Add This Saucepan (Now on Sale!) to Your Cookware Collection — Amazon Deal of the Day

We've been pretty vocal in the past, speaking out against boxed sets of cookware. (And knives!) Why? Because too often those sets include a bunch of stuff you don't need and not enough of the things you do need. So you end up spending money on an imperfect assortment. We'd rather you buy things open stock (industry speak for "individual items") and build your own set based on how and what you cook.

Something you're sure to need? A saucepan. You know, for sauce. And also for boiling water or reheating soup, gravy, and more. Having a few (in varying sizes) isn't a bad idea. So you may want to consider this three-quart option from Cooks Standard.


Le Creuset Just Launched a New Line of Millennial Pink Cookware — Shopping News

2017 is undoubtedly the year of millenial pink. It's a powdery yet bold shade of pink that has found its way into our clothing, our kitchens, and even our chocolate. And now it's coming for your favorite cookware. Last week Le Creuset launched a line called "Sugar Pink Matte" which looks a whole lot like millennial pink to me.

That's right, you could be the proud owner of the trendiest kitchen on the planet!


Help! There Are No Pans at My Summer Rental. — Travel Intelligence

There can be a lot of unpleasant surprises when you show up at a vacation rental that you've only seen in photos on the internet. Some of them are little issues (the bedrooms aren't quite as big as advertised, and the neighbor's house is just a little closer than anticipated). Others are a little bit trickier to navigate. For example, you arrive to a kitchen without any pans. Granted it's not the end of the world, but it might change your vacation menu planning just a bit. Here are some tips to help you keep your vacation from getting stuck.


Get The Cast Iron Cleaner That People Are Obsessed With — Amazon Deal of the Day

You've heard us extol the virtues of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. A cast iron pan is versatile, lasts forever, and cooks everything from steaks to eggs to steak and eggs like a pro. That said, cast iron pans also require a specific kind of upkeep. It can feel overwhelming — enough to make you want to throw in the towel and just use non-stick pans exclusively!

Don't do it: Listen to us (and countless generations of grandmothers who came before us) and get yourself a cast iron pan, and then buy this Amagabeli Cast Iron Cleaner for only $13 on Amazon to keep that skillet in tip-top shape.


Why You Shouldn’t Register for a Set of Pots and Pans — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

Whether you're registering for your wedding or just restocking your kitchen, there are a bunch of things right off the bat that you just do not need. You do not need unitasking tools. You do not need whiskey stones. And you do not need a full set of pots and pans. Actually, ditto when it comes to knife sets.

Let us explain.


The One Pan That Belongs on Your Wedding Registry — The Happy Ever After Kitchen

Nonstick pans have long been a controversial part of any kitchen arsenal. There are the Serious Chefs, who think that everything and anything you cook could benefit from the seared and crispy goodness that comes from a stainless steel pan and a bit of fat. Then there are the home cooks who prefer to avoid any potential for toxicity where possible, and fear the particles or fumes that can emanate from a nonstick skillet.

But the bottom line is that you need at least one great nonstick pan in your kitchen, if only to cook one staple: eggs.


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