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How to Buy a Pots and Pans Set

Watch more Cooking Equipment videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to buy a pots and pans set with these tips. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Set your budget Buy the best pans you can afford. They should be thick and sturdy enough to prevent dents and warping, with securely attached handles. Stainless steel is a versatile material -- look for an aluminum core to help conduct heat. Other materials include copper, anodized aluminum, and cast iron. Tip Look for pots and pans you can use both on the stove and in the oven. Step 2: Invest in a saucepan Invest in a 2- or 3-quart saucepan for heating soup, stews, and other liquids. A 1 1/2-quart saucepan is ideal for small or single-servings. Lidded cookware will make your pots and pans more versatile. Step 3: Get a frying pan Get a frying pan, or omelet pan, for cooking eggs, frying fish, and sauteing food. A nonstick coating makes for easy cleanup and reduces oil and butter use. Tip Newly developed "green" nonstick cookware is made without petroleum and may reduce carbon emissions. Step 4: Add a saute pan Add a 10-inch saute pan to your collection. It is wide and shallow but has higher sides than a fry pan, making it ideal for cooking meat dishes or making stews and other thick dishes. Step 5: Finish with a stockpot Round out your collection with a large, 8-quart stockpot, which has a handle on either side. Use it to cook pasta, big batches of soup, chili, and to roast large cuts of meat. Step 6: Add more pieces Add additional pieces, like a cast iron skillet for making fried chicken, or specialized cookware, like a wok, based on your cooking preferences and as storage space allows. Now get cooking! Did You Know? Did you know? Teflon was accidentally discovered on April 6, 1938, by Roy Plunkett.
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