Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Skillet with Iron Handle in Cherry Red
Beautiful and functional design with a lifetime warranty. Recommended by NYTimes columnist Marian Burrows. Use it on the stove, in the oven, on the BBQ, or over a fire. Great for baking cornbreads, frittatas, giant cookies.... Thoughtful touches include pour spouts on both sides to suit left or right-handed people, a second lift handle that's big enough but not too big, a tough enamel exterior coating that looks great and washes well. When properly treated a cast-iron pan is better than non-stick for cooking on, has amazing heat-transfer properties, and it's healthier too. Available in a wide array of gorgeous colors as well as classic black.
KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixers in Caviar Gloss finish
There are a lot of good mixers out there, but this heavy duty beauty is exceptional. Available in a range of sexy finishes (including our fav Caviar Gloss), this professional-grade mixer can handle everything from whipping cream to heavy bread dough. Featuring all-metal gearbox construction (not found on the Artisan model), a powerful 575-watt motor (nearly twice the power of the Artisan), auto shut-off (saves the motor from burning-out), a Soft Start anti-splatter function, and KitchenAid's acclaimed no-hassle warranty to back it up.
Microplane Professional Patented Design Fine Spice Grater
These Microplane graters are famous for a reason. Indispensable for zesting citrus, grinding cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, garlic... This professional-grade grater is super-sharp, strong (the ones with plastic handles tend to break), easy-to-clean, has a helpful anti-slip band to keep it steady, and a protective sleeve. Plus it's one of the few that is all high-grade stainless steel. Beautiful + functional.
Look out spinach, look out rapini, here comes kale. More than just another pretty green, kale is a nutritional powerhouse that's yummy and versatile. Put some on a pizza, or make these beautiful green-flecked bagels.
Oxo Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set
These quality stainless steel mixing bowls have one thing that most others lack: a grippy rubberized bottom to prevent slipping and sliding around while you're beating, whisking and mixing your next masterpiece. Everyone who has them loves them. They're well-built, light yet solid, easy to clean, space-saving, plus they look sharp!