We Tried the Proclamation Duo Pan Set—and We’re Obsessed
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Say goodbye to cluttered cabinets! This three-piece cookware set can truly do it all in the kitchen.
There’s nothing worse than opening your kitchen cabinet only to have a stack of precariously perched pots and pans tumble out. Many of us are guilty of collecting more cookware than we actually need, but in recent years, more people have pivoted to embrace kitchen minimalism. (Here’s how to choose the best cookware for your kitchen.) Instead of buying a dozen different pots and pans, home chefs are opting for versatile pieces that can do it all, and nothing embodies this spirit quite like The Proclamation Duo.
What Is The Proclamation Duo?
The Duo from Proclamation Goods is an award-winning cookware set that allows you to do more with less in the kitchen. It comes with just three pieces—a 12-inch skillet, a 7-quart pot and a lid that fits both of them. The set is available in both stainless steel and carbon steel constructions, and with just these three humble pieces, you’ll be able to cook a dozen different ways. (Here are the pros and cons of stainless steel cookware.)
Let’s start with the Sidekick Skillet: It has a wide, smooth cooking surface, and it’s large enough to hold up to six fish fillets at once. It’s low-stick, making it useful for eggs and other sticky foods, and its 2-inch sides let you cook sauces without risk of splatter.
Then there’s the Hybrid Pot, which the brand describes as a wok-stockpot hybrid. It’s wide enough to roast a whole chicken and deep enough to boil two pounds of pasta, and it can even be used for deep frying thanks to its durable construction.
Here’s the kicker, though. In addition to being used separately, the skillet and pot can be used together as a Dutch oven. Yes, really. The skillet becomes a lid on the pot, helping to retain and distribute heat evenly, allowing you to braise meat, cook stew and more. It’s oven safe and can even be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
All the pieces are toxin-free without any chemical coatings, and they come with a lifetime warranty, to boot.
Our Honest Thoughts About This 2-in-1 Pan
We wanted to test out the Duo for ourselves to see if it lived up to the hype, and I’ll be honest: I was a little skeptical when I saw the pan for the first time. I thought it was a little gimmicky that the skillet nestled into the top of the pot to form a Dutch oven. However, after using it a few times, I realized it’s a well-designed and well-built product. It forms a good seal, which is key when you’re cooking in a Dutch oven, and the overall design is well thought out. The handles are easy to grip—even with potholders—and the whole thing does have a high-end appearance.
I tested the plain steel version (which I loved, as I’m trying to get away from nonstick surfaces), but there is also the option of a carbon steel skillet, which is another of my favorites. It heats well and is about 30% lighter. The material seemed to heat well and fairly evenly. After the first use, I did see a little cooked oil on the bottom, which didn’t come off, but for a regular steel skillet, this didn’t bother me. For people that like perfectly clean, shiny pans, it will take a little elbow grease to remove.
The Duo is a little bulky if you store it stacked as a single unit, but if you’re purchasing it instead of several different pans, then it wouldn’t be that much more cumbersome than all the other products put together. At $379, the three-piece set is a little pricey, but the quality, design, and functionality make it well worth the price.
Where to Buy The Proclamation Duo
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