2015-3-17 · Safe for: Stove, oven, broiler. Good for: Searing, sautéing, braising, and making sauces. Most popular sizes: A good stainless-steel sauté pan with straight sides is extremely versatile. Look for a pan that's between two and six quarts. A 10- or 12-inch skillet is also a good choice. If you're going all out, also consider a three-quart saucier and/or a stainless stockpot or soup pot.