While browsing on social media, I stumbled upon an ad that caught my eye. It was for a pan from Our Place called the Always Pan that boasts about it being 8 pieces of cookware in one. That, however, was not what caught my attention. What got me interested was the specs that mentioned its exclusive non-toxic, nonstick ceramic coating is made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs, PTFEs, other PFAs, lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles. Cautious that it was a scam, I did some quick review searches online and it seemed to be legit. I bit the bullet and purchased a pan that was way more expensive than anything I’d normally buy ($145), just to see if it was worth it. It helped that they have sales often, bringing the price down to $99 sometimes. So here is my review, after using it for several months now. Spoiler- I liked it so much that I got a second one.
I love love love how smooth it is. I never have problems with anything sticking! Careful not to use metal utensils on this baby!
It is such a beautiful and well-thought-out design. I truly believe that the little things you surround yourself with should bring you joy. Esp if it is something that you use on a daily basis! There are so many color options, but my favorite is the green one so far. GREEN Hope Project- go figure!
It comes with a cool steamer basket, which I will prob never use in my life. Hah!
I like that the lid fits on, yet there is still a small pour area, for when you want to keep larger things from slipping out of the pan while you pour.
I like how the handle feels soft and velvety. I hate that some of my pans have handles you can’t touch when they’re hot, and you have to use a towel.
The pan gets way hotter than my other ones and pretty quickly. Be careful not to burn anything!
The bags that the items came packed in are compostable! Yay for companies that are trying to help the planet!
The wooden spoon that it comes with isn’t my favorite. I find it to be too bulky and don’t like that it’s not coated as much as I’d like. I tend to have texture issues with bare wood though. Blegh!
The weight of it is nice. Considering what it’s made out of, it’s not too heavy.
The MOST important thing to me, however, is knowing that what the pan is made out of is safe. I often think of what we ingest that is unhealthy, without ever knowing it. Maybe I’m overly paranoid or maybe it isn’t all that they claim it to be, but I’d rather err on the side of caution than not.
Check them out yourself, if you want to know more: https://fromourplace.com/
Stay happy and healthy! Share some recipes with us, so that we can cook them in our pretty pans!