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What is the best cookware?

This post contains affiliate links. All opinions are my own. 

We just moved and I decided to sell everything we had and buy all new kitchen appliances. Everything I had was old so it was time to upgrade. I had read so many articles and asked many people their opinions and finally came to a conclusion. So far I have been really happy with the items I have purchased. Today I will talk about my new cookware that I love!!

When you are looking for cookware, there are so many types -Hard Anodized, ceramic, stainless steel, teflon and more. I wanted something that didn’t stick and didn’t need a lot of oil. I had stainless steel and I did not want that again. So I bought Circulon Genesis Hard-Anodized Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set

  • Set includes: 1-Quart and 2-Quart Covered Saucepans, 3-Quart Covered Saute, 6-Quart Covered Stockpot, 8-1/2-Inch and 10-Inch Skillets
  • The cookware set features heavy-duty, hard-anodized aluminum construction that provides fast, even heating and outstanding durability
  • TOTAL Food Release System features PFOA-free metal utensil safe DuPont Autograph on raised circles for superior cooking release and effortless cleanup
  • This cookware set’s stainless steel handles are solidly double riveted for strength; the shatter-resistant glass lids lock in heat and moisture
  • Oven safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit

I love these pots! This set is just $149.99 on Amazon! Nothing sticks and the food cooks so evenly. I even cooked a scrambled egg with no Pam and nothing stuck to the pan. They were truly easy to clean. The only thing I don’t like about these pots is that they are not dishwasher safe. But since nothing sticks to them – they are very easy to clean.

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I also bought a large Rachael Ray Enamel on Steel 12-Quart Covered Stockpot. I needed a pot to make soups and large batches of tomato sauce. It is a ceramic pot and it looks really pretty. I also like that it is  Induction suitable and oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. But I found it harder to clean. It is also not dishwasher safe. I turned on the burner and the oil and onion I added burnt on the bottom of the pan. I just feel like it is so delicate. You can’t use anything abrasive on it.

After a quick search on the internet I learned I could add some water and baking soda to the pot and bring it to a boil. I then used a wooden spoon to loosen the burnt stuff from the bottom. I am sure that I need to lower the heat when I cook with this pot. So I will not buy anymore ceramic pots.

In conclusion – I am hooked on the Hard-Anodized Nonstick cookware. They are truly nonstick and feel more durable than ceramic cookware. I also love the grooves in the Circulon Hard Anodized cookware.  Remember not to put them in the dishwasher and never use metal utensils when cooking.

What is your favorite cookware?

Next up….My new dish set!!

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