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Hestan NanoBond™ Stainless-Steel Essential Pan

Select Size: 5-Qt.

Sugg. Price $500 Our Price $399.95
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Hestan pushes the boundaries of innovation in stainless-steel cookware with its NanoBond™ technology. The patented, multilayer structure of titanium-based alloys bonds directly to stainless steel through an environmentally friendly and chemical-free process, creating thousands of superdense nano layers on the cookware surface. Exceedingly resistant to scratches, staining and salt pitting, this pan is four times more durable than traditional stainless steel and will maintain its beauty and performance for a lifetime.

  • Available in 3 1/2-qt. cap. or 5-qt. cap.
  • Deep covered pan is ideal for stir-fries, risottos, braises and one-dish meals.
  • NanoBond™ surface is a proprietary blend of alloys including titanium, creating a highly strong, resilient and lasting finish.
  • Triple-bonded stainless-steel construction with pure aluminum core delivers 35% greater heat conductivity than other aluminum-clad cookware.
  • Sealed rims are encapsulated in stainless steel to prevent delamination.
  • Surface is highly scratch- and stain-resistant and safe for use with metal utensils.
  • Made in Italy.
Dimensions & More Info

3 1/2 Qt. Essential Pan

  • 10" diam., 3 1/2" high (4 3/4" high with lid).
  • 5-qt. cap.
  • 4 lb. 9 oz. with lid.

5-Qt. Essential Pan

  • 11 1/2" diam., 3 1/2" high (5" high with lid).
  • 5-qt. cap.
  • 4 lb. 9 oz. with lid.

Additional Information

  • Cast stainless-steel handles are ideally weighted.
  • Flush rivets inside and out for easy cleaning and stacking storage.
  • NanoBond™ surface is naturally nonporous for easier cleaning.
  • Will not react with foods.
  • Will not oxidize, resulting in lasting beauty.
  • Flared rims facilitate pouring.
  • Lightweight pan is easy to handle and carry.
  • Oven and broiler safe to 500°F.
  • Lifetime warranty.
  • Made in Italy.
Use & Care


  • Ideal for use on any type of cooktop, including induction.
  • Oven and broiler safe to 500°F.


  • Dishwasher safe. 
  • Avoid using steel wool, steel scouring pads, harsh detergents, bleach or abrasive cleaners.
  • To remove stubborn food residue, use a non-scratch scrub sponge and a fine-powdered or soft cleanser.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC PRODUCT We have used this pan to make our favorite "little pizza" recipe. It's a very cheesy, sticky recipe and this pan cooked and CLEANED up beautifully. The flush rivets are a FANTASTIC, especially when it comes to cleaning the pan.
    Date published: 2018-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best & Last Set of Cookware You Will Ever Own. Words cannot adequately express how much I love this pan! Not only is it beautiful, but its overall performance is simply amazing. In fact, I was so impressed by the essential pan's performance, that I bought the entire Nano-bond set...This NanoBond cookware is a game changer! It's a serious upgrade to any high end stainless steel aluminum or copper core pans. They are attractive, light weight, extremely durable and scratch resistant. They have comfortable stay cool handles and clean up is a breeze. They heat evenly, there are no hot or cold spots and you can go from stove top to oven with no problems. They also work on all cook tops, from gas and electric ranges to induction stoves. I've even used them on my BBQ grill. I will say that there is a very slight learning curve to effectively use these pans. Probably because they do heat up faster than traditional stainless steel pans. I would say they are very comparable to cooking on copper. But without any of the hassle that comes with maintaining copper. For the most part, I've never had any problem with food stickage. I did manage to burn some eggs once, but it cleaned up like it was nothing. It also seems like the finish on these pans is indestructible. I use these pans just about every day and they still look like they just came out of the box. I do get occasional water spots, but they come right off when I use some Barkeepers Friend on them. I've used a lot of cookware in my time, and these are by far the closest I have ever found to being the perfect pans. It's a real joy to cook on them! I really hope that Hestan expands the NanoBond line. Because I would LOVE to have a 6.5 quart saute pan to add to my set!
    Date published: 2018-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cookware of my dreams! I love to cook! This pan is my go to pan for feeding my large family. Sears roasts beautifully and continues to roast them to perfection in the oven. My Sunday Sauce and meatballs turn out delicious and holds the large amount required for my hungry crowd! Soups, stews, chili....perfect go to pan!
    Date published: 2018-08-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight stainless steel! Beautiful finish. After installing an induction cooktop, I found the Hestan line when replacing almost all of my cookware. Between online research and an extremely helpful W-S associate, I decided to purchase two of the Hestan pots: the Essential pan and the 8-qt. Stock pot. I also purchased a few All-Clad pieces as well as a few Staub pots and pans. While I am very happy with everything, I love using the Hestan pots. The lighter weight makes handling them much easier, both when they are filled and when washing them. The flush rivets are a joy, especially when trying to clean anything made with tomatoes. No more battles there. I have not put them in the dishwasher, partly to protect the finish and partly because they are so light that washing them by hand is a breeze. Much easier to manage than the All-Clad pots of comparable size. Also, the finish still looks great after 6 months, and requires much less scrubbing than the All-Clad copper series. I'm getting ready to add the 4-quart saucepan soon. It makes my day to cook with these products - they really simplify life in the kitchen!
    Date published: 2018-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the color and flush rivets! Saw an ad in Architectural Digest for the Heston cookware and went to their website and found the link to Wms Sonoma. The pan is pricey, but it was worth the price. It cleans up easy, is lighter weight than cast iron and I love the flush rivets. Would recommend.
    Date published: 2017-04-05
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