What is it?
The internet can make just about anyone and anything an instant celebrity — including kitchen tools. First it was the Instant Pot, which was followed by the ubiquitous air fryer. Now, it’s the Our Place Always Pan. The internet is absolutely wild about it and so are celebrities like Cameron Diaz. She praised the Insta-famous pan in a video and now you can get this kitchen essential for $112 (was $150) during Nordstrom's summer sale. According to Diaz, the pan "has become a huge part of my kitchen" and she "cooks with it every day."
Why is it a good deal?
The Always Pan has sold out time and time again — it's been known to even have a waiting list. That's why it's a pretty big deal that you can score one on sale right now for 25% off. Here's a tip: If you want this bestselling item, buy it ASAP. The pans won't stay in stock!
Why do I need this?
Our Place debuted this fancy pan back in 2019 with loads of impressive features. Great for those with small kitchens, it’s got 10 uses, which makes it your standby when preparing pretty much any dish (hence the name, Always Pan). It’s made with aluminum, but instead of a nonstick coating like Teflon, its cooking surface is nonstick ceramic that Our Place says is toxin-free.
The 10-inch Always Pan is perfect for pan-frying things like eggs and grilled cheese sandwiches, but it also has a 2.6-quart capacity with a depth of 2.7 inches, so you can boil things like pasta as well. Bonus: It comes with a steamer basket that fits in the pan so you can use it to strain pasta. It also comes with a tight-fitting lid and spouts on both sides for easy pouring. A beechwood spatula that seamlessly hooks onto the handle of the pan like a spoon rest, making storage simple, is included too. You can choose from three pretty color choices: Char, Steam and Blue Salt.
What reviewers say:
Of course, because the Always Pan is Insta-famous, shoppers love it. So far, it’s racked up nearly 4,000 five-star reviews from Nordstrom shoppers and tens of thousands more on the Our Place website.
"This pan is honestly the truth," said a satisfied customer. "I thought the ads were another social media lie and didn’t think a pan could actually have effective non-stick. I have made teriyaki shrimp, pancakes, grilled cheese and other things, and it is truly the easiest cooking experience ever. Nothing has stuck to this pan. My pancakes were perfectly brown and I didn’t use any butter or oil in the pan. Highly recommend!"
This shopper agreed — and then some: "Love, love this pan! You can cook anything you can think of in it, needing only the smallest amount of oil. High quality and nice details. Includes also a wooden spoon that is very nice too!" Added another: "This skillet makes me feel like a chef. The investment is totally worth the perks."
Amateur chefs also love how stylish the pan is. "It’s absolutely beautiful," said one. "Had it for a few months now and it’s holding up. Washes up easily! I'm making sure to follow the care instructions to get the most life out of it."
It makes a great wedding gift, too. "My daughter and I are both Our Place fans. We have our kitchens stocked with Our Place cookware and dinnerware and know the value it brings," wrote a happy home chef. "So when it came time to purchase a wedding gift, we decided to bundle this with the Our Place Perfect Pot to make sure our sweet cousin has an excellent start to the perfect kitchen!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.