One of Our Favorite Small Cookware Brands Just Launched a Must-Have for Fall Baking — and It’s Definitely Going to Sell Out

One of Our Favorite Small Cookware Brands Just Launched a Must-Have for Fall Baking — and It’s Definitely Going to Sell Out

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With summer in the rearview mirror and fall officially here, it’s only natural that we’ve got baking on our brains. And, as luck (or clever planning) would have it, Made In just launched a new piece of bakeware that will seriously upgrade our fall tables with flaky pies, tarts, and buttery, patisserie-worthy creations. Designed in collaboration with chef Nancy Silverton, the Baking Slab is something of a hybrid between a traditional pie plate, baking dish, and sheet pan, and totally unique in its design.

Like many great innovations, the idea for the Baking Slab started with a sketch. As one of the most acclaimed bakers in the world, and the face behind famed restaurants Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza, and others, Nancy knows a thing or two about bakeware. But in her many years in the kitchen, she could never find a piece of equipment that let her achieve the perfect crust-to-filling ratio on her favorite slab pies. It needed to have high walls and a large surface area to ensure everyone would get a decent slice, something that traditional pie plates and sheet pans just don’t offer. So, longtime fans and collaborators, Made In, stepped in to design something to her exact specifications. 

The resulting Baking Slab is constructed from the same French-made porcelain that Made In uses for their line of classic baking dishes, and has a pure white glaze with a hand-painted rim. The porcelain’s proprietary recipe has been around for over 200 years and is naturally nonstick, super durable, and thermal-shock resistant, a feature that allows it to move seamlessly from the fridge to the oven (up to 650 degrees Fahrenheit), and makes it safe to use in the dishwasher.

Aside from its beautiful aesthetic, the Baking Slab’s dimensions are what sets it apart from any other baking or pie dish you’ve likely ever used. Per Nancy’s guidance, it’s wider than a baking dish and longer than a 1/4 sheet pan, so you can achieve crusts that are crisp and flaky, and enough perfectly filled slices to feed a crowd. And while the Baking Slab is ideal for making pies, there’s no limit to what you can use it for, including brownies, focaccia, sheet cakes, pan pizzas, and dessert tarts. Plus, the Slab’s two handles are cleverly positioned below the lip of the Baking Slab, so you can move your creations in and out of the oven and carry them to the table without disturbing the crust with an oven mitt or towel.

It’s not every day that a cookware brand develops a truly one-of-a-kind piece of equipment, but with the Baking Slab, Made In has done just that. A warning to anyone who’s never shopped a Made In chef collaboration: These items notoriously sell out quickly, and while they do a good job of restocking, there’s never a guarantee of when that will happen. To ensure you have a Baking Slab in your hands in time for your first apple picking adventure, head to Made In now to claim yours!

Vanessa Spilios

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Vanessa received her culinary training at Boston U. and has a background in housewares product development & marketing. When not testing appliances or developing recipes, she spends her time drawing and tending to her small but mighty porch garden.

This Is Your Last Chance to Snag Made In’s Super-Popular Carbon Steel Fry Pan

This Is Your Last Chance to Snag Made In’s Super-Popular Carbon Steel Fry Pan

Annie Burdick

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Annie Burdick is a writer and editor living in Portland, Oregon. She has written for numerous websites, magazines, and anthologies on wildly varied topics. She is also the author of two nonfiction books, Unconscious Bias and Bring the Wild into Your Garden, both being published in 2021 by an imprint of Hachette UK. She spends most of her spare time reading, playing with her dogs, and seeking out new adventures in the Pacific Northwest.

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Made In Just Launched New Cookware Pieces That Are So Perfect for Meal Prep

Made In Just Launched New Cookware Pieces That Are So Perfect for Meal Prep

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With every new product launch, Made In continues to prove that you don’t have to be a pro chef to cook like one. You just need the right tools, expertly crafted to set you up for success. That’s why we’re super excited that today they’ve added three new pieces to their bestselling Stainless Clad line: a 12-quart stock pot, a 10-quart rondeau, and a 5-quart saucier. 

Like their stainless steel siblings, these new pieces have the same sturdy 5-ply construction, designed for even and controlled heating and precision cooking on any type of cooktop. The difference? These new large-format pieces are meant to increase your cooking capability with additional surface area. So, whether you’re batch cooking to serve a crowd, meal prepping for a busy week, or just want a better way to braise, get ready to cook in bulk with these long-lasting beauties.

The 12-quart stock pot is the big sister of the already-popular 8-quart version, which not only increases the capacity but the surface area to cook as well. Think about browning meat for tailgate chili right in the pot or making chicken stock from scratch. With high walls, the 12-quart can fit an entire chicken and then some! And, since those walls have the same thickness, you can fill it to the brim and still cook evenly.

