Top 7 German Pan Brands


How to choose a German frying pan?

Ger­man cook­ware man­u­fac­tur­ers offer a huge range of fry­ing pans of var­i­ous con­fig­u­ra­tions, made of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als. To make the right choice will help the rec­om­men­da­tions of pro­fes­sion­als who advise to be guid­ed by the fol­low­ing cri­te­ria.

Material

The first thing you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing a fry­ing pan is the mate­r­i­al from which it is made. Today, pans made of such met­als are most pop­u­lar:

  1. Cast iron. Tra­di­tion­al cast-iron pans are quite heavy, but dish­es made from this mate­r­i­al can be safe­ly called uni­ver­sal. The walls of such a fry­ing pan warm up slow­ly, but even­ly, while “not being afraid” of the impact of sharp met­al objects (knives, forks). In addi­tion, high-qual­i­ty cast iron cook­ware lasts real­ly long.
  2. Tita­ni­um. The prop­er­ties of this met­al are sim­i­lar to cast iron, but the mate­r­i­al does not rust even with pro­longed use. It is impor­tant to note that a tita­ni­um pan is not suit­able for induc­tion cook­ers, which are very often installed in mod­ern kitchens. This is impor­tant to con­sid­er when pur­chas­ing dish­es.
  3. Stain­less steel. Com­pared to cast iron, stain­less steel pans are less durable and ver­sa­tile. Using such mod­els, it is dif­fi­cult to achieve uni­form heat­ing of the walls and fry­ing sur­face. In this regard, fry­ing in a stain­less steel pan should be done using at least a small amount of oil. The advan­tages of this option are ease and ease of main­te­nance.
  4. Alu­minum. Fry­ing pans made of this met­al are light and cheap, and also warm up very quick­ly. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, this is where the ben­e­fits of alu­minum end. Users note that when heat­ed, the met­al acquires an unpleas­ant odor, and experts warn against using alu­minum with­out a spe­cial pro­tec­tive coat­ing.
  5. Cop­per. Experts con­sid­er cop­per fry­ing pans to be the most dif­fi­cult to use, as they heat up and cool down very quick­ly, requir­ing a lot of atten­tion from the host­ess dur­ing cook­ing. At the same time, it is impor­tant to note that cop­per is very durable.

Work surface coating

The next aspect that needs atten­tion in the process of choos­ing a fry­ing pan is the coat­ing of the fry­ing sur­face.

Teflon. The opti­mal non-stick coat­ing of the pan is made from light­weight and prac­ti­cal Teflon (poly­te­tra­flu­o­roeth­yl­ene). Even on a dry sur­face of such a fry­ing pan, the prod­ucts do not burn, which allows you to cook dish­es with­out oil. How­ev­er, when heat­ing the Teflon to tem­per­a­tures above 200°C, the user risks the release of tox­ic gas­es. In addi­tion, accord­ing to user reviews, Teflon-coat­ed dish­es serve no more than 1 — 1.5 years.

Ceram­ics. Mod­els with a ceram­ic coat­ing of the fry­ing sur­face are very pop­u­lar today. The work­ing part of ceram­ic fry­ing pans is made of a nanocom­pos­ite poly­mer with sand nanopar­ti­cles. They are safe at any lev­el of heat, but are high­ly sen­si­tive to chips, scratch­es and are not suit­able for wash­ing in a dish­wash­er.

Mar­ble. The mar­ble coat­ing, con­sist­ing of sev­er­al lay­ers of Teflon with the addi­tion of mar­ble chips, has proven itself per­fect­ly. Such pans weigh a lit­tle, heat up quick­ly and even­ly, and also do not dete­ri­o­rate under the influ­ence of sharp met­al objects. The only draw­back of this option is the high price.

Dia­mond spray. This type of coat­ing is also made on the basis of Teflon, on the sur­face of which a nanocom­pos­ite with inclu­sions of dia­mond crys­tals is applied. A fry­ing pan with a dia­mond coat­ing will last a real­ly long time (up to 25 years), which inevitably affects the cost of the prod­uct.

