The Our Place Always Pan and Perfect Pot Just Got a Mini Makeover

Cooking for two? Our Place cookware has you covered. Get to know the Internet-famous brand's updated Mini Always Pan 2.0 and Mini Perfect Pot 2.0.

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Like many people my age, I’ve spent the majority of my 20s flitting from one apartment to another. And while the locations and roommates have varied with time, one feature remains the same: a small kitchen.

As someone who loves to cook and bake regularly, I’ve had to adapt to these pint-sized spaces and get creative with my limited prep and storage options. (Looking at you, kitchen tables for small spaces!)

When I heard that Our Place was launching updated miniature versions of their beloved cookware, I was intrigued. Could the Mini Always Pan 2.0 and Mini Perfect Pot 2.0 be the answer to my small-space woes? Here’s what you need to know about these mini-yet-mighty pieces.

What Are the Mini Always Pan 2.0 and Mini Perfect Pot 2.0?

If you’ve been on social media in the past two years, you’ve seen the Always Pan. This TikTok-famous product boasts a super-slick nonstick cooking surface, built-in spoon rest and nesting basket. This piece of ceramic cookware is suitable for almost any cooking task, from sautéing to steaming.  (One of our editors tried the Always Pan and loved it.)

The Perfect Pot is the Always Pan’s big sister. It features a deeper cooking surface, built-in strainer, roasting or steaming rack and notch spoon rest. This kitchen workhorse is ideal for roasting, braising and boiling, among other cooking methods.

And now, you can buy both the Always Pan and Perfect Pot in sleeker, smaller versions! These new pieces take all of the beloved features of the original pretty cookware and shrink them down to space-saving sizes.

“We got hundreds of requests for a smaller Always Pan and Perfect Pot for studio apartments, dorm rooms, travel and also just for something to use when you’re cooking for one,” says Shiza Shahid, co-founder of Our Place. “The minis are everything you’ve come to love about Our Place cookware, but now in a smaller size designed for versatility and convenience.”

Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot Features

The Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot keep all of the features we know and love from the originals. They’re made of non-toxic, nonstick ceramic, easy to clean and available in a range of beautiful colors. At launch, choose from six core colors: spice, steam, blue salt, char, sage and lavender.

Mini Always Pan

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The Mini Always Pan comes in at 16.9 inches long (including the handle), 8.5 inches wide and five inches high with the lid on. It holds 1.2 quarts of food, which is less than half of the original pan’s 2.6-quart capacity. It’s the ideal size for whipping up dinner for two. Or, use it as a complement to your existing cookware. The Mini Always Pan is perfect for frying an egg to top a hash, sautéing veggies for a side dish or warming up tortillas for taco night.

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Mini Perfect Pot

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The Mini Perfect Pot has similar dimensions to the Mini Always Pan, but it’s a little deeper. It measures 16.9 inches long (including the handle), 8.5 inches wide and 6.7 inches high with the lid on. It holds 2.5 quarts of your favorite dish. For contrast, the original Perfect Pot holds 5.5 quarts. We’re already looking forward to dishing up cozy soups for two and small-batch pasta dishes this fall. And, just like the Mini Always Pan, this beauty is just as much a helpmate to your existing cookware as it is a stand-alone option. The small size works beautifully for steaming broccoli, warming up a sauce and other secondary cooking tasks.

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Mini Home Cook Duo

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Those looking to score both mini pans are in for a treat—Our Place is currently running a sale on the two-pan bundle. The Mini Home Cook Duo comes with both the Mini Always Pan 2.0 and the Mini Perfect Pot 2.0. Snag both updated cookware options in the full range of colors together and save $55 for a limited time.

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What’s the difference between the original mini cookware and the new 2.0 versions?

The Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot were recently re-engineered following the launch of the Always Pan 2.0. The biggest change? These mini versions of the original bestsellers are now oven-safe! Featuring the new Thermakind toxin-free nonstick coating, the pans are still toxin-free and PFAS-free. However, these upgraded versions are now equipped for braising chicken thighs and cooking up crispy casseroles, just like the bigger Always Pan 2.0.

Where to Buy the Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot

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The Mini Always Pan and Mini Perfect Pot are available on the Our Place website. Pick up the Mini Always Pan for $115, the Mini Perfect Pot for $125 or a bundle of both for $195. If these mini versions are anything like the originals, they’ll sell out fast. Don’t wait to snag a set of your own (and maybe another as a gift idea for your favorite person)!

Plus, take a look at Our Place’s other beautiful kitchenware, including the new Wonder Oven and the brand’s tableware collection.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.
Emily Way
As Associate Shopping Editor of Sales and Deals, Emily helps readers find the lowest prices on the best products. An enthusiastic shopper, Emily is always on the lookout for the biggest bargains. When she’s not searching through flash sales, you can usually find her reading mystery novels or cuddling with cats.