and stainless steel, meaning that the heat is distrubuted more evenly, giving a better cooking experience, with quick heat-up time. The heat transfers seamlessly from the bottom of the pans and up the sides, giving an all-round cooking opportunity.
With no need to worry about food sticking to the pan, there’s a greater chance of cooking success; not burned bits and a delicious meal are almost guaranteed. Even for foods which require simmering for long periods of time such as sauces are less likely to catch on the bottom of the pan and ruin the taste of the dish.
Because of the natural oxidisation that occurs in copper, it is protected from corrosion, meaning you’re investing in a long-lasting product that you can rely on for years to come.
As a leading manufacturer of stainless steel in France and Japan, Cristel was founded in 1983 and has a unique selling point of having removable handles, making storage and cooker space management a priority ontop of quality and cooking efficacy.
The stainless steel pans are guaranteed for life, and are the perfect affordable solution for those with an interest in learning more about the culinary world and professional chefs alike. The removable handles are one of the main draws to this brand, along with their vast range of cookware which includes teapots, frying pans, stockpots, sauté pans and more.
The design of all of their cookware range is built to last, and each product can handle even most the demanding of requirements without affecting the quality of your dish.
Originating in Denmark and with over 60 years of experience in the cookware industry, Scanpan have been inspired by a love of food to create a cookware range that is both professional and attractive.
Targeting both the professional and casual cook, their range of pots, pans and accessories is constantly adapting to the changing needs of the kitchen, whether that be a commercial environment or someone’s home.
They are also dedicated to helping the environment, ensuring that their products are created using reutilised aluminium, and by controlling their own manufacturing processes, they are able to cut down on wasteful materials and steps which could harm the environment.
Their non-stick items are also widely considered as some of the best, with some of the most resilient coating available. This means you can enjoy stress-free cooking for longer, and your cookware becomes an investment.
Scanpan have both stainless steel and copper cookware available, as well as ranges aimed at varying levels of professionalism.
Finding the perfect cookware for your kitchen shouldn’t be a chore. If you’re finding it hard to make the choice, or simply want to find out more about the cookware brands we stock here at Kitchen Knives, feel free to get in touch with our expert team who are on hand to help you.