enameled dutch oven
Everyone who owns a dutch oven is in LOVE with it—for good reason. You can seriously make anything, everything, and more in these things. They are expensive, but as everyone (including Erway) says, it’s well worth your investment. The thick enamel is safe to wash with soap and water and can be used on the stovetop or in the oven. Erway says the dutch oven can double as a stockpot, a roaster, your steamer, and even a casserole dish. You can make soup, beans, blanch veggies, sear meat, and even mull wine in this versatile pot. Erway points out that just having this dish might make you take more chances in the kitchen, saying, “It might inspire you to cook more adventurous or long cooking projects, like pulled pork or cassoulet.” It helps that owning a boldly-colored dutch oven, by Le Creuset or Emile Henry, is the latest must-have kitchen accessory. If you’re set on collecting vintage pans, look to Griswold.