How do all those pots and pans really stack up? Here we highlight the hottest cookware.

Come Clean

These scouring accessories protect the surface finish on your cookware. From top: MegaGrip latex gloves prevent dishpan hands, $4, from Mr. Clean, mrclean.com. Polish copper with Copperbrill cleaning paste, $25, from Mauviel, metrokitchen.com. A dual-surface sponge, $2.50, gets in grill-pan grooves, as does a swivel brush, $5, both from Casabella, casabella.com. A copper mesh scrubber cleans copper and aluminum, $8, from OXO, oxo.com.