Experts say these are the top 12 essential cooking products

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The results are finally in! We asked bloggers in our Lifestyle Collective to review and rank a number of fall cooking products ranging from slow cookers and cast iron skillets to cookbooks and gadgets. Their feedback has officially been tallied, and the winners named!

These 12 kitchen essentials are proven to transform your cooking routine and make life in the kitchen a whole lot easier and tastier. We are absolutely loving all these products and know you will too-- check them out in the gallery below!

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Best Cast Iron Skillet: Anolon Vesta Cast Iron Skillet

"A gorgeous skillet perfect for so many things. From crisp potatoes to chicken pot pies, this cast iron skillet won't let you down and you will be passing it on to your kids!" -Souffle Bombay

"Beautiful and functional - love the stove-to-oven-to-table versatility!" -Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

"This Cast Iron Skillet has by far become our favorite cooking vessel! The sear it gives to steaks before throwing into the oven can't be beat! Then we have the ability to create delicious cheese sauces that we can keep warm for long periods of time! This dish is staple in our dinner routine now!" -With Salt and Wit

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Best Healthy Eating Cookbook: The Happy Cookbook By Lola Berry

"In general, I LOVE cookbooks, but this one is especially enticing. Her pictures are rustic and beautiful with the food completely drawing you in...I will be making many of these recipes in the years ahead!" -Lemons and Basil

"This book really is happy--the photos are so bright and colorful and the book is filled with loads of healthy recipes for every occasion." -Fix Feast Flair

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Best Slow Cooker: Fagor LUX Multicooker

"I love this product and immediately replaced my long standing slow cooker with it; the copper tone and multi function option has made it one of my favorite fall items." -Kitchen Living With Coryanne

"I created many recipes in this multi-cooker immediately after receiving it because I was obsessed! Aside from it being super gorgeous, it is very easy to use & serves many functions." -Public Lives Secret Recipes

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Best Traditional Kitchen Gadget: Silpat Nonstick Baking Mat

"Makes any messy recipe 100% non-stick - and clean-up a snap!" -Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

"This mat made making cookies and cleaning up a breeze! The cookies came right off the mat, and saved me from having to clean the sheet pan! Simply wipe down the mat with damp sponge and rinse. Easy as that! No extra work, which saves you an extra moment to devour another cookie!" -With Salt and Wit

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Best Baking Cookbook: The Peppermint Bark Cookbook By Dominique Devito

"This is the cookbook I never knew that I wanted until I had it! I really like all of the different variations of bark that are included (I cannot wait to try the Minty Caramel Raisin Sea Salt Bark!), and that the book also includes unique drink recipes." -JJ Begonia

"Super pretty book, too, that I could see making a great holiday gift, even for someone you don't know that well. I mean, who wouldn't love a billion recipes on how to use and enjoy holiday bark?" -The Little Foxes

"Wow. This book takes bark recipes to another level." -Namely Marly

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Best Quirky Kitchen Gadget: Joseph Joseph Scroll Garlic Peeler

"Wow. What a handy, simple little tool. You simply insert the garlic in the middle of the tube and then roll it and the garlic peels just like that. I used it to peel single cloves and multiple cloves at a time. It's easy clean-up as well." -Namely Marly

"So simple and so freakin' genius. As someone who loves garlic (understatement), this kept my hands free of odors and peeling and allowed me to easily crush the garlic, remove the cloves, and place the peels in compost. And in a pinch, it also was helpful in opening a stuck lid to a jar. I love kitchen gadgets that do double-duty!" -The Little Foxes

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Best Casserole Dish: Le Creuset Heritage Rectangular Casserole Dish

"Gorgeous and practical - love that I can bring this right to the table to serve from!" -Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

"Amazing piece of cookware. As functional as it is stunning. It makes any dish look delicious!" -Souffle Bombay

"I have heard so many positive comments about Le Creuset cookware and now I can preach the same words! The dishes come out beautiful; cooks evenly and stays warm throughout dinner." -With Salt and Wit

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Best Coffee/Tea Maker: BELLA Housewares Ceramic Kettle

"This was fabulous!! It does it's job perfectly but looks amazing while it does it. It is so stylish and I love using it for brunch because it looks so nice." -Life With The Crust Cut Off

"I loved the design on this kettle. It is very feminine and would make a great gift for a girlfriend. I use it to make hot water for my tea in the morning. It heats up fast so I will turn it on while I get ready. I also like that it is ceramic instead of plastic." -Nutrition By Mia

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Best Cookbook For Fall: Cast-Iron Cooking by Rachael Narins

"Perfect cookbook to accompany my love of cast iron skillets. I loved the detail walkthru of learning how to care for a cast iron skillet, to a full days worth of recipes all created in the cast iron skillet! Easy to read, make and even easier to devour!" -With Salt and Wit

"LOVE my cast iron cookware; this book is full of delicious, doable recipes!" -Donuts, Dresses and Dirt

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Best Barware: Juliska Glass Amalia Round Pitcher

"This pitcher is an absolute stunner! It's a piece that I know I will keep forever, and that would be well worth the investment for yourself or as a special gift. It's classic, versatile, and truly makes a statement." -JJ Begonia

"What a beautiful pitcher for entertaining! I love that I can serve a big batch of cocktails in a beautiful pitcher instead of my usual plastic jug. The quality is amazing." -The Magical Slow Cooker

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Best Serveware: Bakers Advantage Deep Pie Dish

"Absolutely love this pie dish! It's not only nice and deep, but also beautiful." -Sweet and Savory

"I loved using this pie dish as it heated evenly throughout, cleaned easily, & looked pretty taken straight from the oven to the table." -Public Lives Secret Recipes

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Best Fall Flavor: Gaea Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil

"This is by far the freshest smelling and tasting olive oil that I have ever cooked with. I have actually had to limit myself when drizzling it in and on my food, because I am afraid to run out of it before I can buy another bottle!" -JJ Begonia 

"So fresh and so green. Literally! This is the kind of olive oil that has such a vibrant, bright, really olive-y flavor that I use it as a finishing oil, as opposed to cooking with it." -The Little Foxes

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The Winners:
Best Healthy Eating Cookbook: The Happy Cookbook by Lola Berry
Best Cast-Iron Skillet: Anolon Vesta Cast-Iron Skillet
Best Slow Cooker: Fagor LUX Multicooker
Best Traditional Kitchen Gadget: Silpat Nonstick Baking Mat
Best Baking Cookbook: The Peppermint Bark Cookbook by Dominique Devito
Best Quirky Kitchen Gadget: Joseph Joseph Scroll Garlic Peeler
Best Casserole Dish: Le Creuset Heritage Rectangular Casserole Dish
Best Coffee/Tea Maker: BELLA Housewares Ceramic Kettle
Best Fall Cooking Cookbook: Cast-Iron Cooking by Rachael Narins
Best Barware: Juliska Amalia Round Pitcher
Best Serveware: Bakers Advantage Deep Pie Dish
Best Flavor: Gaea Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Shop all these top products and read blogger reviews in the gallery above! Want to check out all the nominees? Head to the Food Awards Page.

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