About Our Place Always Pan
Have you been reaching for your pots and pans more often this year? If so, you are not alone - a recent survey discovered that more than half of Americans report using their extra time at home to cook more.
Unfortunately, more time spent in the kitchen also means more time spent washing dishes. If you want to keep experimenting with new recipes, but also wish to avoid the hassle of dishes piling up, the Our Place Always Pan might be the perfect solution to your cleaning woes.
What is the Our Place Always Pan - and How Does it Work?
This product was created with simplicity, function, and safety in mind. It eliminates the need for a massive cookware set as it is intended to replace your frying pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucer, saucepan, non-stick pan, spatula, and spoon rest.
You might be wondering how one piece of equipment can take the place of so many. Our Place has paid careful attention to the size and weight of their product to ensure that it can fulfill your cooking needs. The Always Pan weighs 3 pounds, can hold up to 2.6 quarts, and has a 10-inch diameter and a 2.7-inch height. Its innovative design allows you to braise, sear, steam, strain, sauté, fry, boil, serve, and store.
Further, it uses a nontoxic ceramic coating, which is a huge selling point as many commercial cookware materials like Teflon and aluminum pose serious health risks to consumers. Another major selling point of the Always Pan is that it is compatible with all types of stoves including induction cooktops.
Sustainability, ethical labor, and community are important to Our Place. The Always Pan is made of recycled materials and the packaging is plastic-free. These sustainability efforts are commendable, as recycling and reducing plastic waste are two of the most impactful actions that humans can take to help the environment. Our Place’s commitment to fair labor practices should also be recognized.
One of the main concerns consumers have when buying a new product relates to manufacturing. So, if you are wondering “Where is the Always Pan made in?” we have an answer that will satisfy not only your curiosity but will also live up to your ethical standards.
The Always Pan is designed in Los Angeles and manufactured in fair labor factories in Thailand, Mexico, and China. Fostering community is the final prong in Our Place’s mission statement.
They believe that having high-quality, convenient kitchen equipment like the Always Pan leads to more opportunities for connection with friends and family, a sentiment that is backed up by research showing that family meals can lower depression rates and contribute to more positive mental health.
The company assists local communities as well. They have donated to causes like Feeding America during the COVID-19 crisis and have made a difference in helping communities affected by rising rates of food insecurity due to the pandemic.
The Always Pan costs $145.00 and comes in colors like Blue Salt, Char, Spice, and Sage.
If you have questions about the product or need assistance with your order, you can e-mail [email protected] Our Place’s warranty/return policy notes that they accept returns within 30 days of delivery.
Online Customer Reviews/Complaints
The Always Pan has been well-received overall, with Good Morning America featuring it as one of their GMA Deals and Steals. Oprah Winfrey even had excellent things to say about the product. Additionally, CNN praised the brand for its packaging, even cooking, and utility.
CNN did, however, bring up some concerns, notably that while the Always Pan is adept at performing multiple cooking functions, it cannot perform these functions simultaneously.
We think this is a great point. Imagine cooking a meal made up of many components- if you must wait for the Always Pan to steam vegetables, then move onto searing your meat and finally get to cooking your noodles, it could be a long time before your meal is table ready!
While the Always Pan has been featured in many media outlets, nothing beats the opinion of an honest review from a real customer and we are pleased to report that you will find many satisfied customers singing the praises of the Always Pan.
Customers claim that the pan is versatile, stylish, and convenient to use.
Where to Buy?
The Always Pan is available for purchase online through the company website.
Competitors and Alternatives
There are many companies that design stylish, non-toxic cookware. Three of the most popular Our Place competitors are Caraway, Le Creuset, and GreenPan.
Like Our Place, all three are committed to consumer safety and environmental sustainability. Unlike Our Place, however, neither Caraway nor GreenPan offer an all-in-one pan, but rather sell their cookware in sets. Le Creuset does have a Multifunctional product, a saucepan that comes with a lid that doubles as a skillet.
The Le Creuset Multifunctional Pan is offered at just a slightly higher price point than the Our Place Always Pan ($199.95) and has earned rave reviews from customers and sources like Food Network – users seems satisfied with the quality of the product and claim that it has cleared up space in their cupboards.
Caraway and GreenPan sets have also earned glowing reviews from customers. A full cookware set from Caraway is priced at $495.00 (currently on sale for $395.00) while GreenPan sets range in price from $129.99-$519.99.
Another important consideration when purchasing cookware is convenience. As such, we should note that like Our Place’s Always Pan, Le Creuset products are dishwasher safe, and unlike the Always Pan, they are also oven safe. GreenPan products and Caraway products are not dishwasher safe but are oven safe.
However, experts advise avoiding dishwasher usage altogether for any ceramic cookware as dishwasher usage can cause the coating material to deteriorate.
Is It Worth It?
The Always Pan might not replace all your cookware, but we are convinced that it will still be a worthy addition to your kitchen.
We suggest that you order one that matches the aesthetics of your home – it will bring style and function to your next cooking adventure. It may also be especially compelling for those who live in small spaces or new chefs who are just beginning to develop their culinary prowess.