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  • Ideal for making sauces, soups, and simmering of all liquids
  • Made of high quality stainless steel
  • Domed cover included
  • Welded handle allows for a perfectly smooth interior
  • Induction ready
UPC Code: 029419786817

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Cook delicious meals with ease when you use this Vollrath 3800 Optio 1 qt. sauce pan with cover!

Thanks to its aluminum clad bottom, this Vollrath 3800 1 qt. sauce pan is perfect for creating or reducing sauces or cooking vegetables. It features a durable, brushed stainless steel surface and large radius corners for easier cleaning. Plus, with its matching lid, this 1 qt. stainless steel sauce pan comes complete and ready to use in your restaurant, catering business, or hotel kitchen.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Induction Ready

    Induction Ready

    This item is compatible for use in induction cooking.

Stainless Steel Construction

Constructed of durable, 21-gauge stainless steel, this sauce pan won't pit, discolor, or transfer flavors. Plus, it is induction ready, optimizing your cooking experience.

Aluminum Clad Bottom

The aluminum clad bottom attracts and distributes heat evenly and quickly for faster and more consistent results each and every time.

Domed Cover

This pan comes complete with a domed cover that will keep heat contained in the pan for quicker boiling and more even cooking.

Welded-On Handle

The handle is securely welded to the pan to present a uniform construction while allowing for a perfectly smooth interior.

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What's the difference between a riveted and a welded handle?
A riveted handle is connected by small metal pieces (called rivets) that are crushed between the handle and the pan body to attach them together. This type of handle is more common on copper and aluminum cookware.

For a handle to be welded, the metal must first be melted and then adhered to the pan body. This creates a strong bond that leaves little to no space in between, so bacteria and other food crumbs can’t collect and cause sanitation issues. Both are long lasting solutions for fry and sauce pan handles because they are durable and can withstand heat.
Are the capacities given in the description exact?
The capacity given for this cookware is an estimate and may be off by +/- 10%.

Vollrath Induction Cooktops

Take a tour through Vollrath University and learn what they have to offer in the world of induction cooktops. Learn why the only fire a chef really needs is inside!

The next time you order off a menu or visit a buffet, think about this: there's a good chance your food was prepared, cooked or served with Vollrath small wares and food service equipment. In addition to their traditional gas and electric equipment options, Vollrath's expanding line of induction products are heating up the food industry. With more precise and energy efficient cooking, that's safer and faster. Today we're in Sheboygan, Wisconsin to find out what makes Vollrath so hot. For Almost 145 years, the Vollrath company has been manufacturing high quality small wares and food service equipment right here in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Today we continue to be family owned and we continue to grow through new product acquisitions and innovations of our own. So with 9 manufacturing facilities across North American, Europe and Asia, we continue to supply a wide variety of products to many international food service markets. The Mirage series is durable by design and able to withstand the daily use and abuse of a professional kitchen, ensuring their equipment is built to last. Our industrial design team gets involved in the very beginning stages of product development all the way to the team process to the end. It's a very integrated process. A good example of this is our Mirage induction buffet warmer, which is a terrific collaboration of industrial design and engineering. So what we ended up with is a very sophisticated looking product but it's very robust, very efficient, using induction heat, so really we've improved on the customer serving experience. What's really nice about this product is that you can connect three of them together and just have one cord going to the wall. Simple, smart, safe. The team at Vollrath works diligently to evolve induction technology inside and out. As far as R and D we work closely with our customers to understand the rigors of their kitchens, because a commercial kitchen can be very difficult on equipment. We then work on advanced development here as well and we marry the two to design something that works the best for them with aesthetics, reliability, and fine control in mind the whole way through. Our expansive product selection makes us a one stop shop for our customers in induction. Products themselves started in this flat state; they were primary cooking and people loved them for the efficiency of the units and the control. If I can dial something in here and get an exact power setting each and every time and we can control it by time as well, we have very repeatable results that anyone can achieve. I think one of the biggest innovations though has come when we have taken the coil now and brought it up the sides of the unit. So this now provides very even heating around the soup pot. Typically when you see on the inside of the pot, if you ever go to a soup bar and you see all the soup around the top edge, that's just waste. Operators really love how even this heats. We have a chain that has reported to us over a 30% increase in their food yields. I mean that's real money and people just love the waterless design. Here at Vollrath they've built an entire training facility for food service professionals to provide a more hands on experience. As our business evolved we recognized the need to have an industry leading training facility. We wanted a space that customers could actually come in and touch and feel the products. We try to be like the ivy league of the food service university industry, if there is such a thing. In the university we have three areas: the first area is our classroom area and this is where the details really come out, we train on the features and benefits of the products. Then we have our showroom area. This is a space where the customers or guests can go into and touch the products and feel what we talked about in the training. Then the test area, coming in here and using the product is a critical step for a lot of our customers, it really brings everything together. These best in class products definitely take the cake. Making a product look engaging and safe and intuitive but at the same time robust and commercial can be a challenge, but we like the challenge and we're really pretty good at it. Vollrath's induction technology line continues to outperform every day. Proving that the only fire a chef really needs is inside. Bon Appétit!

