Looking to get this one. Anyone has experience with Rachael Ray cookware?
I just liked the color combination, it fits what I am looking for (cookware set from scratch) and one-stop-shop. I'm from EU, so importing it from US will cost me extra, but if anyone could advise me on a nice cookware set or something that is sold separately - I'd be very thankful.
What I am looking for is something like picture related size wise.
Nigga, it is a new apartment I've bought three months ago. While I know this is hardly an excuse to be ignorant, it is an excuse not have anything in it to cook food in. So I am looking to acquire a set of cookware.I would like to move in there and have something to cook food in.
It's good to have a variety of materials available in your kitchen for different purposes. Depending on how much you intend to cook, some would say it is required. All cookware materials have different physical properties which is going to fundamentally affect your cooking. Nonstick cookware cannot be heated as much as pure metal, and both thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of PTFE coatings are much lower than pure metal, which means that heat is transferred more slowly to food touching the surface (heat radiation from the base metal is unaffected). Often, this is not something you want, especially in pans. Another thing that matters is heat capacity and the weight of the cookware. Heavier objects are going to store more total heat energy, which is something you may or may not want, depending on the situation.
I recommend you first study cookware materials and then read some sort of guide before you buy anything. It's probably not the best idea to buy a full set like the one in the OP. Instead, it may be more sensible to buy items or very small sets piece by piece as you actually need and use them. It's much more useful to have 2 pans of different materials or weights than of different sizes. Do you really need 4 differently sized pots right from the start?
Loads of guides like this one you will find with a simple search
I would mix and match between nonstick, stainless and cast iron pots/pans. Nonstick is nice for a lot of things, but if you're searing meats or doing high-heat cooking or going from stove top to the oven, you'll be better off with cast iron or stainless. Its good to have a variety.
Thank you. I'll read the links then.
Just to clarify - I do tend to cook and have some pots and pans from the old days in the old apartment. It is just that I would like to buy new stuff for new apartment.
And it is a family of three, I do need a large 3+ltr pot, smaller 1-2ltr pot and a saute similar size. As for pans, I need one deeper and bigger (26+cm) and one smaller (24cm).