You’ve graduated from ramen noodles and Hot Pockets, so what are you still doing with those hoary, second-rate pots and pans? A heavy, enameled cast-iron cocotte like this one from Staub is the perfect piece to upgrade your kitchenware collection to adult status. And with its sturdy design, even heat conduction, and special “self-basting” spiked lid, this powerhouse of a pot will last as long as you do.
Staub Round Cocotte
Staub, $189.95 for the 5-quart size (other sizes available)