I'm looking for the Perfect Saucepan, and I already know what kind I want--I think--but I don't really know what size I need! I'm one person, cooking mostly for myself, but occasionally for other, much bigger eaters. So, I want something extremely flexible--big enough to make a batch of candy but not so big that I won't use it except out of necessity.
Happily, I know my fellow Chowhounders will have some suggestions... so, please, tell me all about your favorite saucepan: what it does, what you use it for, what it's made out of, etc etc etc. I am all ears! : )