I have two of the Copco "1 quart" saucepans that I use quite often. The pouring lips on either side are essential for me.
You can find them on ebay at a reasonable price. I have one yellow, one blue, both came with lids.
I also have a half-liter SS pan that is handy for use on the small "simmer" burner or on one of the copper plates I use over my gas burners so I can put more than one pan over a burner. (as shown in one photo)
I like the enamel cast iron because it heats evenly and HOLDS THE HEAT well, maintaining the temp I want without having to adjust the burner often. This one has seen a lot of action over the decades I have owned them.
It is not really a "full" quart because that brings the liquid level to within 1/2 inch of the rim. For my purposes, it functions perfectly for 3 cups, which is what most of my sauces produce at maximum, many are less.
I like the white interior because it allows me to gauge the progress of certain sauces where color change is critical. I use them especially for making browned butter.
The smaller SS pan is very useful for warming fruit sauces, condiments, etc., that do not do well heated in the microwave.
Incidentally, I have written many times before about the usefulness of the copper burner plates that may seem a bit expensive but for me they extend the usefulness of my gas cooktop greatly because very small pots will tip if not set precisely over the heavy cast iron grates. I have two big plates that each cover two burners plus this one that covers one large burner and a small 6" square that covers the little simmer burner.
BellaCopper will also make one for your custom size. As one side of my cooktop has two large burners, I ordered one that is 11 x 18 to cover the entire grate.
I just checked and I bought the first one in 2007, the others in 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Edited by andiesenji, 13 December 2013 - 01:59 PM.