I’m not much into baking. I just usually use the oven for roasting or for the odd days I want to heat some soup stock in a pot. (It’s a guy thing.)
What I’d do is get a good amount of beef-stock material bones, with some meat still clinging to it, maybe about 4 pounds worth. Have it sawed into one-and-a-half inch or two inch sizes. Drop it into a bakiong pan to roast for about 2 to 4 hours, till slightly burned. From there, transfer this to a big pot, add water to cover the bones, and then add a bit more (a guy thing, remember), and have some garlic, onion, whole corn pepper, and put the pot on the fire, to boil, simmer, boil and simmer. You can add other spices if you want. To store, I’d just put the whole pot in the fridge.
For most other things, I have a skillet an pop that in to the oven. This is good for those meatball dishes or for those with cheese toppings melting on top.
My problem, though is not the popping into the oven part. It’s that my skillet looks like a veteran with all the char crumbs and hardened goo. I saw an oven cleaning spray one time, thought this should work fine on my skillet. That looks like a good solution.
But what I am really looking for is a skillet or pan look-a-like made of silicone. That would be really great. Easy to clean, cools fast, and you can roll up too. Way cool.