I will be buying new pots and pans in the near future and have spent a good amount of time browsing the local retailers. I still can't decide what to buy. I know I don't want plastic handles, and I am leaning towards a stainless steel/aluminum clad set with glass lids. Just wondering if I really should also consider anodized, but I am concerned that they shouldn't go through the dishwasher. I am not overly concerned with non-stick, and I don't spray my pans with Pam, so that is also not a factor.
Also, opinions on Calphalon vs. All Clad in stainless, and should I save a few dollars and consider something like Cuisinart or an off-brand?