Post # 1
Fiance and I are buying a house *yay* but we won’t be getting married until the following summer *boo*
We need to get some pots and pans for the meantime before we register for household items. We don’t want to spend a lot when we will likely be gifted these for our wedding.
Any suggestions on brands or stores we should check out? We’re not looking for anything fancy, just to get us through til next summer.
Post # 3
Paula Deen has a nice non-stick enamel set at Walmart right now for like $99.
Post # 4
if you want really cheap, go to ikea. if you want a little better, bed bath and beyond has tons of sets for $200 (and you can use 20% off coupons on most of them). do you want non-stick or stainless?
Post # 5
um, I don’t know? I think I’d prefer non-stick but I really have no idea.
Post # 6
We have the Calphalon set from Khols and theyve been great. Theyre always on sale and they have lasted us 2 years so far
Post # 7
Ours are from Sears, Basic Essentials I think, thye are decent for the cost and will be good enough to tide you over til the gifts start coming in… we got a set for $70 and it came with a bunch of stuff, not great but it will do for now..
Post # 8
I don’t have suggestions, but will say this: for anything like a skillet, I’d say go with nonstick; for soup pots and that sort of thing, go stainless. If you’re not used to cooking with one or the other, this might be a good time to kind of “Try out” what you’d like to register for (like if you’ve never used nonstick before, you could try them now and if you like them, register for nicer ones!)
Also, I think it’s easier to find a low price set of nonstick, but I could be wrong about that.
Post # 9
I second the IKEA suggestion. I don’t have any of their nonstick pans, but I love their stainless steel (the 365+ series) pots. They are cheap but they have great heat distribution and are as close to nonstick as possible.
Post # 10
I’ve had the best luck with JCPenny’s Cooks line of pots & pans. They’re legitly nice… hard-annodized, stainless steel handles… and I love to cook. I’ve had my set for 5 years now and they’re still holding up well.
(Also, JCP has a sale like every other weekend and you can usually print a 15% off coupon from their website)
Post # 11
I got a small Cuisinart set from Bed, Bath, and Beyond last year for $110. They are absolutely fantastic, and cook so much more evenly than anything I’ve ever owned! Takes a little getting used to not using non-stick (esp. for him, lol!) But they are AH-mazing!
Beauty of it is, the starter set has everything you need, but there are lots of individual pieces that you can register for (almost anywhere!) and add to your set later.
Post # 12
Almost all of my pots and pans are from Ikea. All of them are non-stick.
I have some more expensive pans but I like the Ikea ones just as much. They might not last the rest of my life, but they will do for the time being.
Post # 13
We have stainless steel and I honestly have no idea what brand they are! However, Fiance had them two years prior to meeting me and we’ve been together for two years! I cook a lot and they still look like new!! I’m pro-stainless steel! 🙂
Post # 14
Honestly, Ross. I get so many cheap housewares there that are of pretty good quality. and they should tie you over for a year.
Post # 15
Check out kohls they have crazy sales if you find one u like and its not on sale just wait they usually come back with a crazy sale sometimes in a matter of days. Thats how i got a lot of my kitchen ware, i found what i liked and periodically checked sometimes fifty percent off
Post # 16
@napabridekelsey: ooooh Ross is a really good suggestion. Marshalls/TJMaxx are the same thing, if there’s not a Ross near you.