The humble cast iron pan has made a resurgence in recent years, especially on social media.
But are they really better than stainless steel and non-stick? Round Enamel Cast Iron Cooking Casseroles
We asked kitchen expert Fiona Mair from consumer advocacy group CHOICE what our pots and pans should be made of.
"Having a selection of all the cookware materials allows you to have the option to cook a variety of dishes," says Ms Mair, based in Sydney.
"When people start out buying cookware, cookware sets might seem a cheaper option, offering a number of pieces that you may not use.
"However, it is more practical to buy individual pieces with different materials for different types of cooking."
ABC Everyday asked Ms Mair what the benefits and disadvantages of each surface were. Here's what she had to say.
Planning a kitchen do-over? We asked Ms Mair to suggest a few must-haves. Here's what she suggested:
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