Le Creuset has long been the go-to brand for cooking enthusiasts dedicated to quality and style. And while the allure of the brand will never die down, there’s a relatively new kid on the block to shake things up a little, especially if you’re after a versatile kitchen must-have that’ll do all the hard work for you.
The Always Pan by Our Place has been dubbed a ‘kitchen magician’ by Oprah Winfrey for its incredible multitasking nature. The product — which has sold out over ten times over in the US and at one point had a waiting list of 50,000 eager fans — does pretty much everything you could think of on a stovetop. It can be used as a frying pan, saute pan, steamer, skillet, saucier, saucepan and a non-stick pan and works to braise, sear, steam, strain, saute, fry and boil.
It’s also been praised for its make-up; not only is it incredibly non-stick, but it is also coated in a non-toxic ceramic, meaning it’s totally safe and ‘clean’.
Not ones to rest on their laurels, Our Place launched a successor to the Always Pan that’s every bit as hype-worthy. The Perfect Pot is made with the same game-changing ingenuity that made the Always Pan a sellout and does the job of a stockpot, dutch oven, saucepot, roasting rack, steamer, strainer and braiser as it has the ability to boil, crisp, bake, braise, roast, steam, strain, pour, serve and store.
While both the Always Pan and the Perfect Pot are multitasking wonder products, let’s be honest – most of us are obsessed with Our Place’s kitchen accessories because of the super stylish, Instagram-worthy colours they come in.
The powdery pink, sage green and dusty blue colourways are particularly popular, and the brand keeps adding most lust-worthy hues to the line-up, including on-trend lavender, electric green and golden yellow.
As if to add to your colour-choosing dilemma further, Our Place has just teamed up with Selena Gomez in its first celebrity collaboration to create two new colours – and we honestly can’t decide which we prefer.
The ‘At Home with Selena’ collection comprises of the Always Pan, Perfect Pot, drinking glasses, dinner plates, side plates and a knife trio, all produced in two gorgeous hues: a vibrant cobalt blue and luscious berry pink.
‘This collection is a celebration of all the ways that we slow down and enjoy time in the kitchen – for those that cook perfectly or imperfectly, messily and joyously,’ said Selena. ‘I hope people are inspired to stay in and connect with their family and friends over a meal. For me, time in the kitchen and cooking have always been some of the most memorable bonding moments.’
While the covetable kitchenware isn’t cheap – the Always Pan comes in at £125 and the Perfect Pot at £140 – 10 per cent of net proceeds from Selena Gomez’s range goes to the Rare Impact Fund, the non-profit affiliate of the pop star’s new beauty brand, Rare Beauty.