One of Our Favorite Small Cookware Brands Just Launched an Earthy New Color — and We Got a Special Deal for Kitchn Readers

published Apr 22, 2020
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Cook, eat, clean, repeat is the unofficial mantra of our current situation, and while cooking and eating are totally fine, it’s cleaning I take issue with. Even whipping up a simple pasta or throwing together a warm salad can result in an avalanche of pots and pans overtaking the kitchen sink. If you’re done scrubbing the crusty bottom of yet another pan, you might consider Our Place’s Always Pan, which we love because it replaces up to eight (!!!) pieces of cookware and looks like a piece of modern art while doing it. And in honor or Earth Day, the DTC brand just launched their cult-favorite pan in a gorgeous Sage green color.

Kitchn contributor Patty spent six months testing the original pan, preparing everything from risotto to saucy shrimp dinners to spiced curries for her family of four, and was impressed with the results. “The Always Pan plays the part of a nonstick skillet supremely well,” she said, referring to the slick surface that makes cooking and cleanup easy. “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.)

Besides being a skillet, the 2.6-quart Always Pan can serve as a saucier, thanks to its almost 3-inch-deep sloped sides that are perfect for building sauces and gravies. It 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 between stove and table.

I got to try the new Sage-colored pan a few weeks ago, and the soothing green tone made the simple act of cooking cheesy eggs feel more joyful. Just like the Spice, Steam, and Char colorways, the Sage pan comes with a wooden spatula, water-activated dish scrub, and steamer basket, which has been particularly handy, since I tend to make one-pot meals like sauteed veggies, pasta, and dumplings during busy weeknights. But the biggest benefit, to me, is that my kitchen sink has been much less cluttered and my cleanup routine practically cut in half.

If you’re looking to streamline your cookware or replace your old, beat-up pots and pans, now’s the perfect time because Our Place is offering Kitchn readers an exclusive 15 percent discount on the Always Pan (yes, including the Sage color!) using code kitchn at checkout. The code is valid until June 22, plus the brand will donate 10 meals to Feeding America for every purchase made.

Buy: Always Pan in Sage, $123 (normally $145)