Before COVID, I was on the road for nearly 3 weeks every month, and I ordered takeout quite a bit. However, now that we’ve been at home way more in 2020, we’ve started ordering out less and cooking at home more often. Admittedly, Tom does most of the cooking, and I make a few dishes here and there. He is a food photographer, after all, and has experience seeing top chefs in the kitchen!
My mom gifted me a set of pots and pans when I moved to my first apartment five years ago, but after sharing them with roommates and moving five times, I was long due for an upgrade. Instead of buying a whole new set of pots and pans, I decided to try out the Always Pan by Our Place. Full disclaimer, I purchased this on my own, and this is a completely unbiased review!
Our Place Always Pan Review: Why I Tried It
I’m sure you’ve seen a ton of ads on Facebook and Instagram for the Always Pan. It was like I couldn’t escape it! It wasn’t until Mattie and Grace got the pan that I was convinced. These are two influencers whose opinions I really trust. I also had a ton of food shoots coming up for the holidays, and I figured worst-case scenario, it would make for a great photo shoot prop.
I also wanted to give it a go because I wanted something non-stick. My starter set of pots and pans was okay, but nothing to write home about. Honestly, because I was sharing my cookware with roommates in my mid-twenties, I wasn’t super inclined to get the nicest set of pots and pans anyway. Now that I’m in my 30s and only plan on living with my partner going forward, I figured it would be a good time to invest in a new pan.
Our Place Always Pan Review: Why I Love It
Guys: I really wasn’t expecting to love this pan so much. But it was 100% worth the price tag!
When I showed it to Tom, I was initially blown away by the design. It’s gorgeous, comes in fun colors, and is designed pretty brilliantly. I love the wood spatula that also comes with it and hooks right on to the handle as well. A very thoughtful feature that makes cooking a lot easier!
What really sold me? How easy this pan is to clean. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of doing dishes this year. However, food doesn’t stick onto the Always Pan, so it’s a breeze to clean. Yes, we handwash it, but it really doesn’t take that long to do so!
I was also shocked by how much we use the pan. It really does a fantastic job at replacing most of the pots and pans in my cabinet. If you’re into one-pot meals, this is the ultimate piece of cookware you should own. We use it almost every day, and I’m confident that we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of it so far!
If you’re thinking about getting the Always Pan, right now, they’re doing a Black Friday Sale. It’s originally $145, but right now, it’s on sale for $95 — which is honestly a steal. If you’re looking to invest in some grown-up cookware or on the hunt for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life, I would 100% recommend this pan. The best part is that Our Place has a 100-day return policy, so if you end up not needing it, you can get your money back!
Have you tried the Our Place Always Pan? Let me know in the comments below!
Photos by Tom McGovern