Hi! I am currently registering for my wedding and am in way over my head when it comes to cookware (and knives). My fiance and I both like the idea of cooking... but currently live in a manhattan apartment with a kitchen the size of a non-walk in closet, so we don't get much practice. Shortly after the wedding, we (hope) to be moving somewhere with more kitchen space and finally get cookin!
I think our main concerns are: we want pieces that will heat quickly, that are easy to clean, and easy on the eyes. I was lured into putting a copper core set on the registry while at BB&B, but when I got home and thought about it, the price just seemed crazy for cooking newbies like us. I love the look of the Lagostina Williams Sonoma line (which you cannot buy online, which is an issue), but I am wondering whether those (or the All Clad d5 Brushed Stainless Steel line, which you can get online) are slow heating? We will also get a non-stick fry pan no matter what.)
Any thoughts on a good line for beginner cooks?