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- A saucier is a mainstay in professional kitchens for quickly whipping up sauces, gravies, and roux.
- Made In’s saucier ($109) is even more rounded than a typical saucier for easier whisking and stirring.
- It also makes a great everyday pan for preparing pastas, soups, and stews.
In every home cook’s kitchen, you’re likely to find a saucepan, the small round cooking pot with tall sides that is used for making sauces and gravies or warming up liquids.
You’re less likely to find a saucier, a similar type of pot that has a rounded bottom and slightly flared top. However, this lesser known pot can be every bit as useful as a saucepan and its rounded bottom is even better for sauces, risottos, custards, and other types of foods that require frequent stirring or whisking.
If you are frustrated with the flaws of a traditional saucepan, you should consider investing in a saucier.
Design and specs
Its three-quart saucier, in particular, was designed based on customer feedback. Because Made In controls all of its production processes, it was able to make a more “curated” saucier that specifically addresses these customer needs.
Made In’s saucier is more rounded in shape than a traditional saucier, making it even easier to stir ingredients around. It’s also more flared in shape at the top to encourage better evaporation when you’re reducing sauces and gravies.
Review of the Made In Saucier
I made a variety of sauces, including a chunky tomato sauce filled with vegetables and a creamy alfredo sauce, in the saucier and the processes were so much smoother thanks to the design of the pot.
Because it doesn’t have hard edges like a saucepan, ingredients didn’t get stuck in tricky-to-reach places and I could stir everything in smooth, continuous motions. The handle is sturdy and made me feel supported as I turned the pot, and it also stayed cool throughout the cooking process.
Reducing sauces and gravies makes more sense in a saucier instead of a saucepan with tall sides because there’s more surface area to let the liquid reduce and condense faster. As a busy person who likes cooking but has many other tasks to get through during the night, I liked that the saucier made cooking more efficient.
The bottom line
The saucier has a five-ply stainless steel and aluminum construction (the extra layers make it more durable), is induction compatible, and is dishwasher- and oven-safe. A three-quart All-Clad saucier has nearly all the same specifications – it’s actually only three-ply – and is sold for twice the price. With a lid, Made In’s saucer is $109, while All-Clad’s is usually somewhere around $210 on Williams Sonoma.
Savings like this combined with a product that was carefully designed for the actual cooking task in mind only further convinced me that Made In is a kitchen company you should be watching.