The occasion demands something extraordinary, a Bearnaise sauce for your tournedos of beef perhaps. This small pan can play a critical role of your culinary success. Its wide top and sloping sides are perfect for creating spectacular sauces.
i've used this useful little saucepan several times so far. the sides are gently sloped and the bottom rounded, to accommodate a whisk. and like all all-clad pans, the thing is built like a tank. however - the balance is precarious. on a perfectly flat surface - a ceramic range, for instance - this thing would be fine. but on a traditional gas range's grate, it tips easily, due to the fact that the small bowl is nearly outweighed by the handle. once it is filled, however, this problem goes away. still, as it is typically a promo item and can be had under $50, it's a pretty useful and (relatively) inexpensive pot.