« on: January 23, 2014, 08:02:02 AM »
Some things to note:
-Stainless steel will pretty much last a lifetime and can clean up real nice with a little bar keepers friend. I love my non-stick skillet but would never want a whole set.
-Make sure you get ones that have the aluminum sandwiched in between the stainless. It will regulate heat much better.
-Hold them in your hand and make sure you like the comfort level of the handle, balance, and weight of the pans.
-Don't cheap out. You don't have to go spend a $1000 on all clad but if you spend a good amount of money on a good set, they'll last a long time.
My wife and I got a set of calphalon stainless for our wedding and I really like them. They have glass lids which I prefer to stainless (aka, can't see through) and I like them. About half the price of All Clad but still very nice.