Cookware Sets vs Single: Choosing the Right Cookware

Cookware You've just returned home from your honeymoon. You've finally secured your first home. You found the perfect partner and have moved in together, or maybe you're honing your skills for that upcoming audition to the next Hell's Kitchen. Dinner...

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You've just returned home from your honeymoon. You've finally secured your first home. You found the perfect partner and have moved in together, or maybe you're honing your skills for that upcoming audition to the next Hell's Kitchen. Dinner expectations are mounting and everything in your cookbook makes you drool. You need more than one pot, which is why owning quality cookware sets is so important.

When you have the right cookware, creating a four course meal to rival your favorite celebrity chef becomes possible. From Dutch ovens to fry pans, stainless steel to nonstick, Teflon coating to anodized, copper and cast iron, there are many options out there. Choosing quality cookware can be a daunting task for even the most experienced cook.

Here are four steps to help you choose the right cookware:

  1. Consider the type of cooking you plan to do. This helps you narrow down the type of cookware you need. You don't want to clutter up your space with pots you won't use, or spend unnecessary funds for pots and pans you don't need.
  2. Decide whether you want single pieces or a complete set. This is truly an individual choice. Some people prefer to get everything they need in one shot with a set and others prefer to collect pieces and build their own. Consider your space and your budget while making this decision. A set will take up less space and cost less in the long run than collecting as you go.
  3. Research the different types of cookware available. You already know there are many different types of cookware. Now you need to know how they work and what they do to enhance your cooking. They all have their own special attributes you need to know and understand. Some of them even have characteristics that make them usable for microwave cooking, while others have oven and dishwasher safe options to consider as well.
  4. Focus on what's most important. There are a few key things you should consider when choosing cookware for yourself. Pot size is of utmost importance. These usually vary from small to large, but you need to ensure that the sizes are conducive to your cooking needs, whether that be for a large group, or an intimate dinner for two. Next, you should consider how many pots and pans you need. Traditional cookware sets usually contain a fry pan, a dutch oven, a 3-quart saucepan, and a 1.4 quart saucepan. Other sets may include steaming inserts, smaller fry pans, or all large pots instead of small ones. Do your research and shop with confidence.

Understanding the different types of cookware out there is the first step in acquiring your own set of pots and pans, and this where we come in. We've made your kitchen our business! Our vast and carefully chosen selection of cookware proves we know our way around a kitchen, and we want to share that knowledge with you!

Don't be overwhelmed! Contact us today and let us help you become the next Top Chef!