Let’s face the truth, Cookware sets are really expensive, and getting the wrong one can cost you more than hundreds of dollars. So, it should be a one-time buy that can last you a lifetime, and if you are now worried about your previous choice of a set, I’m here to rectify it! After a good look at all the good cookware set available in the market, and rigorously testing some, the best set that I recommend for an occasional cook is the “Tramontina 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set”
Tramontina 12-Piece Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set
The set is made by Tramontina, which is not so famous in the market, but in this article, quality is the main emphasis, not the brand. It is a 12-piece set, and includes various pans and pots for your daily needs, like a 10″ frying pan, a 12″ frying pan, a 5-qt sauté pan with lid, a 5-qt sauce pan with lid, a 3-qt sauce pan with lid, a 5-qt Dutch oven with lid and a 12-qt stock pot with lid.
All the pieces are made of 18/10 grade stainless steel, which is very hard and durable, and is further polished for maximum longevity. The best thing about this set is that uses a Tri-Poly Cladding method, which is done by sandwiching aluminum between the stainless steel walls. This decreases the time taken by the pots or pans to heat, and increases the quality and strength of the walls, which means it will not warp or get dented easily.
The handles are riveted and are good to hold, and are ergonomic as well, and the whole set can withstand temperatures over 5000 F. The set is also dishwasher safe, but hand washing is recommended.
Overall, this set is the best you can find in a reasonable price, and provides excellent heat conduction. It is also very durable and can last you for years to come. It is only exclusively on Walmart, so you have to order it online, although you can find it in stores if you look hard enough. It has fewer pieces than other sets of the same kind, but it doesn’t matter, as Thomas Keller, a great chef, said:
Cooking is not about convenience and it’s not about shortcuts. Our hunger for the twenty-minute gourmet meal, for one-pot ease and prewashed, pre-cut ingredients has severed our lifeline to the satisfactions of cooking. Take your time. Take a long time. Move slowly and deliberately and with great attention.”