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Cooking pots

Cooking pots

The right cooking pot can do everything from slow-cook tender roasts to simmer casseroles. Shop pots for every meal, including stainless steel stock pots and Dutch ovens with lids plus cookware sets with a variety of kitchen pots and pans.

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Finding the best cooking pot for your needs

A set of well-built cooking pots will make cooking any dish a dream and last you for many years. When it comes to choosing the right cooking pot for your needs, you will need to consider what you want to cook, how many people you intend to serve and your level of skill in the kitchen. At Kitchen Warehouse, you can find a massive range of quality pots to suit every skill level, dish and budget. From casserole pots for slow-cooked pot roast to fondue pots for entertaining in style - find exactly what you need by the brands you love, including Tefal, Chasseur and Scanpan!

Dutch and French cast iron ovens

A Dutch oven is ideal for slow-cooking large amounts of stew as well as braised meat that is melt-in-your-mouth tender. Perfect for large families, they are typically made from cast iron and can be used on all cooking surfaces, including stovetop, oven and campfire. The Lodge Logic Cast Iron Dutch Oven holds 4.7L and comes pre-seasoned.

A French oven is similar to a Dutch oven but is enamelled so that it doesn’t require seasoning. French ovens are extremely versatile and can be used to cook everything from Sunday roasts to poultry and brisket. Add a pop of colour to your cookware with a stunning Chasseur French oven in Mediterranean Blue, Inferno Red and more.

Stock pots for cooking soups and larger meals

A stock pot is the perfect pot for simmering soups and stocks with complex flavours. They have tall sides for slow evaporation and long cooking times. The Scanpan Impact Multipot Set includes a stockpot with lid, steamer and pasta strainer to convert your stockpot into a big pasta pot for cooking large family dinners.

Casserole pots perfect for that delicious slow cooked meal

A casserole pot has shallower walls than a Dutch oven and can be made from cast iron, stainless steel, aluminium and more. It’s ideal for slow-cooking stews and casseroles but can also be used to sear meats for a crusty exterior, sweat onions, make gravy and much more. The Classica Round Heavy Duty Enamel Casserole Pot comes in a range of bright colours and is made from enamelled carbon steel for even cooking and browning.

Fondue Sets for entertaining with a difference

Get the party started with a classic fondue set! We have fondue pots for cheese, oil and chocolate with electric, tea light and fondue burner sets available. The Swissmar Sierra Fondue Set in Cherry Red is a stunner with 11 pieces, including a cast iron pot with splatter guard and 6 colour-coded forks for guests to dip bread, meat, cake and more.

Non-stick to cast iron - materials to look out for when purchasing your new cooking pot

Cookware pots can be made from a huge variety of materials, each with their own benefits. Check out some of the most popular materials:

  • Stainless steel - Stainless steel cookware is lightweight, durable and dishwasher-safe. It’s usually paired with copper or aluminium for more even heat distribution.

  • Cast iron - Cast iron is ideal for heavy-duty cooking and requires seasoning to retain its natural non-stick surface. It’s oven-safe and also suitable for cooktops, including induction, as well as campfire. Enamelled cast iron does not require seasoning and is easier to maintain.

  • Non-stick - Non-stick cookware has a non-stick coating that enables easy food release and prevents bits from sticking which makes cleaning up afterwards a breeze. It’s great for cooking healthy meals with less oil.

  • Hard anodised aluminium - This material is extremely durable and offers excellent heat conductivity. It’s also rust-proof and non-reactive so you can cook acidic foods in it.

  • Ceramic - Ceramic cookware pots are lighter than cast iron and provide great heat insulation which makes them suited to slow-cooking at even temperatures.

Buying your pots in a full set

A pot set is a cost-effective choice if you tend to cook a wide variety of dishes that require different types of cookware. We have cookware sets with pots and pans included, such as the Scanpan Coppernox 9 Piece Cookware Set with Dutch oven, stockpot, roasting pan, stainless steel saucepans with glass lids and more. There is the Wolstead Stonetek 10pc Cookware Set with non-stick frypan, non-stick saucepans and stock pot that is pfoa-free and oven-safe up to 180 degrees Celsius.

For a high-quality cookware set that offers ultimate versatility, the Jamie Oliver Cook’s Classic 5pc Cookware Set comes with essentials like a saute pan and stewpot equipped with Thermo-Signal Technology and silicone handles for a comfortable grip.

Brands we know and trust

Shop world-renowned kitchenware brands at the best prices below RRP, including iconic names such as Scanpan, Tefal, Le Creuset, Stanley Rogers, Chasseur and Victoria.

Buying your cooking pot online at Kitchen Warehouse

Buying a new cooking pot is fast and easy when you shop online at Kitchen Warehouse. Simply browse our extensive sub-categories, including Dutch Ovens and fondue sets, save your favourites to a wishlist for later or checkout now using credit card or Afterpay. Spend over $100 and enjoy free delivery to any postcode in Australia!

FAQs:

What pot is good for cooking? If you enjoy versatility, choose oven-safe cookware that can easily go from cooktop to oven for cooking the widest range of dishes. Dutch Ovens and French ovens are excellent for simmering food long and slow on stovetops, as well as searing, braising, boiling, baking and much more. Soups and stews work well in a stock pot that provides gradual evaporation while a casserole dish is a one-pot wonder that can be used to do everything from brown meat and reduce gravy to simmer casseroles and bake lasagna with crispy edges.

What is the best cookware pot? The best cookware pot for you will depend on what you intend to cook. A Dutch oven is best for braising and slow-cooking big chunks of meat and veggies, while a casserole pot is ideal for simmering stews and casseroles all day long. A stock pot will make hearty soup or pasta for a large family and a French oven will do everything a Dutch oven will but is enamelled for easier cleaning and maintenance.

If you’re having friends over, a fondue set is a fun and entertaining way to feed a group of up to 6 people with guests being able to dip assorted food into a pot of melted cheese, chocolate or hot oil!

What pot can you use for cooking rice? A stock pot is great for cooking rice, especially for a larger number of people. They have sides so that you can easily add water and are lightweight for straining when done. Stainless steel stockpots are excellent as they promote even heat distribution while non-stick pots ensure the rice won’t stick to the bottom. If you’re in a hurry, a pressure cooker will cook fluffy rice in half the time that’s more texturised and healthier for you.