Here's how to equip your kitchen this holiday season.

Time spent in the kitchen perfecting holiday essentials—and impressive new dishes— is time well spent, and why it's so important to have pots and pans you enjoy cooking with, can rely on for durability and all-around superior performance, and of course are easy to clean. This “top six” list will make the holiday season easier AND make for great additions to your kitchen arsenal year round.

(Plus, keep scrolling to see how to win one of these essential pans!)

Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey

1.   An Extra-Convenient Saucepan

Perfect homemade turkey gravy and cranberry sauce—it's the best pan for making stovetop gravy because you can easily serve right from the pan without dripping. Every kitchen should have a saucepan with a built-in colander and pour spouts, especially since that means one less dish for your sink. Premium Infinity Slide nonstick, SureGrip handles, and measuring marks in the saucepan make everyday and holiday cooking more enjoyable.

2.   An Incredibly Durable Clad Sauté

The wide, flat bottom of this sauté pan goes hand-in-hand with better browning thanks to its large surface area. Durable three-ply construction features an aluminum core between layers of stainless steel for excellent, efficient heat distribution—necessary for all the stovetop Wild Mushroom and Leek Sourdough Dressing you’ll be making for your next holiday feast. Comfortable, stylish pan handles are dual riveted for strength, and the pan is dishwasher safe for convenient cleanup.

3.   A Holiday-Ready Roaster

Of course it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas and Hanukkah-ready, but you’ll find a million ways to use this roaster beyond your Riesling Brined Turkey. It’s excellent for roasting large cuts of meat including brisket and pork loin or even a whole fish, making this pan extremely versatile. But here’s why you’ll love it the most—a PFOA-free, nontoxic Infinity Slide nonstick makes the roaster especially easy to clean, and signature SureGrip handles provide strength and security to heave that roast from oven to table. Plus, it’s stovetop ready to pan up the perfect gravy.

4.   A Favorited Frying Pan x2

While this frying pan set is particularly useful for everyday cooking, it is especially convenient to have a second fry pan at hand when cooking for the holidays. We’re talking pan fried Brussels sprouts with bacon and toasted butternut squash in the plenty. Plus, they are great pans for holiday leftovers, everything from a Loaded Mashed Potato Skillet to Cranberry and Turkey paninis. And don’t worry about any dishes, these nonstick frying pans are easy to clean and conveniently dishwasher safe. Premium-quality, triple-layer nonstick and totally flush rivets help keep these pans looking new. Welcome to your two new favorite pans.

5.   An Always-Reliable Cast Iron Braiser

One of the heaviest pans in your arsenal, but ideal for locking in heat and flavor, especially for dishes that start on the stove and finish in the oven. Say hello to your favorite Hanukkah-ready briskets, winter stews, holiday sauces and more. Superior cast iron heat absorption and retention with distinctive stovetop-to-oven-to-table style and performance.

6.   A Versatile Stockpot

A must for cooking big batches, this versatile, wide stockpot is a gamechanger thanks to a steamer insert designed for a full-range of home-cooked meals. Whatever the special occasion you’re celebrating—love your lobster, put some variety in your veggies, or go to town on tamales. Premium Infinity Slide nonstick inside and out makes this the best stockpot for unmatched food release and cleanup.

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From a saucepan that makes for easy pouring, to an always-reliable cast iron braiser, we're giving away the six cookware essentials all home cooks should have on hand. Enter for a chance to win your favorite.

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Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Herb Rubbed Roasted Turkey

Cranberry Orange Relish