Q: I'm a new teacher living in my own place in NYC. I'm trying to find an inexpensive but good quality cookware set that will have the basics I need but won't take up too much room in my home or burn through my bank account.
My preference is for a colorful set, although that's mostly just an aesthetic preference. But it seems so hard to find something that is colorful and good quality. Do you have any resources or suggestions?
Sent by Daniele
Editor: Daniele, this is a common question from our readers (quality cookware for budget price). Here are a couple places that might have some good ideas and suggestions:
• Good Question: What Kind of Cookware Should I Buy?
• Help Me Find a Cheap Yet High Quality Cookware Set?
We would probably stick with just a few pieces of high-quality stainless steel cookware. One sauté pan, a saucepan, and a large pot, for instance.
With color, what about supplementing your collection with a Dutch oven and perhaps one vintage Dansk enameled pan? There are indeed some colored sets out there, like this one from Rachael Ray, but we have no experience with its quality or longevity.
Readers, do you have any good tips for Daniele and her craving for colorful cookware?
Related: Red, Blue, Yellow: Colorful Vintage Dishes & Cookware
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