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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Pots and Pans
We chose them with care. Our pots & pans were the height of kitchen fashion in 1996 - the outsides were plated in hunter green. I thought they were so snazzy !
Fast forward 15 years . . . those green pans only lasted about 8 years and our next set isn't looking too good. The non-stick coating on the inside is wearing off and that scares me. I don't think it's good to be eating that stuff !
I've been looking for new pots & pans for about a year now. We don't need non-stick pans except for the frying pans, we definitely want glass lids, and we don't need an entire "set." We have a small kitchen (to refresh your memory of how small our kitchen is) and I don't cook for fun (I just cook to feed my family) so the small kitchen works for us most of the time. This also means that we have a limited space for our pots & pans, and those boxed sets are just too much ! Too much space for our kitchen and too overwhelming for me !
I've tried looking at places and on websites where you can buy exactly what you want rather than a set - I've learned it's called "open stock." But I still haven't found exactly what I'm looking for.
I think my next step is to buy direct from the manufacturers on their website. For people living in older and/or historic neighborhoods in the Washington, DC area, I would expect that space is also at a premium. So, I'm curious. Do you use all of your pots & pans or are some relegated to a storage area and you use the same 3-4 pots & pans all the time ?
Posted by Thrift Store Mama