Cookware is among the stuff sold on Food52, the website for cooking and dining. Its new line, Five Two Essential Cookware, is designed with consumers’ feedback, and includes about the best saucepan you could want. Everything was considered: Made with three layers (aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel), it has well-balanced heft, a slightly rounded silhouette for better stirring, a long nonslip handle that stays cool, measurement markings but no rivets on the inside, two pouring spouts and a tempered, tightfitting glass lid with a strainer. The three-quart size is good for everyday use. Some, but not all of these features, are incorporated in the other pieces in the line.
Five Two Essential Cookware 3-quart saucepan with lid, $89, Food52.com.