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Stressing over cookware order

mandymoo | Jan 9, 2013 06:53 PM

I am not trying to start another long-suffering debate with this post but I am placing an order for a set of cookware and my stress level is rising! I have been researching for a few months now and have decided on a mix of copper/tin lining and carbon steel. I am dumping all of my Calphalon so this cookware will blend with my Staub pieces and my bare cast iron skillet to make a "complete" set. Please take a look at my list and tell me if I am missing something basic/obvious/necessary. I know everyone is different so I will say that I cook for a family of four 4-5 times a week (sometimes more often). I do not cook a lot of deep fried stuff but I do love to cook pasta, veggies, roast meats, sautéd meats, sauces and some casseroles. I am an above average cook that loves to try new things but I do not do a lot of sweets such as cookies or cakes (pies around the holidays).

Basically I am stressing because, for me, this will be a large purchase. An investment even, so I do not want to buy this cookware and wish I had purchased something else. Thank you all for any advice you may give!

I am ordering:
9" Carbon Steel Fry
13" Carbon Steel Fry
14" Carbon Steel Wok

Copper with tin:
1.5 Qt Sauce w/lid
3.25 Qt Sauce w/lid
11" Rondeau w/lid
16" Oval Roasting Pan
Stock Pot

I have cookie sheets, baking pans, a large cast iron skillet and various sizes of Staub cocottes already.

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