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The Pots and Pans You Really Need

Whether you’re just starting out in a small apartment, or downsizing to an “empty nest,” organizing your kitchen is a great place to begin to organize your home.  With so many kitchen tools available on the market, it’s hard to know what you actually NEED; what’s actually worth taking up that valuable cupboard space.

Most cooking experts agree, the pots and pans you can do the most work with, and which will be the most versatile are:

  • 8″ non-stick skillet
  • 10″ stainless steel skillet
  • Large stainless steel stock pot
  • 12″ Cast Iron Skillet
  • 4 quart stainless steel sauce pot
  • Colander

With these items you can do everything from fry an egg and prepare stir-fry for four, to simmer delicious chili and traditional cornbread for eight.  Most of these items can serve dual purpose, like a glass bowl over the sauce pot can serve as a double boiler, and the cast-iron skillet can serve as baking pan for hearty beer and corn breads.

That myriad of selection at the local kitchen specialty store may be shiny and pretty, but if you get creative, you can do just as much with fewer tools and an organized kitchen!  Happy and Healthy Cooking from your friends at National Dusters.