Additional Criteria

Experts high­light a few more impor­tant nuances that you should pay atten­tion to when choos­ing a high-qual­i­ty uni­ver­sal fry­ing pan:

  1. The mate­r­i­al from which the lid is made. Despite the fact that met­al cov­ers are high­ly durable and per­fect­ly retain heat, they are increas­ing­ly being replaced with glass options. Through the glass lid, you can observe the process of ther­mal pro­cess­ing of prod­ucts with­out chang­ing the tem­per­a­ture regime.
  2. pan diam­e­ter. Pans with a diam­e­ter of 18 to 28 cm are pre­sent­ed on the mod­ern mar­ket. For 1–2 peo­ple, dish­es with a diam­e­ter of 18–24 cm are enough. Accord­ing­ly, the larg­er the fam­i­ly, the larg­er the dish­es for dai­ly cook­ing should be.
  3. Han­dle attach­ment type. The most pop­u­lar are pans with han­dles fixed with heat-resis­tant riv­ets. These options are ver­sa­tile and durable. For those who also plan to use the pan as a bak­ing dish in the oven, dish­es with a remov­able han­dle are more suit­able. There are also options on the mar­ket with cast han­dles made of the same met­al as the base of the pan. Such mod­els are prac­ti­cal and durable, how­ev­er, dur­ing cook­ing, cast han­dles heat up, which com­pli­cates the cook­ing process.

All of these cri­te­ria are very impor­tant, but the brand that con­sumers trust often becomes the deci­sive fac­tor in choos­ing. The experts of the Exper­tol­ogy team have com­piled a rank­ing of the best brands of Ger­man fry­ing pans that you should pay atten­tion to.

Rating of the best brands of German frying pans










Nom­i­na­tion

Place

Name

Rat­ing
Rat­ing of the best brands of Ger­man fry­ing pans one WMF 5.0
2 AMT Gas­tro­guss 4.9
3 WOLL 4.8
four Fissler 4.7
5 Borner 4.6
6 Gipfel 4.5
7 Ron­dell 4.4

WMF

Rat­ing: 5.0


WMF

The Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er of high-qual­i­ty cook­ware WMF has been set­ting the stan­dard for func­tion­al­i­ty on the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket for more than 160 years. The brand reg­u­lar­ly presents new devel­op­ments and tech­nolo­gies that improve prod­uct qual­i­ty. The WMF range includes fry­ing pans made of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als. So, one of the first pro­gres­sive devel­op­ments of WMF was the inno­v­a­tive mate­r­i­al Cro­mar­gan®, which is a high-qual­i­ty steel resis­tant to mechan­i­cal, ther­mal and chem­i­cal dam­age. Fry­ing pans made of this mate­r­i­al are fan­tas­tic strength and excel­lent ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty. Among the new devel­op­ments of the brand stands out the Fusion­tec super­al­loy, which com­bines the heat capac­i­ty of cast iron with the light­ness of alu­minum and the strength of stain­less steel. Today, many WMF fry­ing pans fea­ture a sand­wich con­struc­tion that com­bines inno­v­a­tive alloys with the strongest alu­minum and chrome-plat­ed steel.

WMF Ger­man fry­ing pan coat­ings deserve spe­cial atten­tion. The range of the brand includes mod­els with a durable ceram­ic sur­face, as well as with a unique Per­maDur non-stick coat­ing. The Profi Resist series of fry­ing pans deserves spe­cial atten­tion, in which the orig­i­nal stain­less steel hon­ey­comb struc­ture pro­tects the non-stick coat­ing under­ly­ing it. This cre­ates a scratch-resis­tant, durable fry­ing sur­face.

