They're not all right...
Jul. 7, 2011 8:24 am
Updated: Jun. 21, 2013 12:16 pm
....my pots and pans, that is. In fact, I'm embarrassed by them. I realized a few months ago that I bought my current set in 2002 from Target, and only spent around $60 for 3 pots, 3 lids and 2 pans. It's 'non-stick' and the insides now look like a cat
spazzed out in them. I also have a small set of aluminum pots and pans that I bought a few years later (I don't even remember buying them!?) that sucks just as bad. They don't heat up evenly (they were cheap), and the handles of them get hot enough to heat
up their own zip code.
So this is what I've been working with for the last nine years. For the occasional cook, yeeeeeeah, you could probably get by with these, but for someone who LOVES to cook every day, they've been nothing but constant aggravation and stress.
I've been researching different types of
cookware....Calphalon, Circulon, Earth Pan, Technique. This has been going on for MONTHS. (I'm a total commitment-phobe when it comes to important purchases.) The last straw was a week ago when I was attempting to sear some meat and....let's
just say it didn't go very well. Is it weird to yell at your pans???
Meet my new pans.....TAAA-DAAA! They're from Technique (sold on QVC) and get great reviews! The set includes a 1.5-qt saucepan with lid,
3-qt saucepan with lid, 4-qt saute with lid, 7-qt stock pot with lid, 8" skillet, 10" skillet, and 11" skillet. Yeah! I had been eyeing up their other sets, but they didn't quite contain the pieces I wanted. When I checked again last week, this new
configuration had popped up that was perfect! I don't have them yet, but they should be arriving any day. I will update once I've had a chance to try them!
New cookware set!