The sculptural shape of this Emile Henry Tagine is brilliantly functional: its conical top is designed to return condensation to the pan below, making it perfect for cooking the North African stews it’s named for. Made of flameproof ceramic, this hearty pot can go from freezer to stove, and it’s dishwasher safe.
$115 at Kitchen Kaboodle, 404 NW 23rd Ave, kitchenkaboodle.com
A workhorse of a stove for the serious chef, the Fontenay stove by Lacanche adds a cheerful shot of color to the convivial kitchen. The generously sized appliance features a stepped three-burner array; a spacious gas, electric, or convection oven; and cupboards for warming and storage.
Price upon request, to order at lacancheusa.com
Engineering does nature one better with Okite, a new molded quartz-based material that’s highly resistant to stains and scratches and never needs sealing or polishing. Bonus? It’s GreenGuard certified and provides up to 14 LEED points.
To order at IGE Stone, 3220 SE 19th Ave, igestone.com
Chemistry + Beauty
Yes, it really is better to beat egg whites in a copper bowl—the copper ions improve texture and prevent overbeating. And it doesn’t hurt that the Mauviel Copper Mixing Bowl is one elegant kitchen accent. Meringue, anyone?
$85 at Sur La Table, 1102 NW Couch St, surlatable.com