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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a tope?

Often referred to as a ‘pateela’ in Hindi, tope utensils have straight sides and a flat bottom

What is a tope used for?

A tope utensil can be used for boiling, browning, and cooking almost all vegetables and gravies, soups, biryani or pulao, etc. It is a multi-purpose utensil that comes in different sizes and can be purchased depending on your cooking requirements. A stainless steel tope or pateela is one of the most commonly used utensils in any kitchen and is used for a variety of purposes.

What is a saucepan?

saucepan is a piece of cookware that functions as a small but deep pan for cooking liquids on a cooktop. They are deeper than a saute pan but shallower than a tope. They have flat bottoms and steep sides with a long handle and, usually, a lid. It is used for preparing dishes that are liquid and have gravy in it. Click here to check out Borosil’s range of best saucepans online and in the market.

What is the difference between a saucepan and pots?

A pot has tall sides and two loop handles, while a pan is shallow with one long handle. Pots are used for simmering or boiling liquids that completely cover ingredients to cook from all sides. Pans are used for cooking methods that apply high heat to produce browning, like reducing, sauteing, searing, or frying.

What is the use of a saucepan?

Saucepans are usually used for cooking anything that is liquid or has gravy. It is a very useful utensil for stewing, simmering, making soups, sauces, etc. The shape of a saucepan heats the liquid quicker than other pots and pans, giving the perfect texture to the sauces. Additionally, saucepans can also be used to make pasta, lentils, risotto, mashed potatoes, among many other dishes.

Which pan is best for milk?

Milk can easily overflow or burn if not boiled carefully. Ideally a milk pan with lid is best for boiling milk, but a small saucepan can also be used instead. They usually have tall sides and a long handle to enable maneuvering atop a hot stove and ensure a dripless pour. Borosil’s Cookfresh Triply Saucepan with Silicone Handle and Lid is a best selling milk pan that can be used both- as a saucepan and a milk pan. It has a triply body that heats quickly and evenly, and a thick body that makes it highly durable. This multipurpose saucepan is compatible with all stove types, including gas, induction, hot-plate and halogen.

What is the difference between a milk pan and saucepan?

The only difference between a saucepan and a milk pan is in their shape. A good even heat distribution is important when cooking in a saucepan. The saucepans always have a handle and their bottoms are nicely rounded. Stirring is very important, that’s why in many cases they have a sloped edge so working a whisk is easy. On the other hand, milk tends to burn quickly. A milk pan has a good heat distribution and can have a non-stick coating. It is related to the saucepan, except its side is straight right. A milk pan has a handle and sometimes there is a spout (or even two) to pour without making a mess.

Which tea pan with lid is good?

Borosil’s range of saucepans are one of the best selling tea pans with lid and are widely used in households. These multipurpose pans can be used for making almost anything that is liquid and have a triply body made with Food grade SS 304 Stainless Steel interior for hygienic cooking. This prevents the cooking surface from discoloring or altering the flavor of the food.

Can a saucepan be used for making tea?

Yes. Saucepan is one such kitchen essential that is used most frequently in our daily lives, from brewing our morning cup of tea, to making instant noodles at night or cooking sauces. The most preferred type of saucepans that can be used for cooking a variety of dishes are the ones with a high quality triply body. These saucepans efficiently distribute heat while cooking food and prevent it from burning. Click here to check out Borosil’s range of saucepans online, available in multiple sizes to choose from, depending on your cooking requirements, that are beautifully designed to give you a seamless cooking experience

Are non-stick saucepan set or stainless steel saucepan microwave safe?

Borosil’s range Cookfresh Triply Saucepans are made using Food grade SS 304 Stainless Steel interior for hygienic cooking and have an Energy-efficient triply body for even heat distribution and uniform cooking. The triply body of the saucepans prevents the food from sticking onto the pan, even though they do not have a nonstick coating. Nonstick saucepan sets are usually not microwave safe.  The Cookfresh Triply Saucepans from borosil are also not microwave safe but are compatible with gas, induction, hotplate and halogen cooktops. To buy microwave safe utensils, check our Borosil's Bakeware Range.

Which is the best induction base saucepan?

Borosil’s Cookfresh Triply Saucepan with Steel Handle is known to be among the best induction base saucepans.  It comes in three different capacities of 1.6L, 2.3L, and 3.1L. With a high-quality stainless steel cooking surface and a triply body, this sturdy saucepan does not discolor, alter the flavor, and in fact, heats the base evenly and quickly to save time and for a smooth cooking experience.


Can nonstick saucepans be used on induction cooktops?

Induction cooktops only work if the cookware has a magnetic base and thus a nonstick saucepan set is more likely to not be compatible with an induction cooktop. Borosil offers a range of Tope and Saucepans with a triply body that are compatible with gas, induction, hot-plate, and halogen cooktops. You can also check Borosil's Russet Cookware Set which includes a frying pan, Tawa, kadhai, and a casserole, with a granite finish cooking surface and five layers of non-stick coating, that can be used on both gas and induction cooktops.

What is a triply saucepan?

A tri ply saucepan is made up of three layers consisting of stainless steel bonded to an aluminum core and a third layer added to the surface using the process of anodizing for all-around heat conduction and durability of the product. A triply stainless steel saucepan is one of the best kinds of cookware if you are conscious of the safety and health aspects of your cooking. It is non-reactive and absolutely residue-free. Stainless steel is universally recognized as a safe material for cookware, and when it is Borosil’s range of Cookfresh Triply Saucepans and Topes, it's even better because of its durability and versatility

Is triply better than stainless steel?

Stainless steel cookware can be thinner than triply cookware, due to which it creates hot spots, resulting in the food to be cooked unevenly. Whereas, triply stainless steel cookware has a layer of aluminum sandwiched between the two layers of stainless steel. This triply body allows the utensil to heat quickly and evenly to help conserve fuel and also give a smooth cooking experience. Therefore, we can say that for saucepans, triply is better than stainless steel.

What is the most useful saucepan size?

The ideal saucepan size depends on the quantity you have to cook. If it is for boiling milk, tea, etc then a small saucepan of 1-1.5L is more than sufficient. However, while cooking meals and preparing dishes, you may find a saucepan of about 2L or more suitable, and a larger saucepan of 3L or more to be appropriate when cooking for a bigger group of people. Borosil offers a wide range of saucepans that are available in different capacities from 1 L to 3.1L, depending on your requirements. The Cookfresh cookware range of saucepans are made of triply and are high-quality stainless steel saucepans that do not discolor or react with food to alter the flavors. The triply body heats quickly and evenly distributes it for a smooth cooking experience. Click here to check out Borosil’s range of best saucepans online and in the market. 

Is a sauté pan the same as a saucepan?

While saute pans and saucepans have a lot of similarities, they have their respective places in the cookware collection, depending on the type of dish you have to prepare. They both have straight vertical sides coming off the base but saute pans have shorter sides and saucepans have taller sides. Saute Pans are mostly used for very light liquids, semi solid or solid dishes, and saucepans are widely used for preparing most dishes with gravy/ liquids.

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