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I'm looking for a good 2 to 2 1/2 quart saucepan to replace an older Saladmaster model that I really liked...don't like the All-Clad version which is too narrow with high sides. Anyone recommend any good brands?

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  1. If you like All Clad but don't like the steep, narrow regular 2Q saucepan, you might want to look at their 2Q or 3Q sauciers or 1.5Q Windsor Sauce pan. I have the the 3Q saucier and the 1.5Q windsor pan and love working with both.

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    1. re: Sam Harmon

      These sauciers are great. Since the OP is looking for a shape that satisfies him, these are certainly worth a look. You know the quality is there.

    2. Calphalon's Tri-Ply Stainless is nice. In the 2 1/2 quart size saucepans they have a normal, which I think hase reasonable width, definitely wider than the All-Clad 2Q, and they also have a wider one, which I think they call a 'shallow saucepan'. The triply is clad aluminum, as the name implies, and it has nice rolled rims for pouring - an advantage over most All-Clad.

      1. Check out Sitram, though I don't know if you'll like the shape any better.

        1. Fred Bridge sold me a Sitram saucepan 30 years ago, and I've been grateful to him every since. There's nothing like it. http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/cate...

          For a wider design, look at the curved sauteuse evasee, http://www.bridgekitchenware.com/cate...

          1. When you say "replaced" do you mean that it "broke" in some way or you lost it?
            Saladmaster from my recolledtion had a lifetime warranty up till a certain time then went to some renew program. Of course if it is lost or is no longer in your possession, Saladmaster cannot help that.

            Personally, I never was all that impressed with Saladmaster, mainly because of the lack of a flat bottom in a majority of their pans. (Dimple bottomed)

            I don't have any 2 qt favorites but check out the links below. Royal Industries makes good low end pan, World Cuisine and Eurodib makes a good mid to upper mid (3/4) grade of pans. The others are just less known pans.

            http://www.instawares.com/2-quart-sau...

            http://www.instawares.com/2-qt-stainl...

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            1. I am looking at Amazon's sale for some saucepan replacements. The insides of my Calphalon and Mag Pro, both almost 20 years old is wearing off and in some cases the aluminum is pitting. I'm going back to stainless. Amazon has some Cuisinart pans on sale that look acceptable. I am going to see what TJ Maxx has tomorrow. You never know what you will find there. The Cuisinart pans are eligible for free shipping and of course no sales tax.

              1. I bought a 2 qt. Cuisinart sauce pan at TJM this afternoon. It is the same one Amazon was selling for $49.95 and at TJM it was $24.99. I'm going to try out rice in it this evening and see how it does.