10 Cold-Weather Cookware Essentials to Buy Now

Embrace the season of pasta, roasts, stews and pies with these winter-perfect kitchen buys.

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October 04, 2021

Chilly winter temps call for cozy nights on the sofa with soup simmering on the stove and a pan of cinnamon-clad sweets baking in the oven. Embrace the season of indulgence — and elevate your cooking skills — by investing in a few new cold-weather cookware essentials for your kitchen arsenal. Not sure where to start? We’re sharing our top 10 picks for stockpots, cake pans, pressure cookers and everything in between to serve up chef-quality comfort food all winter long.

Are you really an adult without a cast-iron oven in your kitchen arsenal? This versatile enamel cast-iron oven is the secret to serving chef-worthy stews, soups and chilis at home this winter. The oven is designed with tapered sides for simple stirring, a sauté-depth pan for stovetop cooking and a skillet-inspired base perfect for cast-iron pizza or casserole dishes.

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Take your holiday casserole from the oven to your dining room table in this stunning Le Creuset baking dish. The stoneware dish features a deep base ideal for baking cheesy casseroles, homemade lasagnas and roasts to perfection. Each dish comes with a snug top lid that traps moisture in the dish while baking and boasts a unique, olive-leaf motif that brings beauty to any table display.

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Perfect your homemade soup recipe with this versatile stockpot designed by the experts at Food Network. The six-quart ceramic pot features a non-stick coating that ensures your roux won’t stick to the pan and a transparent glass lid that allows you to check on your dish periodically. Choose between the holly-red hue pictured here or a smoky graphite finish to best suit your personal style.

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There’s no better time to invest in a pressure cooker than now. The endlessly versatile and magical Instant Pot has the power to transform even the bleakest cooks into bonafide chefs. We’re obsessed with how it cuts cooking time in half (and then some) without compromising on the taste or quality of meals. Use one of the pressure cooker’s 48 unique settings to serve your family fall-off-the-bone ribs, decadent soups, killer casseroles and more.

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An electric kettle is not only great for brewing hot tea and coffee during the winter, but it also comes in handy for quick warm dishes like Instant Noodles, oatmeal, pasta and more.

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This textured bakeware trio by Food Network has everything you need to whip up a next-level batch of brownies and chocolate chip cookies in your own kitchen. Each set comes with a half sheet pan, a quarter sheet pan and a 9-by-13-inch sheet pan crafted from resilient carbon steel and coated in a high-gloss, non-stick copper finish.

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From $51.50

Roll out pizza or pastry dough with ease using the Roul’pat Nonstick Mat. Each Roul’pat mat features silicone-coated borders on both sides that grip your countertops and allow you to roll your dough without slipping and sliding across your workstation. Even better? The Roul’pat mat surface provides a non-stick surface ideal for working doughs without adding copious amounts of oil to do so.

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'Tis the season to bake inordinate amounts of sweets in your sweatpants. Give your cookies and pies a leg up on store-bought desserts with this gorgeous, embossing rolling pin. The traditional wooden pin is handcrafted in Poland and comes in your choice of three patterns: traditional botanicals, stitched hearts or modern boho.

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From $50

You can never have too many mixing bowls, right? Treat yourself (or your mom!) to these splurge-worthy stoneware mixing bowls ahead of the blustering winter season. Each stoneware bowl is handmade by artisans in Vermont and comes equipped with a hand-shaped spout for mess-free pouring. Choose between four sizes, ranging from small to extra-large, or shop a set of three mixing bowls to cover all your bases.

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From $30

Pasta is a cure-all for winter blues, and this convenient duo makes it easy to combat gloomy temps with penne, farfalle and capellini dishes galore. The dynamic duo is a must-have for health-conscious chefs because of its eco-friendly bamboo fiber material that's free from harmful BPA, PCV and phthalates. The perforated bowl is ideal for draining pasta or rinsing vegetables, and the generous mixing bowl comes equipped with a splatter-proof spout that makes pouring cake batter and pasta sauce a breeze.

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