By Real Simple
Updated May 18, 2015
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Finex 12-Inch Cast Iron Set
Credit: finexusa.com

Consider this octagonal stunner the Porsche of pans. A favorite of Real Simple food editors, the weighty, handcrafted cast iron skillet-and-lid combo is an heirloom in the making. The pretty pan is practical, too: The unique shape allows you to pour from six different directions and a quick-cool steel spring handle makes it easy to manage.

To buy: From $200, williams-sonoma.com.