I thought it would be interesting to discuss what you consider to be necessary for a well stocked home kitchen. Things like materials, places to save money versus spend more, etc are important points to make. For this thread, let's discuss cookware choices. Here is what I consider important: 1 large stockpot, Al or stainless, 12 or 16 quart 1 small stockpot, Al or stainless 8 quart 1 cast iron dutch oven, 4 quart 1 cast iron skillet, 12 inch 1 stainless saute pan, 12 inch or so 2 or 3 small sauce pans, 2 quart, I usually use Al 1 braiser pan (real wide but low pot), Al, I use this to roast all kinds of stuff, mine is from a restaurant supplier, and it will hold a normal sized turkey. Also great to roast bones and veggie trimmings to make stock. A grill pan can be nice too. I'm horrible at baking, so I don't really know what to suggest as far as loaf pans, cake pans, etc. Suggestions would be good. Also, is a copper sauce pan worth purchasing? Anything else?