For about the last two years, my husband and I had been making the same comments to each other about how badly we needed to purchase new cookware. The set we had from when we were first married was great, but after the last decade of usage, they were showing far too many signs that we needed an upgrade. No matter where we looked, we couldn’t find a set that both met our needs and our aesthetic.
Then late last year we found the Always Pan by Our Place.
The Always Pan: Pretty Perfection For The Home Cook & Minimalist Kitchens
Not only is this pan incredibly pleasing to look at, but the minimalist hearts inside of us felt like a pan that reportedly replaces eight pieces of cookware seemed too good to be true. We have a humble kitchen with very sparse storage, and the day we removed all the old stacked and scratched-up pieces from the cupboard and replaced it with this one pan (and the included strainer) there was actually a moment that we stepped back and said “wow.”
When we first purchased the Always Pan, we gave it a test drive with all our everyday simple foods — eggs in the morning, basmati rice to accompany our baked salmon, and even pasta. The basmati rice was honestly more perfect than I’ve ever made (I’m now realizing it was my old pans’ fault for all the inconsistencies, NOT MINE!) and as skeptical as my husband was about cooking pasta in this pan, a full bag of our favorite organic pasta from Costco cooked up beautifully, even straining right there in the pan thanks to the spout.
For my husband’s birthday earlier this year, we made some of the Persian recipes passed down by his family and the Tahdig came out perfectly (I’ve got my eye on the Tahdig Trio for when it’s back in stock to make cooking our favorite Persian rice even easier!). Now that my little man is old enough for solids, it’s been so fulfilling to make his food; I’ve been steaming vegetables with the included steamer, and it’s brilliant!
My husband is such a good cook and has already been test driving delicious veggie skillets in preparation for my first Mother’s Day (he’s so cute), and now that we own the plates & glassware from Our Place, we’ve got everything we need for the most idyllic brunch setup! I’ve got plans to get my own mom and dad over here so we can all celebrate together. If I didn’t already own this pan, it would absolutely be the #1 item on my wishlist!!
The Always Pan comes in the most incredible color options, and we’re loving Terracotta (super similar to the #1 best-selling color Spice, but in an earthy clay hue). The color is inspired by baked earth and rooted in the love of making (and eating!) food with our hands. It’s totally gonna sell out.
Our Place co-founder Shiza Shahid shares her inspiration:
“In my childhood, I visited the archeological digs of the Indus Valley Civilization in Pakistan, one of the earliest civilizations. I was in awe of their terracotta cooking vessels — thousands of years old and in a striking palette of burnt orange hues. I understood then all that cooking represents: our intellect, creativity, identity, and soul. Growing food in the earth and transforming it through cooking is a uniquely and universally human experience. When I see this Terracotta Always Pan, I am reminded of all the ways in which home-cooking connects us across traditions and through time.”
Our Place will be celebrating the launch of the Terracotta Always Pan by sharing stories and recipes from farmers, foragers and makers, including environmental activist Jenny Ong, who is making crispy tomato fried rice with herbs from her garden, and Alexis Nikole of Black Forager, who is making the Cape Verdean rice and beans dish, jagacida.
As for our kitchen? It’s completely changed for the better. We not only have more space to breathe, but we haven’t missed that old multi-set even once.
Now until May 4th, you can score $30 off the Always Pan with promo code: GOODTASTE30
This would make AN INCREDIBLE MOTHER’S DAY GIFT! Order by 4/30 to receive in time for mom (or by 5/3 with express shipping).
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A huge thank you to Our Place for sponsoring this post! As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own — and you better believe I spoke from the heart because this pan changed my entire kitchen for the better! It was an absolute honor to rave about how much I love using the Always Pan!
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