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My Brutally Honest Review of the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

The Titanium Always Pan Pro is a coating-free, non-stick pan that can last a lifetime. At least, that’s what the company Our Place wants you to believe.

To test this bold claim, I’ve been cooking with this pan since it came out. And honestly, I am surprised at the results so far.

In this review of the Titanium Always Pan Pro, I explain what I love about it, what I absolutely hate, and whether it truly is the first non-stick pan you’ll never have to replace. 

Key Takeaways

If you’re in a hurry, here’s what you need to know about the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro.

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro with Lid
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro with Lid

Construction: This pan is made of three layers: 430-grade stainless steel exterior, aluminum core, and a pure titanium interior. The unique NoCo surface with debossed circles and raised dots creates a non-stick effect without any coatings.

Non-Stick Performance: Eggs don’t stick when the cooking surface is greased with oil. However, without oil, some sticking occurs. Even with minimal sticking, cleaning is easy.

Searing: The pan’s thick, 3.2 mm construction ensures excellent heat retention, resulting in even browning and consistent results. The textured interior keeps oil in the center of the pan, which helps with searing and caramelization. 

Heat Conduction and Retention: The pan performed well in my heat conduction test, boiling the water in 2 minutes and 41 seconds (the industry average is 2 minutes and 37 seconds). It also performed well in my heat retention test. After 10 minutes, the water cooled to 100.4°F (the industry average is 99°F).

Design: I like this pan’s rivetless handles, helper handle, and tall sides. However, I hate the uncomfortable, slippery handle, thin, fragile lid, and polished finish that easily shows smudges and fingerprints. The worst part is significant steam escaping from the lid and going directly on the handle.

Is the Titanium Always Pan Pro Worth It?

The Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro delivers on its promise of long-lasting non-stick performance without coatings — and they guarantee it with a lifetime warranty that covers performance issues (i.e., food sticking). However, its high price and design flaws, such as the uncomfortable handle and poorly sealed lid, might be deal-breakers.

It’s a solid option if you want to avoid Teflon and are tired of replacing ceramic non-stick pans frequently. It’s also ideal if you have limited kitchen space and are looking for an all-purpose pan. But it’s not for everyone.

If the same titanium surface was paired with a more comfortable handle and a standard lid, I would recommend it to most home cooks.

It’s available on FromOurPlace.com, where you can learn more and check the current price.


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Construction

There’s a lot of jargon on Our Place’s website about this pan’s materials, so to cut through the noise and find out what it’s actually made of, I reached out directly to the company and asked them to break it down for me layer by layer.

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

They told me the pan is made up of three bonded layers. The exterior is 430-grade stainless steel, and the core is aluminum. Both materials are standard for a 3-ply pan.

The big difference with this pan is the interior. It’s not stainless steel, and even though it looks like it, it’s not a hybrid of steel and non-stick coating like HexClad, Henckels HXagon, or Cooksy.

Our Place confirmed that the interior layer is pure titanium without any coatings or chemicals. Titanium is incredibly hard and resistant to damage. Because of that, this pan can withstand up to 1000°F in the oven. 

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro cooking surface
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro cooking surface

Parts of the cooking surface look darker than others, almost like a Teflon coating. I asked Our Place about this, and they assured me the pan does not contain Teflon or other non-stick coatings. They explained that the darker color is actually due to oxidation that occurs during their proprietary curing process.

“The interior surface ply is constructed with pure Titanium – the lower parts are darkened due to oxidation during our proprietary curing process, which results in a nonstick effect.”

Our Place Customer Service

The main feature of this pan is what Our Place calls NoCo (or No Coating) technology, which is the raised pattern on the cooking surface. If you look closely, small circles are debossed into the titanium. And inside of those circles are tiny raised dots. 

Up-Close of Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro cooking surface
Up-Close of Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro cooking surface

Our Place claims this pattern creates airflow between the food and the pan, resulting in a cooking surface that repels liquids like a hydrophobic lotus leaf. That’s the secret behind how this pan is non-stick without a chemical non-stick coating. 

Non-Stick Performance

So, does this NoCo surface actually work? To find out, I cooked the food that is most prone to sticking: eggs.

Our Place’s instructions say you need to grease the surface with at least a teaspoon of oil, so after preheating the pan, I added oil and a little bit of butter. I let the eggs cook for about a minute before touching them, and when I finally nudged them with a spatula, they moved freely with zero sticking. I also flipped the eggs with no issues.

