Whether you're setting up your kitchen for the first time or looking for new additions to your existing set of supplies, cookware and bakeware are important investments. As you consider what cookware and bakeware to buy, think about what you'll be making and how many people you'll be cooking for.
Many cookware sets come with all the basic tools most cooks need, including a stock pot or dutch oven, saucepans, saute pans, ladles, spoons, pasta stirrers and pancake turners. However, you may need larger pots if you'll be cooking for more people and specialty cookware for particular types of food. For example, if you like to cook Chinese dishes, you'll need a wok.
Bakeware is fairly specialized, and recipes will usually require a specific type of pan in a particular size. Savory foods such as casseroles and lasagna are best made in square or rectangular baking pans 2-4 inches deep. Cookies are best made on a sheet pan, and bread is usually baked in a loaf pan, although for baguettes, boules and rolls, you can use sheet, rectangular or square pans. Cake pans come in a variety of sizes and shapes appropriate for different types of cake, and most pies are made in round pie pans with slanted walls. For muffins or cupcakes, you'll need a muffin tin.
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