Today, the Ger­man com­pa­ny WMF invites its con­sumers to decide what exact­ly they expect from a fry­ing pan. For those who pre­fer quick fry­ing of meat and fish, the brand offers spe­cial uncoat­ed pans for intense fry­ing. For del­i­cate and “gen­tle” heat treat­ment of prod­ucts, a spe­cial line with a non-stick coat­ing has been devel­oped. The com­pa­ny also offers a wide vari­ety of grill pans, woks and bra­ziers. At the same time, each WMF mod­el is durable, prac­ti­cal and safe.

Advantages

  • impec­ca­ble brand rep­u­ta­tion with more than 160 years of his­to­ry;
  • the use of patent­ed mate­ri­als Cro­mar­gan® and Fusion­tec, as well as durable alu­minum and chrome steel;
  • a wide range of pans for dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es;
  • unique pro­tec­tive non-stick coat­ings Per­maDur and Profi Resist;
  • wide price range;
  • dura­bil­i­ty con­firmed by experts and con­sumers.

Flaws

  • need to buy cov­er sep­a­rate­ly.

AMT Gastroguss

Rat­ing: 4.9


AMT Gastroguss

The famous Ger­man cook­ware man­u­fac­tur­er AMT Gas­tro­guss is the choice of the best chefs in the world. Since 2012, the prac­ti­cal and func­tion­al cook­ware of this brand has been used by the Ger­man Nation­al Culi­nary Team to par­tic­i­pate in inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tions. In addi­tion, the Ger­man Asso­ci­a­tion of Chefs has award­ed AMT Gas­tro­guss fry­ing pans the hon­orary title of the best in the world. The pans of the brand are made of cast alu­minum, by cast­ing met­al into a chill mold (met­al con­tain­er). At the next stage, a spe­cial ceram­ic lay­er with the addi­tion of tita­ni­um is applied to the alu­minum sur­face, which makes the dish­es as durable and ver­sa­tile as pos­si­ble. This tech­nol­o­gy allows you to achieve even dis­tri­b­u­tion of heat over the entire sur­face of the pan when heat­ed, which is espe­cial­ly impor­tant for cook­ing tasty and healthy dish­es.

The pride of AMT Gas­tro­guss is the unique Lotan® non-stick coat­ing, which con­sists of four lay­ers of ceram­ic par­ti­cles bond­ed under the influ­ence of plas­ma. Thanks to this coat­ing, dur­ing fry­ing, dish­es do not stick to the work sur­face, even with­out the use of oil. In addi­tion, the mate­r­i­al with­stands the high­est tem­per­a­ture and oper­a­tional loads with­out chang­ing its orig­i­nal prop­er­ties. It is also impor­tant to note that the Lotan® non-stick coat­ing is easy to clean with cold water with­out any effort. This allows you to save water and the strength of the host­ess. AMT Gas­tro­guss spe­cial­ists are so con­fi­dent in the qual­i­ty of their prod­ucts that they are ready to pro­vide a 25-year war­ran­ty for each prod­uct.

Advantages

  • the high­est Ger­man qual­i­ty, con­firmed by the best chefs in the world;
  • unique alu­minum mold cast­ing tech­nol­o­gy to achieve strength and prac­ti­cal­i­ty of prod­ucts;
  • uni­form dis­tri­b­u­tion of heat when heat­ing dish­es;
  • unique non-stick coat­ing Lotan®, patent­ed by the brand;
  • the pos­si­bil­i­ty of fry­ing with a min­i­mum amount of oil;
  • 25 year war­ran­ty for each prod­uct;
  • ease of dai­ly care.

Flaws

  • need to buy cov­er sep­a­rate­ly.

