It’s the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways ! On the 4th day of Christmas, there was the hardest working pan in my kitchen. Everyone needs a good all-purpose frying/saute pan. It sears, it sautes, it simmers, and it goes straight from cooktop to oven with no problems. It also goes from oven to cooktop with no problems, assuming you remember to put an oven mitt over the handle – but it’s a mistake you’ll only make once!