Sautéuse - favourite sizes and brand
I am trying to upgrade my cookware and find the Sautéuse/ curved sauteuse evase style the most versatile in my kitchen. Leaning towards the Demeyere Atlantis Conical Dutch Oven, the Sautéuse with 2 looped handles instead of one long handled - just my personal preference.
I am debating whether to get the 3.5qt and/or the 5.1qt. I cook for 2-4 people regularly. Please weigh in on whether I should get
1. Demeyere 3.5qt
2. Demeyere 5.1qt
3. Both of the above
4. Another brand, if so what size?
Just out of curiosity what is your favorite Sautéuse brand, material and size?
Since 1975 my favorite pan, a 24 cm BIA, 2.5 mm hammered copper with tin lining. I'd look for an older heavy copper pan. Even if it needs tinning, you will likely be money ahead. Even if you get a new one, like A Mauviel cupretam, it will amaze you how much less expensive than SS lined tinned copper is and IMHO better. Mine had been returned with lightly bubbled tin when I got it and still is fine.
The 3.5 quart size is very handy. As long as you have larger pots and pans to complement it for larger things, I'd start small with this one.
Pressure cooker - bigger is better. Pans like this, I find I generally don't need more then 3.5~4.0 quarts and find 5 quarts and larger to be a little heavy and ackward to work with.
I have the Demeyere conical sauteuse in 4.2 qts.(I think). It is one of my favorite pots, and is the right size for up to four people. My only complaint is that it needs a helper handle. When full, this heavy pot is a bit much for me to manage with one hand. They also make a version without a long handle, and it has two short handles on each side. Might be worth considering.