WOLL

Rat­ing: 4.8


WOLL

Anoth­er Ger­man man­u­fac­tur­er of high-qual­i­ty fry­ing pans that deserves atten­tion is called WOLL. Fry­ing pans of this brand are hand-made from cast alu­minum, after which a spe­cial coat­ing resis­tant to mechan­i­cal dam­age is applied to them. Due to the fact that WOLL cook­ware per­fect­ly con­ducts and retains heat, its use can sig­nif­i­cant­ly save ener­gy. Thus, ener­gy con­sump­tion is reduced by at least 30%, in com­par­i­son with cast-iron coun­ter­parts. In just 3 min­utes, the sur­face of the WOLL fry­ing pan can be heat­ed up to 300 ⁰С, and after cook­ing, the dish­es remain hot for a long time. In addi­tion, unlike many mod­ern brands, the pans from this man­u­fac­tur­er are great for cook­ing on induc­tion hobs with min­i­mal use of oil.

The patent­ed non-stick coat­ing of WOLL fry­ing pans deserved the max­i­mum num­ber of pos­i­tive con­sumer reviews. Due to its strength and dura­bil­i­ty, the user can use var­i­ous kitchen appli­ances, includ­ing met­al ones, with­out fear of dam­ag­ing the coat­ing. If a chip or scratch forms on the sur­face of the pan, the con­sumer can con­tin­ue to use the pan with­out fear of releas­ing tox­ic sub­stances. All WOLL cook­ware is made with­out the use of per­flu­o­rooc­tanoic acid (PFOA), which is haz­ardous to health. In addi­tion, these Ger­man dish­es can be washed in a dish­wash­er on ECO mode or at a tem­per­a­ture of 30 ⁰С.

Advantages

  • strong and durable cast alu­minum;
  • unique non-stick coat­ing resis­tant to mechan­i­cal dam­age;
  • high ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty of dish­es;
  • sig­nif­i­cant ener­gy sav­ings;
  • the abil­i­ty to wash dish­es in a dish­wash­er;
  • absence of tox­ic com­po­nents in the com­po­si­tion of mate­ri­als;
  • a wide range of prod­ucts.

Flaws

  • large weight of pans;
  • need to buy cov­er sep­a­rate­ly.

Fissler

Rat­ing: 4.7


Fissler

Fissler pro­fes­sion­al Ger­man cook­ware has been on the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket since 1845. Since then, the brand has repeat­ed­ly rev­o­lu­tion­ized the pro­fes­sion­al table­ware mar­ket and gained pop­u­lar­i­ty in more than 50 coun­tries around the world. The main pro­file of Fissler is high-qual­i­ty and func­tion­al fry­ing pans. The brand pro­duces sev­er­al lines of fry­ing pans, each of which is designed for spe­cif­ic pur­pos­es. For exam­ple, the leg­endary Crispy series was cre­at­ed specif­i­cal­ly for cook­ing juicy steaks with a grill effect, while the Lev­i­tal® line is envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly and designed for healthy cook­ing. Fissler’s unique non-stick coat­ings, called “Secur­al” and “Pro­tec­tal+”, deserve spe­cial atten­tion. Such coat­ings not only elim­i­nate the pos­si­bil­i­ty of food burn­ing dur­ing heat treat­ment, but also guar­an­tee uni­form heat­ing and preser­va­tion of all the use­ful prop­er­ties of the prod­ucts. Thanks to this, in the pans of this brand, you can cook dish­es with­out oil, as well as bake some­thing in the oven.

Most of the brand’s fry­ing pans are made of high qual­i­ty steel with a unique “SuperTher­mic” bot­tom, which heats up even­ly and is suit­able for any type of hob. The new gen­er­a­tion of Fissler cook­ware has an even more advanced “Cook­Star” encap­su­lat­ed bot­tom, guar­an­tee­ing the longevi­ty of the pan. It is also impor­tant to note that the han­dles of the dish­es do not heat up dur­ing cook­ing and are attached to the base by spot weld­ing, which is reli­able and hygien­ic. Users are espe­cial­ly pleased with the oppor­tu­ni­ty to wash these Ger­man dish­es in the dish­wash­er with­out fear for their con­di­tion. Each Fissler fry­ing pan under­goes indi­vid­ual qual­i­ty con­trol, which guar­an­tees the dura­bil­i­ty and wear resis­tance of the prod­uct.

