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Cookware at Sweethome

Rather than buying a pots-and-pans set, we recommend putting your cookware set together one piece at a time. Here’s our favorite cookware, the result of many hours of research and testing. From skillets to nonstick pans to dutch ovens to pressure cookers, we’re confident that these pieces will last a lifetime (and beyond).

The Best Pressure Cooker Instant Pot IP-DUO60
The electric Instant Pot IP-DUO60 and stovetop Fagor Duo 8-Quart are the best options we found after 40 hours researching and testing 15 pressure cookers.
The Best Dutch Oven Lodge Color 6-Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The Lodge Color 6-quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven braises recipes well— on par with pots that cost six times the price. It’s our favorite Dutch oven for the fourth year running.
The Best Nonstick Pan Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Nonstick Fry Pan
The Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Nonstick Fry Pan is the best nonstick pan. It offers a slick nonstick coating, good heat distribution, and excellent maneuverability and comfort. It’s a great value, performing as well as—in some cases even better than—pans over twice the price.
The Best Skillet All-Clad Stainless Steel 12-Inch Covered Fry Pan
After over 50 collective hours on research and testing, and three years of long-term testing, we still think the All-Clad Stainless Steel 12-Inch Covered Fry Pan is the best skillet for the money.
The Best Spiralizer OXO Good Grips Spiralizer
We spent over 20 hours spiralizing several pounds of vegetables after consulting with multiple culinary professionals and chefs; we think the OXO Good Grips Spiralizer is best for most people.
The Best Cake Pans USA Pan Aluminized Steel 9x2 Inch Round Layer Cake Pan
We spent more than 30 hours researching and testing cake pans, and the essential shapes from USA Pan—in round, rectangle/square, and loaf varieties—came out on top time and time again.
The Best Roasting Pan Cuisinart MCP117-16BR MultiClad 16-Inch Rectangular Roaster
After roasting more than 190 pounds of turkey, 200 pounds of chicken, and 30 pounds of veggies in 11 pans over the past three years, the Cuisinart MCP117-16BR continues to be our favorite roasting pan. It cooks more evenly than similarly priced roasters, and it’s better at searing and sauce making than most competitors. Plus, it roasted nearly as well as one pan that cost twice as much.
The Best 13-by-9 Casserole Dish HIC Porcelain Lasagna Pan
After considering 39 models and spending 41 hours on research and testing over the past three years, we've found that the Mrs. Anderson's Baking Oblong Rectangular Baking Dish Roasting Lasagna Pan is the best 13-by-9 casserole dish for most kitchens. It's broiler safe and easy to clean, it has big handles for carrying, it serves a family of four, and it performs as well as dishes that cost three times as much.
The Best Cookie Sheet Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet
After baking 23 batches of cookies, six pizzas, and several pounds of sweet potato fries with 13 different pans over the past two years, we found that the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet is the best option. The Nordic Ware excelled at every task—performing better than sheets twice the price—without warping at high heat, unlike most of the competition. It’s a great all-purpose pan for everything from roasting vegetables to preparing bones for stock.
The Best Small Saucepan Cuisinart MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 2-Quart Saucepan with Cover
We considered more than 40 saucepans before narrowing down to nine for in-depth testing. The Cuisinart MultiClad Pro 2-Quart is the best small saucepan for most households. Unlike the other saucepans we tested, it has every feature we want at an affordable price: tri-ply throughout, a comfortable handle secured with rivets, a bent lip for clean pouring, and a snug-fitting lid.