There is a seemingly endless variety of pots and pans to cook with. However, by simply looking at what each type of pot or pan is best suited for, you can make a much more educated decision about which vessel to use when preparing your next breakfast, lunch or dinner at home.
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Skillets are the most commonly used cooking vessels in most kitchens. They’re great for everything from frying eggs to making a pasta sauce to cooking burgers when the weather, or your super, won’t let you cook outside. The three most common varieties of skillets are stainless steel, which is your all-purpose skillet, nonstick, which is perfect for cooking delicate fish like sole or haddock, and cast iron, which can handle everything from a frittata to cornbread to a well-seared steak.