Cooking eggs in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Cooking eggs in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

I tested it again by making an omelet, and the egg cooked perfectly and didn’t stick at all. 

Cooking an omelette in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Cooking an omelette in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

To push the limits, I cooked another egg in a completely dry pan without any oil or butter. This time, it stuck, but not so bad that it ruined the egg. I was able to slide the spatula under it without breaking the yolk or ripping apart the whites.

Cooking an egg in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro without oil
Cooking an egg in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro without oil

And even though some of the eggs stuck, cleaning the pan was easy; the stuck-on bits came right off with a quick rinse.

I’ve cooked dozens of eggs in this pan, and the performance is consistently excellent. When I set the heat to medium and add oil, delicate foods like eggs and fish glide across the surface without a hint of sticking.

Searing

This pan is not only good with eggs, but it does a good job searing, too. I cooked burgers, steak, salmon, and chicken in this pan, and it browns nicely and cooks evenly.

Cooking chicken thighs in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Cooking chicken thighs in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

A bonus of the textured surface is that it keeps oil in the center of the pan. You can still coat the entire surface by tilting the pan, but the oil doesn’t immediately run to the edges and leave the center dry like it does with some non-stick pans.

Oil in the center of the Titanium Always Pan Pro
Oil in the center of the Titanium Always Pan Pro

Keeping oil under the food helps with searing and caramelization because it ensures the food is in direct contact with the hot oil.

Another factor that contributes to this pan’s searing ability is its thickness. Although they say this pan is 3 mm thick, I measured it at 3.2 mm, which is slightly thicker than the average 2.9 mm tri-ply pan.

Measuring the thickness of the Always Pan Pro
Measuring the thickness of the Always Pan Pro

Thicker pans have more material, which allows them to store more heat energy. So, when you add cold ingredients, the pan maintains a consistent temperature.

For example, when you place a cold burger on a thin pan, the temperature drops significantly because the cold meat absorbs heat from the pan. This sudden temperature drop can result in uneven cooking and a less effective sear.

Cooking a burger in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Cooking a burger in the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

However, when you place a cold burger on a thick pan with good heat retention (like the Titanium Always Pan Pro), the pan’s temperature remains relatively stable.

Heat Conduction

I measure the heat conduction of every pan I review by recording the time it takes to boil 2 cups of cold (55°F) water.

The water in the Titanium Always Pan Pro began bubbling at 1 minute and 39 seconds and reached a full boil at 2 minutes and 41 seconds. 

Always Pan Pro heat conduction test
Always Pan Pro heat conduction test

As the pan heated up, I noticed that the bubbles were evenly distributed across the cooking surface, indicating that the pan heats uniformly without any noticeable hot or cold spots.

Compared to the 30+ pans I’ve tested, the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro’s heat conduction falls within the industry average of 2 minutes and 37 seconds. 

While some top brands like HexClad and Made In heated the water slightly faster, the Titanium Always Pan Pro outperformed brands like All-Clad and Hestan. Here are the complete results from my testing:

