Our Place Always Pan – Do I Still Love It 2 Years Later?Categories Food
It’s been almost a two years since I started cooking half our meals with the Our Place Always Pan. And since then it feels like I’ve seen the pan everywhere. Influencer marketing at work! But in that time the brand has grown significantly, updates have been made and my once underwhelming review needs an update – spoiler alert, I’m obsessed!
Do I still love it? Does the color actually hold up? How the hell do you clean your always pan? There’s a lot to answer. But if you want to know if the pan is worth the hype, keep reading!
WHAT IS THE OUR PLACE ALWAYS PAN?
Essentially, it’s the pan that replaces 8 pieces of cookware in your kitchen. Seriously, unless you’re making some large batch of soup, it will fit in this pan. It comes with a steamer and attached wooden spoon that slots nicely in. Pasta, steamed veggies, sautéed fish, etc. You can make ALL of it in the Always Pan. Plus, the Our Place Always Pan has a non-stick ceramic coating without all the nasty toxins. Aka the coating is free of Teflon, PTFEs, and PFAS.
WHO IS IT THE OUR PLACE PAN FOR?
If you’re looking to streamline your kitchen or you’re finally ready to upgrade, the Always Pan is for you. We opted to invest in one of the larger sets of non-toxic cookware a few years back. And while we still use it, it’s taken a major back seat in our kitchen since our Our Place Always Pan arrived. Like I tried to make pancakes in a different pan for the first time in a few weeks this morning and regretted it immediately.
WHAT’S THE SHIPPING LIKE?
WHERE CAN I BUY AN OUR PLACE PAN?
Online. It comes in 10 gorgeous colors. And you can snag your Our Place Always Pan from their website. Along with some other very lovely dishes.
HOW DO YOU CLEAN THE OUR PLACE ALWAYS PAN?
Soaking is essential when it comes to cleaning this pan. I find that even just 10 minutes with a bit of dish soap and warm water makes it significantly easier to clean. I will take a brush to it.
There are also a few places where lack of patience has kicked in and I’ve scratched some of the non-stick off. But in general, it’s fairly easy to clean.
DOES THE PAN COLOR ACTUALLY HOLD UP?
Okay so there is where the new model has a major upgrade. With the OG Always Pan, the colored terracotta sitaution continued onto the bottom of the pan making it impossible to clean. However, with the newest version (MY FAVE!), the bottom is stainless steel so there’s no issues in cleaning it.
As for the overall color, as long as you’re mindful about catching anything on the side before it bakes in with a second use, there’s no issues. Again, you can’t really use a metal brush without chipping at the color a bit. But if you’re diligent with cleaning, you’ll be good!
IS THE PAN OVEN SAFE?
OUR PLACE VS GREEN PAN?
One of my original blogs posts was reviewing our green pan products. And while we still use them, I would absolutely pick my our place always pan over several of them. The biggest difference being if you need a large pot for pasta or if you like a small pan for eggs (🙋🏼♀️) then green pan is probably a better fit. But as far as what I use the most, easily Our Place.
PROS OF THE OUR PLACE ALWAYS PAN?
Tbh it’s still one of my favorite pans in our kitchen. I’ve found that a lot of non-stick pans really break down over the years. My Our Place Always Pan is one I regularly use and choose over many options in our kitchen.
It heats evenly which makes cooking large meals on a gas stove easier. And while I still use a cooking spray (evoo or coconut oil), I find the non-stick aspect has really held up. With a lot of traditional non-stick, I’ve found that it can be hard to remove any oil build up. But despite constant use, ours is still almost perfect.
CONS OF THE OUR PLACE ALWAYS PAN?
How you clean is really going to determine if this pan is for you. If you’re bothered by scratching up the non-stick or worried about the pan discoloring, then you might skip it. Or if you’re looking for something that is more oven-safe.
Honestly, I’m obsessed. And as someone who felt a bit lukewarm about the pan originally, I’m a bit surprised by how much I still love it two years in. I’m even more excited about the design upgrades that negate some of my original complaints with the first one. Our gas stove demolished the color on the bottom of the first design.
But with time and brand growth comes the opportunity for a better product and Our Place has stepped up to the plate. I can happily say I would gift this easily to any of my friends knowing they would fall in love just as quickly as I did. I genuinely love and use it that often. I’ve cooked everything (mac and cheese, pancakes, steamed broccoli, etc) in it at this point and tend to reach for it most often as it’s so easy to clean.
Have you tried the Always Pan yet? I’d love to hear what you think! Let me know in the comments below or come chat with me on Instagram. And if you’re looking for a recipe to use with your pan, be sure to check out my Paleo Pad Thai. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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