My favorite is my 5 1/2 quart Cuisinart deep saute pan (with lid). It's the original Cuisinart cookware that was made in France, with the copper sandwich on the bottom. I love it because I can cook dinner for a crowd in one pan, and it always heats evenly, so it browns my meat better than any other pan I can remember. so evenly! It has a wide enough diameter to accommodate a whole cut-up chicken, or 4 gigundo pork chops without crowding. It goes into the oven, and straight to the table.
wouldn't like to live without it.