234 Traditional Cookware and Bakeware
Whether you're an iron chef in the kitchen or someone who could burn water, finding the right size and style of cookware can be intimidating. There are so many different brands — ranging from cheap big-box store sets to expensive Le Creuset — and so many specialty items to consider. For a newborn chef, pots, pans and skillets might be all you need, while more experienced cooks might be looking for that just-right soufflé dish, roasting pan, dutch oven or wok. As you survey your choices and decide what's worth it, and what isn't, be sure to consider how often you cook and bake and what you really need. Here are some tips to help you restock your traditional kitchen supplies. More
You bake the cake (or pickup from your favorite bakery) and this perfect pedestal will heighten your dessert to make for an impressive presentation.
This circular stoneware dish is ideal for recipes containing more liquid, making scooping and serving easier without the sharp corners of a square or rectangular design. Le Creuset stoneware casseroles offer superior, highly functional performance in the oven and at the table. These durable...
Le Creuset Stoneware Round 2-Quart Covered Casserole
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Rachel Khoo uses small white ceramic baking dishes like this one on her show The Little Paris Kitchen.
An enamel milk pan in a pretty pastel not only is a cheerful piece of cookware for heating up your nighttime drink, but also makes for a rustic piece of decor in your kitchen. I'd use a spare for storing small utensils, and stack them in different colors to get the full charm.
When making cupcakes for a party or event, I tend to go for the minis. You get more bang for your buck, and this size is especially handy (literally) for little kids.
A good cookie sheet is an absolute necessity for cookies, obviously, but I also use mine for roasting vegetables. I inherited mine from who-knows-where, but this one has great reviews.
I love big stock pots that are large enough to cook up a week's worth of yummy leftovers. Clear lids are excellent for seeing inside to avoid those cook-overs that I always seem to have from stuffing too many carrots and potatoes into my stews.
Le Creuset is the ideal cookware for a high-quality kitchen and someone who loves to cook. Bon appetit!
Steel enamelware is a classic touch for any kitchen, and it’s perfect for both food prep and serving. This set is new, but savvy guests will appreciate the throwback to the 1920s.
You'll need a large lobster pot to steam up your clambake party. This 19-quart steamer should do the trick.
This five-piece pie set would be wonderful for cobblers, ice cream pies and so many other creations this summer.
My sheet pans are the workhorses of my kitchen. I churn out roasted root vegetables, thinly sliced browned cauliflower and sweet asparagus several times a week. A solid sheet pan won't warp easily and conducts heat evenly. I love these very basic, under-appreciated tools.
Winter is synonymous with gloriously rich casseroles, soups and curries. I love the convenience of a hot-plate-to-oven-to-table cast iron pot for my cold-weather cooking. If you have (sturdy) open shelving, a colorful pot will look great all year.
Cherry Red French Oven Oval
These vintage-inspired Italian bakers have antiqued, golden edges that make cobblers and casseroles all the more charming.
Italian Scalloped Bakers
A cast iron pan is an essential for every camping trip and every kitchen. One of these will stay in your family for generations.
I assumed that fancy rolling pins with handles were best, but after a little research I settled on this basic one. It has served me well.
Straight Rolling Pin
Every baker needs a flour sifter for their kitchen. Although we don't bake as much as we'd like to, our flour sifter never moves far from the main area of the kitchen, which in our book makes it a must have.
Traditional Flour Sifter
I adore my Emile Henry Stewpot — the 7-quart capacity makes it easy to cook big batches of soups and stews in a lightweight pot.
It goes without saying that the coziest kitchen is one that's actually being used to cook delicious things. I am in love with these beautiful green Le Creuset French Ovens for their ability to turn out perfect slow-roasted meats.
I just got one of these for Christmas, and I absolutely adore it. It's perfect for heating up milk for coffee and tea. It's even so small and cute that I like to leave it out all the time.
Cooking on an open flame is one of my favorite ways to prepare a dinner around the bonfire. The smokiness instantly infuses the food with flavor, making nibbling hard to resist. Cast iron pans are the perfect open flame companions, as they can stand up to the heat and are relatively inexpensive.
Lodge 10-1/2-inch Cast Iron Skillet
Very useful piece from All-Clad. Stockpot with an insert for pasta, vegetables, etc. We are all for multiple use items in all kitchens but particularly in those with space at a premium.
This thermo-clad stainless steel roaster would be the perfect pan for roasting the Thanksgiving turkey and veggies. Not only is it the ideal cookware, but it also has a beautiful stainless steel finish.
Stick with the classics. You'll find a massive collection of traditional molds inspired by centuries-old designs for springerle and speculaas.
Every kitchen needs a roaster. Whether cooking a turkey, crown roast, or potatoes and vegetables, it is a go-to pan.
Le Creuset never fails to create the most stylish pieces from oven to tabletop. This Heritage Stoneware Terrine would look absolutely stunning on any table, don't you think?
A really good roasting pan will go a long way, and you can use it after Turkey Day for things like roast chicken or roast beef. Plus, by going with a stainless model, you'll be able to scrape up all the delicious bits that settle in the bottom without worrying about scratching the surface.
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