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Most pans are, well…just pans, but not the Always Pan from DTC cookware brand Our Place. It’s a workhorse that performs the job of eight (!) pieces of cookware while looking like a total dreamboat. While it’s available in four very chic colorways, our favorite would have to be the dusty pink Spice! And we’re not alone, because the color is so popular with customers that it sold out in February and garnered a 30,000-person waitlist. Good news, though: It’s finally back in stock, and ready to ship immediately!
If you’re new to the phenomenon of the Always Pan, it’s a favorite of Kitchn contributor Patty, and for good reason: The 2.6-quart piece of cookware can function as an everyday skillet for frying up eggs; serve as a saucier for sauces and gravies, thanks to its almost 3-inch-deep sloped sides; and once you add the steamer basket, it can be used for steaming veggies and fish for an easy weeknight dinner.
Patty spent six months testing the “beautiful and well-designed pan” and was truly impressed with the results. “I’ve never had a single scrambled egg stick, and dinner slides cleanly out — always,” she said, referring to the slick surface that makes cooking breezy. The pan features a long handle that remains cool — “except for the junction between handle and pan — that gets hot!” warns Patty — and allows for easy transfer from the stove to the table. And when it comes to cleaning the pan, “you just need to wipe it clean with a soft sponge and warm, soapy water.” It can also go in the dishwasher along with the rest of your load.
If you’ve had your heart set on adding the gorgeous pink pan to your cooking arsenal, now’s the time to get your order in before you’re back to being stuck on a lengthy waitlist. The Always Pan truly does it all and takes the term “one-pot meal” to a whole new level. And as Patty put it: “If your go-to pan is a nonstick pan because you hate the cleanup that comes with cooking, this is a great, smart upgrade.”