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Best Everyday Pan

With all of the fancy and oft times expensive cookware sets on the market, at the end of the day, sometimes one pan can simply do it all. No matter how many specialty pots and pans you may have in your kitchen repertoire, nothing beats a good everyday pan. There are some specific requirements to what would make an everyday pan most useful. The pans on this list were chosen because they are medium to large, oven safe, deep and durable.

Le Creuset 6 Quart Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Covered Saute Pan

This large pan from Le Creuset is by far the favorite. This is indeed the ultimate in an everyday, all purpose pan. It's great for deep frying, braising, making casseroles and even stewing. The rim allows for easy pouring and comfort grip, stay cool stainless steel handles. It has a beautiful brushed stainless steel exterior and an aluminum core that creates even heating for perfect performance. It's dishwasher safe and can be used in the oven up to 425 degrees F. As an extra bonus, it can also be used on any cook top.

Wolfgang Puck 12" Windsor Casserole Pan with Lid

Wolfgang Puck 12" Windsor Casserole Pan with Lid

This very special pan has an added feature that simply makes it one of the best. It comes with a roasting rack that is perfect for chicken, beef or anything else. The Wolfgang Puck 12-inch Windsor Casserole Pan with Lid is the ultimate in diverse, everyday cooking. It is great for soups, stews, searing or even braising. It's durable stainless steel design can withstand oven temperatures up to 400 degrees F. It has an encapsulated stainless steel bottom that transfers even heating. The stainless steel lid also locks in moisture to ensure perfect results. The smooth finish makes it easy to clean and can be used on all cook tops.

Emeril Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Saute/Fry Pan Cookware, Silver

Emeril definitely got it right with this design. I love the Emeril Stainless Steel Dishwasher Safe Saute/Fry Pan because it really can do it all. You can deep fry, make sauces, poach, bake, saute and much more. This pan displays the true meaning of an everyday pan. The pan is 18/10 stainless steel and very sturdy. It even has measuring marks inside for accuracy. It cooks foods evenly, is oven safe and can be used on any cook top.

All-Clad BD5 Covered French Skillet, 13" Brushed Stainless Steel

The best thing about a good everyday pan is that it is versatile. The Cuisinart Green Gourmet Stainless-Steel Everyday Pan with Domed Cover is that pan. This beautiful 18/10 stainless steel pan is perfect for any job. You can fry, sear, make pancakes or even braise meats and chicken in it. It heats evenly and the stainless steel core prevents it from warping over high heat. The drip free edges and comfortable handles make transporting easy. It's easy to clean and safe for the oven and the broiler.

Mirro Get A Grip Aluminum Nonstick 12-Inch Jumbo Cooker Deep Fry Pan / Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cover

With theMirro Get A Grip Aluminum Nonstick 12-Inch Jumbo Cooker Deep Fry Pan / Saute Pan with Glass Lid Cover Cookware, you can expect to get excellent results at a great price. This pan is easy to use and easy to clean. The nonstick exterior and interior makes for easy food release, yet it will sear and saute your food as well as its stainless steel counterpart. The tempered glass cover keeps the moisture in the pan and is great for slow cooked dishes or casseroles. You can also use it as a deep fryer. The handles are comfortable for transporting and always stay cool.

Chef CJ
I am a chef and lifelong foodie committed to finding the best ways to enjoy cooking at home! I have been a professional chef for 17 years, I am a big tech nerd when it comes to kitchen appliances. I am always looking for a gadget that has purpose and can save time in the kitchen. I am currently a private chef with a diverse set of clients. My clients expect high end quality even though I am often cooking from their homes. This is why I love my kitchen tools of the trade.

I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in many areas of the culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!I am also trained in both wine tasting, pairing and I had a stint as a professional, private sommelier. My experience with food, wine and professional kitchen appliances/tools are what makes me an expert in the broad culinary industry.

I have a huge repertoire of necessary gadgets and machines that make my life easier. I am always searching for the next best kitchen star tool!
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