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Dec 1, 2007 04:26 PM

Looking for saucier

I am in the market for a new saucier, 2 - 3 qts., to use as my go-to pan. I am considering the Le Creuset 2.25 saucier, but I know it is going to be heavy. I do not want non-stick. I also do not want to break the bank. I have a smooth top electric range. Any suggestions?

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  1. I, too, have been in the market for a saucier and had been looking at the All-Clad 2 quart. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I was cooking at a house a friend was staying at and would have used a wok if they had one. They didn't. But they had a 3 quart All-Clad saucier and I fell head over heels in love. They, and I, had a gas range. I don't know if that makes a difference. I've been pricing them in discount stores, on the Web, and in gourmet shops and the best prices I've seen so far--although they're still not cheap--is on Ebay. And they have quite a large, and seemingly regularly recurring selection. What the hey. My birthday is coming up. I think I see one in my near future.

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    1. re: JoanN

      Thanks for your opinion, Joan. Did you use the copper clad or LTD All Clad saucier, or are they one and the same? I have a couple on my watched list on eBay.

      1. re: Jane917

        Neither. It was the regular stainless. It was just such a great pot. I had so much fun cooking with it. Uh-oh. Now you and I are going to be bidding against each other. ;-) We'll have to watch out for that.

        1. re: JoanN

          CI rated the SS All Clad saucier in the top spot. I think I will wait until after Christmas to bid on eBay, so let me know if you get one.


      Look at the Demeyere conical sauteuse with lid. Gorgeous pot. I have the largest one and it is my favorite saucier. It heats evenly and cleans like a dream. It can even go in the dishwasher if you are feeling lazy, something that no LeCreuset and some All Clad can't tolerate. It is fully clad in construction -- similar to All Clad, but thicker and heavier. Some Demeyere is clad and some are disk bottom, so read carefully if you choose another model. This saucier is a clad pan. I have eleven pieces of LeCreuset, so I am a fan too, but for a saucier, I'd go with stainless. It will be easier to lift and pour when full.

      Demeyere is very heavy multiply stainless. I have only used the Atlantis, and I use this on a smooth top range too. I really like that you can wisk easily around the sides, as there are smooth and rounded. I think the 2.1 or 2.6 quart will be fine to use and lift. The large one that I have, when full, requires a bit of muscle because it does not have a helper handle and probably should.

      1. I bought an All-Clad 2q a few weeks ago. My first experience with sauciers was at some classes at the CIA this summer. The curved sides made a much bigger differences than I would have thought. I love my Le Creuset dutch oven for many tasks but I prefer stainless steel for pan-type cookware.

        1. For a nice saucier at a better price look at the Circulon triclad, ss,aluminum, ss. Nearly 3 qt I think. My only complaint is the lid doesn't slide through the handle to hang from the pot rack like the allclad stuff does, but it does have a nice silicone sleeve which doesn't transfer heat.

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          1. re: dijon

            Is this the Circulon with the colander lid? I am looking for a ss interior, not non-stick. I can't find any Circulon except for non-stick.

            1. re: Jane917

              Jane, I looked when I got home last night and it is Anolon, not Circulon, "my bad", says 2 1/2 qt. Hope that helps, I think I got it from one of the big online vendors, hopefully qualifies for free shipping. I agree you don't want NS, I like using a SS whisk, SS interior is the best choice as you mention.