Obviously, since my last incident with my soup pot, I NEED new pots and pans. The handle fell off of one of my pans today too. They are old and were really cheap so its definatly time to get new ones! I need recomendations. Im looking for something strong, sturdy, durable, and that is going to last me a lonnng time. My FIL suggested copper...but im not rich so that idea is out the window! I dont want to spend an arm and a leg but I am willing to fork out the cash for nice pots and pans! Thanks for any help or suggestions. :)
There's a little store called Cooks Oasis on Adobe - on the left if you're headed toward town from base. They just opened not too long ago, but it's been a while since I was there. Cute place though. They might have something to suit what you're looking for.
I bought a Rachel Ray set, and couldnt be happier. I bought them almost a year ago. They arent the ones with the colored bottoms, I have the ones that have orange handles, they are hard anodized. They cook so nice and are non stick, but if you grab a metal spoon or spatula it wont damage them.
ALL CLAD (THE ONES WITH EMRILDS NAME ON IT) THEIR CHEAPER AND I HAVE HAD MINE FOR 5 YEARS AND THEIR STILL GOING STONG THERE ABOUT 130 AT THE PX AND YOU CAN GET BOUNS PEICES TOO I GOT A KINFE SET.I ALSO JUST GOT THE STOCK POT (LOVESSSS IT.) IT WAS ABOUT 50ISH AND CAME WITH A SM SAUCE PAN (BOUNS)
Love love my Anolon! They last a long time, as well as Calphalon. My mom has had hers for years and we love to cook and bake, so I kept quality in mind. Macys sells them and has good deals and overstock.com too.
Dont know about pots....and i know you said you already picked some out...but one thing that will last you forever........literally forever...i use my late grandmas(they were her moms)....cast iron skillets. Its the only thing me and my husband cook in!!! Love them. The only way you can ruin them is if you leave them in water for like ever and they rust.
Tfal can suck though. My parents bought us a big set for a wedding gift and they were the more exspensive line and what a waste of money it turned out to be. The top of the pots warped from heat to were you cant put the lids on to boil. So those are now are camping pots . The stainless steel sets are amazing if you can save and afford them . I will never go to anything else again!
As a wedding gift 8 yrs ago my mom bought us a 31 piece Stainless Steel cookware set with 24 karat gold handles...I used them a couple times & packed them away, they're not an everyday user pot/pan @ nearly $400 for the set.
I have the T-Fal Professional series pots/pans & the 5qt jumbo cooker. I've had them since last Christmas & have never had a problem with the craftmanship.