It's 2022, and just about everything has gotten smarter, from our air conditioners to our toaster ovens to our cookware. Take the Our Place Always Pan, for instance. This little beauty has pretty much revolutionized home cooking with its eight-in-one functionality and great looks—and the brand's new Aura colorway might just be its most alluring yet. The fan-favorite stovetop pan, as well as its oven-safe companion the Perfect Pot, now come in a matte periwinkle blue that's subtly stimulating.
Make Room in Those Cupboards: Always Pan Just Launched an Alluring New Color Called Aura
Our food editor tested the Always Pan and confirmed what its legions of users already know: This one 10-inch piece of cookware streamlines your kitchen and looks great doing it. It does the work of a fryer, steamer, braiser, sauté pan and more, and it's thoughtfully designed to include all the little extras, like a pour spout (handy for decanting a reduction) and a built-in resting place for the included wooden spatula right in the handle. Cooking wise, our reviewer reported that the pan's cast aluminum conducts heat quickly and evenly, and as for its nonstick pan coating, she said she's "made many a friend egg with great success."
While its popular hues like Steam (a pale oatmeal) and Blue Salt (dusty gray-blue), were gorgeous enough, there's now Aura, a glowing periwinkle blue that was inspired by the sky at dusk. We see this as coordinating nicely with any blue pots and pans you already have in the kitchen, or as a happy accent to neutral cookware. Buy it solo, or save $60 when you purchase it in a bundle with a matching Perfect Pot (a 5.5 quart cast-iron, oven-safe pot that's good for everything from baking a crisp to cooking and straining a batch of pasta.)
An Always Pan or Perfect Pot also make great gifts for anyone setting up their first apartment or due for a housewarming gift—especially in the Aura hue, which is a total vibe.
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