I have been using my mom’s old cookware set for quite some time now. It gets the job done even though it is over a decade old now. And if you ask me, I was doing fine with it. Well, that’s until I paid a good friend of mine a visit and saw her cooking set. I wasn’t envious but it was certainly a lot better looking and fancier compared to the junk I set I had. So I went on a hunt to find a new set of cookware.
The mission, however, proved to be more frustrating than adventurous. Who knew that looking for cooking sets could be so overwhelming? I did read a whole lot of pot and pan reviews from a around the net. Surprisingly in the middle of my frantic search, there was a moment of enlightenment. I found two distinct that intrigued me the most.
Cook N Home set
You can opt for a 15-piece or 2-piece set, depending on your preference. This is the best option for people with a tight budget. Going for less than $50, this cooking set can take your cooking experience to a whole new level. The 15-piece set includes nylon tools, a 1-quart sauce pan, 3- quart casserole, 5- quart dutch oven, 2- quart sauce pan, 10-inch fry pan and 8-inch fry pan.
It has soft touch handles that remains cool while cooking. The pans are made from heavy aluminium material which ensures even heat distribution. It is also easy to clean. When using this cooking set, you have to be careful since the utensils are not heat resistant. You need to cook over low to medium heat. Too much heat can cause your pans to warp.
T-Fal Cookware Set
If you are not working on a tight budget then this is the cooking set for you. The 12-piece T-Fall set includes a dutch oven, sauce pans and sauté pans with lids. It also comes with a solid spoon and a slotted spatula.
This cooking set has a thermo-spot heat indicator. The indicator enables you to know if the pan is optimally preheated before you start cooking. Its non-stick interior is durable and resistant to scratches. One of the things that made this set to stand out is its anti-warp base which prevents warping and promotes even distribution of heat. The T-Fal does not have stay-cool handles, thus you need to be careful during preparing of meals. It is hard to find a good cooking set that is both durable and budget-friendly. But, if you are looking for the best cookware sets, then I highly recommend you to go for the Cook N Home set or T-Fal set.
I haven’t picked either coz I’m just too broke at the moment. So maybe I’ll save up for it. I mean I hope I will. Unless the ceiling breaks again and I have to spend more to get that fixed. Life is such a pain in the AS$.
Update : A Year After
Exceptional results require good quality tools, and it is no different in the kitchen. The choice of cookware being used can make or spoil any dish. It is, therefore, recommended that you have the best cookware set to enhance your cooking. Inexpensive cookware sets may sound like a good bargain only to be deformed by heat or through rough usage. The good news is that there are economical and durable cookware sets in the market, which can provide professional results like the high-end products.
I Chose The T-fal Cookware
The T-fal 12-piece cookware set is my preferred model when it comes to cooking. It is made of hard anodized scratch resistant titanium and has non stick properties. Moreover, the cookware set comes equipped with a thermo-spot heat indicator, silicone handle, and an anti-warp base making cooking easier and more enjoyable. The T-fal 12-piece is also safe to use with the oven and dishwasher.
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I would also recommend using the Cook N Home 15-piece cookware set. It has tempered glass cover lid that helps with an easy view as the food cooks. It is made with nonstick aluminum which enhances even heat distribution. Finally, it has soft touch silicone handles that make it simpler to hold the cookware while cooking.