The Nonstick, Easy-to-Clean Saucepan That Made Our Best List Is on Major Sale

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two bowls of chicken orzo soup
Credit: Meleyna Nomura

In my kitchen, the two pieces of cookware we use every day are our nonstick fry pan and our nonstick saucepan. Together, these cooking vessels are a powerful team for tackling weekday breakfasts and weeknight dinners. They’re our go-tos for omelets, sautéd greens, oatmeal, quick pasta sauces, and my wife’s favorite: instant noodle soups — made fancier (and heartier) with fresh vegetables added on top. Investing in a reliable saucepan is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, at least in my kitchen.

Since not all saucepans are created equally, and the most expensive ones aren’t necessarily the highest quality, it’s a good idea to do a little research and find one that’s worth your money. Or, you could save time and check out our Best Lists, where we’ve thoroughly tested and analyzed hundreds of home products to determine which ones are the best performers. For saucepans, our editors found Zwilling’s Clad CFX Ceramic Nonstick Sauce Pan to be the absolute best nonstick option, and right now, it’s on sale for 20 percent off. Grab this for your kitchen before it sells out and learn below why our editors love it so much.

This saucepan from Zwilling (which also owns and sells Staub, one of our editors’ favorite cast-iron cookware brands) is built to withstand years of daily use without wearing away. Its aluminum core heats quickly and evenly, and its nonstick coating is made with ceramic, which, according to Zwilling, lasts significantly longer than their regular nonstick material. Our editors couldn’t get any food to stick to the saucepan when they tested it and found that the inside was extremely easy to clean, so if you’re on the fence about the trend of ceramic cookware, this one lives up to the hype.

Other thoughtful details, such as the dual spouts carved into the lip and the lid’s built-in strainer holes — in two different sizes! — put this saucepan far above the competition. Its 4-quart size is large enough to hold a few servings of pasta, so you can boil and drain your noodles without having to use (or clean) a separate strainer. Our editors also appreciated that the ergonomic handle stayed cool while the saucepan was on the stove, as well as the second helper handle on the opposite side. Having two handles makes picking up and moving the saucepan easier and safer, especially when it’s full. And, as you would expect, both the saucepan and lid are oven-safe (up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit) and dishwasher-safe.

At its current price point around $100, this is a worthwhile investment in a piece of kitchen gear that you’ll use (happily) for years and years. Because all nonstick cookware eventually wears out and needs to be replaced, no matter how careful you are with it, the smart approach is to find tools that last longer than average and don’t cost a fortune. Zwilling struck that balance nicely with their ceramic-infused line, so you know you’re getting your money’s worth.

Ready to upgrade your stovetop essentials? Add this hardworking, easy-to-clean saucepan to your kitchen’s lineup while it’s still on sale. You’ll be impressed by its enhanced nonstick coating — and by the dishes you create with it.

Buy: Zwilling Clad CFX Ceramic Nonstick Sauce Pan, $109.99 (normally $137)