Need new cookware on a "sort-of" budget


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Need new cookware on a "sort-of" budget

actuarialchef | | Dec 10, 2013 07:13 PM

I currently have a set very similar to this one, except instead of a saute pan mine has a 2 qt covered saucepan (and my large skillet is long gone):

It is coming up on 5 years old and the nonstick surface is all but gone in all but the medium (2 qt) saucepan.

I have this Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned Combo Cooker (purchased January 2013):

I love the Lodge pieces, but I still haven't gotten them seasoned well, but that's another post in itself. Let's say for now that I am definitely keeping them. They brown meat better than anything else I've ever used or seen used (I grew up in a family where no one really *liked* to cook, whereas I *love* to cook!).

So I'm in the market for replacements for, well, all of my nonstick pieces. I really only need a large-ish stock pot (mt 5 qt is just a little bit too small sometimes), one or two saucepans, a saute, and a skillet/fry pan or something similar -- I think.

I'd definitely like to avoid Non-stick, but other than that I don't have strong feelings. I don't have the money for All-Clad, but I think that type (SS) may be what I'm leaning towards.

Suggestions for individual pieces, please?

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