I’ve been waiting very patiently and last week it finally happened — we ruined a pan so badly it’ll have to be replaced. I’m ready to start buying grown up cookware but the stuff I bought in a set at Target 10 years ago just wouldn’t kick it. But now, gloriously, I am in need of a small saucepan. I’ve been keeping an eye on items like this on at The Kitchen: investing in new cookware, where All-Clad is recommended. I got a catalog the other day that compares the various All-Clad lines and think I want to start flirting with the Stainless line. Look at those straight sides and, swoon, they can go in the dishwasher! The catalog in question, Chefs, is even offering the 1.5 quart saucepan for $75 (it is also at Amazon for the same price). I kept the catalog next to my bed last night, opened to the All-Clad page. That price is just about right for a first date of dinner and the movies. Since I’m not breaking up with Scott anytime soon I might as well spend the money I’m saving on first dates with cookware, right?
Should I do it? Do you have cookware you love and recommend? Any advice for a cookware noob?