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The 10 Best cooking pots

Serve up delicious dishes with these top choices


1. Nigella Lawson

£72, blisshome.co.uk

An earthenware cooking pot that's sturdy and authentic. Ideal for chillies, curries, stews, casseroles and soups, it's also non-stick and dishwasher-safe.

2. John Lewis

£30, johnlewis.com

This ceramic casserole dish has curvy handles, which make for easy lifting. If you treat it well, it will last you a lifetime. It's also available in red, black and vanilla.

3. Tefal

£36.80, homeandcook.co.uk

The Preference range stewpot has a new non-stick coating designed to withstand rigorous use for years and, unlike its contemporaries, it can cope with metal utensils.

4. All-Clad

£280, all-clad.co.uk

All-Clad is the Rolls-Royce of cooking pots. To celebrate its 40th birthday, it has created this limited edition casserole dish with five layers of bonded metal.

5. Le Creuset

£99, lecreuset.co.uk

This heart-shaped cast iron casserole dish provides a quirky twist on what has become an iconic piece of cookware – perfect for Valentine's Day, birthdays and anniversaries.

6. Jme By Jamie Oliver

£37.50, jamieathome.com

Terracotta has been used for cooking for centuries, but this pot boasts a modern twist with the almond glaze exterior finish – ideal for warm, hearty dishes.

7. Spode

£33, spode.co.uk

Every piece in the Baking Days range is so strong that it can go

from fully frozen directly to

roasting temperature and then straight to your table.

8. Lakeland

£14.99, lakeland.co.uk

Lakeland's great-value, authentic tagine will have you rustling up North African delicacies in no time. The lid is designed to return condensation back into the dish.

9. Le Creuset

£104, amazon.co.uk

Mediterranean casserole heats up quickly and evenly. Use with lid to make risottos, paellas and pilafs and use without the lid to fry on hob or roast and bake in oven.

10. Masterchef

£60, johnlewis.com

Here's one for eco-cooks. The triple-layer base of this polished stainless-steel casserole pot features an aluminium core for super- efficient heat distribution.