vanessa731 | Feb 25, 201905:40 PM     153

Hi there! This is my 1st post on this site. I am looking for help finding the right cookware pieces or set. I recently got rid of my Circulon anodized nonstick as it started burning off fumes that filled the house w smog and hard to breathe smoke. I usually cook low - med heat. So the scare of the PTFE was on but I had already started doing research before that. I wonder at what expense this has been to our health as we ingest who knows what?

- I will say the Symmetry is great stuff, you can accidentally boil it dry and somehow it comes clean. I know this poses a learning curve with SS though but I am ready to get my hands dirty. But not the pans...! Hence the search for replacement cookware as I desperately need something ... but it also needs to be the right something, for us.
- First off, I need helpful or accommodating cookware features if possible; I have MS and with that pain, fatigue, weakness, balance, coordination etc ... (Read - clumsiness!) So anything that will be well-balanced, the right feel to handles, helper handles, stay-cool handles, maybe easy pouring like spouts or measuring marks or flared rims, possibly not having to deal with rivets as much or being easier to clean. Those types of handy features would be much appreciated but I know I have a small budget and a lot of wishes!
- It is only the 2 of us and I am using an electric coil stove which came w the apartment. Someday when/if we get a house, I'd love a gas stove or I would love to try induction. For now, I would like cookware that will have a lifetime warranty if possible as I have already gone through many sets and pieces but my budget is only about $350. But, it has to be Bed Bath and Beyond as I have gift cards from wedding, still.
- I tend to make one-pot meals, casseroles, stir-fry's, and we eat salad more often than not.
- I cook chicken breast in the oven on a jelly roll. I cannot convince Hubby to eat fish, and I hate cooking for only me. The only interest is from the cat, with whom I won't share! (She doesn't appreciate my spices for some reason! :P
- I have a rice cooker and a Crock pot so that takes care of any rice, soups or stews. I make pasta so seldom that I am not entirely sure I'd even need a stock pot as I never used the one from the set.

What I will use:
- 8" skillet, maybe also 12"; 1 qt and possibly 1-1/2 - 2 qt saucepan/saucier
- A large pan or 2 different - wok/stir fry and either an everyday/chef's pan or a deep pan/saute/brazier but a casserole/dutch oven may work. Just wondering which pieces could double instead of purchasing extras?
Sorry for really long post, just thought I'd preemptively explain as much as I can to everyone in order to better help. Thank you so much!
Link to tri-ply cookware at BBB ...

Tri Ply Cookware

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

These Healthy Halloween Treats Are Scary Good
Recipe Round-Ups

These Healthy Halloween Treats Are Scary Good

by Jen Wheeler | Halloween just wouldn't be the same without certain things, like costumes, or scary movies. And Halloween...

Halloween Party Planning: Common Horrors to Avoid

Halloween Party Planning: Common Horrors to Avoid

by Amy Sowder | You want your Halloween party to be a scream, but not in a truly awful, lame, or man-this-sucks kinda...

Fall Recipes Perfect for Those Sick of Pumpkin-Flavored Everything
Recipe Round-Ups

Fall Recipes Perfect for Those Sick of Pumpkin-Flavored Everything

by Amy Sowder and Jen Wheeler | Many of us have had it with the pumpkin madness. Enough already with these pumpkin-spiced lattes and...

The Ingredients These Top Chefs Hated...Until They Didn't
Food Trends

The Ingredients These Top Chefs Hated...Until They Didn't

by David Watsky | Think you're a picky eater? Don't worry, even the best chefs in the world have foods they didn't always...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.