Advantages

  • a Ger­man brand with an impec­ca­ble rep­u­ta­tion and a long his­to­ry;
  • use of high qual­i­ty steel;
  • mul­ti-lay­ered, even­ly heat­ed bot­tom “SuperTher­mic” and “Cook­Star”;
  • wear-resis­tant non-stick coat­ings “Secur­al” and “Pro­tec­tal +”;
  • mul­ti-stage prod­uct qual­i­ty con­trol;
  • sev­er­al lines of fry­ing pans for dif­fer­ent pur­pos­es and price seg­ments;
  • the abil­i­ty to use in con­junc­tion with all types of plates;
  • pos­si­bil­i­ty to wash in the dish­wash­er.

Flaws

  • rel­a­tive­ly high price.

Borner

Rat­ing: 4.6


Borner

The Ger­man brand of pro­fes­sion­al table­ware Borner has been pre­sent­ing its prod­ucts on the inter­na­tion­al mar­ket for more than 60 years. In Rus­sia, veg­etable cut­ters and pans of this brand have been pop­u­lar since 1991. The fry­ing pans of this man­u­fac­tur­er have a mul­ti­lay­er base, com­bin­ing cast alu­minum, poly­mer­ic mate­ri­als and stain­less steel. This com­bi­na­tion allows you to achieve fast and uni­form heat­ing of the met­al dur­ing cook­ing. At the same time, the unique alloy with­stands even high tem­per­a­tures and can be used for bak­ing in the oven. Orig­i­nal Borner cook­ware is resis­tant to defor­ma­tion and mechan­i­cal dam­age, which makes it excep­tion­al­ly durable.

The non-stick prop­er­ties of the work­ing sur­face of the pans are pro­vid­ed by a spe­cial Peak Per­for­mance Resist Pro coat­ing with an addi­tion­al lay­er of min­er­al par­ti­cles. This allows you to cook healthy food with min­i­mal use of fat. In addi­tion, numer­ous con­sumer reviews prove that even with pro­longed use of the Borner pan, the non-stick coat­ing does not change its func­tion­al and aes­thet­ic prop­er­ties. Despite the rel­a­tive­ly afford­able price of pans of this brand, for most mod­els, the con­sumer needs to addi­tion­al­ly pur­chase a han­dle and a lid.

Advantages

  • unique com­bi­na­tion of cast alu­minum with poly­mer­ic mate­ri­als and stain­less steel;
  • strength and resis­tance to defor­ma­tion even under the influ­ence of sud­den tem­per­a­ture changes;
  • non-stick coat­ing “Peak Per­for­mance Resist Pro” with an addi­tion­al lay­er of min­er­al par­ti­cles;
  • the abil­i­ty to use pans as con­tain­ers for bak­ing;
  • dura­bil­i­ty of dish­es;
  • afford­able prices for pre­mi­um prod­ucts.

Flaws

  • for most mod­els, han­dles and cov­ers are sold sep­a­rate­ly;
  • rel­a­tive­ly small selec­tion of fry­ing pans in the assort­ment of the brand.

Gipfel

Rat­ing: 4.5


Gipfel

The Ger­man com­pa­ny Gipfel has been pro­duc­ing high-qual­i­ty table­ware for almost 25 years, in which cen­turies-old tra­di­tions are har­mo­nious­ly com­bined with advanced devel­op­ments. Styl­ish and func­tion­al, Gipfel pans are made from a vari­ety of mate­ri­als. The clas­sic line of MABELLE fry­ing pans, which are made of high-qual­i­ty forged alu­minum, is very pop­u­lar. Thanks to the two-lay­er non-stick coat­ing with inclu­sions of PFLUON mar­ble, the ingre­di­ents are even­ly heat­ed dur­ing cook­ing and do not burn. Strong and prac­ti­cal bake­lite han­dles with a tac­tile­ly pleas­ant SOFT TOUCH coat­ing deserve spe­cial atten­tion.

