After a decade of cooking, teaching and entertaining, I have come to know a good cooking pan from an ordinary one. You can find reviews and lists of the best cookware sets online and, in most cases, I agree with these recommendations. But I do have my personal favourites.

One of my favorites are the range of cookware by Anolon.

The reason I love these pots and pans are they are durable, non stick and versatile. The cookware has a nonstick coating that makes cleaning up easy. This is specially important when you are making custards, pancakes or steamed rice. Also, cooking in non stick pans is generally healthier and less wasteful.

The cookware feature superior technology that distributes heat evenly resulting in high performance cooking. If you ever wondered why your dishes don’t turn out perfect even when you follow the recipe to a tee, you may want to invest in good quality cookware. After all, an artist cannot produce a masterpiece without the right tools!

I also cook frittata in these pans so it helps that the stainless steel handles remain cool to the touch during most stove top cooking and that it is oven-safe to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Moreover, Anolon Nouvelle Copper’s patented design has an attractive tulip-shape body that’s accented with a dark, polished hard-anodized exterior.

Purchase the new Anolon Advanced Bronze Hard Anodized Nonstick 11-Piece Cookware Set on at a deep discount. The set makes a great housewarming or wedding gift!