Types of Cookware

Everyday Cookware

Frying Pans & Skillets

Frying Pans & Skillets

This all-purpose pan features moderately high, slightly-flared sides that are perfect for frying chicken, hash browns and more. Nonstick skillets are great for omelets and fish.

Saucepans

Saucepans

This versatile kitchen essential can be used to cook delicate sauces, reheat leftovers and cook sticky grains like rice and oatmeal.

Sauté Pans

Sauté Pans

While seemingly similar to fry pans, sauté pans feature higher, straighter sides and a flat bottom to accommodate meats, poultry, sandwiches and more. Nonstick surfaces are not preferred for sauté pans.

Multipots & Steamers

Multipots & Steamers

Multipots are similar in size and structure to soup or stockpots but feature steamer inserts for perfectly-prepared veggies and more.

Dutch Ovens

Dutch Ovens

The Dutch oven, with sides slightly shorter than its total diameter, is best for slow cooking stews, braises, roasts and casseroles. Colorful cast-iron versions are great for oven-to-table serving.

Roasters

Roasters

Large, rectangular roasting pans feature low sides so your entrée can easily absorb all of your oven’s heat. A roasting rack will help elevate food above the cooking surface to let fats and juices drain away.

Griddles

Griddles

Low sides and a large, flat cooking surface make griddles ideal for pancakes, toast, eggs and much more. Larger double-burner griddles are especially handy for family meals.

Grill Pans

Grill Pans

Grill pans feature a ribbed cooking surface that raises food so fats can drain away; making grill pans the perfect pick for preparing steaks and hamburgers.

Beyond the Basics Cookware

Braisers & Casseroles

Braisers & Casseroles

With shallow, sloped sides, a wide design and short side handles, this everyday pan is built to fit easily in the oven. It’s ideal for dishes that are started on the stovetop and finished in the oven.

Chef's Pans & Sauciers

Chef's Pans & Sauciers

Advanced home cooks will love chef’s pans and sauciers for whipping up liquids, sauces and reductions. Short, sloping sides help promote rapid evaporation and the incorporation of air or butter with a whisk.

Stock Pots

Stock Pots

Stock pots come with a variety of uses. Their large design, flat base and vertical sides make them ideal for simmering, boiling or cooking soups, lobster, corn, pasta and much more.

Soup Pots

Soup Pots

Somewhere between stock pots and Dutch ovens, the soup pot features a moderate size and capacity for cooking with liquids, boiling and making soups or stews.

Woks

Woks

This popular kitchen must-have includes high sloping sides and a bowl-like appearance for fast and easy rotating while cooking. Flat- and round-bottom woks are both available.

Pressure Cookers

Pressure Cookers

Pressure cookers, with high sides and an interlocking lid, cook food up to 75% faster and at higher temperatures without burning. The pressure created within the sealed container helps accelerate long and slow cooking processes like braising, stewing and simmering.

Specialized Cookware

Double Boilers

Double Boilers

Home chefs will love to have a double boiler on hand for delicate chocolates and sauces. Functioning as two pans in one, the double boiler includes a small pan that fits perfectly into a larger pan filled partially with water. The indirect heat ensures food in the top pan is cooked gently, without scorching.

Tagines

Tagines

Often made of ceramic or earthenware in a decorative fashion, tagines consist of a shallow circular pan and a conical lid designed to trap moisture and allow it to drip back into the food inside. A hole on top lets steam escape.

Pancake Pans & Waffle Pans

Pancake Pans & Waffle Pans

This kitchen essential is designed specifically to provide perfect, even cooking of pancakes and/or waffles, a true must-have for families.

Egg Poachers

Egg Poachers

Egg poachers feature removable cups that are inserted into a pan so eggs maintain their round shape. This specialized pan lets you cook eggs to your exact specifications.

Omelet Pans

Omelet Pans

This specialized frypan features a flat surface, sloped sides and flared edges that let food slide effortlessly out of the pan and onto your plate.

Broiler Pans

Broiler Pans

Often designed of a durable, nonstick material with a slotted design to allow grease and fat to drip away, a broiler pan is perfect for everything from Cornish hens to racks of lamb.

Broiler Pans

Pressure Canners

Create and preserve fresh vegetables, fruits and more with a reliable home canning system. A pressure canner can double as a pressure cooker for added cooking convenience.

Fondue Pots

Fondue Pots

This go-to wedding and shower gift is a must-have for entertaining. Melt cheese, chocolate and more for dipping.

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