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Help Selecting a Few Cookware Pieces

GoodEatsSF | Dec 27, 2013 02:31 PM

I would like to purchase a few cookware pieces, but don't know exactly what to get. Our current cookware is old and needs replacement so I will be basically starting from scratch. The only piece we plan on keeping is a 10" non-stick pan.

I was looking at All-Clad SS, but have also considered Tramontina and Cuisinart MultiClad Pro. I was thinking of getting a couple of All-Clad SS pieces and maybe some from the other two manufacturers.

To help with suggestions here are foods we typically eat in our 3 person household:

Oatmeal (single serving); hard boiled eggs (4-6 eggs); thinly slice potatoes pan cooked in olive oil; turkey bacon (rarely)

Canned black beans (1-2 servings); canned soup (1-2 servings); frozen peas; steamed vegetables; sauteed vegetables (onions, bell peppers, etc); pan seared and cooked chicken, salmon, halibut with olive oil; boiled potatoes (for mash); rice (brown, brown basmati, brown jasmine); whole wheat pasta; pasta dish with shredded chicken (seared and cooked) and tomato sauce with squash, zucchini, eggplant simmered on low; pan seared chicken covered with tomato sauce and simmered on low; oven roasted whole chicken with onions, carrots, potatoes.

There are other dishes we make I'm sure, but these are the ones we make often.

The 10" non-stick pan I mentioned above is used for omelets, pancakes.

So far I was thinking of getting a 2 qt sauce pan and 12" frying pan. Not sure what else to get.

The slow simmered chicken pasta dish with squash, zucchini, eggplant that I mentioned is cooked in a saute pan, but I'm not sure if something else would be better.

Appreciate any help.

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