Now You're Cooking!

So much to choose from, so little time! Here, the best buys in cookware, kitchen utensils and appliances.

Hot Pots

Whether you choose a 10-piece set or register open stock, there’s a pot to suit your needs.




  • KitchenAid’s 1.75-quart covered saucepan has a base of aluminum, stainless and copper.
  • Stainless 8-quart stockpot, by Cuisinart. Copper-bottom saucepan, by Cook’s from JCPenney.
  • Hard anodized aluminum nonstick 3-quart saucepan, by Calphalon.
  • Blue enamel-coated castiron skillet, by Lodge.
  • Cotton dishtowel by Bodrum.


  • Dinner plates, by Terra Keramik.
  • Cast-iron mini cocotte and 5.5-quart round Dutch oven, by Le Creuset from Williams- Sonoma.
  • Bluestar’s 10-inch fry pan combines a thin layer of aluminum between two layers of stainless.
  • Slotted stainless pasta lifter by Fissler. Fondue pot and stainless forks and base from Terra Keramik.
  • Bonjour’s 10.4-inch skillet has a copper core reinforced by two layers of aluminum and two layers of stainless.
  • Book under plates: Microplane’s Yum! Tasty Recipes from Culinary Greats (Cumberland House Publishing).
  • Butcher block islands, paneling and shelf from Lowes.
  • Paint from Ace Hardware.

Useful Utensils

Choose the right tools to get dinner on the table fast!




  • Heat and stain resistant silicone spoon accommodates both right-and left-handed users, by Chef’n.
  • Slotted spoon, by Architec, is made of heat-resistant nylon.
  • -lace an unpeeled clove of garlic on the tan rubber base, fold over and press it down on the clove, then run the clove over the orange grater, by Progressive.
  • Corn zipper, by Kuhn Rikon, easily and safely removes kernels off the cob.
  • Create perfect garnishes for drinks and subtle flavors for dishes with this lemon zester, by Garden Fresh from Lifetime Brands.
  • Non-stick cheese knife, by Progressive.
  • Parmesan cheese grater by Chef’n has a stainless grating surface suitable for hard cheeses and chocolate.
  • Trudeau’s avocado slicer with protective sleeve creates perfect salad-worthy slices every time.
  • Bamboo serving tray with etched botanical design from Barnes and Noble.
  • Hardwood counter block from Williams-Sonoma.

Quick Tip: Most utensils are dishwasher safe, but check the label first to prevent damage.

Everyday Essentials

Whether you’re making up margaritas or slowcooking a stew, these appliances make it fun and easy.




  • Citrus juicer, by Cuisipro, includes both a small and a large reamer to accommodate any size fruit.
  • Cotton dishtowel (under juicer) by Bodrum.
  • Brushed stainless blender, by Waring Pro, has a 40-ounce glass carafe.
  • Toaster with interchangeable image plates, by Pop Art Toaster.


  • Prep bowls, by Architec, hold up to one cup and have a nonslip base.
  • KitchenAid Artisan stand mixer includes a 5-quart stainless mixing bowl and four attachments, from Williams- Sonoma.
  • Nylon measuring cups by the Martha Stewart Collection from Lifetime Brands.


  • Crock-Pot’s 6.5-quart slow cooker has a unique touch-screen user interface and a removable, dishwasher-safe stoneware serving dish and glass lid.
  • Breville’s 1800-watt convection oven suggests ideal cooking temperatures and adjusts the heat as the food cooks.
  • Greek extra virgin olive oil by Terra Medi.
  • Shelving unit and paneling from Lowes.
  • Paint from Ace Hardware.

Quick Tip: Be sure to fill out and send in your warranty—you’ll be thankful if you ever need it.