MY FAVORITE COOKWARE | best pots and pans worth the money (on black friday and cyber monday)

The best cookware worth the investment is durable, non-toxic and lasts a lifetime. My favorite brands of cookware from All Clad, Staub, Le Creuset and Lodge check all these boxes, and are made from materials including stainless steel, cast iron, class and ceramic.

Investing in cookware is like investing in the best Vitamix or other kitchen appliance. It may cost more money upfront, but it more than pays for itself over the long-haul.

So today, I wanted to deep dive into my cookware and chat about the different pots and pans I use the most, why I love them and why they’re worth investing in (or not investing in). This post isn’t sponsored by any of the brands you see highlighted, I’m just sharing what I truly love and use in the kitchen.

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My Favorite Cookware: The Best Pots and Pans

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  1. Dhanelen Janjoajerjef on February 17, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Wow! Thank you so much for this video ❤️

  2. Thao Nguyen on February 17, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    Could you please make a video of how to care for cast iron skillets ? Thanks much !

  3. Jayasree Carey on February 17, 2021 at 9:06 pm

    how about Hard Anodized cookware ?

  4. LBlush on February 17, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    You are amazing to have this type of research for your video. This video is so comprehensive. Thank you so much for this video!

  5. Desmond Richardson on February 17, 2021 at 9:07 pm

    I really appreciate the information

  6. Pops' Thai Kitchen on February 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    I love you video! Very informative and thank you for sharing!

  7. Zhou Bendy on February 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    GREAT analyse of different material cookwares. the most healthy material is S/S cookware. all the other all cover with coatings. enamel coating/non-stick coating/ceramic coating/preseason coating… i had use to been in the cooware manufacture business before. pre-season coating will be the worst. in EU. it can not pass LFGB.
    but in USA FDA is accept by some parts of the test result.
    For the utensil, i prefer use wood or bamboo.for non stick is much safety for food contact. as there differnent grade of silicone. heat-resisten mostly only up to 180~230 degrees.

  8. Maulik Motiwala on February 17, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    Very helpful video. What are your thoughts on HexClad?

  9. enda firaz on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Very informative topics….nice & valueable.. well done.

  10. Jean Bowers on February 17, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Just found your channel recently and really find your videos to be very helpful and enjoyable to watch. My favorites are Le Creuset. I’ve used them for many years.

  11. Marie Que on February 17, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    What about silicone bakeware?

  12. Francis McClaughry on February 17, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    my mate likes copper skillets and I have all most been kicked out of the kitchen for cast iron happy cooking.

  13. Linda Marziotto on February 17, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you so much!💖 I’ve been struggling for months trying to figure out what kind of cookware to get. I ordered a Scanpan Es5 non-stick cookware set & I got it right before Thanksgiving. The first time I used it it scratched even though the manufacturer said I could use stainless steel utensils, and put in the dishwasher. However, I did neither but somehow they still scratched almost every piece in a couple of weeks. Since they had a 60 day return policy, I decided to return them. It was a pain boxing them back up again, but I’m glad I did. I got a full refund @$500. (on sale from $1000). So, I wanted to get a safe nonstick set, but I couldn’t find one without any harsh chemicals, and just today I thought I’m going to go with stainless steel. So this video came at a PERFECT time! I am so glad I came across it! Thank you so much!!!!💐⚘
    P.S. I subscribed to your channel!🤗

  14. Chef on Flames on February 17, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    How about granite pots?

  15. Anita Prasad on February 17, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you so much!😊❤️

  16. Daniela Ingrid Platon on February 17, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Lisa, First of all thank you for all your videos and shares and secondly, I would like to know more about what kind of oven trays/pans are you using for the veggies?

  17. keywanda young on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    She needs to invest in Bar keepers friend geez

  18. Tierney Kornet on February 17, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Could you please do a video on your cleaning routine!? I just got this set & am struggling with eggs / reheating meal prepped items. Thank you!!

  19. Ken Cee on February 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    What do you think about hexclad pans

  20. Usman Ullah on February 17, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’m here after watching dark water . Thanks for the information great work.

  21. Dablakka Daberry on February 17, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    u recommended a ceramic cast iron but then also advised against ceramic due to chemicals. so im confused

  22. Leslie Smith on February 17, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Do you have any tips regarding how to cook on stainless pans without oil? Most of the time I only use nonstick because I’m minimizing the use of oil which isn’t healthy to use

  23. Roberto Ramos on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm


  24. janie zapata on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    what kitchen knife do you recommend that are very good quality?

  25. Coolister on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    nice advert bit less of a honest review

  26. Selamawit Kidane on February 17, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    I love this videos, thanks a lot

  27. Cloudy Days on February 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I just ordered it, great price at Macy’s!!!

  28. Kathleen Freitas on February 17, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    What is your feeling on hard anodized?

