Article about Sauce Pans

Sauce Pots Are "Work Horses"

Sauce Pans have many uses, from making delicate sauces and heating liquids and cooking in liquids to simply reheating foods.

These pans will see double duty reheating almost everything imaginable.

Sauce pots are "work horses" in most kitchens. You need a couple of quality pans.

This is a perfect pan for many of the cooking tasks we do. Cook or reheat soup, melt butter, cook rice, cook vegetables and of course ...make sauces.

Sauce Pans

Add a steamer insert to your pan or make it into a double boiler and you will have a truly multi-use piece of equipment. Read more about this option by clicking here.

These pans usually have straight sides that are from four to seven inches high. They usually have long handles riveted to the pan and constructed in such a way as not to get too hot.

Sauce pans can range in size from as small as a pint to four quarts. Above four quarts in size these pans are then frequently called soup pots.

What size do you need? I believe everyone, regardless of how much cooking is done and for how many, must have a 1 1/2 quart - 2 quart pan. It must also have a well-fitted lid.

Having a 2 1/2 - 4 quart pan with a lid is also a very good idea, especially if you regularly cook for more than just a couple of people

It is used for the same tasks as the smaller version but can handle more volume. Cook potatoes, make a small batch of soup, prepare larger amounts of sauce and cook a greater amount of vegetables.

If you are shopping for a basic cookware set, most every set will include these two sizes as part of the package.

Where can you find out more about these pans and what alternative materials are available?

I use this website and the internet to do more research about cookware and cooking tools.

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