If you've acquired all the cookware essentials you need and feel like adding something more frivolous to your collection, consider a pizza pan. Whether you want to make a pie from scratch, bake one from the supermarket freezer, or just reheat a slice from your local pizzeria, it makes a great kitchen addition. Look for a pizza pan with perforated holes, which allow air to circulate freely to achieve a crisper crust. If you pick one that's nonstick too, try using it to make oven fries that crisp up without any oil.
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?