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Help me build a cookware set!

UnderstatedElegance | May 16, 201504:16 AM

My husband and I will be moving out of the joint family home in fall and I have been slowly collecting cookware pieces from sales. I would like your recommendations on what else I should be adding to my collection.

I will primarily be cooking for my husband and I, but will likely be entertaining up to 8 people once or twice every two weeks.

60% of the time I cook Indian/Pakistani cuisine, 20% Chinese/Thai and 20%/European. Essentially we don't eat the same thing twice in 10 days. Lots of curries, stir fries, sauces and soups. Combination rice dishes of all sorts is a staple: steamed rice, fried rice, pilaf, biryani, risotto. Curries of everything: meat, fish, vegetable. Every type of soup. All gravy dishes. Kabob style dishes. Noodle and pasta dishes. We drink black tea everyday - the black tea with spixea that need to be simmered on stobe top. I do a lot of slow cook meals on stovetop (don't like slowcookers) You get the picture. I do bake as well, both sweet and savoury. I have a lot of different cooking needs.

I am trying to buy lifetime pieces and staying away from non-stick cookware. Here is my list of purchased items thus far. I do have a list of to be purchased items, but I would like your input and recommendations.

1) 2 quart saucepan with lid SS
2) 4 quart sautepan with lid SS
3) 10" cast iron skillet
4) 14" carbon steel wok
5) 5 PC nesting stoneware baking set (perfect sizes for my needs)
6) 8 ramekins (yes, I do bake in these regularly)

As is obvious, I haven't purchased the larger cookware yet. I am watching for sales on 6 to 10 qt cookware. I would like an enameled dutch oven as well, so watching for that as well. I need to pick up loaf, pie, cake and muffin trays as well. Collecting everything slowly. What do you guys think? Anything else to add/delete?

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