Information on casserole pots

BK has many different casserole pots. But what exactly are the differences? We would be happy to explain. This will enable you to choose a pan that best suits your needs.

What does a casserole pot consist of?

For the BK designers, attention to safety and convenience has become second nature. A variety of pans has been developed for people who want to cook easily and safely. Handy draining lids, heat-resistant handles or a unique shape make them not only clever and convenient but also safe.

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BODY

By the body of the pan we mean the pan itself, in which the ingredients are cooked. BK pans and bodies have different shapes and these are shown below.

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Cylindrical

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Conical

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Spherical

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Combination

Most BK pans have volume markings on the inside of the body. These enable you to see how much liquid is in the pan without using a measuring jug.

The preferred shape and appearance of the pan is, of course, a matter of taste. Do you like the shape? Would it fit in well in your kitchen or on the table? But the body of the pan has many other properties that enable you to make the best choice.

Body material

The pans in the BK range are made from different materials. The best known is stainless steel (18/10), which is strong and food safe. There are also pans made of 3-ply (also called tri-ply), enamelled steel plate and ceramic.

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Stainless steel

BK has been making stainless steel pans since 1963. The outside of the pan can be brushed (matt) or polished (shiny).

+ Reliable
+ Stainless steel

Perfect for...

For example, choose
The Q-linair Master

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TRI-PLY

Tri-ply is a three-layer material: two layers of stainless steel with a layer of aluminium in between. Aluminium distributes the heat well, from the base of the pan to the rim.

+ Good heat distribution
+ Dishes stay nice and hot

Perfect for cooking enthusiasts

For example, choose
The conical deluxe

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Enamelled steel plate

These are the pans for which BK has been known in the Netherlands since 1891. The best known is cloudy grey. The formula of this enamel mixture is still secret to this day. Today, the enamelled pans are also available in Reseda green.

+ Beautiful Reseda green colour
+ Very strong

Perfect for...

For example, choose
The New Vintage Enamel

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Ceramic

Ceramic is a natural material that is not porous, so it does not react to food and does not absorb fat, odours or bacteria.

+ Natural material
+ Little oil or butter
+ Can withstand extreme differences in temperature

Perfect for the natural cook

For example, choose
New Vintage Ceramic

Base

Since 1963, all BK stainless steel pans have had a sandwich base. At the base of the pan is a plate made from aluminium and 18/0 steel. The aluminium ensures good heat distribution and the 18/0 steel also makes the pan suitable for induction hobs.

For casserole pot made from other materials, the base is made from the same material as the body. A 3-ply pan is made entirely of 3-ply, for example.


Tip! Would you like to test whether your pan is suitable for induction? If a magnet remains on the base of the pan you can use it on induction hobs.

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Rim

Among other things, the rim of the pan provides reinforcement for the rest of the pan. All BK casserole pots are equipped with a pouring rim. This makes it easier to pour liquids out of the pan.

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Pouring lip

A number of casserole pot series have a pouring lip with which you can pour more carefully. An example of a casserole pot with a pouring lip is the BK Premium+

Tip! Use the BK Mr. Gripper® draining aid to drain more conveniently!

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Draining system

Some pan series also have a special draining system. The lids of these pans can be secured under the rim. An example of a pan with a draining system is the Q-linair Master Glass

Want to find out more about draining safely with BK? Go to this page.

Lid

Cooking with a lid on the pan has many advantages. With a lid, the heat stays in the pan and you can bring liquids to the boil quicker, thus saving energy. More food aromas are also kept in the pan. This helps to make your dishes a little tastier.

The different types of lid are shown below:

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Stainless steel

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Stainless steel + Glass

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Enamelled steel plate

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Ceramic

Handles

Some handles are metal and others synthetic. Synthetic handles, also known as cold grips, have an insulating effect and conduct less heat than a metal handle.

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Please note! Handles can still become hot, because the heat source underneath the pan can warm up the handles. The heat source comes into indirect contact with the handles. Always make sure that the heat source is completely covered by the pan base. Also, choose the right size of hob for the right pan.

A number of different types of grip are shown below:

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Hollow stainless steel handle

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Wire handle

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Hollow stainless steel handle

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Flat wire handle

Sizes

Pans come in different shapes and sizes. But why do you need different sizes? We would be happy to explain.

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14 CM

80 grams uncooked pasta for one person

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16 CM

160 grams uncooked pasta for 1-2 people

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18 CM

250 grams uncooked pasta for 2-3 people

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20 CM

400 grams uncooked pasta for 4-5 people

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24 CM

950 grams uncooked pasta for 6 or more people

Heat sources

BK's stainless steel and 3-ply pans can be use on all heat sources. The enamelled steel plate pans, such as the BK New Vintage Enamel, cannot be used on Induction. The ceramic pans can be used on gas and in the oven.

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Gas

Gas is still the most commonly used heat source in the Netherlands.

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Induction

An induction cooking plate uses electromagnetic radiation. This is why not all pans are suitable for induction.

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Ceramic

A ceramic cooking plate uses a heating coil.

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Electric

An electric cooking plate heats up slowly and stays warm for a long time.

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Halogen

This cooking plate is heated by a halogen lamp, which means that it heats up quickly. A pan with a flat bottom is most suitable for this.

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OVEN

Finish off, grill or cook through dishes in the oven.

Cleaning

After use, allow the pan to cool. Most BK pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher. However, we recommend washing them by hand if you want to extend the life of your pans. The handles will also look nicer for longer if you hand-wash them.

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Washing by hand recommended

These pans should be washed by hand.

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Dishwasher safe

These pans can be cleaned in the dishwasher. However, we recommend washing them by hand if you want to extend the life of your pans. The handles will also look nicer for longer if you hand-wash them. Does your pan have a ceramic non-stick coating? These are not suitable for the dishwasher.