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to wonder what on earth is the point of a 10cm saucepan?

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slightlyglitterstained Sat 04-Jan-14 23:04:23

DP spent £15 on one today. Because it's pretty. And a total bargain cos it's half-price! And he doesn't have any other pans that size (it's tiny).

AIBU to think they must have seen him coming? He doesn't even know what he's going to use it for, he muttered something like "gravy" when I asked, but he only makes that once or twice a year anyway.

LedareAnsley Sat 04-Jan-14 23:06:36

After <boggling> I have had a google and it is either gravy for one or clarifying butter I think.

RandyRudolf Sat 04-Jan-14 23:06:37

He bought a pan because it's pretty? I think that's the cutest thing I've read on here. Bless, the poor lamb. grin

LynetteScavo Sat 04-Jan-14 23:07:19

One tin of soup.

One bowl of porridge.

Two small mugs of hot chocolate.

One scrambled egg.

Is it not stick? Where did you get it? I'm feed up of cleaning DH's porridge saucepan everyday. (He leaves it to soak, and apparently a non -stick pan would mean he could wash it up himself hmm)

WitchWay Sat 04-Jan-14 23:07:42

I have one. I have fried one egg in it. Once. Not sure why I still have it but it is cute!

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sat 04-Jan-14 23:08:07

Would it even be big enough for hot milk for coffee/hot chocolate.

Gravy I wouldn't think so, not big enough < loves my gravy >

LynetteScavo Sat 04-Jan-14 23:08:21

Actually, 10cm is tiny. hmm

Is he only making gravy for himself?

thankfeckthereischocolate Sat 04-Jan-14 23:08:53

Tell him its for when he dies and you are cooking for one grin

Lullabyte Sat 04-Jan-14 23:09:05

Single fried egg - perfect every time. Great little pan, that!

beamme Sat 04-Jan-14 23:09:47

I have one, use it quite often. Things such as a tin of beans, soup and scrambled eggs.

thankfeckthereischocolate Sat 04-Jan-14 23:10:30

Oops... Maybe he is giving you the hint!

Spermysextowel Sat 04-Jan-14 23:11:53

But it's a saucepan! I've only ever fried eggs in a frying pan. I may have to rethink my utensils..

jennylindinha Sat 04-Jan-14 23:12:27

Is it a Sainsbury's triple layer copper one, by any chance? I also bought one because it was cute blush

Also because we want one to fry garlic in and wanted a copper one, but mostly cos it was sweet grin

Of course, we haven't used it yet but it sounds ideal for an egg!

ErrolTheDragon Sat 04-Jan-14 23:12:35

For making a single portion of cheese sauce?

All the things Lynnette mentions I'd do in the microwave, except the egg which I'd scramble in a non-stick omelette pan.
(I'm sure Lakeland does non-stick pans in all imaginable sizes, lynette)

amistillsexy Sat 04-Jan-14 23:14:32

Is it a beautiful copper one from Sainsburys.? If so, He INBU, because it is sooo pretty.

I bought one for my mum for Christmas because she makes proper coffee every morning and heats up milk for it, so this pan will be just the right size, and she loves it grin

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sat 04-Jan-14 23:14:49

mini frying pan

This is perfect for 1 fried egg

Wingdingdong Sat 04-Jan-14 23:15:31

Peas for my 1yo DS. Baked beans for my 1yo DS. Carrots for my 1yo DS.

You get the picture grin.

We do have one and it is very handy for doing toddler portions when only 1 DC will eat that particular food. Other than that, er.... I imagine we'll be getting rid of ours in 2 yrs' time!

amistillsexy Sat 04-Jan-14 23:15:47

grin X-posts, jennylindinha.

WhereIsMyHat Sat 04-Jan-14 23:16:03

That's tiny but if it's copper I can understand. They're nice to look at.

jennylindinha Sat 04-Jan-14 23:17:52


TensionWheelsCoolHeels Sat 04-Jan-14 23:18:07

I've seen that pan, in tesco, for £14.00. And I want it too cos it is soooo cute grin it'll be perfect for warming milk for DD's breakfast.

So your DH INBU. smile

slightlyglitterstained Sat 04-Jan-14 23:18:35

It is pretty, I'll grant him that. It's all coppery and shiny outside, and I think stainless steel inside. Or something. It said tri-ply on the label anyway.

Sainsburys have loads of them on sale atm. I suspect they were supposed to go in stockings or summat.

Okay, sounds like it's potentially useful for frying an egg. Or heating small amounts of stuff. Am not going to touch it though, I might spoil its coppery shininess and then he will sulk. Thing is we have a smallish milk pan for cocoa already, and you can make decent amounts in that.

Buzzardbird Sat 04-Jan-14 23:20:30

Sounds perfect for poaching 1 egg. Thanks for the heads up smile

butterfliesinmytummy Sat 04-Jan-14 23:20:37

If it's too pretty to cook with, put a small plant or a candle in it.....

slightlyglitterstained Sat 04-Jan-14 23:21:40

Oops, crossposted. Yes, it's the Sainsburys one.

MN has spoken, IWBU. (Still don't think he'll use it much though!)

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