Red Always Pan for Lunar New Year

Our Favorite Do-It-All Pan Just Brought Back a Limited-Edition Color That’s Bound to Sell Out

Last year, it disappeared in a week.
By Katie Macdonald
January 12, 2021
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Our Place's Always Pan didn't take long to conquer the internet. The innovative skillet with the ability to replace eight different kitchen tools has not only earned thousands of perfect ratings and a 30,000-person waitlist, but also Instagram fame thanks to its gorgeous array of colors (specifically its millennial pink Spice). And starting today, the brand is offering a limited-edition hue we're sure will fly off virtual shelves: fiery-red Heat.

The bold vermillion pan is actually a comeback kid. First launched in 2020 as part of the brand's Lunar New Year Collection, Our Place designed the pan in collaboration with Chinese-Americans and selected red for its reputation of good luck. After a year, we can finally snag a red Always Pan again, this time as pepper-inspired Heat.

always pan red lunar new year top view
Credit: Our Place

"Last year, when we launched our Lunar New Year collection in partnership with Chinese-American artists and makers, we sold out on preorder in one week," Our Place founder Shiza Shahid wrote to Food & Wine. "The Heat Always Pan is distinct from that collection, but inspired by the 10,000 Abilities Always Pan from last year's Traditionware. We got so many requests to bring back this hue and combination that we couldn't say no!"

The Always Pan is renowned for its incredible versatility. It's 10 inches wide and 2.75 inches deep and includes a beechwood spatula and stainless steel steamer basket, so you can fearlessly fry, sauté, steam, boil, and braise in one vessel. What's more, its ceramic-coated interior is easy to clean and provides the convenience of a nonstick surface without harmful chemicals like PFAs, lead, cadmium, toxic metals, and nanoparticles.

After testing out the pan last year, Food & Wine associate editor Oset Babür confirmed it was worth the hype. "In my own kitchen, the pan earns its keep by easily transforming from stir-fry wok to dumpling steamer to steak skillet. I use it to make pancakes in the morning and simmer pasta sauce for dinner; it's just as good for frying eggs as it is for sautéing greens." 

Red Always Pan for Lunar New Year
Credit: Our Place

In addition to its color, Heat is also distinguished by its company. With the pan, you get Our Place's hand-woven bamboo steamer basket and chopsticks, which are perfect for cooking tender tamales, delicate dumplings, or fork-tender vegetables. The special-edition bundle costs $175, only $30 more than just the pan by itself. 

If you missed your opportunity to get Our Place's bright red pan last year, today's your second chance. But don't delay—the pans are sure to sell out again. Shop the link below before it's gone forever.

always pan red lunar new year
Credit: Our Place

To buy: $175; fromourplace.com

This story originally appeared in Food & Wine.