Our Place’s Perfect Pot review from a professional kitchen product tester

Our Place may have won the hearts of home cooks with its versatile and aesthetically pleasing Always Pan, but as someone who tests and writes about kitchen products on a daily basis, I’d love to champion the equally great, and arguably just as beautiful, variant that’s more versatile, Perfect pot. With this nonstick stove-to-oven stunner, you really have eight tools in one, and it weighs a lot less than a cast-iron Dutch oven – so if you’re short on space (and low arm strength), it’s a welcome addition to your cooking arsenal. Would you like more information? Keep scrolling to find out everything Our Place Perfect Pot Review:

Our place

This 4.5 pound wonder makes getting hearty meals out of the oven that much easier.

$123 at Our Place

I admit what attracted me first Perfect pot was its chic, minimalist design. It’s similar to your standard stockpot in that it has a lid and two handles, but its matte finish and dreamy color options set it apart from the rest. In short, it’s a piece of cookware you’ll want to show off on your stovetop at all times.

Author photo of the Our Place Perfect Pot on the stove

Could you even imagine hiding this beauty in a closet? Also, the folks at Our Place are genius when it comes to adding an integrated spoon rest. (Photo: Britt Ross/Yahoo)

However, the prettiest pieces aren’t always the most useful, and when it comes to kitchen utensils, you want them to deliver delicious results – nobody likes to waste food! I used cast iron Dutch ovens before trying it out Perfect potI was curious to see how well the ceramic non-stick coating (which luckily is PTFE, PFOA, PFA, lead and cadmium free) would work. I was also curious if it could really outperform all eight tasks the retailer claimed, including cooking, baking, frying, roasting, braising, sieving, serving and preserving.

I have chosen a light shade of green which unfortunately is no longer available although there are 10 other lovely neutral and vibrant shades to choose from. My pot came with a lid, a wooden spoon and a roasting dish/steamer basket, the latter is also included Cielo And Tierra color options.

Since receiving the Perfect Pot, I’ve made everything from stews and casseroles to steamed veggies, baked pasta, and even fried donuts! You could also use it to bake bread or cook rice – there is no limit. It’s easy to move from stovetop to oven (it’s safe up to 450 degrees) and its aluminum construction means it heats up in no time. No matter what I cook in it, the most important thing for me is that the heat is constant, resulting in evenly cooked food. As far as serving goes, you’re sure to hear oohs and ahhs from dinner guests as soon as this aesthetically pleasing pot hits the table, and if you have lots of leftovers you can store them right in there and just cover with the lid.

Author's photo of a rice dish, donuts and noodles prepared in the Perfect Pot

Just a few of the things I’ve made in my Perfect Pot – can you tell I like carbs? (Photo: Britt Ross/Yahoo)

Whenever I use this 5.5 liter workhorse, I’m always grateful for the small but super practical touches that Our Place has incorporated. For example, the wooden spoon that comes with it has small grooves on the back that ensure it rests perfectly on one of the handles, so you don’t mess up your work surface. The domed lid can also be rotated depending on your preference: fully closed to retain moisture or vented to allow steam to escape. It also has an integrated strainer if you want to pour out the pasta water but leave the pasta in.

Another plus? The non-stick interior is truly a gift from the cleaning gods. It’s so smooth that even baked-on residue from sticky casseroles and roasts slides off effortlessly. Is it as effective at tanning as cast iron? Not quite, but it does an admirable job, and at a third the weight of traditional Dutch ovens, this 1.5m tall wimp will take it! One thing my casserole has that I would have liked the Perfect Pot to have is a light interior, as I find that makes it easier to tell when things like garlic are about to burn – but as long as you’re paying close attention, it is that’s the case should be fine.

While I think that Perfect pot makes cooking (and cleaning) a breeze. However, for the sake of longevity, you should pay attention to a few details. First of all, you should keep the heat on medium-low and never heat the pot when it is empty. Use your cast iron skillet, not this one, to sear your steak nicely! And you should stick to oils, not aerosol sprays, and do the cleaning by hand instead of putting it in the dishwasher.

steamed broccoli/fried fish

With the Perfect Pot I manage to steam the broccoli perfectly and give the salmon a nice browning. And don’t worry; It took less than a minute to remove the sticky residue in the second photo. (Photo: Britt Ross/Yahoo)

With over 7,700 reviews (and an impressive 4.8-star rating), the Perfect pot has a strong following that is as obsessed with it as I am.

“I love this pot. It’s big enough for a big roast or a big pot of Bolognese sauce,” said one happy home cook. “It’s light enough to be easy to handle. It cleans like a dream…it stands proud on my hob even when not in use.”

“This is hands down the best pot I’ve ever owned,” gushed another fan. “It’s durable and lightweight. The even heating and non-stick coating are the best!”

“I love this pan. I’m a little worried about my Le Crueset Dutch Oven because I may never use it again!” confessed one convert. “Thank you for making this premium home cooking pan!”


Our place

Beautiful, functional cookware at a fraction of the cost of Le Creuset? Yes Boss!

$123 at Our Place

The reviews cited above reflect the most current versions at the time of publication.


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