Pots and pans for stocks, sauces, searing, and more.
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Whether you cook only on occasion or consider yourself an amateur home chef, owning the right pots and pans for the job — from braising a pork shoulder to frying up eggs for breakfast — is essential. No one is more familiar with the intricacies and day-to-day use of cookware than professional chefs. And while they may depend on fancy brands like Mauviel in their work kitchen, at home, they’re cooking with decidedly more hardy (and affordable) hardware. (Hint: Everyone loves Lodge skillets.) So we asked