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What is the best SS sauce pan 11/2 to 2 QT Question

Cookingfortheweek | Jan 14, 201511:27 AM

I am searching for the best good stainless steel sauce pan that is approximately 1 1/2 to 2QT, maybe 3, with a lid to complete the basics of my cookware collection.

There seems to be 2 paths I can go. Under $50 Chinese made tri ply or over $100 non Chinese. I have substantial gift cards to use so the $ difference is not a deal breaker.

I don't use a saucepan all that often so don't necessarily want to spend big bucks (over $100) unless the benefits are truly there. I mostly need one for heating some pasta sauce, leftovers and milk for hot chocolate. I don't make sauces except from deglazing a pan that cooked meat in it which won't be in a sauce pan.

I have a good 5 ply 3 1/2 qt saucier, so thought a 11/2 QT would be an ideal size but don't mind going to 2 QT or maybe 3 QT. My old 1 QT Cuisinart sauce pan is being replaced and I never really liked it.

Homegoods has some Cuisinart ones for around $20, SLT has their SS branded tri ply for $48 ($40 with 20% off coupon, nice handles). Costco has a 3QT Tramontina Proline 3 ply for $45.

Any thoughts on these under $50 sauce pans.

For over $100 sauce pans. There is the 1.5 QT Zwilling Sensation pan which I am privy to. Then of course the All Clad 1.5 QT D5 for $99 at BB&B. Is it necessary to go over $100 for a sauce pan that won't get a ton of use?

Anyone want to chime in on which pans to get? What am I not looking at? Where is my logic flawed? Most importantly what would be the ideal SS sauce pan to get and what size?

Thanks

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