Something useful that I will never give up? This Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French Oven, Cherry. It is one of the most useful items in our kitchen. It’s high quality and tough. While our other pots and pans are starting to warp and get all finicky, this french oven is consistent, reliable, and easy to clean.
Here are some of the things I use the french oven for:
- Cooking anything that might be sticky, because it’s pretty easy to clean.
- Boiling pasta and eggs.
- Browning ground meat, adding the rest of a recipe, and then putting the whole thing in the oven.
- Baking brownies
- Simmering pasta sauce or soup
- Soaking and cooking dried beans