my cookware from qvc called cooks escentials is rusting and the lids do not fit the pans any more i have had the set for 5 years . I am going to buy a new cookware set so if anyone has a brand of cookware that they love please give me the name . there are so many brand out i do not know what to pick i looked at qvc and pamered chef but im up for any thing under $500 for a set i would rather pay less than 2oo but willing to go up to 500. thanks so much for your help
I really love my All Clad SS skillets and Le Creuset French oven. These are my go to staples. Very easy to clean.
I would wholeheartedly recommend investing in some Le Creuset pieces also. I have several, but my 24 cup (4.5 quart) french oven has been used daily for over 10 years. I have done everything in it saute, braise, stew, steam, bake, deep fry, etc.. it truly is multi use and the perfect size.
It even survived being set on fire when someone used it outside on the bbq propane burner and walked away.
We own mostly Le Creuset, but also have quite a few All Clad pieces, some aluminum, and some Calphalon ('Commercial' line - Calphalon comes in varying levels of quality.)
If you want professional quality cookware that isn't terribly expensive, see if you can locate a restaurant supply store and look for bare or "natural finish" aluminum cookware. That's what is used in most restaurant kitchens. We have a set we use sometimes. It is durable, easy to clean, and will last forever. We run a professional kitchen where I work, and that's what our chef uses. Good brands are Vollrath and Lincoln, but there are many others out there.
I have Fissler cookware, the Coronal pots series, the Crispy, the Kanton long-handled wok, and the vitavit royal pressure cooker (I never used it because it is for big families).
My mother and grandmother also had the same, so I guess I grew up with these products and I never tried anything different.
I also have a few thermo spot pans from Tefal.
My Japanese friends are raving about the Chasseur enamel cast iron cookware, and they collect the pastel colored ones. I can't trust them because every month they come up with a new kitchen fad , on October it was waffle maker, on November the crepe maker and now the Chasseur...