As a shorter and different shaped version of a sauce pan, the saucier is a pan often used for preparations requiring more repetitive motions with the ingredients in the pan, such as stirring or whisking. The saucier pan will have sides that are not straight-edged nor as deep as a sauce pan, but instead are broadly curved and rise up at a slight angle, making the mouth wider than the base. Thus, it enables easier access to the ingredients when preparing foods such as sauces, custards, puddings, rice dishes, and accomplishing tasks such as braising or poaching.

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