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Top Diameter: 5 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 2 3/4 Inches
  • Capacity: 1 qt.
  • Gauge: 21 Gauge

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  • Overall User Rating: Vollrath 3800 Optio 1 Qt. Sauce Pan with Cover

    4.9 stars from 23 reviews


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    Pan great small sauce sauces Perfect pans induction made sturdy
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This little sauce pan is a must for every kitchen. It's the perfect size and weight for making all kinds of sauces and hot breakfast cereals. I've found it works beautifully for homemade ketchup, oatmeal, rice cereal, and anything else requiring a smaller pan. The included lid is nicely weighted and low-profile, requiring little storage space. Finished with a satin look, it's very attractive with a rounded handle that is both comfortable and remains cool. A multi-layer base facilitates exceptionally quick, even heating on my induction cooktop without the buzzing often associated with less expensive cookware. A fantastic purchase. I highly recommend it!
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    I'm very happy with these pans. They are durable and heat evenly. They are a good thickness, which is important for making confectionery products. Nice!
    vollrath is incredible, amazing quality! high quality stainless steal, hard to find affordable stainless steel pots/pan at made at such high quality. we use these smaller ones for heating up sauces on the line, as well as different garnishes for our dishes.
    These are excellent little cause pans because they come with a ton of qualities! For instance, it comes with a lid, is induction ready, and it's hard to damage!
    These pans are so great i will forever buy them for my kitchen they look great and will hang on my wall so nicely thanks so much
    I bought this for a gift, and I can't say how good it is from use, but it is very shiny, well made and looks like it will last forever!
    The Vollrath Optio 1 Qt. Sauce Pan with Cover is well made and sturdy. It heats evenly and is easy to clean. It is great for residential and commercial use.
    Phenomenal construction like everything Vollrath makes. We use these for poaching eggs and quick sauce work on the line. Highly recommend this product despite the high price.
    I love this little pot. I have 2 now and I will probably get another one. I use it for my small batch chocolates. It has a nice heavy bottom, and it's easy to clean up.
    We love this pot at our bakery because we make a lot of ganache and have to temper a lot of small batches of chocolate. This pan is the perfect size to get the tasks done.
    Perfect small size pan for making sauces as well as boiling water for a single serving late night pasta craving. The clad bottom helps significantly, especially on my older stove which is not great at even heating. The thickness helps spread the heat sparing my sauces.
    this is a super solid pan. i need to reheat a lot of sauces and purees in small quantities and this is great. plus it looks awesome so i can use it on jobs and not be worried that itll be beat up looking
    well made heavy duty sauce pan. cover fits snug. You can never have enough pans of varying sizes and this one is perfect for small batches of sauces or toasting seeds for a curry.
    this is a fantastic pan, we needed a small gravy pan and this one fits that need perfectly, well made and holds up to abuse
    I ordered this item and it arrived without the cover. Contacted Webstaurant regarding the issue via chat. It was resolved within 29 seconds! Webstaurant's customer service is the best I've ever encountered - World Record! Item of course works just as needed.
    I have a few of these pots in different sizes. I like these pots but I'm disappointed that this one doesn't work on the Vollrath induction cooker. The other sizes work fine.
    Thank you for your review! We're sorry you did not like this product. Please contact our Customer Solutions team if you have questions or if you would like product recommendations.
    Vollrath is a trusted brand and for good reason. This is a great sauce pan. It's good quality, has a sturdy handle, and is easy to wash.
    This is a very nicely made pan. Good construction and very sturdy. Overall really nice product and great for home use. Can definitely recommend this.
    This is a very good quality sauce pan, it heats up quickly and evenly and it's perfect for making any kind of sauces. Highly recommended.
    Incredibly sturdy pan, and cannot beat the price! Works great for making small quantities of sauces, heats evenly, and works great with my induction cooktop. Thinking about purchasing more of these to replace my pans at home!
    This pan is really great. Great look, very sturdy, and pretty darn cheap. Perfect sauce for reducing small amounts of liquids. The lid fits well.
    Need a small Sauce Pan well here it is. The perfect size for two people and the quality is top notch. Works great on induction cook top.
    This is a great pot to make small amounts of sauce in a hurry. I have found this line is a great way to get stainless steel at half the price and a good quality.

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