I'm curious about a good brand of stainless cookware (that offers open stock pieces) for a "vegan home cook" that will last for a long time. I don't need or want a "set", I have other cast iron and enamelware and don't like unused pots lurking around. I do need it to be induction capable since I have induction burners. I'm not trying to pretend I'm some kind of "top chef" who needs the most exceptional cookware money can buy, but I am proficient in the kitchen and do a lot of prep cooking in my stainless. I'm not opposed to paying for truly better quality (i.e. want it to last for decades), but don't want to pay extra for "brand hype".
Since vegan pre-made foods are so expensive (and full of additives), I make virtually everything from scratch because it's cheaper and I know what goes in it. As mentioned, I don't like extra pots and pans, so I need things that can be used daily/multi times daily. While I don't do particularly "fancy" cooking, I do need sturdy, workhorse cookware that stands up to LOTS of daily use. The 3 specific items I'm after in stainless is a 1 or maybe 2 quart open saucier (the 'rounded' kind, no need for a lid, pour spout preferable), a small "butter warmer" and a 4-6 qt steamer/stock pot (no glass lid, too breakable lol). I was looking at All Clad and Mauviel (stainless line, not their copper). They both get good reviews, but not sure if you're really paying for superior quality or "name hype". I also checked out Tramontina (I have a big chefs pan of theirs which I adore) but I don't care for their new handles, too big for me (I like thinner handles). Any other brands that might fit into what I need that I don't know about? Not opposed to a good line from a restaurant supply website either! I don't need some brands name engraved on it, I need it to hold up. I know my massive countertop "commercial" convection oven does about a million times better than a compact "name brand" home one, so definitely could be interested in pans used by the industry because of the durability/better results.