(Closed) Cookware sets?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have a Farbarware Millenium (looooove it) cookware set, I think it is 10 pieces, but I also have added to it with other pans that I use regularly (grill pan, cast iron skillet).  I think it’s best to get a smaller starter set with the essentials – covered sauce pan, covered stock pot, two sizes of frying pans (one covered), and build on it from there with pieces not part of the set.  You won’t know what you use the most until you actually start using it!

Post # 4
1403 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Stay away from set #2.  Nonstick cookware is made with a layer of toxic material under the surface, and as soon as you scratch it once, the pan will emit toxic fumes every time you heat it up.  Under normal use, nonstick cookware is usually unsafe after about two years.  Go for a few large pieces rather than several small pieces.

My favorite pieces are:

– My frying pan (for stir fry, scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc)

– My large saucepan with a lid that doubles as a strainer (for noodles and mashed potatoes)

– My huge stock pot (for stews and soups)

Post # 5
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree with jenbrandner.

I registered for all-clad, but only a few pieces, specfically a fry pan, a grill pan, a saute pan, and a roaster. 

For the other stuff (like a stock pot or dutch ovens or sauce pans) I have a set and I don’t use those as much, nor do I really need nice ones.  I don’t need a $100 pot just to boil water! 

I DID register for a Le Creuset dutch oven though.  Those things are amazing.

Post # 6
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

i <3 Le Creuset but it’s expensive. I’d never buy it for myself but I figured why not in terms of the registry. I don’t expect to get everything on there anyway.

I second the advice not to get non-stick. I had Calphalon for a while and it craps out pretty fast. Not so much the pots but the frying pans/saute pans get destroyed and you end up having to replace it which costs more than just getting a good quality one to begin with.

Post # 7
239 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Ahhh… I was going to reccommend Earth Chef cookware, but I don’t know that you can get it in the states. I’ll link it anyways in case you can find some, or for the canuck bees who may be wondering the same thing 🙂 http://www.earthchef.ca/aboutEarthChef.html

Post # 9
5263 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Yes yes yes, go with stainless steel! Stay away from non-stick. Cuisinart makes a relatively inexpensive set if you’re going the budget route. 

Post # 11
831 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I would use set #1 the most

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