Amp up your culinary skills with a kitchen full of specialty cookware that helps you stir fry, sauté, braise, roast, steam and simmer to your heart’s delight. From one-pot wonders to carefully crafted adaptions of Michelin-star recipes gleaned from the world’s most talented celebrity chefs, everything just seem to taste better when it’s prepared using the right equipment from trusted brands like Cristel, Mauviel and Calphalon.
Give your pad Thai and sesame-ginger beef an authentic spin with woks made for speed and even heat conduction. Fried rice gets golden-brown and crispy, while meat sears in mere seconds. To feed a crowd, invest in paella pans that turn out seafood- or sausage-studded rice dishes in bulk. For a more graze-and-go type of party, fondue pots bridge the divide between savory bites and sweet treats so there’s a little something for everyone.
If you often find yourself working to master more finicky dishes, try sleek double boilers that let you beautifully temper chocolate or craft a sumptuously smooth hollandaise. For quick, easy mid-week meals, tuck your veggie-filled steamer insert into the top of your stock pot, and use a roasting pan and rack to ensure your garlicky pork shoulder or herb-rubbed chicken comes out evenly cooked and irresistibly juicy.
With stunning options from Le Creuset and All-Clad in your collection, you won’t want to hide your pressure cookers and skillets in your cupboards. These pieces of specialty cookware are as visually appealing as they are priceless tools of the trade.