What's your cookware dream list? Building my own set...

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by GraceP, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. stainless steel

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  3. cast iron

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  4. enameled cast iron

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  5. ceramic

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  6. non-stick

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  7. other

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  8. depends on the item

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  1. GraceP

    GraceP

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    I've been warned off buying a cookware set as you tend to get stuck with certain useless pieces while missing out on some important ones. If I was to build my own set, what items should I make sure to include (or avoid)? Also, any tips on best materials?
     
  2. Pat Pat

    Pat Pat

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    It depends entirely on your cooking style. No items is a must-have and no pieces should be avoided. If you are just starting out, I suggest that you buy whatever pots/pans that look useful to you; start with a cheap but decent brand like T-Fal.

    As you cook more and more, you'll naturally know what items and what sizes benefit you the most. Then you can invest more money into getting a better version of those pieces.

    By the way, a cookware set might not be all that bad. Your cooking style could happen to match all the pieces on offer. I had bought 2 sets that I'm 100% happy with everything in them.

    No comment on the best material though I prefer Thermolon over Teflon for nonstick stuff.
     
  3. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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