This New Stacking Cookware from Equal Parts Is Here to Save Your Cabinet Space

It’s a breeze for cleanup, too.
By Caroline Schnapp
September 29, 2020
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Though I’ve always enjoyed cooking for my friends and my family, I’ve logged more hours in my kitchen during the past seven months than imagined I would in years. Preparing different meals for kids and adults, finding storage space for non-perishables, and the endless cycle of cleaning has taken a toll. With many more hours of use, my worn-yet-functional cookware had seen better days. After my latest organizing spree, where I tried for the millionth time to fit all of my pots and pans into a cabinet designed to hold much less, I realized it was time to simplify my situation. Equal Parts cookware came to the rescue.

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Equal Parts’ latest set of pots and pans is intentional in ways my old set was not. The four pieces easily nest in a single stack for storage in the smallest spaces, meaning no more Jenga-like precision needed to put them all away. The two universal lids work across the collection, eliminating the inevitable back and forth for my husband and me: one of us rushes to cover a bubbling pot, and the other frantically searches for the right lid (“Nope, that one doesn’t fit either!”). This new set cuts out all the guesswork.

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Equal Parts Nonstick Cookware Set, $325 at equalparts.com

The naturally non-stick and non-toxic ceramic is oven and dishwasher-friendly, a huge relief to a certain someone (me) who ruined a different non-stick frying pan by accidentally throwing it in the dishwasher. Even without a spin in the dishwasher, cleanup is a total breeze—baked-on food comes off with a wipe, and my pans are still scratch-free, despite countless eggs scrambled and pancakes flipped. 

Each set comes with one 8-Inch Fry Pan, one 10-inch Essential Pan, one 3.5-quart Sauce Pan, and one 8-quart Stock Pot, and the bundle is just $325 (total value $363). Shoppers can also buy single pieces to mix and match colors or test out the product before purchasing the set. The brand offers a 30-day trial to be sure you love what you buy.

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I've learned to never underestimate the importance of strategically-designed lid knobs and pot handles—having been burned before, I never want to go there (the hospital) again. Equal Parts' designs leave substantial space between the knob and the pot lid, and a silicone gasket allows heat to dissipate. The pot lid and contents stay hot, but your hand is protected when you open the lid. Long stainless steel handles have a flat top and curved bottom, so they're comfortable to hold and not awkward for smaller hands. Knowing that I’m not going to get burned when I check on a covered pot of simmering liquid has given me much-needed peace of mind.

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The hardest decision you’ll have to make is which color to choose—the new collection comes in five bold hues (red, navy, light blue, cream, and black) and a sleek design that adds personality to any space. I went for the light blue, which is supposed to elicit the sense of calm I’ve been so desperately missing during my pandemic cooking. I hate ruining fancy frying pans and working myself into a burn-prone cooking frenzy, so I’m here to embrace the tranquility. Pick out your own set now

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Equal Parts Nonstick Cookware Set, $325 at equalparts.com