We’re fatties in this house so we like to make candy a lot. A good saucepan is ESSENTIAL for making candy and we’ve yet to find one that the candy thermometer sits well on. This saucepan not only looks amazing, but it performs amazingly as well.
This saucepan is absolutely gorgeous. It is composed of shiny stainless steel, which is good for even heat distribution and helps prevent sticking and burning. It does not react with food or alter flavors. It is oven safe up to 500 degrees and also dishwasher safe. It comes with a glass lid in the event you need to cook something that needs to be covered. There’s also a hole on the end of the handle so it can be hung up if you don’t want to store it in a cabinet.
It is 2 quarts and a great size to do most basic tasks. It weighs about two and a half pounds and is easy to pick up, even for someone with arthritis or other health problems. It has a measurement scale on the inside so you can see exactly how much liquid you are pouring in or how much the liquid has been reduced when boiling.
This saucepan is great for simmering, rolling boils, reduction of liquids, and especially great for making candy such as caramel and divinity. I have never found a saucepan where my candy thermometer fits on the edge without hanging funny or touching the bottom. That’s not a problem at all with this saucepan. The thermometer hangs perfectly straight and doesn’t touch the bottom.
If you make a lot of candy, I HIGHLY recommend this saucepan. It’s definitely going to be my go-to from now on. I’m so happy I found it!