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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How to cook sausages?

How to cook sausages?

What is the best way to cook sausages? Why the UPAN?

Everyone loves a good sausage and we have all experienced a badly cooked one, either at a family barbeque or from taking your eye off the pan at home, the results leave you disappointed and sometimes hungry.

Which is why when you search for how to cook a sausage there are so many options.

  • What is the best way to cook a sausage?
  • How do you cook sausages in a frying pan?
  • Can you cook sausages in the oven? 
  • Do you have to boil a sausage before frying?
  • How to cook sausages in an air fryer? 
  • How to cook sausages from frozen?
  • Healthy ways to cook sausages 

Which one to choose?

 Now every question offers a solution, some even endorsed by celebrity chefs and all these methods work offering varying qualities of results, but none of them address the main issue that makes sausages so difficult to cook.

What is the main issue?

The main is issue quite simple

  • Sausages are round so there is minimal contact to the flat pan surface, sometimes leading to overheating the pan to get enough heat and damaging your cookware or just taking forever to cook the sausages
  • Sausages take a natural curve when cooking, leading to the sausages only cooking on two sides ending up with overcooked dry sausages with slightly undercooked centres the “paradox sausage”
  • No two sausage are alike, they are all individual and will curve slightly differently to the one next to it

Our solution to the main issue

The UPAN does this by taking the traditionally seasoned cast iron frying pan design and applying food tech engineering.

By providing U shaped channels for cooking the sausages, the first two issues are addressed and allowing enough freedom in the U-shaped channels solves the 3rd, the increased surface gained from the design of the UPAN

  • Reduces the cook time down to below 10 minutes 
  • Browns and crisps the skins all the way round
  • Avoids over cooking the sausages to make sure there cooked, no more split skins
  • Allows for the minimum use of fat or oil when cooking

How does it cook sausages?

When you place the sausages in the channel of the preheated UPAN, the sausages will begin to curve (always use the UPAN on a low to medium heat), by turning the sausages so the lengthwise curve is to the bottom, the sausage will then straighten, allowing improved surface to surface contact for half of the sausage

The cast iron will then provide a constant, evenly distributed whole heat, cooking the sausage quickly and evenly.

Once the skins begin to brown, turn the sausages as required, keeping an eye on the skins looking for clear skins and then clear liquid under the skins.

When you see the clear liquid bubbling you know the sausages are cooked. There is no need to keep cooking them.

Providing the right amount of heat to the surface of the sausage ensures no split skins and a juicy succulent, full flavour sausage.

What is the best way to cook sausages? In a UPAN