PanTime to First BubblesTime to Boil
Farberware1 minute and 2 seconds1 minute and 29 seconds
All-Clad G5 fry pan1 minute and 17 seconds2 minutes and 4 seconds
Hestan CopperBond fry pan1 minute and 23 seconds2 minutes and 7 seconds
All-Clad Copper Core fry pan1 minute and 21 seconds2 minutes and 18 seconds
Henckels HXagon fry pan1 minute and 36 seconds2 minutes and 19 seconds
Made In stainless steel fry pan1 minute and 40 seconds2 minutes and 21 seconds
Anolon X pan1 minute and 35 seconds2 minutes and 22 seconds
Misen fry pan1 minute and 50 seconds2 minutes and 25 seconds
Caraway1 minute and 53 seconds2 minutes and 26 seconds
Anolon Advanced fry pan1 minute and 55 seconds2 minutes and 27 seconds
HexClad fry pan1 minute and 40 seconds2 minutes and 30 seconds
Made In non-stick fry pan1 minute and 53 seconds2 minutes and 31 seconds
Zwilling fry pan1 minute and 45 seconds2 minutes and 31 seconds
T-fal fry pan1 minute and 50 seconds2 minutes and 32 seconds
Gotham Steel fry pan1 minute and 58 seconds2 minutes and 32 seconds
Cooksy fry pan1 minute and 47 seconds2 minutes and 35 seconds
Rachael Ray fry pan1 minute and 47 seconds2 minutes and 36 seconds
Viking fry pan1 minute and 42 seconds2 minutes and 39 seconds
Calphalon fry pan1 minute and 45 seconds2 minutes and 40 seconds
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro1 minute and 39 seconds2 minutes and 41 seconds
Sardel fry pan1 minute and 41 seconds2 minutes and 46 seconds
Pioneer Woman fry pan2 minutes and 2 seconds2 minutes and 46 seconds
Hestan NanoBond fry pan1 minute and 52 seconds2 minutes and 47 seconds
GreenLife pan2 minutes and 11 seconds2 minutes and 47 seconds
Our Place Always Pan2 minutes and 2 seconds2 minutes and 48 seconds
Ninja NeverStick Pan2 minutes and 7 seconds2 minutes and 49 seconds
Tramontina fry pan1 minute and 53 seconds2 minutes and 52 seconds
Heritage Steel Eater fry pan1 minute and 57 seconds2 minutes and 53 seconds
Circulon fry pan2 minutes and 7 seconds2 minutes and 55 seconds
All-Clad D3 fry pan1 minute and 55 seconds2 minutes and 55 seconds
All-Clad HA1 fry pan2 minutes and 12 seconds2 minutes and 58 seconds
All-Clad NS Pro fry pan2 minutes and 9 seconds3 minutes and 3 seconds
All-Clad D5 fry pan1 minutes and 58 seconds3 minutes and 4 seconds
Goldilocks fry pan2 minutes and 17 seconds3 minutes and 5 seconds
Demeyere Industry fry pan2 minutes and 3 seconds3 minutes and 10 seconds
Ballarini fry pan2 minutes and 15 seconds3 minutes and 12 seconds
Heritage Steel Titanium fry pan1 minute and 59 seconds3 minutes and 15 seconds
Demeyere Atlantis fry pan2 minutes and 11 seconds3 minutes and 25 seconds
Xtrema fry pan3 minutes and 41 seconds6 minutes and 7 seconds

Heat Retention

Once the water reached its boiling point, I removed the pan from the heat and let it sit and cool.

After 10 minutes, the water temperature in the Titanium Always Pan Pro was 100.4°F, which is above the industry average of 99°F. 

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro Heat Retention Results
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro Heat Retention Results

I mentioned in my searing tests that this pan retains heat well, but this test confirms it. Below are the results from over two dozen other pans I’ve tested:

PanTemperature After 5 MinutesTemperature After 10 Minutes
Xtrema fry pan142°F113°F
Made In stainless steel fry pan121.1°F106.6°F
Demeyere Atlantis fry pan122.0°F106.3°F
Made In non-stick fry pan120.2°F105.8°F
Ninja NeverStick Pan130.5°F104.8°F
Misen fry pan118.6°F103.4°F
Zwilling fry pan121.1°F103.0°F
Rachael Ray fry pan126.3°F102.7°F
Goldilocks fry pan122.0°F102.5°F
HexClad fry pan120.7°F102.4°F
Circulon fry pan133.3°F102.0°F
Tramontina fry pan118.5°F101.3°F
Cooksy fry pan117.9°F101.2°F
Calphalon fry pan112.8°F101.1°F
All-Clad D3 skillet111.6°F100.9°F
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro119.3°F100.4°F
Ballarini fry pan120°F99.9°F
Heritage Steel Eater119.6°F99.4°F
Heritage Steel Titanium120.1°F98.2°F
All-Clad HA1 fry pan117.9°F98.1°F
Hestan fry pan114.4°F98.0°F
Sardel fry pan114.0°F97.8°F
All-Clad NS Pro fry pan116.0°F97.3°F
All-Clad D5 fry pan112.7°F97.3°F
Henckels HXagon fry pan113.5°F96.7°F
Our Place Always Pan118.0°F96.7°F
Demeyere Industry fry pan115.2°F96.6°F
All-Clad G5 fry pan115.3°F96.6°F
Caraway fry pan116.6°F96.4°F
Anolon X pan114.1°F96.0°F
Viking fry pan106.6°F95.9°F
All-Clad Copper Core fry pan117.7°F95.5°F
Farberware fry pan112.0°F95.4°F
GreenLife fry pan119.0°F95.0°F
Gotham Steel fry pan113.0°F95.0°F
Anolon Advanced fry pan112.7°F90.9°F
Pioneer Woman fry pan104.3°F90.9°F
T-fal fry pan108.7°F88.0°F

Design

Performance-wise, I’m impressed. But design is a different story. There are a couple of elements I like, but a handful I absolutely hate.

