13 best casseroles

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.

A stewpan is necessary in the kitchen for cooks and housewives, whose menu is varied and includes dishes with broth and sauce, stewed vegetables and meat stew.

How to choose a stewpan

There are several aspects to consider when choosing the right kitchen assistant:

  1. Manufacturing material. The saucepan can be cast iron, steel or aluminum. The material determines the weight of the product and its service life: the most reliable and practical – cast iron, steel and aluminum weigh much lighter, but they require a special non-stick coating.
  2. The diameter and height of the walls determine the amount of food that can be cooked in one go. For a family of 4, it is optimal to choose 26-28 cm, for a married couple, 22-24 cm is enough. The optimal height of the stewpan is 7.5 cm.
  3. Number of handles. Like the frying pan, the stewpan has one long removable or non-removable handle; for ease of draining and carrying, a second small one can be provided. On a baking pan, the handles must be removable or made of steel.
  4. Cooking Compatibility: Some models are suitable for gas, electric and induction surfaces, others exclude use on any of them.
  5. The presence of a cover. Although her choice is not a problem, it is better if the lid is included with the stewpan. Ideally, it has a steam outlet.

What is better frying pan or stewpan

Comparison criterion

Pan

Stewpan

Manufacturing material

Cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel, non-stick coatings

Number of handles

1 removable or non-removable

1 main, maybe a second auxiliary

Wall thickness

2-4 mm, at the bottom up to 6 mm

Thickened walls and bottom up to 8-10 mm

Wall shape

Sloping

Vertical, like a very low pan

Appointment

Frying, stewing

Frying, boiling, stewing, baking, cooking with broth and goulash

Experts have compiled a rating of the 13 best saucepans of different price categories, which have established themselves as reliable kitchen assistants based on the owners' feedback.

Rating of the best stewpan

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive casseroles 1 Rondell Infinity RDA-574 24 cm 1 259 rub.
2 Regent Grano 93-AL-GR-2-28 28 cm RUB 1,483
3 MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 26 cm 845 RUB
The best saucepans in terms of price-quality ratio 1 BergHOFF Bistro 4410027 24 cm RUB 5,030
2 GiPFEL SMART 1593 28 cm RUB 5,264
3 Tefal Cook Right 04166224 24 cm RUB 1,590
4 Rondell Vintage RDS-353 26 cm RUB 3,316
The best premium casseroles 1 Zepter Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 24 cm RUB 21,710
2 Staub Chistera 28 cm RUB 16 450
3 Swiss Diamond XD 6724c 24 cm RUB 9,998
4 BergHOFF Ron 3900038 28 cm 6 610 RUB
5 Risoli Dr Green 00099DR / 28GS 28 cm RUB 6,766
6 Eva Solo White line 256524 24 cm RUB 6 650

The best inexpensive casseroles

Cheap saucepans are mostly aluminum, which is why they are light. Their disadvantage is the relatively thin walls, but of sufficient thickness for a relatively even distribution of heat inside the dishes. The price category of products is up to 2,000 rubles.

Rondell Infinity RDA-574 24 cm

Rating: 4.8

Rondell Infinity RDA-574 24 cm

Without a doubt, the leader in the rating among the budget Rondell Infinity RDA-574 saucepans with a top diameter of 24 cm.It is round, made of stamped aluminum with a bottom of 3 mm and sides of 2.5 mm – not enough for perfect heat distribution. However, the stewpan receives recommendation reviews and is in demand. The dishes do not have a heating indicator, but it is not needed if we are not talking about frying, but about stewing or simmering food. Xylan Plus Non-Stick Coating is durable, provided you use wooden or silicone spatulas.

The saucepan has 2 handles: one main, the second small auxiliary, both cannot be removed, so the dishes are not suitable for baking. I am glad that there is a lid with a hole for steam outlet.

The Rondell Infinity RDA-574 casserole dish can be used on any hob and is dishwasher safe. The average price is 1,990 rubles.

Advantages

  • 2 handles for easy carrying;
  • Lid with a steam hole;
  • Good non-stick coating;
  • Suitable for all types of hobs.

disadvantages

  • Non-removable handles;
  • Not suitable for baking;
  • Thin walls.

