Cooking at home can be a great way to experiment with new flavors and create delicious meals for yourself and your loved ones. But to be a successful cook, you need the right tools in your kitchen. With so many different types of cookware available, it can be hard to know what you actually need, so here are four essential cookware types for your kitchen—and why you’ll love using them.
Start your cookware collection with nonstick cookware, a great foundation perfect for everyday cooking, one-pot meals, fast dishes, and easy cleanup. If you’re looking for a high-quality nonstick cookware set to bring into your kitchen, check out our Brilliance Nonstick Cookware—it comes with all the basic pieces you’ll need, and it features a neutral blue, nonstick exterior that looks great in any kitchen. Plus, it heats on any stovetop, including induction, and is even dishwasher-safe!
If you want a nonstick cookware set that’s even more versatile, check out our Signature Nonstick Cookware. This cookware set is designed with removable handles that make storage easy and a top-of-the-line coating that lets you use metal utensils without damaging your cookware.
Stainless Steel Nonstick Cookware
For more advanced cooking techniques, like sautéing, stir-frying, or making pan sauces, you’ll definitely want a set of Stainless Steel Nonstick Cookware. These pans are durable enough to use with metal utensils and the nonstick mesh coating makes clean-up a breeze. You’ll love the way stainless steel nonstick cookware combines the best parts of stainless steel with the ease of nonstick. They’re even dishwasher safe!
For slow-cooking dishes like stews, pot roasts, or fall-off-the-bone chicken, get Rockcrok® cookware in your kitchen. These natural clay pots and pans can be used in the oven, broiler, stovetop, grill, and microwave, and they’re even dishwasher-safe. With the Rockcrok® Digital Slow Cooker Stand, you can even start dinner on the stovetop in a Rockcrok® Everyday Pan or Dutch Oven, and then move it to the slow cooker stand to finish cooking or keep food warm. It’s never been easier to slow-cook delicious meals.
For dishes that require high, consistent heat, cast iron cookware is king. Our seasoned cast iron material is perfect for searing meat to get a crust, and it’s ideal for pan-frying and baking. Cast iron retains heat consistently, even when the temperature of your oven, grill, or stove fluctuates.
One of the best things about cast iron is how versatile it is. You can use it on the stovetop, in the oven, under the broiler, on the grill, and even on a campfire. For one-pot, easy cleanup meals, check out our enameled cast iron. It has all the even cooking and heat retention of seasoned cast iron, plus the enamel coating that makes it dishwasher-safe. Whatever cast iron you choose, all of our pieces come with sturdy handles that make these pots and pans easy to move and use.
Love the quick cooker and the brilliant ce nonstick
I think the Pampered Chef garlic press is fantastic and also “essential” in your kitchen, BUT, I think it needs to be larger to hold 3 cloves of garlic vs. just one. Why do I love this product? If I touch raw garlic, as I do often when chopping it finely, I can smell it on my hands for days!