Saucepans is a pan with vertical sides about the same height as their diameter, and typically used for simmering or boiling and generally have one long handle. A larger pot of the same shape that generally has two handles close to the sides of the pot are called sauce pots or soup pots. Commercial Sauce Pans are measured by volume and ironically, it is not the ideal vessel to use for making sauces. It is more efficient to use a saucepan with sloping sides, called Windsor pans, or a saucepan with rounded sides, called sauciers. These variations of the saucepan provide a quicker evaporation than a straight sided pan, and they also make it easier to stir a sauce while reducing.
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