This is a thread for those of us who have been picking up cookware, etc. for awhile, maybe a way for newer cooks to acquire a little wisdom without having to spend as much on mistakes.
What are some items you bought long ago, use regularly, and would never consider selling? Mine include:
Old carbon steel Sabatiers
Carbon steel skillets
Heavy tinned copper
A heavy bare aluminum saucepan (wish I had bought more)
Heavy steel not nonstick loaf pans and sheet pans
Pillivuyt baking dishes
A tinned Charlotte mold, used mainly for soufflés
Most of my kitchen knives (a few I bought for fun I may sell, but probably no one wants anyway)
Hand hammered carbon steel wok
Some of my clay cookware (donabe and sand clay).
A Debuyer carbon steel fry
Carbon steel flat bottom wok
10" cast iron skillet
Set of stainless steel mixing bowls with rings on the outside to hold onto
5 assorted-sized corning ware casserole dishes with lids - I probably use these more than anything else for storing and reheating leftovers - I’ve had to replace lids a few times from eBay
A wooden mallet
LeCreuset dutch oven (Flame)
Are you kidding? Have you hacked my computer and copied my list?
Adding My mother’s Wagner Dutch oven, circa 1930, now my bread baker
6" carbon steel chef’s knife. Husband calls it “the knive”, as in where is the knife?
Several Donvier ice cream makers; 2 inserts live in the freezer should needs must arise.
Oh ffs, I was going to say the same thing, except I don’t have a dutch oven. I also have a nice collection of carbon steel knives inherited from my late father in law and a Donvier. I’ll add my Mouli rotary food grater and my copper Revere ware.
I moved my mother’s mid-Century Sunbeam toaster to the country. D-i-l and I were talking while she was making toast. She absently dropped in the bread while talking and abruptly stopped mid-phrase. “What just happened? What happened to my bread?” She could not believe what she had just not seen.