An individual or collective name for pans, pots, and other vessels used for cooking, frying or baking.
Depending on the amount and shapes of potware we own and the models of ovens or hotplates available, we have to figure out our own approach to the multi-plate challenge. Say, we need plenteous pans. As makeshift, we can use shoal pots instead. Pancakes don't know whether they are being slow-roasted in a flatpan or in a casserole, wok, saucepan, or laver (but we avoid non-cooking containers posing the threat of toxic varnishes, thermolabile paints, harmful metals, etc∙). (Source: J∙ Okram - Bartonian Potato Pancakes ● Cooking Recipe.)