I have narrowed it down to buying 3 pans/pots but want to stay within a budget so I need to mix and match. Basically, I want to buy the best brand to match the pot who needs the best quality most
I am looking to buy:
3/4qt Saute Pan
2-3qt Saucier/Saucepan (For risotto, rice, sauces)
10-11" Skillet/Frypan - This pan is optional for now if I need to cut budget
I am currently considering All-clad (SS, D5, and copper core), Demeyere (Apollo, Atlantis) and Viking V7. If I wanted to splurge on Demeyere, which pan should I go for?
I want to stay under $400 (willing to buy All-Clad seconds if needed).
Weight is very important since my GF will need to handle these pans as well. She will like to handle the saucepan and the saute pan mostly.
We are not professional cooks but we LOVE to cook.
How would you spend your money?
One last question, is the Apollo line discontinued in the US? I saw Sur La had the Industry line which appeared to be the same thing