From the moment we laid eyes on Our Place and everything it has to offer – from cookware sets to dinner sets and glassware – we knew we needed it all. The brand new Perfect Pot is no exception.
Our Place just recently launched in the UK with its Insta-famous and five-star-reviewed Always Pan, a non-stick frying pan, which you’ll have likely seen all over your Instagram and TikTok feeds. Female-founded by Shiza Shahid, the American cookware brand is one that everyone stops to admire – not just for the aesthetically pleasing designs but also for the fact that each one is actually good.
If you’re already a fan of Our Place, then you’ll find it hard to believe that anything could possibly succeed the iconic Always Pan. However, since debuting in 2019, Our Place might just have made its best product yet and it comes in the form of the non-stick and non-toxic Perfect Pot. Pretty apt in name, its claims to replace up to 10 kitchen utensils(!). It’s available in four of the brand’s classic colourways (Blue Salt, Steam, Char and Spice), and serves as a stockpot, steamer, roasting rack, bread pot, braiser, saucepot AND a Dutch oven. Whew, that’s a lot.
Even if you’re not the most adventurous person in the kitchen (you’re not alone), or you tend to stick to meal delivery services for ease, you’ll definitely find use for the Perfect Pot. The Always Pan has sold out 10 times over and racked up a 50,000-person waitlist when it first launched. If that puts you off though, never fear, Our Place staggered the release date of the Perfect Pot so that everyone would have a chance of getting it (yay) and are shipping things from mid-September. That said, they’re already going fast so don’t hang around too long.
What is the Our Place Perfect Pot?
The Our Place Perfect Pot is the product your kitchen is lacking and needs immediately. Trust me. Replacing a variety of utensils that take up unnecessary amounts of space in your cupboards, this pot will be your new best friend. Though it’s branded a pot, it does so much more – “one pot, one million possibilities” as Our Place says. With a self-basting lid that also strains and steams, the Perfect Pot features the most slippery non-stick ceramic coating and is made from a study aluminum without any potentially toxic materials.
The Perfect Pot comes with a beechwood spoon that’s custom designed to nest two ways on your pot (so you can kiss goodbye to messy countertops), a roasting rack that also doubles as a steamer, plus a generous pouring spout. The best part? It’s totally compatible with all hobs and cooktops (yes, induction, we’re looking at you). It’s stylish enough to leave out on your stove, or your table, and even pose with for a pic on the gram. Winning.
Yes, multiplied by a million. Our Place has done it again with the Perfect Pot – it definitely lives up to its name and is worth the hype it’s predecessor gained, if not more. Though it’s not the cheapest buy – coming in at a hefty £140 – it’s by far not the most expensive either. Our Place has been crowned the Le Creuset for Millenials so, when you take that into consideration, the Perfect Pot is actually pretty decently priced. Plus, it’s genuinely really good.
First impressions: the pot arrived in a neat box with all of its parts stacked smartly inside (the first demonstration of how streamlined it is). Our Place also included a natural sponge to scrub the pot clean, and the beechwood spoon – be careful not to miss this, by the way, I luckily discovered mine as I was flattening the box to recycle it!
One thing I look for when buying new cookware is the weight. I want something that’s heavy (AKA sturdy enough that it’ll last more than 10 uses) but that’s not so heavy that I can’t pick it up and serve meals from it or break an arm trying. The Perfect Pot is the ideal weight. Its matte finish spoke to me on a level, too, so much so that I snapped a pic and uploaded it to my Instagram story quicker than you can say Our Place. I live for anything Scandi-inspired.
When it came to actually putting the pot to the test, I was all about seeing if it lived up to its non-stick claims. I decided to do something I never do; cook without oil. The result? No burnt food at the bottom, and no trouble scraping anything out as I dished up. Magic. In terms of the size; when I say that my family can eat, I mean it. With the Perfect Pot, though, there was no struggling with portions whatsoever. It catered for myself, my boyfriend and my parents and there was easily room for another one or two people’s worth of food.
The best part about it all for me was its versatility. You can boil things on the stove, or shove the whole thing in the oven and rest assured that it’s totally safe up to 215 degrees. To summarise, I’ll be encouraging anyone I meet to invest in Our Place’s Perfect Pot. It’s simple enough to use every day and it features so many nifty details that I’m questioning the need for all my other kitchen gadgets. It’s a joy.