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The Purposes of Pots and Pans For Cooking

Pick a Pot or Pan: Understanding Basic Stovetop Cookware

A mid-sized skillet with a flat bottom and rounded edges is perfect for sautéing or caramelizing vegetables and stir-frying, because the rounded edge is designed to help flip the items in the pan with the flick of a wrist. You can also use a 10-inch skillet for searing several pieces of meat.

All-Clad Stainless Steel 10-Inch Skillet ($115), as pictured

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