I’ve been reading the posts on pots and pans for days now and I’m hoping to maybe just get some input from those of you who undoubtedly have more cooking experience than myself.
I’ve started learning to cook this year and am setting out to buy a set of pans, as I’ve previously been using roommates and am moving out on my own. A lot of posts encourage to buy pieces… but having calculated the costs, and owning at this point only a Lodge cast iron skillet and a Lodge dutch oven, it seems quite a bit more expensive to be buying them one at a time – therefore I’m leaning towards a set (with a budget of $200; and accruing other pieces as needed).
I’ve narrowed it down to Costco’s Kirkland signature 13 piece stainless steel set for $179.99 (http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product....) and Walmart’s Tramontina Tri-ply 10 piece set for $199.99 (http://reviews.walmart.com/1336/11072...).
I see a lot of reviews regarding the quality of the Tramontina set, comparing it to All Clad – but I feel quite confused because the pieces offered in the Kirkland set seem more attractive (such as the 4 quart covered sauté pan, or the casserole dish – I can see myself using those frequently). I’m slightly overwhelmed and probably just need to make a decision, and would appreciate any suggestions/advice if you have any. Thank you!