I Put the Internet's Coolest Pan to the Test, and It's Even Better Than I Thought
Six months ago, catching me in the kitchen would have been a rare sighting. I've always been someone who eats out socially or has a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner. Once shelter-in-place went into effect, I transformed into the home chef I never thought I'd be. I ran into one major problem, though: I owned pretty much no kitchenware or cookware.
As I started my shopping journey for the right pieces, I had a few requirements on my checklist. I wanted something multifunctional, because I despise kitchen clutter and having too many things. Also, I needed a choice that is extremely nonstick, because I like cooking sticky foods. Lastly, I needed something stylish that I would want to put on display. Is that too much to ask for?!
One pan that kept popping up time and time again was the Our Place Always Pan ($95, originally $145). It definitely fit the stylish bill, and when I read about the features, I knew it was the one. After just one use, I knew I had made the right decision.
The multifunctional pan does so much more than just make pancakes (but it also does that very well). The nontoxic and nonstick pan features a smart design that is well-thought-out and covers all your bases.
The nontoxic and nonstick pan features a smart design that is well-thought-out and covers all your bases.
The deep bottom makes it perfect for cooking food like rice, burgers, eggs, stews, and, well . . . anything. It comes with a spatula and a dedicated place to rest it. Included in the price, it also comes with a stainless-steel steamer, which is perfect for broccoli, dumplings, and more.
After using the pan just a few times, I felt like I didn't need to buy anything else. Some of the things I've cooked so far have ranged from salmon to burgers and crispy rice, and none of those left a residue that was difficult to clean. Plus, it's even dishwasher friendly.
During one cooking session, I posted the pan on my Instagram Story, and a number of friends and coworkers responded to it saying, "OMG, I've been thinking about getting this; is it really worth the hype?!" I can tell you it 100 percent is. I use it every day and couldn't be happier with its easy and useful design.