Ok, so I am moving into an apartment for school next year (moving out of the dorms :) ) I will be living with 3 other guys, but I'm afraid none of them have good cookware. I am kind of a cookware snob, and I enjoy cooking, I like to buy things once and not have to buy them again (or at least for a while.) However I'm on a limited college budget. so a 500USD set is off limits. I got a nice set of knifes from Ginsu, so I don't need to worry about them. But I'm interested in pots and pans mostly.
So here is what I would like:
The following is optional:
I am willing to compromise on what kind of pans are included, but not the price. I am looking for a set that will last though college and beyond by a year or two. I am not expecting professional sets by any means
So what I'm looking for from you guys is pointers of things to look for, what you think is most important, good brand names and possible sets.
asked Jul 21 '11 at 23:26
I love the Calphalon pans my parents have. They are on the more expensive side but they last.
Here is a good deal on them from Macys http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=371637&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results
i have these but they are more expensive and isn't everything you want: http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=99003&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results
For Cookware we use Lifetime: http://www.lifetimecookware.com/ in my house but nis kinda overpriced, the good thing is that they replace any piece that gets damaged for life.
For your price range I guess you should search for Emeril Cookware: http://www.amazon.com/Emeril-Lagasse-Kitchen-Housewares/b?ie=UTF8&node=567538 hes one of the world's famous cooks :)
answered Jul 23 '11 at 07:58