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Old 08-13-2006, 12:23 AM   #1
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Pots And Pans

Hi,
I have a question thats been bothering me
and i was wandering if anyone could help? Ihave been looking for a cookware set and alot of places either sell them labled pot set or pan set,i always thought a pan was a shalow pan with a long handle and a pan deep with handles on each side. So how can a pan set contain everything when i would think it only would have pans and a pot set only have pots. And what does it mean when you see after a item, like dutch oven pot/pan. What does that mean pot?pan?Thanks

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Old 08-13-2006, 02:37 AM   #2
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This is because much of what you think is a "pot" is really called a sauce pan. Thus, you can have a whole pan set that includes what you call a pan (saute pans and fry pans) AND sauce pans (what you call pots)....Sauce pans, saute pans, and fry pans...pretty much covers what you need besides one stock pot or multicooker pot.
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:59 AM   #3
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In general, the terms are probably used interchangeably. If the set has what you are looking for, pay no attention to what they call it. Just make sure the set has what you want and will use and that it's made well.
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:20 PM   #4
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ohsmily,

thanks for the help. BUT still a question why some order places call sets ,pot sets which do include pans... fry pan saute pan?



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Thinking what other replier said meaning words are interchangeable?
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Old 08-14-2006, 12:57 PM   #5
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Andy is probably right; the terms are likely used interchangeably.
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