Chef Ramsay believes that tasty food does not always mean you need to spend a lot on expensive kitchen cookware. Gordon knows that not everybody has the same budget and advises that you only purchase a few pots and pans.
My two recommend cookware sets are ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set or All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware; on Amazon, both are well-made pans with a solid, heavy bottom, heat fast, and they get the job done.
Gordon suggests you always buy premium quality pans instead of purchasing inexpensive ones. He also recommends buying the best quality pots and pans you can afford because high-quality everyday cookware sets will last a lifetime if well maintained.
What Pots and Pans Do Chefs Recommend?
- Non-stick Frying Pan: (8 and 12-inch pans used for delicate fish, eggs, crepes, and sautéing). on Amazon
- Saucepans: (4 and 6-quart, used for sauces, stews, soups, stocks, boiling vegetables, rice, and pasta). on Amazon
- Cast-Iron Skillet: (10-12 inch used for Root veg, meats, sticky foods (if seasoned), putting beneath the broiler and in the oven). on Amazon
- Carbon-Steel Skillet:(10-12 inch used for these all kinds of jobs from searing steaks to sautéing veg or cooking eggs). on Amazon
- Dutch Oven:(Used for cooking stews; braising meat, soups, sauces; pasta; chicken, deep frying; and baking bread). on Amazon
ScanPan Professional Everyday Nonstick Cookware Set
ScanPan Professional cookware is made of recycled aluminum, decreasing the need for mining and reusing metals otherwise dumped into landfills.
ScanPan professional-quality skillet lets for browning, searing, and deglazing, things you can′t do with traditional nonstick. It needs little to no fat for cooking so that you can enjoy a healthy meal with minimal cleanup. Patented Stratanium nonstick cooking surface is impossible to scrape away, even with metal utensils, and it′s dishwasher safe for simple cleanup.
The heavy-duty pressure-cast aluminum body features a thick base, ensuring fast and even heat distribution. Skillet is guaranteed not to blister, peel, or create hot spots. The sturdy, ergonomic handle is riveted to the pan and will not come loose.
The nonstick Scanpan cookware is constructed from quality aluminum, and then a titanium surface is put on. The ceramic-titanium is heated up to 30,000 degrees and then permanently fused to the aluminum, delivering a safe ceramic surface with advanced nonstick coating. Given that the ceramic-titanium surface is permanently bonded to the aluminum structure, it will not wear or chip.
ScanPan surfaces are one of the most durable on the market. ScanPan ceramic surface is hard enough to use metal utensils and is entirely dishwasher safe. Unlike silicone, the nonstick coating will not wear off.
Buy: ScanPan 10-Piece Cookware Set, at Amazon
Gordon Ramsay Everyday Stainless Steel Cookware Set
Dishwasher Safe Professional Stainless Steel Cookware emphasizes restaurant-grade “tri-ply” construction an 18/10 stainless steel surface and inner cooking exterior bonded to a heavy-gauge aluminum center which guarantees rapid and even heat distribution to provide efficient cooking on low to medium heat.
Oven-safe for stovetop, broiler, and grill use. The all-around rim enables easy pouring from both sides. “Precise Fit” lids secure in temperatures, guaranteeing flavors are maintained. Vent hole decreases the risks of boil-over. Extra-long, ergonomic fixed stainless steel handles add improved durability characteristics of professional-grade cookware. That’s Dishwasher safe, making clean-up simple.
Buy: All-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Cookware at Amazon