+
Cookware

Optimum handles design

Bluecroc | Feb 15, 201703:21 AM     26

I was at an upscale department store in Berlin yesterday and had more than a look at their handsome Cookware department only to feel puzzled at the multitude of different handle design for upscale cookware. There seems not to be consensus on not only on what is the optimum angle at which the handle is vs the pan lid, but also on length vs diameter and - most importantly - on the attachment point.

My physics studies are sadly too remote to have a decisive answer to what are the optimum angle, attachment point and length/diameter but I am sure you have more elements than me. As for me, I though that a bit of angle is good for perceived weight and sauteing. I also thought that the attachment point should be close to the barycenter.... So am I deceiving myself with multiple placebo when I experiment with different handles and I grow more confident of my incertitudes?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

More from Chowhound

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving
Entertaining

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving

by Kristin Donnelly | The best way to cook a stress-free dinner is to think ahead, which is why we've created this comprehensive...

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie
Food and Cooking

19 Great Thanksgiving Desserts That Aren't Pie

by Caitlin M. O'Shaughnessy | When the usual pie lineup feels boring and uninspired for your dessert repertoire, you've got to make...

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package
Food Trends

An Ode to 5 Thanksgiving Foods That Are Better from the Package

by Kelsey Butler | Nostalgia is a factor not to be discounted when it comes to food, and these five holiday staples sometimes...

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online
Shop

Better-Than-Homemade Goodies That Can Be Ordered Online

by David Klein | Mail order cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats are better (and more prolific) than ever...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.