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Square frying pans easy to store and save space

By Ben K, grape Japan

Doshisha Corporation has released a set of "smart" square frying pans under the "sutto" brand name, which offer several advantages over conventional models.

In developing the sutto lineup, Doshisha considered how to solve two common problems with existing frying pans sets. First, it is troublesome to take out frying pans from wherever they are stored when they are stacked. Second, they take up too much space in storage.

Doshisha's solution was to develop a set of square frying pans that don't require stacking. Due to their square shape, they can be placed vertically and can be neatly stored in open spaces around the kitchen. As long as there's a space between 70 to 100 mm wide and 290 to 315 mm high, they'll fit. In addition, by making them square, their cooking area is larger than round frying pans, which means you can be more efficient.

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They come with their own custom lids.

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They're easy to store vertically.

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Two ribs on the sides stabilize the pan and allow it to stand securely.

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The pans are easy to stand and store on the kitchen counter and gas range area in open spaces that couldn't accommodate frying pans before. For example, the space between the gas range and the wall is usually only wide enough to place spices, condiments or maybe a rack for kitchen tools. With the sutto lineup, such a space can now can accommodate a frying pan.

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Doshisha considered what would be most convenient when trying to take out a frying pan stored under the kitchen counter, and realized that a corner handle would be best for these pans which can be stored standing vertically and not stacked. The grip was also designed to be easy to handle at 17 cm wide.

The square shape with corners also makes it easier to pour liquids.

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On sale from early February.

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Not much info except for the shape-I’m left looking for answers..

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Can it be used on induction cookers?

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I still prefer the round one. Easy to wash. Square pan needs more attention. The designer obviously had not done household chores.

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I’ve had a few square saucepans and casseroles over the years, never a square frying pan. I’d be happy to give them a try.

However, ‘You can store them between the gas cooker and the wall’ is not a selling point for me. Stuff that sits around the cooking area is liable to catch splashes from whatever’s cooking, and needs washing before it can have food put in it. It looks untidy, it’s unhygienic and the opposite of labor-saving.

Utensils not in use need to be tidied away properly.

I find pots and pans with removable handles are space-savers. If these pans had removable handles they could find a home in my kitchen.

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Can it be used on induction cookers?

Yes you can see that from the photos, 5th down.

Nice but not useful for me. I mostly prefers woks and large frying pans. Bigger is better than small. They all fit into a cupboard below the gas stove.

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Not bad at all.

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Save space at what cost? If a sphere is the universal shape of planets etc due to the highest volume to surface area ratio then surely a circular pan provides more surface area. My wife bought some of these , by tfal, and they are crap....great if you are cooking miniture food for any dwarfs or midgets that live with you but if not, be prepared to make one pancake after another, no more than 3 fried eggs at a time and that big steak you just bought? Better cut it up into bit sized strips first..... If it ain't know the rest

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I wouldn't buy it personally, but it would be a good talking piece in your home when you invite someone for dinner for example.

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I do like the fact that the handles stick ouward in an angle as opposed to being verticle. that would make pouring liquids easier and convienient.

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