In my kitchen, most of my cookware is made from stainless steel. I really enjoy cooking with pots and pans made from stainless steel. Also, I think as a cookware set aesthetically they look attractive – so I have my stainless steel pots and pans out on display on shelving I made for the purpose.
I do use other types of cookware, for example, nonstick fry pans for frying and enameled pots for stews and braising. So I don’t think a kitchen with only stainless steel cookware is ideal.
The stainless steel pots and pans I use were purchased about 8 years ago from a company called Jean-Patrique at the time on sale at a low price. Although these pots & pans have been fantastic they have one disadvantage which is the handles get hot. I have since seen other stainless steel cookware sets for sale, for example, All-clad and Cuisinart have stay cool handles which would be great. Currently, I have to remember to hold the handles using a tea towel.
Stainless steel pots and pans
The set includes the following, 14cm milk-pan, 16cm 18cm 20 cm saucepans with lids, 20cm and 24cm frying pan, 28cm sauté pan with the lid and a 22cm colander. I notice they still sell this set on their website for £129.95.
So if I had to purchase again I would buy a different type of set. the reality is that the current set appears to be indestructible and has remained in good condition for all these years, so I can’t really make a good case for spending out more money on another set of stainless steel cookware, tempting though it may be!!!! It is interesting to note that during the 8 years I have had this set I have gone through about 10 brand new non-stick pans, which have to be replaced as the non-stick coating deteriorates.
Stainless Steel Pots and Pans – sets.
So returning to the stainless steel set I purchased I found the most useful item has been the really big stock pot. I use this all the time as it comes with a steamer insert which sits on top. So I cook soup or long boiling vegetables like carrots on the bottom and steam vegetables like cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower on the top past.