12 best pan makers

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Not a single housewife can do without a frying pan in the kitchen. It must be in at least one copy in order to fry or stew food. There are many models on store shelves. Some of them are universal, while others, such as pancake makers or woks, are suitable for a specific task. The variety of options makes shoppers wonder what to buy and which brand to choose.

The editors prepared a rating review of the 12 best manufacturers of frying pans, which was compiled taking into account the opinions of consumers.

Rating of the best manufacturers of pans

Nomination a place Manufacturer rating
Rating of the best manufacturers of pans 1 Risoli 5.0
2 GiPFEL 4.9
3 BergHOFF 4.8
5 Swiss Diamond 4.6
6 Ballirini 4.5
7 Tefal 4.4
8 KitchenAid 4.3
9 AMT Gastroguss 4.2
10 Rondell 4.1
11 Kukmara 4.0
12 Nadoba 3.9


Rating: 5.0


The founder of the Italian brand, Alfredo Montini, made a small revolution when, in 1965, he decided to replace massive kitchen utensils with cast aluminum counterparts that were notable for their lightness. The heat was evenly distributed inside them thanks to the thick walls and bottom. This ensured the correct processing of products, and the dishes acquired a rich aroma and taste. Over time, aluminum cookware proved to be reliable, as it was resistant to mechanical damage. The ease of use and maintenance won the hearts of users.

Today the company remains a family-owned business with a strong reputation, and the products are still in high demand. All stages of manufacturing are carried out exclusively in Italian factories, in the same country raw materials are mined – high-quality aluminum is imported from factories located in Lumezzane. The brand is one of the largest in Europe and adheres to the concept adopted several decades ago, which is based on a combination of functionality, quality and unique design. All dishes, including pans, are made using high pressure casting, so they have a perfectly smooth surface.

The Granito range of grill pans is especially popular. The models are made of die-cast aluminum with a thickness of six millimeters and have a three-layer non-stick coating with the addition of micro-particles of Hard Stone minerals, which guarantees the best performance and maximum protection from burning. You can cook without oil. Such pans are easier to clean. Suitable not only for gas stoves, but also ovens, microwave ovens.


Rating: 4.9


The German trade mark is familiar to everyone. The brand's crockery belongs to the middle price category, is durable, easy to clean. The assortment is extensive and includes: pots, ladles, pans, saucepans, various baking utensils, lids, mechanical juicers, sets of kitchen tools, items for cutting and chopping, cooking utensils (colanders, sieves, pushers, skimmers, shovels, brushes, etc.) accessories, kitchen utensils (potholders, towels, aprons, watches, scales), everything for serving (cutlery and bar utensils, items for serving drinks and dishes), storage containers, containers, thermoses, flasks, thermo mugs, bread bins .

The range of frying pans offers a selection of products made of aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron; there are special crepe makers, woks, grill pans and sets. Manufacturing materials do not contain components harmful to health and the environment. Customers are attracted by the possibility of cleaning in dishwashers, however, this is not permissible for all models. The pans are suitable for both gas and induction hobs. Of particular interest is the Select Orange and Diletto series – in them you can not only prepare a dish with high quality, but also serve it on the table.

One of the best is considered to be Gipfel Zenit with thick walls of five millimeters, due to which the surface heats up evenly. Cooking is faster due to new technologies that were applied in the production process. Marble coating reduces the risk of food burning. The model is deep, resistant to mechanical damage. Equipped with a comfortable non-slip handle, but no cover included. Cleans quickly and easily with warm water and a soft sponge. The manufacturer indicates that metal objects must not be used in order not to damage the inner coating.


Rating: 4.8


The Belgian brand was founded in 1993 by Raf Vanthoor. At that time, the assortment included only one kitchen set of dishes. Despite persuasions, the head took part in the Moscow exhibition, where he signed the first contract. Through hard work and dedication to the company, Raf has taken the firm to the international market with innovative products. After a while, BergHOFF began to receive awards, for example, in 2006, at home, the first prize was won.

Many pans do not have a non-stick coating, but the food in them still does not burn, since the bottom of the products is multi-layered. Due to this, the heat is supplied evenly, and the food is tasty and aromatic. All models are easy to clean without requiring much effort on the part of the user. The price segment of goods is average; goods cost around 3-7 thousand rubles.

Check out the cast iron skillet from the Ron collection, suitable for intense frying. The ergonomic handle is made of ash wood. In addition to its versatility, the model is consistently styled despite the combination of contrasting materials and colors. In-house designer Peter Rooks worked on the development. The line offers four different styles to create a wide variety of culinary delights.

