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What specific cookware do you prefer for the different dishes you make?

CHSeifert | Mar 31, 201902:38 PM     11

I would love to hear what kind of cookware you all use in your home kitchen for the different tasks and dishes you make?

I preferably cook a fusion of Italian, French and Danish type of dishes with a twist of Asian style in the mix. I cook on a gas stovetop

I like to make solid home made sauces of all kinds, which is why I own a number of sauciers in my collection.
I will only list my preferred cookware here, and not all the cookware I own, since I own a good deal more than what I have listed here. So this is only my favourite cookware I use in my kitchen.

Pans for Sauces - I make all kind of sauces, but I prefer reduction sauces.
Falk 20cm extra tall moussline saucier pan
Falk 20cm saucier pan
Falk 18cm saucier pan
Falk 24cm saucier pan

Pans for Stews and soups - I love making stews all year round, soups once in a while.
Oppose to what others think, I find that pans for stews also make great pans for soups.
Le Creuset 28cm round Signature pot 6,7 liter - I like this pot for all my soups
Lagostia Accademia Lagofusion 24cm 5 liter (have yet to use this pan, just got it - but I expect it to be a mainstay in my collection based on expert advice on this board)
Fissler 28cm Original Profi stewpot 7,2 liter (will purchase this later this month, and based on numerous positive reviews I expect this pot to perform like MAGIC for stews)

Pans for braises
Mauviel M250C 28cm rondeau - just a perfect performer for stovetop braises.
Staub Chistera 28cm rondeau - great for oven braises

Sauter pans
Mauviel M250c 24cm sauter pan
Mauviel M'Cook 28cm sauter pan

Frying pans - mainly used for sautéing vegetables
De Buyer Inocuivre 24cm
De Buyer Inoicuivre 28cm
Mauviel M'Cook 28cm

Searing pans - only used for searing smaller and larger pieces of meat
De Buyer Pro Elemen B 24cm
De Buyer Pro Element B 28cm
I know the performance of these carbon steel pans already, since I owned them both in the non-pro version with the classic thin handle, the Pro version just has the same comfortable stainless steel handle as on the De Buyer Inocuivre
Demeyere Pawson 7-PLY 24cm
Demeyere Pawson 7-PLY 28cm

Boiling pots - I prefer Eva Trio PLY pots and Mauviel M'Stone here, Eva Trio Ply because they have an ingenious lid design, which makes it possible to pour from them directly through the lid, because the top part of the lid has a rolling lip in hard rubber gel and Mauviel M'Stone pots because they just cook rice and milk very nicely :-)
I use my boiling pots for cooking pasta, rice, milk, potatoes and stock/bouillon/small soups.
Eva Trio PLY 2,5 liter, 3,3 liter and 4,4 liter
Mauviel M'Stone 16cm, 18cm & 20cm
Le Creuset TNS 16cm with pouring mark in each side (Perfect for milk and home made bearnaise extract)

Non Stick pans - I use these pans for fried potatoes, all dishes with eggs, frikadelle/meatballs and delicate fish
Demeyere Alu Pro Deep frying pan 24cm
Demeyere Alu Pro Deep frying pan 28cm
Demeyere Alu Pro frying pan 24cm
Demeyere Alu Pro frying pan 28cm
Scanpan Classic Sauter 26cm - this pan is my oldest and cheapest pan in my collection, and it's from 2004 and I use it weekly year round, and it refuses to die.

Wok
Demeyere 7-PLY 32cm wok - I use this wok weekly and love it.

Grill Pan
Staub 26cm square grill pan in ECI.

These are the pans I treasure the most in my collection.
I also own a dozen other Mauviel M'Cook 5-PLY pans, which cooks very nicely and a few other Le Creuset pans.

Let me hear what you prefer from your collection?

Cheers, Claus

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