When I walk into a fancy cooking store like Williams-Sonoma, I want to learn how to cook so I can use all the pretty mixing bowls and spatulas. But, no matter how many beautiful the cooking tools are, there are loads of them that just don’t make sense to me. Does anyone really need a pancake warmer? Wouldn’t setting the oven to a low temperature and keeping them in there do? Where there’s an ingredient, there’s an elaborate tool to prepare, cook, or store it.