Le Creuset 9 1/2 quart French Oven
This is a serious multi-tasker. I can boil pasta, build sauces and soups, cook beans and lentils, or stew baby artichokes in it. Because of the cast iron core, it holds steady, even heat and the porcelain enamel coating makes clean-up ridiculously easy. Plus, the brilliant red really brightens up my tiny kitchen. Mine is fire engine red.