Regent Grano 93-AL-GR-2-28 28 cm

Rating: 4.8

Regent Grano 93-AL-GR-2-28 28 cm

The Regent Grano 93-AL-GR-2-28 stewpan with a wall diameter of 28 cm is made of aluminum by forging, the wall thickness is 2.5 mm, the bottom is 3.2 mm, and the rim is 4 mm. The interior wall coating is marble Granite Coating, environmentally friendly, safe and aesthetic. However, to preserve it, you need to be careful and use only non-metallic tools when cooking.

The pan with one fixed handle weighs only 1.09 kg. However, we note the lack of a cover in the kit. The cookware is suitable for frying, cooking and stewing on a gas and electric hob, but is contraindicated for induction. Taking care of the saucepan is simple: just remove the remains of the dish with a paper towel and place it in the dishwasher or wash it by hand under the tap without using abrasives.

The average price of Regent Grano 93-AL-GR-2-28 28 cm is 1,200 rubles.

Advantages

  • Beige saucepan with marble non-stick coating;
  • Bakelite handle;
  • Light weight.

disadvantages

  • Incompatibility with induction cookers;
  • No cover included.

MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 26 cm

Rating: 4.7

MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 26 см

The third in the rating deep stewpan MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 with a diameter of 26 cm.It is made of aluminum, the outer and inner walls are covered with a brown marble powder, which requires careful maintenance. The handle is not removable, so the saucepan is only suitable for use on any type of hob, but not in the oven.

The MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 stewpan is difficult to distinguish from a frying pan – its walls are 7.5 cm high, but they are thin and sloping. The lid is not provided by the bundle, but the weight of the saucepan is modest – 0.87 kg.

The average price of MAYER & BOCH MB-25683 26 cm is 1000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Aesthetic design;
  • Non-stick coating inside and outside;
  • The most affordable price.

disadvantages

  • No cover included.

The best saucepans in terms of price-quality ratio

In this category, we have introduced higher quality casseroles with increased wall thickness and better non-stick coating.

BergHOFF Bistro 4410027 24 cm

Rating: 4.9

BergHOFF Bistro 4410027 24 cm

The small stewpan BergHOFF Bistro has a diameter of 24 cm and a volume of only 2.7 liters, while it weighs all 1.88 kg including the lid supplied with the set. The height of the walls is 7 cm, they are made of stainless steel with an internal non-stick coating Ferno Green, which differs from analogues in its impeccable environmental friendliness. Outside, the stewpan is matte, on this one there are less traces of fat and small dirt, but it is easy to care for the surface.

The bottom is three-layered, designed it perfectly distributes heat, vegetables can be sautéed in a saucepan, and then add liquid and cook goulash. The handles are small, like those of a saucepan, but without coating, so you can't do without oven mitts during cooking. However, despite this fact, it is not recommended to use BergHOFF Bistro in the oven.

The product is compatible with all types of stoves and hobs, but it is recommended to wash it by hand without using abrasives.

The average price of a pretty stewpan BergHOFF Bistro 4410027 24 cm is 5,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Convenient handles on the lid and saucepan;
  • Stainless steel with non-stick coating;
  • Multi-layer encapsulated bottom for uniform heating;
  • Aesthetic, neat design.

disadvantages

  • High price;
  • Cannot be used for oven baking.

GiPFEL SMART 1593 28 cm

Rating: 4.8

GiPFEL SMART 1593 28 cm

The second place in the rating in the category 'price-quality' is a stewpan with a bright design GiPFEL SMART 1593 with a diameter of 28 cm, which obviously stands out among its 'brothers' with a white and blue design, the colors are polymer coated on aluminum. The product has one main blue bakelite handle, the second is a small additional one, all of which can be touched while cooking. Remarkable: the handles are removable! And for convenience, silicone pads are provided for them. Excilon eco-friendly ceramic interior.

The height of the GiPFEL SMART 1593 stewpan is 9 cm, the total weight is slightly 2.7 kg. It is the first in the rating, suitable for baking dishes in the oven, ideal for all types of hobs and is dishwasher safe.

The average price of GiPFEL SMART 1593 28 cm is 4,900 rubles.

Advantages

  • Bright design;
  • Heat-resistant handles;
  • Removable handles;
  • Can be used for baking.

disadvantages

  • There are reviews indicating incompatibility with an induction cooker;
  • Great weight.

Tefal Cook Right 04166224 24 cm

Rating: 4.8

Tefal Cook Right 04166224 24 cm

The classic Tefal Cook Right stewpan 04166224 with a diameter of 24 cm. It has one fixed handle on a screw connection, a lid with a steam hole, high vertical sides and a perfectly smooth Powerglide interior. The Tefal Cook Right is equipped with a bottom heating indicator to indicate whether the saucepan is ready for roasting or stewing.