In addi­tion to forged alu­mini­um, Gipfel uses high-qual­i­ty stain­less steel and cast iron for the pro­duc­tion of fry­ing pans. Those con­sumers who pre­fer ceram­ic-coat­ed pans will appre­ci­ate Weil­burg­er’s non-stick sur­face, which allows you to cook food almost with­out the use of oil. Most Gipfel pans can be used on any stove­top, includ­ing induc­tion, and can be cleaned in the dish­wash­er. Such prop­er­ties make the dish­es of this brand uni­ver­sal. The dis­ad­van­tages include the ten­den­cy of Gipfel steel pans to deform under strong heat and tem­per­a­ture changes. This fea­ture is indi­cat­ed by many con­sumers in their reviews of the brand’s prod­ucts.

Advantages

  • a wide range of pans made of stain­less steel, alu­minum and cast iron;
  • high-qual­i­ty non-stick coat­ing with PFLUON mar­ble chips;
  • patent­ed Weil­burg­er ceram­ic sur­faces;
  • durable and prac­ti­cal bake­lite han­dles;
  • com­pat­i­ble with all types of stoves, includ­ing induc­tion;
  • the abil­i­ty to wash dish­es in a dish­wash­er;
  • afford­able price.

Flaws

  • high prob­a­bil­i­ty of defor­ma­tion of stain­less steel pans with strong heat­ing;
  • the need to pur­chase the cov­er sep­a­rate­ly.

Rondell

Rat­ing: 4.4


Rondell

Ron­dell pro­fes­sion­al Ger­man home­ware is a com­bi­na­tion of aes­thet­ics and func­tion­al­i­ty at an afford­able price. The most pop­u­lar fry­ing pans of this brand are made from thick­ened forged alu­minum with high ther­mal con­duc­tiv­i­ty. Such cook­ware quick­ly and even­ly warms up, pro­vid­ing an opti­mal mode of heat treat­ment of prod­ucts. Thanks to the inter­nal non-stick coat­ing based on Tri­Ti­tan, food does not burn even with min­i­mal use of oil and retains max­i­mum juici­ness. This coat­ing does not con­tain dan­ger­ous per­flu­o­rooc­tanoic acid (PFOA) and is not dam­aged dur­ing oper­a­tion. The range of the brand also includes fry­ing pans with an inno­v­a­tive Xylan non-stick coat­ing, which was devel­oped by Whit­ford (USA). Such a poly­mer lay­er is dis­tin­guished by unique indi­ca­tors of dura­bil­i­ty.

In the process of man­u­fac­tur­ing dish­es, Ron­dell thinks through every detail. So, the han­dles of the pans have a tac­tile­ly pleas­ant sil­i­cone coat­ing, which pre­vents slip­ping. In addi­tion, the han­dles do not get hot. The dish­es are dish­wash­er safe and suit­able for use with any type of stove, but the man­u­fac­tur­er does not rec­om­mend using Ron­dell pans as a con­tain­er for bak­ing dish­es in the oven.

Advantages

  • use of strong and durable forged alu­minum;
  • sev­er­al options for a prac­ti­cal and safe non-stick coat­ing;
  • the abil­i­ty to wash dish­es in a dish­wash­er;
  • con­ve­nience in dai­ly use;
  • non-heat­ing han­dles with soft sil­i­cone coat­ing;
  • afford­able prices for pre­mi­um prod­ucts;
  • 2 years war­ran­ty from the man­u­fac­tur­er.

Flaws

  • not suit­able for oven use.

For sev­er­al cen­turies, Ger­man fry­ing pans have been pop­u­lar not only among ordi­nary house­wives, but also among pro­fes­sion­al chefs. This proves their amaz­ing per­for­mance prop­er­ties. When choos­ing cook­ware from brands list­ed in the Exper­tol­ogy team rat­ing, the buy­er can be sure of the high qual­i­ty and func­tion­al­i­ty of the prod­ucts.

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