  29. Gaylen Delcambre on February 17, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    I never use metal cooking utensils in my cookware because it will damage the interior surfaces. I use silicone or wood exclusively. I own lots of cookware, both high-end and less pricey choices. My least favorites are All Clad and my collection of stainless because it requires an excessive amount of oil in order to have less sticking. Enameled cast iron, all brands, work equally well for me. I prefer le creuset because it’s slightly lighter in weight which means that I’m less likely to have a heavy pot slip out of my grip during cleanup. My favorite all around choice is the Calphalon hard anodized cookware that has no nonstick coating. I’m not sure this type is available any longer – mine are from the 70s and I’ve kept them in excellent condition. I do use nonstick coated cast aluminum skillets, stock pots, and stew pots. The brand I like best is Carote. I’m careful not to overheat before adding food and only use silicone utensils during cooking, but I do the same with all of my cookware. Another favorite is cast iron. I have my grandmother’s and my mom’s old skillets and Dutch ovens.
    I allow all cookware to cool before washing in hot soapy water, cast iron, too, and drying well before storage.
    Cookware choices are best made depending on the style and types of foods you prepare. I live in south Louisiana Cajun region, and my cooking needs are completely different from most other regions. I started my cookware collection in 1970, and I’m still adding pieces. I really love cooking! ❤️

  30. Sparky B on February 17, 2021 at 9:38 pm

    We love our All Clad and my husband and I know we can hand them Down to our daughters

  31. Review Logist on February 17, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    gd reviews

  32. janie zapata on February 17, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for your advice. I started to buy All-Clad stainless steel pans for my daughter’s wedding.

  33. Jessie Jim Samortin on February 17, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    Let’s support contents like this…they care for our health…

  34. Brad Deal on February 17, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Isn’t stainless steel toxic

  35. Rita K on February 17, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    I made a list of non stick pots and pans that I wanted and you convinced me to try stainless steel. I got a couple all-clad pieces for Christmas and I LOVE them! I also got cast iron griddle and it’s amazing. Both make food taste so much better when comparing to food made with nonstick cookware. I’m also so happy that these pots and pans will last a lifetime and I won’t need to replace as often as nonstick cookware. THANK YOU!

  36. Downshiftology on February 17, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    Hi guys! I hope you enjoy this review of my favorite cookware. I’d love to hear what cookware you use the most and why you love it (I love finding new brands!). All of the pieces I mentioned are linked on the full blog post, linked in the description box. Add them to your shopping cart now for Black Friday and Cyber Monday! 😉 xo – Lisa

  37. Karla Gonzalez on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    I went out and bought All Clad pots and pans to replace all my non stick after seeing this video and I love them! I do have a question about cleaning them, I cooked beans and it left a cloudy residue, I tried boiling water with vinegar but it didn’t take it all off. What do you use to keep them from staining and/or cleaning them?

  38. Nono Zebra on February 17, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    Of course all the expensive brands!!!!

  39. Diane Diehl on February 17, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    You are so correct stainless steel. Best and not coated with chemicals… safe and healthy. Im in my 70’s and have my mother’s cast iron!! lol

  40. pinkorganichorse on February 17, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you

  41. Cassandra Zepeda on February 17, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    What brand are your silicon utensils? Thanks

  42. Paul Mignon on February 17, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    Go with lodge cast iron

  43. David Sposato on February 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    This video is not sponsored…using affiliate links HAHAHA

  44. Altitude Is Everything on February 17, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    FYI, the Le Creuset enamel tests a bit high on lead content. Staub scores much better on that, and Lodge Dutch ovens are an even healthier choice.

  45. Chi & Pitbulls Lives matter on February 17, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Wow: thanks for the info on non-stick. I use to think they were awesome. Knowing the minuses I definitely will pay more attention to this. What do you think about the "blue diamond" pans. I’ve used a few and love them bc I can put in dish washer w/ no problems afterwards. I believe they are not supposed to chip, I may be wrong bc I just threw one fry pan away due to little tiny specks of it that have come loose, I guess. You can feel it and see it if you look closely. What are your thoughts on that? Thanks for any info you can share w/me.

  46. Kevin Belue on February 17, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    I invested in a set of KitchenCraft years ago, haven’t regretted it but they make All Clad look like a bargain. Look into carbon steel as well. Love my lodge skillets and can be had for 40 bucks. DeBuyer also excellent. Non stick I use Volrath CeramiGuard. I use no nonsense restaurant equipment for utensils, primarily Volrath or Dexter Russell and a set of wood utensils from World Market.

  47. Karen Kerr on February 17, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Black cast iron is the gold standard. No respect for cooks/chefs who don’t use it.

  48. Gautami M on February 17, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    As always you have great info. Love to watch your YouTube channel 😍. What size is your round le cruset Dutch oven ?

  49. bridgesbushcraft on February 17, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Hi, I just purchased my first 12” d3 skillet, and was wondering what size are the rest of your pots and pans? Thank you!!

  50. Nourished life daily on February 17, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Hello, are you using All clad d3 stainless?