Our advice has always been to skip sets and just buy the pans you need. But new brands offering practical cookware packages compelled us to take another look.
What We Learned
If you want to cook with confidence—or help a novice cook get a solid start—quality cookware is essential. You don’t have to spend a ton of money; choosing well is key. We usually insist that you buy cookware piece by piece so you pay for only what you need. To help keep track of everything, we've put together a comprehensive guide to stocking a kitchen with cookware, featuring both...