As the aunt of the bride I''ve landed the responsibility of advising my niece on the "best" choice for her pots and pans. The problem is that I haven't bought any new pots and pans in decades. I'm still using the original black Calphalon pots that were the best for their day, a day that was a long time ago. Yesterday, I looked at the five lines of All-Clad, the one line of Le Cruset, and two lines of Calphalon.
By way of background, I should add that my niece has lived in an apartment for several years; she has been cooking with the pots and pans that my mother donated when she downsized her living situation. Although some of those pots are like the old Calphalon I use, some are even older. (I mention these Calphalon pots so you know that my niece has some experience using reasonably heavy pots.)
I'd really appreciate any comments and recommendations about pots and pans currently on the market.