Always Pan Review

December 1, 2020

The Always Pan by Our Place is my new kitchen sidekick AND my new favorite decor accessory! I just love the way it looks on my stove top, the versatility of the functions and how quick it is to clean. Although the price is more than most cookware on the market, I think this is perfect for weeknight meals for my family. This do-it-all wonder is designed to replace 8 traditional pieces of cookware. Plus, it looks as good as it functions. I’m amazed that you can braise, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, and serve all from one product. I just bought a second one for my studio!

Details

Product: Always Pan by Our Place
Retail Price: $145
Color / Specifications: I have the color Steam at my home and just ordered Spice for my second kitchen at the studio. It’s so hard to choose!

Discovery

I was first drawn to the Always Pan because it’s so beautiful and I love having a piece of cookware that I use daily and keep on my stovetop. Once I saw it on Instagram, I started to notice it everywhere. Raise your hand if that’s ever happened to you! I was intrigued as to whether or not it functioned as good as it looked… (spoilers: it does!)

Features

I use my Always Pan every day most often multiple times a day from cooking eggs to boiling small batch pasta and making weeknight skillet recipes. This product promises to replace your fry pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest.

The Always Pan has a non-toxic, nonstick ceramic coating made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles. The reviews don’t lie, this skillet has held up really well for me so far and I’m excited to report back after more months of use.

I also love that it comes with a steamer basket and wooden spatula that fits directly on the handle. The downspouts are also super handy for straining pasta and veggies.

Pros

  • Design: There’s a reason this skillet is the darling of Instagram! The design is stunning, and the color selection makes it impossible to choose. The weight (3lbs) is so well distributed that I can comfortably pick up the pan with one hand. Initially I was worried that the light-weight meant it was lower quality but I’ve been pleasantly surprised. It certainly looks as good as it functions.
  • Nonstick: My true test with nonstick pans is to try to make eggs, have you seen this done before on QVC? Welp, I can tell you it certainly passes the test! Also, the pan handle and the lid handle are made out of a separate material that doesn’t conduct heat so those oven mitts can stay in the drawer!
  • Weeknight Meals: With 3 young kiddos I look for simple solutions to streamline my day constantly. Having this pan ready to go for a quick pasta dinner has been a lifesaver while dealing with moving, virtual school, and a new baby. Also, did I mention it’s incredibly easy to clean? It’s dishwasher safe but I usually just run it under the tap.

Cons

  • The Price: It’s definitely more expensive than other skillets on the market but so far I’ve been very pleased with the investment. For the amount of times I’ve used this pan since purchasing it, the cost has paid off.
  • Not Oven-Safe: This might be a problem for some but I would use my Cast Iron Skillet if I needed make a dish that transfers to the oven to bake.
  • Longevity: I avoid using metal tools to try and preserve the ceramic coating. I’ve heard some people have trouble with the coating on other ceramic skillets over time so I’m curious to see how this goes, but 6 months in I’ve had no issues.
  • Size: Not great for large families, this is a 10″ skillet and I usually would recommend a 12″ skillet for larger portions. Same with depth, I wouldn’t make a stew or chili in the Always Pan. I would probably recommend a Dutch Oven for that instead.

Final Thoughts

Would I recommend it? Absolutely. If you’re willing to invest in convenience and are so ready to move that heavy dutch oven back in the pantry, the Always Pan will be your new BFF.20 Days of Kitchen Favorites Giveaway