I am looking to round out my cookware. I currently have a few non-sticks pans, 13.25" lodge cast iron skillet, 10" lodge cast iron skillet, 11" cast iron grill pan, and a 6qt cast iron dutch oven. Needless to say, I have a lot of cast iron and would like to toss in a few SS pans and pots.
I am looking to buy:
3/4qt Saute Pan
2-3qt Saucier/Saucepan (For risotto, rice, sauces)
10-11" Skillet/Frypan - This pan is optional for now if I need to cut budget
I am currently considering All-clad (SS, D5, and copper core), Demeyere (Apollo, Atlantis, Industry 5 from Sur La Table) and Mauviel.
I want to stay under $400 (willing to buy All-Clad seconds if needed).
Weight is very important since my GF will need to handle these pans as well. She will like to handle the saucepan and the saute pan mostly.
We are not professional cooks but we LOVE to cook.
How would you spend your money? Keep in mind that weight is important
One last question, is the Apollo line discontinued in the US? I saw Sur La had the Industry line which appeared to be the same thing