Hello, my first post here but I read these forums for months before purchasing my first set of stainless steel to replace my decaying non-stick that I inherited from others over years and was frightened of. I found this forum indispensable in my comparison shopping - I learned to avoid encapsulated bases, that spending money on All-Clad and Viking is nice but Tramontina should be just fine, to pay attention to handles more than anything else, to avoid sets and buy piece-by-piece as I needed. I even learned about the science behind different types of cookware and manufacturing processes. I probably learned too much, but i'm glad I did, because I'm really, really happy with my pots and pans. I ended up getting a set from Regal Ware for less than random nice pieces individually that I love. I was going to get Tramontina but my lady friend and I weren't excited about keeping up the mirror exterior. So, thank you.
Anyway, I noticed this fry pan on Woot for $25 a few days ago and it hasn't sold out yet for some reason. I haven't owned All-Clad or anything too fancy, but I've used some, and this pan definitely holds its own against bigger names. So, I thought I'd share with you guys a nice, tri-ply, induction-ready 12" stainless steel fry pan for $25</a>. Hope this is helpful to someone and maybe now that I have an account (and am not afraid to use my pans) I'll start using this board more! Thanks again!
P.S. I am not affiliated with Woot or Regal Ware, I'm just a poor college student who loves good deals on nice things. :) If you've been on the fence about trying stainless or just can't afford to this is a great opportunity!