The saucepan is painted purple on the outside, which, by the way, does not retain fat. The handle has a hanging hole for easy storage. Tefal Cook Right is dishwasher safe and can only be used with electric or gas hobs.

The average price is 2,400 rubles.

Advantages

  • Capacity 2.4 liters;
  • Perfectly smooth high quality non-stick coating;
  • Heating indicator at the bottom;
  • The color of the outer walls is purple.

disadvantages

  • No cover for induction cookers.

Rondell Vintage RDS-353 26 cm

Rating: 4.7

Rondell Vintage RDS-353 26 cm

The Rondell Vintage RDS-353 stewpan of 26 cm stands out against the general background of steel dishes with an engraved pattern on the outer walls and aesthetically designed small non-removable handles on the sides and on the glass lid, which are not covered with heat-resistant material, but somehow do not get very hot during cooking, this noted by the owners of the dishes.

The thickness of the multilayer fused bottom of the saucepan is 6.4 mm, but the walls are very thin – only 0.7 mm. The manufacturer allows using Rondell Vintage for cooking in the oven and cooking / frying / steaming on all types of hobs, and prescribes washing by hand – the walls are too thin. And yet, the stewpan keeps heat perfectly, the food warms up in it evenly and relatively quickly, and the cooking time decreases.

The average price of Rondell Vintage RDS-353 26 cm is 4,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • For cooking on all types of surfaces and in the oven;
  • Metal handles do not heat up;
  • Cover included;
  • Thick bottom;
  • Aesthetic design.

disadvantages

  • Very thin walls;
  • Hand wash only.

The best premium casseroles

Cooking with these saucepans is a pleasure: they are comfortable, functional and durable. Although their price is quite high, the purchase will be a good investment in the kitchen life, because the premium stewpan will last for many years.

Zepter Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 24 cm

Rating: 4.9

Zepter Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 24 cm

Italian high-end cookware brand Zepter introduces the Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 stewpan with a diameter of 24 cm and a height of 7.5 cm with a patented technology of making the sides and bottom for cooking without using oil and grease with minimal energy consumption. In it, you can cook soup or fry vegetables in your own juice, simmer roasts or sauce, even bake dishes – the dishes are really universal, and they are also suitable for all types of hobs, including induction ones.

The material of the saucepan bowl is a premium metal alloy of 316L steel with a non-stick coating used for the production of medical equipment, it is distinguished by a high degree of heat resistance and heat capacity, evenly distributes the incoming heat, preventing the food from burning. The bottom has a three-layer thermal storage, maintains the obtained degrees for a long time, contributing to the preparation of dishes even at relatively low temperatures and 'bring them up' by turning off the burner.

The Zepter Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 lid creates a perfectly sealed inner space, its feature is a thermostat on the handle, it allows you to control the cooking process without opening the saucepan. The side handles are small and non-removable, but metal, so the stewpan can be safely sent to the oven.

The average price of Zepter Masterpiece CookArt Z-2430 24 cm is 22,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Suitable for all types of hobs;
  • Can be placed in the oven;
  • Analogue thermostat on a sealed cover;
  • Multilayer thermo-accumulating bottom;
  • Energy saving technology and cooking at low temperatures;
  • Can be washed in the dishwasher.

disadvantages

  • The price is very high.

Staub Chistera 28 cm

Rating: 4.9

Staub Chistera 28 cm

The second place in the rating is a large stewpan made of Staub Chistera cast iron with a diameter of 28 cm. The non-removable handles and the opaque lid are made of this material. The cast iron stewpan is completely universal: you can cook and fry in it, including on induction cookers, as well as bake. For greater practicality, the inner and outer walls are covered with a non-stick layer of colored enamel, which can be red, black or green, but always resistant to temperatures and friction, will not peel off when handled carefully. The manufacturer recommends thoroughly rinsing the saucepan with soapy water or dishwashing detergent before using it for the first time, and then smear the walls with a thin layer of vegetable oil: it will fill the micropores in the enamel and enhance the non-stick effect.

Cast iron is a durable material, a stewpan can serve faithfully for any generation, but if handled carefully, the walls can crack from a minor blow, and when dropped, the dishes are completely broken.

The average price of a Staub Chistera 28 cm is 16 600 rubles.

