What's not to love about cookware that stands ready to leap from stove to centerpiece? Our favorites have a simple elegance that gives them another double use: they're equally at home on the daily dinner table or in the spotlight at a holiday feast. And considering all they do, these workhorses are extremely well priced.
Above: West Elm Market's Ceramic Casserole with Lid is available in black or white and currently on sale for $19.99 for the small and $29.99 for the large.
Above: One of our favorite finds from Ancient Industries, a cast-iron enameled Blue Roaster, made the same way for decades by Reiss of Austria, $60.
Above: Chicken in a Terracotta Roaster, a 1970s staple ready to be rediscovered; $39 from West Elm Market.
Above: West Elm's Terrain Bakeware, one of a collection of three matte-black stoneware dishes that are safe for oven, microwave, and dishwasher. The large oval baker, $39, is shown here.
Above: Royal Copenhagen's 10" x 14" Black Mega Ovenware is on sale from $240 to $120.
Above: Up-and-coming London designer Aaron Probyn devised the angular lines of the Enamel Cast Iron Dutch Oven; prices range from $79 to $99 from West Elm Market.
Above: A classic that's been gently updated, the Pyrex Oblong Baking Dish, $13.99, comes with a snap-on cover for the fridge and for easy transport.
Above: The ultimate Christmas present for the design-minded cook, Iittala's 3-Quart Stock Pot has a white enameled interior and a removable oak handle that can be used to lift the lid. Made in Finland since 1960, it's newly available from West Elm Market for $295.
Above: Big enough to cook a goose, Le Creuset's Heritage Stoneware Oval Covered Casserole is marked down from $120 to $90 at Williams-Sonoma.
Above: Heath's one-quart Pouring Bowl is ideal for serving soup or gravy. It's safe for stove, oven, and dishwasher. Great for making pancakes, too.
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