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My cooking style could probably best be described as “off the cuff” — and that’s being generous. Though I do my best to meal plan in advance, more often than not, what we have for dinner each evening is dependent on what’s currently in our fridge and how much time and/or energy we have to cook it. There’s nothing quite like the deception of shopping and meal planning while well-rested on Sunday, only to find you don’t have the stamina to whip up a three-hour pot roast on Thursday evening (I mean, duh — who does?).
Because of the flexible nature of our dinner menu, I’ve found myself relying more and more on cookware that is equally as versatile. At this point in life, if a pot, pan, or small appliance only has one use, I don’t have time for it. I’m all about pieces of cookware that pull double or even triple duty in my kitchen, allowing me to blindly grab for it five minutes before I figure out what I’m actually cooking that evening. One of the do-it-all pieces currently on my radar (and wishlist)? Staub’s Enameled Cast Iron Daily Sauté pan.
As the name implies, this beauty is basically the Goldilocks of cookware, all backed by Staub’s legendary craftsmanship and quality design. Featuring high, sloped sides that are ideal for sautéing or frying, this 3-quart pan boasts plenty of room for cooking up one-pan dinners that are a staple in our household during the week. The entire interior is coated in enameled cast iron that conducts (and retains) heat beautifully while remaining resistant to chips and cracking (and necessitating no additional seasoning!). Translation: Your meats and veggies will brown, but delicate grains or greens won’t stick or burn. The piece comes complete with a glass lid that’ll help you trap heat and moisture and allow you to easily check in on how your meal is coming.
To up the versatility of this piece even more, Staub made the whole thing compatible with all cooktops and oven-safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit (400 degrees Fahrenheit for the lid). Basically, whatever fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants meal you pull out of your hat for this evening, the Daily Sauté can tackle it. It even comes in a slew of pretty colors, from calming Sage and sophisticated Grenadine to classic Sapphire. The best part of all this? Williams-Sonoma is currently offering the piece at a truly epic discount, granting shoppers over $100 off the original list price of $279.95, making the pan just $149.95.
If you need even more convincing (but seriously, that price!), know this: Buyers love this piece just as much as we do. It has a remarkable 4.9-star rating on Williams-Sonoma, with reviewers calling it their “daily go-to,” “a dream,” and “a total kitchen staple.” One happy buyer writes, “We now have two [of these] pans and they are both outstanding in quality and use. Cooking and baking with these pans is a joy. They distribute the heat better than any other product we have used, are solidly manufactured, and are beautiful to boot!”
Sounds like the perfect addition to your cookware collection, right? If so, you’ll want to move fast — Williams Sonoma’s generous discount won’t last long, then it’s back up to full price for this beauty (which is, of course, still worth it!).