Not only are baking dishes great for baking your favorite cake or cooking and serving up a filling meal for the family, the perfect piece can add flair to your kitchen.
Ceramic cookware is great for baking casseroles and other dishes. Not only is it colorful and sleek, but a high quality product as well. Ceramic dishes are oven-safe and leave no stains or food odors after being washed. (Amazon, $14)
Cast-iron cookware can be pretty heavy, even before you add all of your recipe's ingredients. There are cast-iron casseroles that are half the weight of comparable models, however. A nonstick cooking surface on the inside and stay-cool handles on the outside allow you to take it from the stovetop to the oven to the dishwasher. (Amazon, $32)
Pyrex dishes are versatile kitchen tools because they can be used for large family dinners or even mixing bowls for cake ingredients. Pyrex cookware leaves no metallic tastes to ruin the food and they're oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. (Amazon, $19)
A stoneware roaster with handles is a fun way to add some earthy zest to your meal. Use it to make a hearty baked ziti, a sweet pineapple casserole or even to serve hors d'oeuvres at your next dinner party. The perfect dish will have a nonstick exterior and nonporous interior. (Amazon, $28)
Farberware cookware are fantastic utilities to have in the kitchen. The nonstick feature allows the baker to cook anything from cupcakes to entrées without worrying about a leftover mess. Farberware cleans easily and is oven-safe for all dishes. (Amazon, $9)
Calphalon cookware are safe to use in the oven, microwave and freezer. These dishes are perfect for casseroles, pasta dishes and even desserts. With all of these cooking options, baking can be enjoyable and easy! (Amazon, $20)