I know this is an excuse but I am going to purchase a new set of the best nonstick pots and pans for my kitchen anyway. This Christmas, we received an induction stove as gift from my husband’s brother. My co-sister was all praises for such stoves, and she even taught me how to use it. I am impressed no doubt but I have limited set of pots and pans that I can use on this induction stove. So I made a requisition for a new set and my miserly husband sanctioned it!
My previous set has PTFE coating and while it has not been damaged in anyway, I do feel it looks dull. I also have a set of steel cookware but my daughter wants it, and so I am now contemplating purchasing a new set. I need a grill pan for sure as the previous set does not have one. I have somehow managed but don’t intend to anymore.
I wonder why they group these sets in a way that you are forced to buy somethings that you don’t need. One of the saucepans for boiling milk is so small that I can barely boil half liter of milk in it. I don’t need those glass covers either. At my age, washing it is a pain. I prefer stainless steel lids. They don’t give such lids for saucepans and casseroles, did you notice? Well, some sets have one for casseroles, but the ones I have perused so far did not have any lids for saucepans. But I did come across an interesting set of nonstick cookware. This one was made from clay and looked really good or as my daughter would put it- “cool”. But I opted against that set of nonstick pots and pans because I am sure it will be too heavy for my aging wrists to handle. Moreover, it would never have met my dear husband’s approval. There are many interesting sets but I do need to have a clear idea about what I want. Let me see, one grill pan, preferably with lid, two saucepans with spouts and lids, of 1.5 liters and 3 liters, one casserole with lid, 2 pans and one skillet. All this in my budget, seems a tall order but I feel confident that there is a set of nonstick pots and pans out there waiting for me to find it.
After research on the internet, I found a few nonstick cookware sets that are rated highly by users.
Anolon Advanced Bronze Nonstick Hard Anodized Set
With this nonstick set I don’t have to worry about nonstick coating peeling off because it is hard anodized which means the surface is not a painted layer of coating but a solid surface that food won’t stick on. It’s dishwasher safe and looks nice.
Circulon Symmetry 11-Pc Set
Another cookware set that I’m considering is the Circulon Symmetry. This is also an 11-piece set, with all the pieces I want and more.
Both nonstick cookware sets are quite expensive, but if they’re of good quality, I would like to try them. Which one do you think is better?