What a find.

"Very clever I have been looking for something like this for a while well impressed"

Stephen M

United Kingdom

Best sausages ever!

"Very easy to use and cooks sausages to perfection. Browned sausages and full of flavour compared with other methods of cooking"

Nicholas D

United Kingdom

Sausage Perfection

"Very much enjoy using my UPAN and is used all the time... cooks sausages perfectly..."

Stephen J

New Zealand

A necessity!

"At last I don’t have to balance my sausages on each other or the side of the pan. This is the best idea!! Buy one for your kitchen and ease for sausage cooking."

Fiona Z.


Loving the upan

"Works as advertised, so much easier now to cook those sausages. Cooked on an induction hotplate, no problems."

Christine E


UPAN is Fantastic

"I love this. It cooks sausages and meatballs to perfection and I love the way it keeps the sausages straight while cooking. I would highly recommend this product."

Suzanne D

New Zealand


Try our recipes designed for the UPAN and 

Toad in the Hole

Classic Toad in the Hole with onion gravy

Bacon Wraps

Crisp bacon wrapped vegetables

Onion Gravy

Simple home made gravy to go with the Toad in the Hole

Fantastic product

On first use it cooked the sausages to perfection and more quickly. The ridges on the pan are the answer to the sausage lover's dilemma, to get the sausage cooked all round and this pan does it.

James D

United Kingdom

UPAN 101

Learn how to season your cast iron cookware

How to buy the best sausages

Our guide to buying the best sausages for your UPAN

Cooking in the UPAN 

Watch our video to learn how to get the best from your UPAN

Clean the UPAN

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About Us

About Us

Who we are

U Design is a New Zealand based company run by Jeremy and Anna they are an Engineer and a Project Manager who enjoy good food.

Why we made the UPAN

A few years ago, we were at a family BBQ and saw the weekly summer tradition of undercooking, over cooking and then charring of a large range of sausages.
Following that fateful weekend, we set about addressing the uneven cooking of a sausage that a plate BBQ gives, this resulted in the 8mm Grill.
While this worked well on the BBQ in the summer, when the winter came the 8mm Grill ended up in the kitchen being used across two elements. At this point we decided to begin the process of designing a pan, that can be used both inside, on the stove top or outside, on the BBQ.
The end product, the UPAN is the result of 4.5 years work of designing, prototyping and finding a company that can manufacture the pan up to a standard that we are happy to put our name to.

How the UPAN works

The UPAN has been designed to address the 2 main issues that you’re faced with when cooking sausages, that sausages are round, and that natural case sausages will curve while cooking.
The U shape design means that as soon as the sausage is placed in the pan it will immediately begin to evenly cook half of sausage.
Once the sausage begins to cook it will start to curve, if you then turn the sausage so the curved side is down, that side will begin to cook and contract, straitening the sausage, allowing for even cooking all the way round.