Brazier pans are designed for the uniquely tenderizing cooking method called braising. This technique involves thoroughly browning food, such as meats, poultry or vegetables, to create a crisp and darkly caramelized crust. This requires the use of $10 - $145 stainless steel brazier pans, as the cookware design heats evenly across the bottom without developing hot spots. The second step in braising is to simmer the food in broth, stock, water or wine, which is why $10 - $145 stainless steel brazier pans have tall, straight sides. Because braising is often done in a covered pot, many $10 - $145 stainless steel brazier pans are sold with the lids included. This is not always the case, so check when you place your order.