Similarly, the 5-quart saucier is a larger capacity version of the 3-quart that constantly sells out. Think of it as a hybrid sauté pan and saucepot, with curved edges that increase surface area and help prevent ingredients from getting stuck in the corners. Perfect for risotto and sauces that need constant whisking, the new larger version lets you increase your recipe size without sacrificing control. 

And if you haven’t heard of a rondeau, get excited. Popular in restaurant kitchens for its shallow and wide base, it has incredible surface area to braise and sear without worrying about overcrowding. That means everything from pork ragù to braised chicken can cook evenly with maximum flavor. The sides of this 10-quart beauty are tall enough to sear those meatballs and make the sauce, too. A one-pot wonder! 

Made In Just Launched Two New Cast Iron Pieces — and They’re Definitely Going to Sell Out

Made In Just Launched Two New Cast Iron Pieces — and They’re Definitely Going to Sell Out

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Cookware company Made In has a knack for creating home runs. Their carbon steel pans, knives, and other cookware products are reader and editor favorites. Pro chefs love them, too! Trust us when we say that everything Made In touches turns to (rapidly-selling-out) gold. So we’re extra excited about Made In’s latest product, which launches today at 11 a.m. EST: Two pieces of durable, sturdy, absolutely gorgeous cast iron cookware.

The goods, a 3.5-quart braiser and a 5-quart Dutch oven, are matte black with a pop of bronze on the handle; they look every bit as minimalist-chic as the rest of Made In’s flagship products. But these workhorses aren’t just pretty: They arrive pre-seasoned and designed for easier food release. In other words: You don’t have to wait for four generations’ worth of fried bacon and roasted chickens to achieve that glossy, naturally nonstick finish. Yay!

Made In is partnering with a family-owned cookware factory in Indiana to produce these pieces, making them handcrafted, small-batch, and full of feel-good hometown vibes. (The partnership began last year with a cast iron grill pan, which sold out in hours.) And that craftsmanship is seriously swoon-worthy: Both the Dutch oven and braiser are thoughtfully designed, with dimpled lids to produce optimal heat and moisture distribution.

They’re oven-safe up to a whopping 700˚F, making them a stellar choice for high-heat searing or homemade sourdough bread. Heck, you can even use them over an open flame. At $249, these are a steal: Most investment pieces, made to last for decades and beyond, can cost hundreds more. (Honestly, we’ve probably spent more on bath bombs over the last year.) 

Made In offers free shipping for all orders over $49. These pans are made to last for life, with the warranty to prove it. We’ve never regretted a Made In purchase, so we’re sure this launch will deliver. Don’t wait to buy yours, though — we’re betting they’ll sell out before the weekend. To be the first to know about the brand’s next latest and greatest, you can sign up for exclusive texts here, too.

Rochelle Bilow

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Rochelle Bilow is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, the former social media manager at Bon Appétit Magazine and Cooking Light Magazine. She has also worked as a cook on a small farm in Central New York, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York City. Connect with her @rochellebilow.

Made In Just Launched a Super-Special Knife — And It’s Sure to Sell Out Soon

Made In Just Launched a Super-Special Knife — And It’s Sure to Sell Out Soon

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Tom Colicchio loves the water. “If anyone knows me, besides being in the kitchen, one of my favorite things in the world is to be out on the ocean,” says the five-time James Beard Award winner, avid fisherman, Top Chef Judge, restaurateur, and celebrity chef in this video clip. (If you’re a Below Deck viewer and want to be disappointed by an April Fools joke, watch it!). Which is why it it makes total sense that, for the last year, he worked with the direct-to-consumer cookware company Made In to design a fishing knife set.

And, as of today, you can buy said knives! The set includes a straight-edged Flexible Fillet Knife for precision cuts like deboning, skinning, and filleting fish, and a serrated Utility Knife best for tougher cuts, like taking the head off a fish, prepping bait, and cutting frozen fish. 

“We were talking about kitchen knives when Tom mentioned his dream of making something for his boat,” Jake Kalick, Made In president and co-founder, says. “We went through all the various blade shapes and sizes to determine the ideal two-piece set for sport fishing. Obviously Tom is known for his accomplishments in the kitchen, but judging by the detail he put into this we’d say his true passion may actually be fishing! We even designed the handle to match the color of his boat’s hull.” 

After spending six hours out on the water on a recent Monday morning with Colicchio, Kalick, and Made In CEO and co-founder, Chip Malt, I can confirm that the slip-resistant handle does indeed match the hull. And that the award-winning chef’s love for the water is unparalleled. While I may have needed an, ahem, brief fishing refresher after stepping aboard Colicchio’s boat, a morning spent chasing stripers and bass off the coast of Long Island and using the knives on the fresh catch sure beat my usual Monday morning remote “office” (aka my bedroom). 

While the fishing knife set is Made In’s first foray into the outdoor fishing category, judging by how fantastic these knives are, it shouldn’t be their last. You can order the Fishing Knife Set Designed By Tom Colicchio here, as of today!

Are you an avid fisherman or do you know one? Let us know in the comments!