Proclamation Goods Co. Duo
Proclamation Goods Co.
When I cook, I typically only reach for two pans for any given recipe anyway—a pot and skillet when I’m making a pasta dish with sauce or just one pot for rice and pan for roasting veggies. As one of the founders, Tony Leo, pointed out to me, your pans are not paying rent, so why give up so much storage space to such a variety of cookware? I tested the stainless-steel Proclamation Duo for a month to see if it could really replace all the other pots and pans I typically use to cook.
The 12-inch skillet in stainless steel was easy to care for and lightweight, but it was wide and deep enough to handle meal prep for the week. As a vegetarian, I can’t tell you how well the skillet can sear a steak, but it did roast all my veggies evenly. If you’re accustomed to nonstick Teflon, keep in mind that the Duo isn’t truly nonstick. Fried eggs clung a bit the first time I used the pan, and I yearned to go back to my cast-iron skillet. But cooking in the skillet got less sticky once I got used to cooking over low heat. With nontoxic cookware, patience is a virtue. If you’re not concerned about the added weight or maintenance, you may want to opt for the carbon steel skillet for better nonstick capabilities.
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