What is the best stainless steal cookware to buy?
I am not looking to spend $600.00 on cookware. I am looking to spend $400.00 or less. I have been looking at Emerilware and Wolfgang Puck’s cookware. I hear all-clad is the best but that is out of my price range. I have had other pots and pans that were not stainless steel and I hear stainless steel lasts longer and cooks your food nicer. Is this true?
Stainless is better fir fry and saute pans in my opinion, and that should be where you are spending your money. Not sure what you are looking to get in a set, but I am a fan of All Clad and own a few pieces (fry and saute pan), All my other stuff is calphalon, which I am not as thrilled about, although it does a decent job. So you could always mix and match, buying more expensive for the really important pans, and spending less on things like a stock pot, etc. Kind of like saving to buy a really good chefs knife or two, rather than a whole set of mediocre knives.
BTW, do not spend a lot on a non-stick, it will not last that long anyway, so buy cheap one and replace in a year. Do spend money on 12" or 10" fry pan, 12" or 10" saute pan and dutch oven. Also lodge cast iron is essential to me, and fairly cheap.