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The Versatile Saucepan That Topped Our Best List Is on Major Sale Right Now

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As important as your handy frying pans are for your everyday cooking, there’s another piece of cookware that needs to be just as reliable: saucepans. They’re crucial for daily cooking tasks like boiling water, making grains, steaming veggies, simmering sauces, and so much more. Fortunately, it just so happens that our absolute favorite saucepan is on major sale right now! 

in our annual Kitchn Essentials: Tools Edition, we just named the Tramontina Covered Saucepan the best saucepan around, and you can grab one right now for nearly half off on Amazon. The 1.5-qt. version is the only size on sale, and it’s perfect for reheating food, cooking small batches of sauce, making single servings of grains, browning butter, you get it. It’ll be a great addition to your kitchen if you already have a 2- or 4-qt. saucepan you love and are looking for something that’s even easier to take out for smaller tasks. Yes, say hello to your new pot for reheating work-from-home lunches! 

When we first tested the Brazilian-made Tramontina Saucepan for our Best List, we were impressed by its high performance, especially for an under-$100 saucepan. Featuring durable tri-ply clad construction on both the bottom and sides, this saucepan heats up quickly and will retain its temperature while you cook. We found that the stainless steel allowed us to cook evenly and keep an eye on food browning without it cooking too fast or burning. 

What’s more — this saucepan and lid are both oven safe up to 500 degrees, so you can use it for a wide range of dishes. It also has a spacious cooking surface and tall, straight sides, and the handle is easy to grasp and won’t heat up on the stovetop. The stainless steel surface is easy to clean and will hold up beautifully after repeated use and washing.

If you’re on the lookout for a reliable saucepan that will last you for years to come, we highly recommend this Tramontina Covered Saucepan. And after saving so much on this baby, you might want to tack on the 2-qt. or 4-qt. version, too, while you’re at it!

Buy: Tramontina Covered Saucepan, 1.5-Qt., $40.47 (normally $77)

Erin Cavoto

Commerce Writer

Erin writes about all things shopping-related for The Kitchn, including highlighting small cookware brands, testing cool products, or scoping out need-to-know sales. She’s also a regular at the Trader Joe’s cheese section and has a never-ending supply of tea at home.