Just looking for some quick opinions here. I have a 12.6" Demeyere Proline Fry Pan that is incredible, especially on my new(!) GE Cafe Induction range, but looking at my other pots, I feel like I need a 4-5qt. saute pan that heats evenly and has a quicker response time as opposed to the incredible heat retention of the Proline.
I currently have a 3qt. All Clad d5 saute pan that is on the smaller side for things from time to time. It isn't used a ton and I wonder if even getting the 4.2qt Demeyere would create enough additional volume that I could just get rid of the 3qt and be set with one saute pan.
Responsiveness is more what I'm going for here. I thought about getting the 11" Proline Fry pan, but aside from being a bit too similar in size to my 12.6", I don't think it will have the response time that the Demeyere 4.2qt would given its construction.
The Fissler is thrown in there too because it is actually the ideal size and shape (5qts. and two handles as opposed to one long handle) I think for what I'd want. My two issues are that I'm not sure how responsive to heat changes it would be compared to the Demeyere (I believe it will be slower and thus not meet a requirement I'm looking for). My other issue is a silly issue, but I think it's kinda ugly. The handles and the lid and everything about it just aren't very appealing to me. I think I'd sacrifice 0.8qts for a pot that actually looks appealing to me.
Appreciate any thoughts. Thank you!