I received a very nice set of Calphalon stainless steel cookware for Christmas. I was wanting to replace some old non-stick and not very nice cookware (some I've had since college). If I had been picking for myself I would have purchased a few pieces of Le Crueset instead. It seems though that people love their stainless so I'm conflicted about whether I should return this Calphalon set or learn to love it. My husband and I are vegetarian so how well cookware handles meat is irrelevant. We primarily eat veggies, beans, grains, tofu, tempeh etc.
I would also mention this set is very large and duplicates pieces I already have and am happy with. So what's your advice? Keep this super nice stainless set or return it and pick out the few pieces that I need? If I do return it is there something that you'd recommend more than enamel cast iron?
Thanks for the advice.