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04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Must-Have Cookware: 8 Essential Items For Eating In (PHOTOS)

You probably already know that a pot comes in handy in the kitchen, but we're taking it a step further with this list of essential cookware items to have in your arsenal for the The Week Of Eating In, and beyond. Many of these cookware items are highly durable -- making them great investments (they won't need to be replaced anytime soon!) While its not necessary to buy a new arsenal to enjoy the Week of Eating In, here are some recommendations. From a mixing bowl that doubles as serveware to a dutch oven that will make your sauteing dreams come true, these items will keep operations running more efficiently, and enjoyably, in the kitchen. Also, secondhand stores and yard sales can be a source of great cookware if you'd like to lower the carbon footprint of your purchase.

Essential Cookware Arsenal

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