1. Le Creuset Sweet Corn Set, $168
I’m not sure if it was the stoneware corn dishes or the 12-quart enamel-on-steel stockpot that stole my heart, but this set screams summer — and offers great inspiration for picking up a few extra ears of corn from the local farm stand. It’s not only beautiful, it cooks evenly and will last a long time; stainless steel rimming prevents chips, the interior is easy to clean, and the side handles are triple-welded for a solid hold. We suggest cooking over your stove and using the corn dishes to spice up your outdoor table and checking out this recipe: Mexican Street Corn from SeriousEats.com.