Best pan size, especially height for making caramels

I'd love to try this, but not sure I have the right size saucepan. My 2Qt and 3Qt pans are both 7" dia, and the 1.5Qt is only a little bit smaller, mainly shorter. Your pan looks much smaller in diameter. What are the chance I can still get it to work with one of the pans I have?

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Salted Vanilla Bean Caramels
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Lori T. November 20, 2021
I'm with 702551, and recommend using either of the two smaller size pots. The recipe doesn't make that much caramel, though it sure makes a process of doing it. If you ask me, the most important thing about candy making, especially things that use a sugar syrup base, is to have a proper candy thermometer and a nonstick pan, and spoons/spatulas that will keep your hand a good foot away from the bubbling. Those three things make creating the candy possible, fairly safe, and easy to clean up afterward.
 
702551 November 19, 2021
Just scanning through the excessively long video, it appears the saucepan used to make the caramel is about 5-6 inches tall.

That said the exact dimensions isn't critical. The recipe author explains her reasoning in the headnote.

I would use your 1.5 qt or 2 qt saucepan. It's not like you're making five quarts of caramel.

Best of luck.
 
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