The 2.3 liter Eclipse is prized for its practicality because it is suitable for daily use. The non-stick coating allows you to fry without oil and fat for healthier food. Ideal for cooking meats, scrambled eggs, omelettes and more. Does not contain cadmium and lead. The handles stay cool for safety and comfort.


Rating: 4.7


The name of the French brand is inextricably linked with the development of the culinary traditions of Central Europe. The company was one of the first to proclaim that cooking should go from hard work to enjoyable work. The trademark appeared back in 1925. Since then, the company’s tableware has maintained a leading position, winning the competition from younger brands. Connoisseurs of products are not only food lovers, but also leading chefs, who note the high level of craftsmanship, adherence to quality standards and excellent design.

The range of cast iron and cast aluminum products has been regularly updated since 1990. The beginning was laid when such novelties as Asian woks, Indian kahari, Spanish pueblo were introduced. Paul van Zuidman, President of the company, sees this as important for the development of the brand. Thanks to this approach, in 2014 the brand presented a unique line of ergonomic pots made of chromium-nickel steel.

The brand's pans are versatile and can be used daily. A large selection of shapes and sizes allows you to choose the right model. The series includes products from enameled cast iron, the same steel, three-layer stainless steel, as well as with a heat-resistant non-stick coating. Cast iron frying pans with enamel coating allow not only frying, stewing, but also pickling, storing raw foods, since food acids will not penetrate and will not react with the material.

Swiss Diamond

Rating: 4.6

Swiss Diamond

Since 2001, premium-level Swiss tableware has deservedly earned the status of one of the most popular among chefs, true professionals of restaurant cuisine. Safety, convenience and comfort – these are the three main advantages of products that allow the company to attract the attention of consumers for two decades. The company has more than ten patented technologies. The assortment includes classic and grill pans, pancakes, as well as saucepans, pots, baking trays, roasting pans, sets and accessories.

The basis of leadership is know-how. The brand produces products that are distinguished not only by their excellent design, wear resistance, but also by unique materials of increased strength. It is not for nothing that diamond is the trademark's logo, because it is diamond dusting that is present on all products. This means that it takes less time to heat up. The products are made from an environmentally friendly alloy of silicon and aluminum, which increases resistance to mechanical damage. The non-stick coating with super-hard mineral particles prevents food from burning, raising the brand's dishes to the rank of the best. In 2010, the company improved the coating strength by 30%.


Rating: 4.5


The Italian brand appeared in 1889 when Paolo Ballarini founded the company. As the owner of a small metal workshop, he was often faced with requests to repair or make kitchen utensils. The experience gained allowed the company to become a leader in 1931. Even then, the brand offered more than two thousand items of goods. In the sixties, the brand was one of the first to recognize the need to introduce new technology in the form of non-stick coatings, which were not as widespread as they are now.

Continuous improvement and use of innovations have allowed us to produce the highest quality non-stick cookware. Since the beginning of the nineties, new product lines have been regularly introduced to the international market, for example, MasterChef, Rialto, Fenice, Titanio, Il Rame, Gli Speciali collections. Today the company is run by the fifth generation of the family. The owners continue to support the concept of using advanced technologies.

Frying pans have a variety of coatings from Teflon to ceramic and granite chips, while the Titanio series, as the name implies, is coated in titanium. All materials used in the manufacture are safe for both humans and the environment. Products are distinguished by their reliability and durability. The reviews note that over time the coating wears out, so the product has to be replaced.


Rating: 4.4


The famous brand was founded in 1956 in France. Now it is an international concern for the production of not only kitchen utensils, but also household appliances. It was under this brand that the first saucepan with an anti-stick coating was released. The company adheres to the motto to this day: 'a pan that does not burn on'. It is believed that the company has some of the best pancake makers. The dishes have become the winner of the 'Test Purchase' many times. All products are certified and the materials used are safe.

The range includes a variety of stainless steel, cast aluminum pans. In addition to the Teflon coating, ceramic is also used. The presence of a thermal spot allows you to see when the surface is heated to the optimum temperature. Due to the large price range, the consumer has the opportunity to purchase a product on his pocket, choosing from budget or premium collections.

It is worth paying attention to the Titanium-Pro model, because this is the best option for home use. The non-stick titanium oxide coating will last longer than usual. In such a dish you can both fry and stew, but it is not suitable for storing food. Ideal not only for gas, but also for induction cookers. The product can be easily washed with a regular cleaning agent using a soft sponge.


Rating: 4.3


The brand name is the standard of reliability. Since 1919, he became the first to produce a mixer for the home. According to some, it was he who gave the name of the company, because at that time the mixer made a real sensation, becoming the best kitchen assistant, and this is what the name of the company means in translation. For more than a hundred years, it is the production of household appliances that has been the hallmark of the American brand. The products have a recognizable classic design reminiscent of the fifties.

