frying pans

STAMPED OR CAST – WHICH PAN IS THE BEST?

Not all frying pans are the same.

When choosing an aluminum frying pan, we consider everything from the non-stick coating to the material of the handle, but we often forget about the body. 

Cast or stamped? Our buyers are often facing this difficult choice. 

In the article we will consider the features of both types of pans.

How stamped pans are made?

Stamping is the easiest and the most budgetary way to get the basis of a frying pan. To do this, an aluminum sheet is passed through an industrial press. The device extrudes a three-dimensional shape in a flat base. In fact, this is a method when the body is obtained by its bending. For this reason, a stamped aluminum pan does not have very thick walls, nor a thick bottom. Too thick metal sheet simply doesn’t  bend. Subsequently, the bottom is reinforced with an additional layer of metal. It accelerates the heating of the container, increasing its resistance from heat deformation.

How cast pans are made?

Cast frying pan – one of a kind of evolution of aluminum braziers. People who usually cook realized that for some culinary operations a thicker pan is better. For example, for stewing – long-term temperature treatment of ingredients in their own juice or sauce, a thicker pan suits the best. Cast pans are produced using a more sophisticated technology: first, the metal is melted to a liquid state, then pans are poured into special molds. Cooled, grinded, covered with protection and only then combined with other parts of the pan.

Comparison of cast and stamped pans

Parametre Stamped Frying Pan Cast Frying Pan
Case thickness up to 3 mm 6-8 mm
Bottom thickness up to 3 mm 6-8 mm
Thermal conductivity High, heats up quickly
Heat capacity Low, cools quickly
Anti-corrosion properties Does not rust due to the formation of a thin oxide film on the surface
Weight 600-900 g 800-1500 g
Price 62 AED 108 AED
Average service life 1-3 years More than 5 years
Oven compatible Not compatible  Yes, if it’s written on the packaging and has a removable handle
Dishwasher No Yes, if it’s written on the packaging 

 

How to distinguish stamped pans from cast pans in the store?

The method of production of the aluminum body of the pan is always indicated on the packaging description. You can also determine it by the thickness of the body and the weight. Stamped pans are thinner, almost weightless. These are made for quick cooking – for example, fried eggs, hot sandwiches, fried cheese and any other fast food. Cast pans are much heavier and thicker. With the help of cast pans you can cook meals that are more complex in terms of recipes and heat treatment.

Advantages of cast pans

  1. Both the thick body and bottom heat evenly.
  2. The aluminum base doesn’t deform from long-term cooking.
  3. The ferromagnetic insert makes the container compatible with all types of stoves.
  4. Durable non-stick coating allows to cook a wide variety of dishes.
  5. The ingredients can be fried, stewed and even baked in the oven.
  6. Meals obtain a delicious golden crust and keep its juice.
  7. The juice produced during cooking remains inside preventing meals from drying out.
  8. The case does not rust, as coating protects it from scratches and damage.
  9. Oven compatible
  10. Dishwasher compatible
  11. There are models with removable handles for a compact storage.

Overall, a cast thick-walled frying pan is a practical purchase. It can be used daily. It is good for meat, fish, chicken, vegetables, mushrooms, and cereal-based treats.

OUR TOP STAMPED FRYING PANS 

Induction Deep Frying Pan PROMO 20×5.5 cm

AED 46.00

  • Ultra-strong multi-layer non-stick TouchStone coating that was developed by the company. 
  • The smooth finished surface has gold and silver speckles. 
  • Both meat and vegetable meals are cooked quickly and well due to the smooth surface.

Induction Frying Pan VULCANO 28×5.8cm

AED 78.00

  • ceramic non-stick coating TouchStone;
  • induction bottom;
  • heat-resistant bakelite handle.

Induction deep frying pan LATTE 20×5.5 cm

AED 49.00

  • Ultra-strong multi-layer non-stick TouchStone coating that was developed by the company. 
  • Both meat and vegetable meals are cooked quickly and well due to the smooth surface. 
  • induction bottom;
  • heat-resistant bakelite handle.

TOP CAST FRYING PANS 

Induction Frying Pan Black Cosmic 20X4.5cm – Detachable Handle

AED 53.00

  • diameter 24 cm;
  • Platinum stone non-stick coating;
  • induction bottom;
  • heat-resistant bakelite handle.

Induction Deep Frying Pan REBUSTO 28×7.4 cm detachable handle

AED 174.00

  • a deep frying pan for stewing;
  • diameter 28 cm;
  • Platinum stone non-stick coating;
  • induction bottom;
  • heat-resistant removable bakelite handle.

Induction Stockpot PRESTIGE 20×9.5 cm / 2.4 LTR with glass lid

AED 166.00

  • Induction Stockpot 
  • Greblon stone non-stick coating;
  • induction bottom;
  • heat-resistant bakelite handles on the sides;
  • lid included.

FISSMAN products

For more than ten years, the company has been producing frying pans responding to customer needs. FISSMAN products are in the top positions in professional ratings. The keys to its success are its high-quality raw materials and its advanced processing technologies. FISSMAN products are manufactured in its own factories. A range of pans made of extruded and cast aluminum with durable non-stick coatings. Only natural ingredients are used – ceramics, granite and marble. Granules are crushed to a state of powder and are applied to an aluminum base by spraying in 3-5 layers. It guarantees many years of service. The brand’s collection includes containers of all types – pancake makers, grills, deep and versatile pans for frying and stewing. Each type is equipped with a handle made of heat-resistant Bakelite with a non-stick coating.