I inherited my parents old pots when I went to college (while they bought nice new ones....). When making things from rice to things like puddings and pie fillings on the stovetop I can't never prevent the bottom of the pot from burning on the exact same place. With things like rice it can be ignored and just not eaten but otherwise it gives a burnt smell to the other stuff when its not even cooked and I have not been distracted to have allowed it to burn while unattended.
Do i need to fix the coating or just toss them? If so what should I look for that's affordable but not low quality?