I have a friend who's Calphalon Anodized pieces are showing some wear and she's interested in getting new cookware. She knows that it does not make sense to buy an expensive non-stick item, as it will just wear out at the same rate as the cheap stuff. She is experienced at cooking and has a wonderful kitchen to work in with great appliances.
But if it's too hard to clean, that's a dealbreaker. Anyone know of anything that doesn't tend to get an impenetrable plaque of burned food after every use?