1) Any of a variety of different cooking utensils that are built with a flat bottom and raised sides to hold or prepare food ingredients. Pans are used for numerous food preparation tasks which may require they be heated or cooled while being resistant to breakage and easy to remove contents or clean afterwards. Materials used for the production of pans include aluminum, cast iron, copper, stainless steel, oven-safe ceramic or glass. Some of the most common types of pans include aebleskiver, baking, braiser, bread, brioche, bundt, cake, casserole, chef's, crepe, frying, grill, muffin, omelet, paella, roasting, saucier, saucepan, sauté, sauteuse, skillet, springform, stir-fry, tart, tortilla, and tube pan.
2) The Spanish word for "bread."