Thread: Food and Drink Cookware
View Single Post
Old 04-02-2013, 09:54 AM   #42
buddha buddha is offline
You may think you know...
 
buddha's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: California
Casino cash: $6284
Quote:
Originally Posted by jspchief View Post
Pots and Pans.

I'm tired of going through crappy cookware every few years, and I want to look into get better quality stuff. I've tried getting the "good" quality pans at places like target, and they just don't meet my standards. My mother has had the same pans my entire life. They cleaned easily, didn't warp when heated, and obviously were durable.

The top three things I'm looking for:
1. Even heating. The bottom stays flat when the pan gets hot.
2. Durability.
3. Clean easily. This may be a lost cause. I don't think any teflon type pans are going to offer the other two traits I want, but you never know.

I don't know what my budget is. I'll probably try to look at it from a good, better, best angle, and weigh performance vs value. I'll also likely buy individual pans, adding as I go versus trying to buy a full set at once. If it matters, I'm using a ceramic top electric range.

And don't tell me cast iron. I plan on adding a cast iron pan to my collection, but it won't be a regular part of my cooking.

OK CP chefs, what are your recommendations?
When I was married 20 years ago, we put a few All-Clad pans on our registry and actually got a few of them. We have since bought a couple of additional ones. They have been terrific. They cook flawlessly, they clean up very easily...they essentially look like they are almost new, and I use them daily. They are expensive...but if you have the money, I recommend them highly.

The next best option is to go to a restaurant supply shop and buy the same pans that professional chefs use. They are not expensive and they are typically good pans.

I also have two very old, very well seasoned cast iron pans that are essential. No cook can be without at least one big cast iron pan.
Posts: 2,167
buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.buddha is not part of the Right 53.
  Reply With Quote