The Always Pan Review
The Always Pan, if you haven’t heard about it yet then you must do a great job of ignoring Instagram ads during the holidays. I’ll be 100% honest and I got sucked in and thought ok I need to try this thing.
It all came about because my husband typically makes eggs for breakfast on the weekend and he was ONCE AGAIN complaining about our non-stick pans. To him nothing is non-stick enough (please visualize me rolling my eyes). So I ordered this pan around Christmas to try out.
I had seen so many bloggers and influencers rave about it that I was hesitant to share anything until I had used it for several weeks. With holiday meals and lighter cooking through January I used this pan nearly every day.
I felt at this point I had enough experience to really share the pros and cons of this popular pan. So let’s get into it!
One of the first things I noticed is that this pan is lighter than almost everything I own. Along with the heat resistant handles and pour spouts it makes lifting and pouring items so much easier.
The other feature that I wasn’t 100% sure I would use is the lift out stainless steal steamer basket. Well I was wrong! It is the perfect pan for quickly steaming veggies because I don’t have to pull out my big stock pot I can just put enough water to fill the bottom of the pan and then the lid seals in the steam.
Once my veggies are steamed it’s easy to put that to the side, pour out the water and cook the rest of my meal in the pan saving me from more dirty dishes!
The other feature that I was hesitant on loving is the wood spatula with integrated spoon rest. What I didn’t realize when I bought it was the genius behind this design.
Obviously I thought the wow feature is that you have a spoon ready while you are cooking. Although what I learned is that when the spoon is removed you have a small vent area to let out steam. I don’t have any pans that I can vent while keeping the lid on (preventing splatter). This small feature has come in handy so many times!
The final feature that I really liked was the overall size and shape. With higher sides and 2.6qt cooking capacity it works for the majority of everyday meals I make.
Now the drawbacks.
My husband still thinks that it’s not non-stick enough (please visualize another eye roll). Also I like doing a good amount of meat dishes where I sear the meat and then throw the pan in the oven, this one is designed for stovetop only.
Overall I honestly do love it. It has quickly become my go-to pan and I hardly even take it off the stove top because I know I’m going to use it again the next day.
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