I am a home cook looking for a good QUALITY set or items to buy. I don't want anything teflon coated. I had a Paula Deen cookware set from walmart that was CRAP. I used to have a Townecraft set that I loved the only down side to it was the weight sometimes hurt my wrists and it was horrible when cooking eggs and pancakes. Other than that it was an awesome set (that my ex-husband has now). I am considering a few different options: Surgical stainless steel like townecraft, hard anodized, stainless steel (specifically the Giadia de Laurentis or Emiril Legassi lines). I really don't know which way to turn. I just know I don't want crap and I want pieces that will be large and deep. An all purpose type pan, a large stock pot and a pan suitable for cooking pancakes, crepes and eggs. It has to be something free of the health concerns that come with teflon. Any advice that can help me decide....I don't really know what I am comparing. Im looking for 3-4 good quality peices.