A grill pan is one of those bits of kitchen kit that you don’t realise how useful they are until you have one. There is nothing wrong with cooking a steak, a piece of fish or veggies in a frying pan but sear it on a super-hot grill pan and watch as the tasty, slightly caramelised char-grilled stripes appear on the food. You’ll also appreciate how quickly the food cooks and how juicy it tastes. And, if that’s not enough, cooking food this way is healthier. With many modern grill pans, there’s no need to add any oil for cooking, plus any fat given off drains to the bottom away from the food.