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Portable Pots

Magma Teflon cookware

This nine-piece, stainless steel-and-Teflon cookware set from Magma reminds me of those Russian nesting dolls I loved growing up, only these stackables are practical. The set features three saucepans (plus a lid that fits all three), one stock pot, two removable handles, and a bungee cord. Each piece of cookware is Teflon-coated and features a flat, stainless steel bottom for even heat distribution. When you're ready to put them away, just stack 'em up. They fit neatly and easily together and take up less than 1/2 cubic foot of space.

Magma
(562) 627-0500

Book Smarts

The Yachting Gourmet

Anyone who's cooked at sea knows a traditional cookbook just doesn't cut it. You need a book written by someone who knows what you're up against: small spaces, limited ingredients, and a workspace that moves. The Yachting Gourmet ($32.95) is such a book, full of delicious, easy-to-make recipes, from very berry soup to spicy shrimp with coconut sauce. And for $250, you can customize yours with a photograph or drawing of your vessel on the cover.

The Yachting Gourmet
(727) 954-8245

Stick It

Nonslip Super Line-It Liner

Cooking can become a real chore when you have to contend with pots, pans, and dishes that won't sit still. Fortunately, Leggett and Platt cooked up the Nonslip Super Line-It Liner, which makes sliding supplies a thing of the past. This durable, translucent liner can be cut to fit any size or shape. It's also long-lasting: Leggett and Platt guarantees the Super Line-It Liner will prevent slippage for ten years. The liners are available through West Marine and cost less than $10 per roll.

West Marine
(800) 685-4383

Stowable Skillet

Cuisinart Electric Skillet

Skip the stove—with an electric skillet and a spatula, you can whip up a veritable feast in minutes. The Cuisinart Electric Skillet ($100) has a 12"x15" cooking surface and is easily stowed. Made of durable, brushed stainless steel, it comes with a tempered-glass lid and nonstick finish that makes cleanup a breeze. And just because it's small doesn't mean it can't get the job done: This little guy can reach temperatures up to 450F.

Cuisinart
(800) 211-9604

This article originally appeared in the January 2008 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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