On the positive side, I like that the handles are rivetless. You get a clean, uninterrupted cooking surface. I also like the helper handle. It’s big and has a wide opening.

Titanium Always Pan Pro
Titanium Always Pan Pro rivetless cooking surface

I also like the tall sides. They’re about an inch taller than a typical frying pan. So you can fit a good amount of food (2.8 quarts) and use this pan for braising and other liquid-heavy meals. 

On the negative side, the handle is thick, squared, uncomfortable, and has a peg that you have to clean around.

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro Handle
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro Handle

When you’re holding the end of the handle, the corner digs into your hand, which doesn’t feel great.

Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro handle digging into hand
Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro handle digging into hand

Because of the rounded edges and slick, polished finish, the handle can become slippery when your hand is soapy or greasy, or you’re wearing an oven mitt.

They designed the lid so that the spatula that comes with the pan can slide underneath while it’s resting on the handle, but the space allows steam to escape. Even when you remove the spatula and twist the lid, steam escapes.

Steam escaping the lid of the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Steam escaping the lid of the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

As you can see, that steam goes directly on the handle, making it wet and piping hot.

Steam going directly on the handle of the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Steam going directly on the handle of the Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

With most pans, you can shift the lid back towards the handle, so there’s a tiny space for steam to escape on the opposite side. But with this pan, the steam is constantly blasting on the handle. There’s no way to fully seal the lid or direct the steam elsewhere.

I also really dislike the polished finish on this pan. It’s one of the shiniest pans I’ve seen, and while it makes a statement and looks great at first, it gets covered in fingerprints and smudges and looks like a mess.

Exterior of Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro
Smudges on the exterior of Our Place Titanium Always Pan Pro

The lid is also thin and feels fragile. It’s only .8 mm thick and weighs 1 pound. For comparison, this Caraway lid has the same diameter and weighs 2.2 pounds, and this Calphalon lid weighs 1.5 pounds.

Weighing the Always Pan Pro lid
Weighing the Always Pan Pro lid

Bottom Line: Is the Titanium Always Pan Pro Worth It?

So, is the Titanium Always Pan Pro worth buying? This is one of the few pans that I’m torn on. On one hand, it lives up to its promises.

Even the most delicate foods like eggs don’t stick, and since there’s no ceramic or Teflon coating, there’s no reason to believe the performance will change over time. And if the performance does change, you’re covered by their lifetime warranty

Most cookware warranties only protect you against defects in materials and construction, but Our Place’s warranty covers performance for life. In other words, if food starts to stick for any reason, they’ll replace the pan.

Is it as slick as a traditional non-stick pan? No. But it’s way less fussy than stainless steel, and, at least in my experience, it releases food better than a well-seasoned cast iron or carbon steel pan. Plus, it’s lighter than cast iron, and you don’t need to season it.

On the other hand, it’s expensive—almost $200—and at that price, it’s hard to overlook the slippery and uncomfortable square handle and the flimsy lid that doesn’t seal well.

You could buy a quality stainless steel pan (like this Goldilocks pan) that will last forever and an affordable non-stick pan (like this one from Tramontina) just for eggs and still have $100 left over.

That said, I think this pan is a good option for two types of home cooks: people who want to avoid Teflon and are tired of throwing away their ceramic non-stick pans after six months and people with limited kitchen space who are looking for one all-purpose pan to do it all.

The bottom line is that this pan offers a combination of non-stick performance and durability that you can’t get with most cookware.

If the same textured titanium surface were on a pan with a comfortable handle and standard lid, I’d recommend it to almost everyone.

Visit FromOurPlace.com to learn more and check the current price.

Andrew Palermo Founder of Prudent Reviews

Andrew Palermo - About the Author

Andrew is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Prudent Reviews. He began his career in marketing, managing campaigns for dozens of Fortune 500 brands. In 2018, Andrew founded Prudent Reviews and has since reviewed 600+ products. When he’s not testing the latest cookware, kitchen knives, and appliances, he’s spending time with his family, cooking, and doing house projects. Connect with Andrew via emailLinkedIn, or the Prudent Reviews YouTube channel.

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