The company also produces tableware, the quality of which is highly appreciated by professional chefs and bartenders. It is versatile, captivating with its timeless design, multi-layer construction and excellent thermal distribution properties. Suitable for gas and induction cookers. The pans are easy to clean and require little effort. Many models are dishwasher-safe. The handles of the products are made of stainless steel, which allows cooking in the oven at temperatures up to 260 degrees, while traditional bakelite can withstand only 170 degrees.

Consumers loved the model KC2T12NKST with a diameter of thirty centimeters. Made of multilayer treated steel. Equipped with non-stick Teflon coating. Suitable for cooking in the oven. It does not have a handle, so frying on the stove is not very convenient if you do not buy a removable one.

AMT Gastroguss

Rating: 4.2

AMT Gastroguss

European buyers, unlike Russian ones, are already familiar with the brand's German aluminum cookware. Initially, the company produced products exclusively for large wholesale customers, and entered the retail market not so long ago. The rich assortment is equally suitable for both professional and home use.

The branded line of pans has a thick bottom of 8-10 millimeters, which ensures high thermal conductivity and uniform temperature distribution. The well-thought-out design is not only pleasing to the eye, but also brings practical, functional benefits, allowing you to cook faster and better. The brand offers products made by different casting methods: using sand or core molds, under pressure or without it, by gravity method. It is important to note that all products are made by hand.

Frying pans, depending on the model, can have one of two patented non-stick coatings: the standard Platinum has increased strength, long service life and is absolutely safe for health and the environment; ultra-resistant Plasma is not afraid of mechanical and chemical influences and is more often used in products intended for professional use.

Consumers especially like the AMT526FIX die-cast aluminum with a titanium coating and a fixed handle. The bottom surface, which is ten millimeters thick, is carefully ground and does not require special maintenance. After cooking, it will be enough to remove food debris with a dry cloth and wash with warm water with a sponge and liquid detergent. The handle is ergonomic due to the finger holes. It does not heat up, so there is no risk of scalding.


Rating: 4.1


The brand was founded in 1988 in Germany. Initially, the company was engaged in the production of cookware and accessories from steel, but in the process of improvement it was decided to expand the range to include utensils made of cast iron and aluminum. Despite the fact that the factories were moved to China, the quality of goods remained at the same level. The products are appreciated by the chefs of the world's leading restaurants and are widely used there for cooking.

The latest developments of the company combine functionality, practicality and modern style. Frying pans are made from high-tech materials that ensure resistance to mechanical damage during use, and also do not pose a health hazard. The brand's products have all the necessary certificates of conformity.

A very popular among consumers is the Stern RDS-092 stainless steel model with a non-stick coating on a steel base. Of the features, it is worth highlighting the triple fused bottom, which increases thermal conductivity and allows you to uniformly heat the surface in the shortest time, so that the products remain juicy.


Rating: 4.0


The factory began work in the fiftieth year. Today, the plant produces cast aluminum dishes, bread molds, non-stick pans and much more. The products are popular with buyers from Russia and the CIS countries. The goods are manufactured in accordance with GOST requirements.

Of the advantages of frying pans, it is worth highlighting materials safe for health, thickened walls and bottom, high-quality coatings, a variety of shapes and sizes. The Tradition model with a diameter of twenty-four centimeters with a ceramic coating is especially popular with buyers. In the reviews they write that during the cooking process, food does not stick to the surface and does not burn. Users also note that the glazed ceramic coating is devoid of pores and does not accumulate odors, and thanks to the embossed bottom with grooves, the product heats up quickly and retains its temperature for a long time. True, there are complaints about restrictions, for example, the pan cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher, exposed to sudden temperature changes and use metal appliances.


Rating: 3.9


The company is a division of a multi-disciplinary German concern that develops and sells sanitary ware and bathroom accessories. Having decided to expand production, the company opened a new division in Eastern Europe in 2010 and began to develop a new market for professional kitchen equipment. The brand is unique in that it combines high quality and reasonable prices.

The goods are produced in factories equipped with modern technology. Constant strict quality control is carried out. Innovative technologies and safe materials are used that do not emit harmful substances in contact with food. Professionals and chefs have already come to love the brand's tableware.

Ordinary consumers, especially in Russia, are not yet well acquainted with the brand's products, but they have an idea about it and even highlight some pans. For example, the SILVA model with a non-stick coating and a diameter of twenty-eight centimeters. It is made of forged aluminum with an elegant five-layer finish. Equipped with a one-piece stainless steel handle that allows you to put the pan in the oven. Suitable for all types of slabs. The use of non-sharp metal devices is allowed.

Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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