I am new to cooking (just left college). I would like to buy some kitchen basics- pot, stir fry or sautee pan (not sure if there is a difference, pan. I have tried to read the past forums on cooking supplies and am left more confused then ever. I read about all-clad, staineless steel, corningware, nonstick, cast iron, and more! I have no idea what I am doing. I realize some are supposed to be expensive, but I still don’t want to buy cheap if it means it’s carcinogenic, kill birds, etc. I would appreciate any advice and help sorting out all this info! Thanks!