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Mar 16, 2008 11:22 AM

All-Clad Windsor Pans Instead Of Saucepans?

I really don't care for the tall narrow shape of the All-Clad 2 qt. saucepan, and the lack of a pouring lip. I much prefer the shape of their windsors or their reduction pans, and they have the lip for easier pouring. Any reason why I couldn't use the 1.5 and 2.5 qt. pans as my smaller saucepans instead? I know they reduce things faster, but would this be a problem in cooking other things in them for day to day cooking?

I also have their 3 qt. saucier, but I guess I don't really need it with the 2.5 I? I think I can do more with the windsor pan, than the similar sized saucier. What do you think?

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  1. The 1.5q Windsor and 3q saucier are my saucepans, and that arrangement works out great. I get a lot of use out of both pans and never feel the need for a similarly sized "regular" saucepan. I generally only cook for 1 or 2. I'll, at some point, probably get a regular AC 4q saucepan, but at this point it really would be an unnecessary splurge.