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It only happens twice a year, but Sur La Table’s cookware sale is officially upon us, and no matter what kind of home cook you are, you’ll want to take a gander at the products. Heritage cookware brands like Le Creuset and Staub hold starring roles in a melange of colors and materials. Given the range of products for every possible culinary need, consider this sale the perfect opportunity to build out your collection of kitchen essentials. And since everything is offered at seriously discounted prices—seriously, some items are well under $100—this is one “splurge” your wallet won’t hate you for.

Plus, as we head into spring entertaining season, the timing of the sale is quite fortuitous. You’ll find tools primed to make brunch prep faster, as well as a number of sleek stovetop grills that small-space entertainers without a patio will find especially useful. Best of all, Sur La Table has cookware options for every kind of culinary ability. Whether you’re a rookie or a seasoned pro, these are the sale picks to pay attention to.

If you have Postmates on speed dial…

Oval Bakers, Emile Henry ($60)

Microwave-, oven-, and freezer-proof, this is the ultimate duo for dealing with takeout leftovers. If you’re ordering a larger amount of food to host a soiree or casual get-together and don’t want to serve your meal in plastic boxes, the oval baker set will be a lifesaver for reheating and serving. Plus, the pieces are stackable and small enough to take up minimal space in your cupboards, which, if you’re the kind of person who pulls a Carrie Bradshaw and stores clothing in your oven, you’ll be sure to appreciate.


If your New Year’s resolution was to cook more…

Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set, Cuisinart ($128)

Build out your kitchen arsenal with a stainless steel collection that’s built to last. This 10-piece set is both simple and comprehensive, so you’ll have the necessary tools you need to kick-start your culinary adventures.

If your favorite meal is weekend brunch…

12″ Breakfast Pan, Staub ($150)

Not all meals are created equal, and if you devote the bulk of your culinary efforts to hosting Sunday morning brunches, it’s worth investing in one multifunctional tool that you’ll actually use. Enter: this Staub cast-iron skillet, which is perfect for cooking a range of breakfasts. Plus, the sleek silhouette makes for easy storage when it’s not in use.

If you eat with your eyes first…

Round Dutch Oven, Le Creuset ($150)

If presentation is everything to you, make sure it starts at the food prep stage. Colorful and chic, this Le Creuset classic will look just as good when displayed on your stovetop as it will while simmering your undoubtedly color-filled meals.  

If you should probably have your own Food Network show…

Roasting Pan, Mauviel M’héritage ($270)

If you already own every cookware essential in the books, splash out on a chef-approved roasting pan to top off your basics collection. It’s designed for cooking for a large group, so if you’ve been assigned to host family events and dinner parties, it’ll be particularly useful.


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