Advantages

  • Strong and durable cast iron (bowl, lid, handles);
  • Colored two-layer enamel coating of the inner and outer walls;
  • Suitable for any stove and oven;
  • Neat appearance.

disadvantages

  • You can't do without potholders;
  • Cast iron requires careful handling.

Swiss Diamond XD 6724c 24 cm

Rating: 4.8

Swiss Diamond XD 6724c 24 cm

Bronze goes to the Swiss Diamond XD aluminum stewpan with a diameter of 24 cm and a height of 7.5 cm. It has 2 non-removable handles: one long main handle, the other a short auxiliary handle made of Bakelite, so it is not suitable for the oven. However, the handles can be removed as they are held in place by screws. The stewpan cannot be used only on induction hobs, there are no restrictions for all other, including temperature – the bottom and walls can withstand heating up to 2600C.

The lid of the saucepan is ordinary glass with a steam outlet and a metal sealing and reinforcing rim. The uniqueness of the product is a special diamond coating that is resistant to scratches and abrasion.

The average price of a Swiss Diamond XD 6724c 24 cm is 10,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Diamond coated inner walls;
  • Light weight;
  • Glass cover;
  • Can be washed in the dishwasher;
  • Permitted for use on gas and electric stoves.

disadvantages

  • Non-removable handles.

BergHOFF Ron 3900038 28 cm

Rating: 4.8

BergHOFF Ron 3900038 28 cm

On the fourth line of the rating there is another cast-iron stewpan BergHOFF Ron 3900038. On its body there are fixed 2 non-removable handles, also made of cast iron, a lid is also provided – a classic heavy one. The inner walls are covered with wear-resistant enamel, which helps to distribute heat and prevent food from sticking. However, the coating is so fragile that the manufacturer does not allow the BergHOFF Ron to be washed in the dishwasher. But on gas, electric and induction burners, you can cook, fry and steam dishes in their own juice – they will not stick, which simplifies the care of the dishes.

The average price of a stewpan BergHOFF Ron 3900038 28 cm is 9,300 rubles.

Advantages

  • Large diameter and high sides of the saucepan;
  • Cast iron coated with enamel;
  • Compatible with all plates;
  • Reliable handles.

disadvantages

  • Do not do without potholders;
  • Not dishwasher safe.

Risoli Dr Green 00099DR / 28GS 28 cm

Rating: 4.8

Risoli Dr Green 00099DR / 28GS 28 cm

A stewpan with a colored enamel coating Risoli Dr Green 00099DR / 28GS in a diameter of 28 cm along the walls, its three-layer bottom of 6 mm accumulates heat and contributes to its preservation inside the stewpan.

To prevent the walls and bottom of the cast-iron stewpan from rubbing off, the manufacturer protected them with an environmentally friendly Green-Stone coating, with which you need to be extremely careful: use only a wooden spatula, wash exclusively by hand without abrasives. Induction hobs are not compatible with the Risoli Dr Green saucepan.

The handles are small, non-removable, but this does not interfere with the cooking process – they are heat-resistant and are not afraid of the heat of the oven.

The average price of Risoli Dr Green 00099DR / 28GS 28 cm is 8,300 rubles.

Advantages

  • The stewpan is made entirely of cast iron;
  • Glass lid with a steam outlet;
  • Colored enamel finish.

disadvantages

  • The enamel is weak;
  • Not suitable for washing in a dishwasher and cooking on an induction hob.

Eva Solo White line 256524 24 cm

Rating: 4.7

Eva Solo White line 256524 24 cm

The rating of the best stewpots is completed by the model Eva Solo White line 256524 with a diameter of 24 cm on the top walls.It is light, made of steel with a non-stick ceramic Slip-Let coating, and the multilayer bottom accumulates heat and helps dishes to 'reach' when the gas, electric or induction burner is switched off. type.

The stewpan took only sixth place in the category due to the lack of a lid (compared to other models), as well as the only non-removable handle, which is also made of stainless steel and requires the use of an oven mitt when cooking.

Eva Solo White line 256524 24 cm is an elegant solution for the kitchen for any purpose: frying, cooking, baking. The price of a stewpan is on average 6 600 rubles.

Advantages

  • Durable non-stick coating;
  • Steel is the main material for making a saucepan;
  • Three-layer bottom for heat storage;
  • Can be placed in the oven;
  • Affordable price for the category;
  • Cooking on any type of stove.

disadvantages

  • There is no cover;
  • Non-removable steel handle, tack required.


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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