You’ll need high-quality pans if you want to make high-heat cooking simple. You can choose from aluminum, stainless steel, or ceramic, but each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Although stainless steel is dishwasher safe, it is not the best heat conductor. A super-conductive base works well with stainless steel. Carbon-steel pans conduct more heat, but they’re a little heavier and need to be seasoned regularly.