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Saucepans are a staple cookware item for any kitchen. But how many should you have? A minimum of two, in two different sizes is essential. Three are even better. Saucepans are stout and have one long handle. The larger sizes may have an additional loop or helper handle. Ranging in sizes from less than 1 quart (good for warming butter or small portions) to approximately 6 quarts. The larger pans can be used to prepare large-batch soups and sauces