Saucepans and Saucepan Sets Most of us have a collection of pots and pans that we've added to over the years, but if you're just starting out or want an update, you might be confused by the sheer amount of choice that's available! Saucepan sets kit you out with the essentials that are used most often, such as a milk pan, two or three saucepans and a frying pan. Even if you're picking individual pans to make your set, it's worth starting with these basics. Once you've chosen your essentials, why not supplement your saucepan set with a few individual speciality pans? Choose a steamer or griddle pan for healthy cooking, a stockpot or jam pan for larger quantities, or a wok, stir-fry pan or paella pan for exotic dishes. All saucepan materials have their benefits, and once you've decided which pans to buy, you'll need to consider which one is right for you. One of the first considerations is if you need induction pans . Induction cookware is specially designed for induction cooking which heats by magnetic induction. As such, induction pans are generally flat based for effective thermal conduct. Aluminium pans will be lightweight with good heat conductivity, carbon steel pans are ideal for cooking over a high heat and cast iron can be heavy but is very durable. Also consider if you would prefer non-stick pans to make washing up that bit easier! Saucepans are an essential part of any kitchen so we stock a large variety suitable for every budget from value pan ranges to Tefal pan sets, frying pan sets and Circulon pans. If you would like further information to help you choose the right pan for you then our Pan Buying Guide provides some hints and tips including how to care for your pans.