So I mainly cook two kinds of meals.
- I make something like stir fryish for dinner one night but want enough to last as leftovers for several days later either at home or work. Think yellow thai chicken curry, asian stir fry, fancy hamburger helper, those sorts of things. The key is that I want to be able to make quite a bit of it so that my girlfriend and I can eat it for several days afterwards. Currently I have a pan that has a 9inch diameter on the bottom and is about two inches high, and its not cutting it. So I've been looking at considerably larger saucepans like this one below... or the others it its family.
The other kind of cooking is basic fry a burger in the pan, fry some sausage then fry some eggs in the grease etc... kind of stuff, where I don't need a very deep pan but one of good diameter.
I'm considering the same brand for this, or a comparable quality brand in the 10-12inch range for diameter.
I also boil rice and quinoa like almost everyday, but I don't think quality cookware would help much with tasks like that, but I could be wrong.
On pans that I use frequently and ones that I can use for the rest of my life I am willing to spend a fair amount if the quality difference is proportional to the price
Any advice or corrections on my novice understanding of cooking is much appreciated.
EDIT: Look of the pan is not of great importance to me, nor is dishwasher "safeness" as I'll be washing these all by hand.