The list author says: "This list is designed to outfit your kitchen so that you shall never want for anything. I'm not one for things that serve one purpose, nor am I for spending a fortune on something you'd need the better part of a Sunday afternoon to figure out how to use. With these tools and references, you'll be set to tackle the tomes of great chefs and do their food justice!"
"It will just as much become your be-all-end-all for stews as it will a family heirloom. It's suited to pretty much anything you need to put a lid on over the stove or in the oven, be it pasta water or bouef bourginon."