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Monday, December 19, 2016

Top 5 types of pots you will need for stove top cooking!

When it comes to most things in life, having the right tools for the job is half the job in itself and when it comes to cooking on your stove top, the right pits will make a world of difference.

However, you may have wandered around the kitchen department of a store and looked at all the selections, and pots and pan sets and wondered to yourself which of these you would actually use (and which of those you SHOULD actually use to get the job done properly). So, we've put together a list of the top 5 types of pots and pans you should own!

The Cast Iron Skillet

We would recommend a 10.5 to 12 inch pan size for the best versatility. You want this skillet in your arsenal for tasks such as pan-roasting, deep frying, and searing. This pan is thick and will take a while to warm up but it will cook hot. As a bonus, you can take it camping with you and use it in your campfire to make many meals including pizza and bread!

See our article for our take on the top 5 best Cast Iron Skillets! 

An Enameled Dutch Oven
For the greatest versatility, we would recommend getting a large one. You will want something at least over 6 quarts, so you can make decent quantities of that delicious chili you are renowned for. This pot is good for searing and for gentle slow and even cooking. It is the best option for your chilies and stews.

See our article for our take on the top 5 best Enameled Dutch Ovens! 

A Straight-Sided Sauté Pan
We recommend getting a 12 inch sauté pan. This pan's straight walls gives it a bigger cooking surface and it will cook enough food for 4-6 adults. It is a great pan to braise chicken and should fit an entire chicken in parts.

See our Top 5 sauté pan recommendations!

A Wok

A wok will be one of the most versatile tools in your arsenal. Though most people think of Woks as a stir-fry only tool (and it really IS great for stir frys), it can also be used for light to deep frying, steaming and braising. The Wok, however, will not work as well on an electric or induction oven.

See our Top 5 Woks that Rock!

A large Stockpot

Because sometimes you just need to cook large quantities of food. We recommend getting a large stockpot (how large will depend on your cooking habits and whether you ever cook for extremely large quantities of people or now) for making soups, broths, sauces, and cooking pasta.

See our Top 5 stock pot recommendations!
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