The cult-favorite cookware brand Our Place was created “for connections made across the kitchen table”. It’s a motto we can all relate to, especially now as we’ve discovered just how easy it can be to take those gathering moments for granted.
We fell in love with the female-founded, Los Angeles-based brand a few years back as we learned about their mission to inspire families to gather more often over home-cooked meals and celebrate cultural traditions through the sharing of food. On top of an energizing brand purpose, they were also the most beautiful cookware we’d seen in a very long time.
Multi-hyphenate Selena Gomez is also a huge fan of Our Place, collaborating with the mission-based kitchen goods brand as part of her hit cooking show, Selena + Chef.
With their best-selling Always Pan, ahem, always by our side in the kitchen ever since—in Spice, a warm, dusty pink that’s perfect in a bright and neutral kitchen—we can attest that following along with the evolution of Our Place and cooking with their products does actually you feel like you are part of something, even if it’s just you at 7AM alone in the kitchen with a tofu scramble.
Their product offering has expanded into gorgeous tableware, pint-sized pots, and more, but we’re forever committed to a monogamous relationship with the Always Pan and here’s why…
The Always Pan Puts The Multi In Multi Functional
WHAT THAT MEANS: You can cook in many ways and create a variety of meals and flavors with this pan. Their original product put them on the map by promising to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware such as a frying pan, sauté pan, steamer, skillet, saucepan, and more. There’s really not much this pan can’t do on the stove. Plus, that means there’s a seriously amazing variety of things you can cook with it: scrambles, seared everything—even asparagus—sauces, and even rice and steamed veggies as it comes with a handy stainless steel steamer basket.
WHY IT MATTERS: The epitome of simple, pared down cooking for a minimalist that hates to do dishes. Simplifying the process will make it easier to cook nourishing meals at home. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, grabbing 15 minutes to cook for your family, or cooking for one, having a single practical pan that does it all makes everything less stressful. Plus, it’s super easy to wipe clean by hand, so the Always Pan makes doing dishes easier, too.
A Toxin-Free Non-Stick Coating That Delivers
WHAT THAT MEANS: The design team at Our Place has earned over 111 patents and their exclusive non-toxic, non-stick ceramic coating is a claim to fame that benefits the user, and the earth. Not only does it have serious slip that can withstand any crispy fish recipe, it’s made without potentially toxic materials like PFOAs (Perfluorooctanoic acids), PTFEs (Polytetrafluoroethylene—aka Teflon®), other PFAs (Perfluoroalkoxy alkanes), lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles.
WHY IT MATTERS: 1. Having a reliable non-stick pan will support that calming home cook experience we’re all looking for—music on, glass of something delicious in hand. Say goodbye to frustrating scraping moments. 2. Cooking all that nutritious food in a way that leaches chemicals into your food can outsmart the health-conscious chef and set you up for digesting harmful additives that have been linked to a wide number of diseases, including cancer and thyroid disorder.
Pretty Enough For A Permanent Place On Stovetop Display
WHAT THAT MEANS: Whether or not you have ample storage for your cookware, the Always Pan is a little piece of art that looks great left out on the stove. Consider it an accessory for your kitchen! The textured ceramic coating comes in gorgeous colors like Spice (our favorite), muted, earthy green Sage, soft, dreamy Lavender, dusty gray-blue, and more. We also love the lush berry pink Rosa and vibrant blue Azur from their collaboration with Selena Gomez.
WHY IT MATTERS: We have found that a visual reminder and easy access can inspire a home cooking moment that may have otherwise passed you by. Plus, it’s just more enjoyable to cook with something stylish. Just like it’s more enjoyable to leave the house in something cute.
One more reason to love it… Our Place has special pricing on right now! The Always Pan is $99 (regularly $145) for a limited time this year so you may just have to get two.