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Cookware Week

Welcome to Cookware Week! We’re sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, the best recipes to make with every piece, and exclusive sales for Chowhound readers.

Buying Guide

The 8 Best Cookware Sets of 2020

The 8 Best Cookware Sets of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Whether you’re moving into your first house, replacing old pots and pans, or simply shopping for a housewarming gift, you can’t go wrong buying a full...

The 10 Best Dutch Ovens of 2020

Our Favorite Dutch Ovens for 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Dutch ovens are the original slow cooker in some ways. Because they need just slightly more attention and oversight than a Crock-Pot, now might be the...

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2020

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Pressure cookers are often intimidating to those who have never used them before, but these appliances are becoming increasingly popular for home use...

The 9 Best Skillets of 2020

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | A high-quality skillet is a must-have in the kitchen. This core piece of cookware will allow you to whip up a wide range of dishes, from scrambled eggs...

11 Cookware Accessories You Won't Know How You Lived Without

11 Cookware Accessories You Won't Know How You Lived Without

by Camryn Rabideau | Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel...

The Best Budget Cookware Options That Mimic Expensive Pieces

The Best Budget Cookware Options That Mimic Expensive Pieces

by Brittany Loggins | Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel...

The 11 Best Direct-to-Consumer Cookware Brands of 2020

The 10 Best Direct-to-Consumer Cookware Brands of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | If you’re in the market for new cookware, you’re probably considering well-known brands like All-Clad, Anolon, or Cuisinart. However, there are some...

Kitchen Appliance Intel

Yes, an Instant Pot Is Worth Getting

Believe the Hype: An Instant Pot Is Worth Getting

by Amy Sowder | Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We're sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of...

Is Getting an Air Fryer Worth the Investment?

Does an Air Fryer Deserve a Spot Next to Your Instant Pot?

by Jen Wheeler | It's a cruel fact of life: fried food is so good for your tastebuds (and nucleus accumbens), and so not-great for pretty much all the rest of you. Sure...

How to Use a Crock-Pot Like a Pro 01:06

How to Use a Crock Pot Like a Pro

by Amy Sowder | Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We're sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of...

These Are the Best Slow Cookers for Every Personality and Situation 01:18

Which Crock-Pot Is Your Slow Cooking Soulmate?

by Jen Wheeler | Looking for the best Crock-Pot (or other slow cooker) you can buy? Your personal favorite will depend on your particular needs and lifestyle (there...

Caring for Your Cookware

8 Egregious Cookware Sins You Don't Realize You're Committing

8 Egregious Cookware Sins You Don't Realize You're Committing

by Camryn Rabideau | Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel...

How to Clean Cast Iron 01:43

How to Clean Cast Iron

by Amy Sowder | Caring for cast iron means cleaning it, but it's not as simple as popping your pan in the dishwasher. So how do you safely clean cast iron skillets...

How to Clean Your Dingy Baking Sheets So They Look Like New Again 01:51

How to Clean Your Dingy Baking Sheets So They Look Like New Again

by Camryn Rabideau | Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel...

Which Utensil to Use with Every Piece of Cookware

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With

by Camryn Rabideau | Using the wrong utensil with certain types of cookware can damage the finish, so learn which pieces work best together—and which should never be combined...

Community Favorites

Appliances for new home

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I'm so excited to be building a new home! Of course I'll need to select all appliances for this project. I've made a few decisions... View full discussion ›

Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying!

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Curses to the cookware minimalists, I need to resume buying after being left in a lurch yesterday! (shakes virtual fist) Due to... View full discussion ›

Autumn 2019 Cookware Deals & Delights

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Since it's now officially fall, autumn, herbst... take your pick, figured we should get around to starting another of these threads... View full discussion ›

Thoughts on buying a wok?

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Hey y’all! I’m thinking of buying my first wok, to stir fry vegetables. I’m afraid of toxic stuff so definitely prefer a pan... View full discussion ›

Cookware 101

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

by Amy Sowder and Jen Wheeler | If you're asking What is the difference between a Dutch oven and cast iron? you probably really mean: What is the difference between cast iron and enameled...

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and a French Cocotte?

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and a French Cocotte?

by Amanda Balagur | These coveted cooking tools are a lot alike, so what is the difference between a Dutch oven and a French cocotte, and does it matter which one you use...

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and Cast Iron?

by Amy Sowder and Jen Wheeler | If you're asking What is the difference between a Dutch oven and cast iron? you probably really mean: What is the difference between cast iron and enameled...

What Is the Difference Between a Crock-Pot and an Instant Pot?

What Is the Difference Between a Crock-Pot and an Instant Pot?

by Jessica Gentile | Welcome to Slow Cooker Week! We're sharing all our favorite Crock Pot recipes, tips, tricks, and advice this week—and including the Instant Pot, of...

Putting It All to Work

11 Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas for Easy Meals with Effortless Clean-Up

11 Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas for Easy Meals with Effortless Clean-Up

by Vanessa Simmons | Need an easy dinner that involves just one pan and hardly any clean up? The choice is obvious: sheet pan dinners! These are some of our favorite sheet...

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter 01:51

Why Roasting Makes Vegetables Taste Sweeter

by Amy Sowder | Wondering why roasting makes vegetables taste sweeter? It's all about the caramelization. Here's the scenario: You have a bunch of vegetables and aren...

17 Muffin Pan Recipes That Aren't Muffins

15 Recipes That Prove Your Muffin Pan Is Way More Versatile Than You Think

by Chowhound Editors | Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel...

How to Use Your Wok on the Grill For the Best Stir-Fry Ever

How to Use Your Wok on the Grill For the Best Stir-Fry Ever

by Jen Wheeler | Whatever type of grill you have, you likely use it all summer long—not just for steaks and skewers, we hope; grilled watermelon, grilled pizza, and...