Thursday, August 26, 2021

Overhyped or Underestimated: Our Place Pan

I am back with another honest product review with an item that has been all over Instagram and social media. If you missed my first installment of this new series I am doing be sure to check it out here. I did a full review of Blue Apron. For today's review, we are going to be talking all about the Our Place pan. I kept seeing it promoted all over and around the holidays I was looking for a bigger pan to cook my Blue Apron meals in. Most of the meals just require one large pan but the one I had was just a bit too small. I did some research on different options but decided to go with the Our Place pan. The reviews were pretty good, the size seemed perfect, and it was a nontoxic nonstick pan.

When I first got the pan it worked amazing and I thought I was going to love it. I was using it for eggs, dinner, and pretty much everything. I followed all the care instructions including washing by hand. I would say after about 2 months into using it I started to notice stuff stick to it more and more. I tried all the tips they suggested to rehab the nonstick but nothing really seemed to work. My frustration just kept growing. I would make dinner and have to stand over the sink for a good 30 minutes to try to hand wash it clean. Any sauce would just stick to it like glue. 

I got so frustrated I eventually decided to reach out to customer service. I tried to boil baking soda in hot water like they suggested for the nonstick but that didn't really seem to do much. They eventually offered to give me a refund and I shipped the pan back. I will say that even though I did not enjoy the pan at all the customer service team was quite helpful and willing to assist. I was technically outside the return window so I was surprised I could even do a full refund. 

In the end I 100% think that is pan is overhyped. I think when influencers are promoting this item they are giving a review after first having tried it. It works great in the very beginning but not long term. For how much this pan costs it is definitely not worth it. I ended up getting a Calphalon pan at Home Goods for about $30 and I love it (similar style "Everyday Pan")


  • Good customer service
  • The wooden spoon it comes with is designed to rest on the handle 
  • The nonstick does not last 
  • Overpriced 
  • Quite heavy 
  • The loop handle heats up and gets really hot so you can't touch it when cooking 
  • The pan I have now has a glass lid and I like that feature way better. Then you can see the food without having to take the lid off. 
My Rating: 2.5 out of 5 ⭐️ (Overhyped) 


This was the pan after trying to cook one of my last meals on it. It was fish I think and it just stuck right to the bottom like glue within minutes. 

It also got these burn marks on the bottom that I could not get to come off. 

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