New kitchen essentials

29 May

One of the benefits of moving countries and not bringing everything (either intentionally or not!) with you is the excuse to go shopping 🙂  I moved house with the intention of buying a new set of pots and pans but after doing lots of internet research I decided the best way to go for our household was to buy a few separate, quality pieces that will make my time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable.

So here’s what I settled on:

Le Creuset 5 quart enameled dutch oven

All-Clad tri-ply stainless steel 2 quart saucepan

Calphalon non-stick frypans (10 inch and 12 inch)

Lodge cast-iron frypans (1o inch and 12 inch)

I have discovered I still need a 3 quart saucepan so the All Clad one is on my wish list. I’m a big fan of saute pans and although my Cuisinart one is still going strong after 10+ years I think I’ll save for and indulge in the All Clad tri-ply set which comes with the 3 qt saucepan and the saute pan.

Some of these pieces cost a lot but boy do they bring me a lot of enjoyment.  I absolutely LOVE cooking in my beautiful blue Le Creuset dutch oven and it is so well used because these things are perfect for easy family meals.  By far the best buy is the Lodge pans from Walmart.  Solid cast iron for less than $20 each!!!

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