Get the scoop on saucepans: which ones you need, how to care for them, what to cook in them, and more.

Teflon, Ceramic, Anodized Aluminum: A Guide to Nonstick Cookware

Teflon, ceramic, anodized aluminum...if you are on the hunt for new nonstick cookware, you may be overwhelmed by the options. With nearly a dozen different varieties of pots and pans to choose from...

Flat cookware that isn’t flat

by MartinG 2 days ago

Let’s see if I can explain this - in my second language... Most cookware are designed with a slightly convex bottom. When the pan is cold, the material that toutches the stove top is the outer s...

Advice needed on new cookware purchase

by noobiecook 23 days ago

Greetings chowhounders! I’m a new member to the forum and this is my first post. During the past couple of months I’ve been reacquainted to cooking, first out of necessity and lately have evolved i...

Spring 2020 Cookware Deals & Delights

by am47 1 month ago

Since it's been spring for at least a month now in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought it was high time another one of these threads was started. Never mind that March seemed to last an eternity – u...

Fully clad stainless saucepans recommendations

by DonaldT123 14 days ago

Hi to everyone. Although I have some stainless lined copper saucepans (with cast iron handles), and don't get me wrong, they cook great, but I'm loath to used them for simple tasks like heating up ...

Le Creuset 3ply stainless steel

by shoplife2019 11 months ago

Anyone have any experience or opinion on this line of stainless steel pots and pans? I know LC is the giant in the Dutch oven game but how does their SS range fair? Is it worth it? I’m looking at ...

Help with choosing a universal saucepan (2 - 3.5 quart) for daily home use on induction (cooking oatmeal / pasta / soup / other for 2 - 4 people)

by VitalyVashurin 1 month ago

Good day, dear users of this wonderful site! First of all, I would like to say that this is a very high-quality, competent and super-useful information resource. I am very grateful to each ...

Help Needed: Furnishing An Efficient, Minimalist Kitchen

by zabritt 29 days ago

Hi Chowhound! Let me begin with a special thank you to all contributors who have greatly expanded my knowledge of and contributed to my passion for all things cooking. Apologies in advance for t...

Zwilling SS saucepan

by lubashul 25 days ago

I just bought 1 qt ss zwilling spirit saucepan. Straight out of box it was the most beautiful and slick ss saucepan I ever held. However, upon first use (i boiled brussel sprouts) the lid started...

Help with Saucepans Please!

by Zeecooks 29 days ago

Hello, I am new here but based on everyone’s wealth of knowledge, I believe that I have come to the right place for assistance. I am looking at a new saucepan. Preferably stainless steel, howeve...

Replacing all my pots & pans

by lwn 2 months ago

I am about to replace my entire range of non-descript disk stainless steel gear because it is coming to the end of its natural life after 25 years (delaminated bases, tired of gas burn rings up th...

Pot Wobble/Play

by Augustinoh 1 month ago

Hi all, I just bought two new copper pots and both of them seem to exhibit 1-1.5mm of play or wobble: i.e. it very slightly rocks back and forth along a particular axis. It doesn't arise to the ...

Sauce Pot: 18cm/2.1qt vs 20cm/2.9qt

by 7nkWAR9lAPnmzKRlhYAD 2 months ago

I'm considering purchasing a Falk copper sauce pot in the classic range but am having trouble deciding between the following two sizes: 1) 18cm/2.1qt (18.9 cm (7.4 in) W, 8.7 cm (3.4 in) H) 2) ...

Stockpot vs "Dutch Oven" and Long Handle vs Short Handles

by 7nkWAR9lAPnmzKRlhYAD 2 months ago

Hi All, I'm considering buying Falk's classic line of copper (with cast iron handles) and I've generally settled on the following three categories of pieces, but having trouble making my decisio...

Vintage All Clad LTD 2 Qt saucier

by Jirachi 2 months ago

Good afternoon Chowhound, I'm on the hunt for a sauteuse évasée bombée style pan from the original All Clad LTD hard-anodized line and I was wondering if anyone has one they would sell to me. I lov...

Home Cook - adding a few pieces, need advice

by austin_rp 3 months ago

Hi - been replacing old Calphalon (!) with new pieces, started with Tramontina non-stick and All-Clad D3 frying pan. Also, just added Thermador range, so now looking to replace sauce, saute, and s...

Saucier identification

by GerardC 3 months ago

In Portugal I saw this saucier at a cooking demo. Does anyone recognize the manufacturer? Thanks!


by onefineleo 13 years ago

I love mine......have loved them since 1973 when I got them as a gift. They have served me well for all of these many years. How come I don't hear much about them? What's the story with magnalite?

Palm Restaurant Cookware

by Chemicalkinetics 10 years ago

I am sure many of you have these the Palm kitchen goods (from towels to pepper mills) at Home Goods. I don't see them anywhere else, yet they are abundant in Home Goods. It got me thinking. Does...

Is this the best cookware for my needs?

by cheesyonion 4 months ago

Hi I’m relatively new to cooking (and completely new to this site), and I’m looking for some advice on which cookware would best suit my needs. I know that cookware doesn’t maketh the cook, but ...

How much of a role does vessel height play in boiling?

by cheesyonion 4 months ago

I’m buying a large saucepan (sauce pot) for boiling pasta and big portions of vegetables. I initially decided on the Fissler OP 20 cm ‘stew pot’ (3.9L, height: 18 cm, 2.2 kg) — but then I saw the F...