I’m no professional chef, although I have some experience in busy kitchens. I would describe myself more as a cooking enthusiast and lover of well-made food.
If you ask me, the secret ingredient behind good food is passion for what you’re cooking, but the correct tools help you get there.
When it comes to pots and pans, I’ve tried them all. I have a pretty decent collection by now, but I've struggled for years to find a good saucepan, the pan I use more often. I do all my stewing, simmering, soup-making, and pasta sauce-ing with it (I have stir-fried with it too!).
After a few months of trying out my newest acquisition, I can finally say I found the best saucepan in the market: The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel Saucepan. And here’s all you should know about it.
Let’s start with the basics. If you don’t know what Cuisinart is, let me tell you; you deserve to know!
Cuisinart is a cookware and appliance company founded in 1971, becoming famous for its best-selling product, the food processor (I have one too). Still, now they make everything from kitchen gadgets to multi-ply cookware, and they’re all well-made, quality products.
And although not precisely cheap, there is much more expensive clad cookware out there, which for me, is not worth the money. Cuisinart pans will outlive you, and for home cooking, they’re as good as it gets.
Here’s the thing, their pots and pans heats food evenly, and it alone makes you a better cook. Hands down, my MultiClad are the best investment I’ve made.
Now, for my new 2-quart saucepan.
As you’ve probably guessed, this baby is all stainless steel, even the handle and lid. This gives elegance to the piece, but most importantly, it’s dishwasher safe.
What makes heat distribution so good is a three-layer aluminum base, and it makes all the difference.
I boil water in this pan, and I’ve cooked some wonderful stews. Forget about rice makers, it improved my rice-making game massively, and if you cook pasta often, it will make your life so much easier.
My 2-quart feels just right, and I use it almost every day. I know the looks aren’t all that important, but it is a beauty. It has a beautiful rounded rim that makes it easy to pour without making a mess, something important for when I let my hubby help out in the kitchen.
When I organize dinner parties, everyone praises my nice saucepan and her siblings. They’re excellent conversation starters! (I never tell my guests what they cost, though, because they look much more costly).
Here are my final thoughts
For stainless steel cookware, there’s something for everyone, from the fanciest, most expensive pans to the cheapest dollar store pots.
If you want quality at a good price, I suggest you try out Cuisinart’s MultiClad cookware. As I said, I’m no pro, but I think by now, I’m pretty well seasoned in the matter.
For more opinion, I found MultiClad is highly recommended at this site, too.