Cast iron skillet
Durable and more versatile than a Swiss Army knife, a trusty cast iron skillet is a kitchen workhorse. For searing, browning, sautéing, baking and roasting, it’s hard to beat this back-in-vogue cookware. The high, straight sides are ideal for frittatas, pizza and other one-dish meals. Cast iron is virtually nonstick, and lacks sketchy chemicals or a hefty price tag. Plus, it’s a way to add an extra dose of energy-boosting iron to your diet.
Get it: Lodge 12-inch cast iron skillet ($37, Lodgemfg.com)