Isn’t it pretty? (Picture: OurPlace/Getty/Metro.co.uk)
Is the way we get excited over kitchen tools a sign that we’re getting old?
We hope that if said kitchen tools are all over TikTok, that balances out a little.
With this in mind, we bring you the news that the Always Pan is finally available to order in the UK.
Those who follow foodie influencers will know exactly the pan to which we’re referring.
But for those not in the know, here’s a quick overview.
The Always Pan is a multi-purpose pan created by kitchenware brand Our Place.
It pops up all over the internet, from sponsored content on TikTok to the kitchens of Instagrammers, casually frying and steaming to their heart’s content.
The pan has been called ‘magical’ and a ‘miracle’, in large part because it serves a bunch of purposes in one product.
You can buy an add-on steamer basket (Picture: OurPlace/Metro.co.uk)
It works as a frying pan, a saute pan, a steamer, a skillet, and a saucepan, and comes with a special spatula and a spoon rest, plus it’s non-stick, so you can cook whatever you fancy in there.
The other reason the pan is so hyped is that it’s very pretty, particularly in the pinky-toned ‘spice’ shade.
Just as having a Le Creuset casserole dish has become a status symbol, a way to show the world you have your sh*t together, the Always Pan is a signal that you are not only an excellent cook, but a cool one, who stays abreast of home-based trends.
For a long time, the pan has been the preserve of only US-based content creators, but UK chefs can now order it online.
As you might expect of some trendy cookware, it’s pricier than your average Ikea frying pan, coming in at £140.
But perhaps you can justify that price by using it for everything – and, if you choose a colour to match your kitchen, displaying it proudly for admiration from your pals.
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