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Best Saute Pan

A saute pan is one of the most important cook's tools in the kitchen. A good quality saute pan can be used for a variety of dishes. A chef, could get maximum usage for one by using it in the oven, for shallow frying and sometimes baking. The saute pans on this list were chosen because they are oven safe, medium to large sized and very sturdy. These five pans will make you wonder how you ever lived without a good saute pan.

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

The Try-ply and aluminum core construction of this pan is what makes it a great, high performance saute pan and my favorite. The Le Creuset 3 quart Saute Pan is sturdy and heats evenly to perfect results every time. The durable, ample size allows you to sear, shallow fry or even braise meats or chicken. The rim is designed for easy pouring. It's oven safe, can be used on any cook top and as an added convenience, is dishwasher safe.

Simply Calphalon Easy System 3 Quart Sauteuse Pan

If you have been looking for a well made, non stick saute pan, then look no further. The Simply Calphalon Easy System 3 quart Sauteuse Pan is the perfect solution for all of your cooking needs. This is the perfect pan for those looking for a sturdy pan that can baste, broil, fry or saute. It has two pour spouts and holes on the edges of the lid which allows for easy draining. It also has measurements etched inside the walls of the pan for accurate measuring. The silicon rim on the lid helps lock in flavor and moisture and the smooth interior prevents foods from sticking. It is oven safe for temperatures up to 450 degrees F. Hand wash for optimal performance.

Nambe CookServ 12 Inch Saute Pan with Lid

Nambe CookServ 12 Inch Saute Pan with Lid

Nobody does style and functionality better than Nambe. The CookServ 12 inch Saute Pan with Lid is a wonderfully high performance pan that is generous in size for any preparation. It is superior for braising, roasting as well as frying. The stainless steel construction is sturdy and the aluminum core heats quickly and evenly. Created to cook flawlessly on any cook top, this saute pan can artfully go from stove, to oven, to table. Comfortable handles and flared rims make for easy pouring. Hand washing is recommended.

Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II Nonstick Covered Oval Saute with Helper Handle, 5-Quart

The Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II 5 quart Saute Pan is a home chef's best friend. This diverse saute pan heats evenly and has a unique oval shape that takes up less stove top space. This pan works great for frying, boiling, basting, making eggs or virtually anything else that requires stove top cooking. The smooth non stick interior makes for easy food release and cleans in a snap. The rubber duel-riveted handles makes the pan comfortable to maneuver. Glass lids allows to to keep an eye on your foods and it is oven safe for up to 350 degrees F.

All-Clad Deep Saute Pan 6 Quart

This is by far the granddaddy of the saute pans. The All-Clad Deep Saute Pan is the deepest of the five I selected. This one takes your saute pan needs to the next level. It is deep enough to deep fry, cook a whole chicken or even a roast. All the while, it can saute beautifully with the best of them. This lovely pan is constructed of durable 18/10 stainless steel and the aluminum interior core ensures even heating. The inside has maximum capacity makers engraved to prevent spilling. The smooth interior keeps foods from sticking and it is oven safe. Hand washing is preferred.

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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