9 Essential Cooking Products for Cold Weather

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9 Essential Cooking Products for Cold Weather

Read on for the kitchen products you'll want as the weather get colder.

Slow Cooker

Who wouldn't want a hot meal ready right when they walk in the door at night after a long day at work? Thanks to the slow cooker, you can have a delicious meal prepared ahead of time without really doing much! A slow cooker like the Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker is ideal for cooking up something like a six-pound chicken or four-pound roast.

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Pie Pan

Fall and winter are seasons for baking. The oven can help you whip up main dishes or desserts throughout the season, and a pie pan is pretty essential. One like this Loose Bottom Round Quiche Pan is perfect for both savory quiches and sweet pies.

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Dutch Oven

Roasts, casseroles and stews are staple meals at this time of year, which makes a Dutch oven pretty essential. Try one like this Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven to stay warm this year.

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Electric Kettle

Tea and other hot drinks are one of the best ways to stay warm and cozy up when it gets cold, so a decent kettle for boiling water is a must. With one like this Stainless Steel Electric Kettle you can brew up something piping hot.

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Hearty chilis, stews and sauces are just right for a crock-pot. The dishwasher-safe Round Manual Slow Cooker also makes a great three-pound roast.

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Roasting Pan

Roasts are a popular main dish around the holidays, so a pan to cook them in is necessary. If you'll be preparing one this fall or winter, try something like this Rectangular Roaster with Rack makes roasting super easy—and clean-up even easier!

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Panini Press

When it's cold out, why not warm up your sandwich? A panini press is a fun addition to your kitchen appliance collection and can make lunch more exciting. This Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker can grill sandwiches with a variety of thickness.

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Hot Chocolate

Is there a better cold weather treat than hot chocolate? These Chocomize Hot Chocolate on a Spoon packets are ideal for a rich and sweet cup of quick hot chocolate.

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Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet

Baking cookies when it's chilly outside is practically a must throughout the season. The Aluminum Commercial Baker's Half Sheet is made of natural aluminum, which helps to evenly bake thanks to the conductivity of the metal.

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When the temperature drops, it's time to head to the kitchen to cook up some hot meals. Cooking is a wonderful cold weather activity since there's nothing cozier than waking up to the smell of slow cooker preparing a delicious meal or baking a fresh batch of cookies on a cold afternoon.

Check out the slideshow above for the 9 best cooking products for cold weather.

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