These are a a couple of my new fave kitchen tools. the little pan is very little. That is less than half a stick of butter in it. but it is GREAT for melting butter, cooking one egg, warming things up for Harrison ( I really try to not use the microwave much, and wish I had a toaster over so I did not need to use it at all). I also got the other tool ( I don't know what it is called) for a stocking stuffer but ended up keeping and glad I did. Yes it is one thing to wash but makes moving chopped veggies etc from the cutting board to the pan so easy.