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. Jonathan Hardy on November 1, 2020 at 9:09 am

    Is there a difference in the ceramic used in Staub and Le Creuset and what is used in modern non-stick ceramic?

  2. peachy75019 on November 1, 2020 at 9:10 am

    I agree totally about the All Clad … I purchased a set of All Clad over 30 years ago and have added some to it over the years. I know it will last the rest of my life and probably the life of my daughter after me. I would like to add that for those who do not have the $$ or want to spend the $$ for the enameled cast iron brands you mention, I have enameled cast iron from Lodge and it has held up wonderfully at less than half the price of the others. I also love my regular cast iron … my favorite piece being a skillet that belonged to my mother and is over 70 years old now. It’s a joy to cook with.

  3. Mac Anoodough on November 1, 2020 at 9:12 am

    Everything is nonstick if you know how. SS for instance, needs to get hot before adding your oil or fat then that fat needs to just smoke before adding your food. Eggs and light foods don’t have to smoke but sizzle.
    And as long as you follow those instructions they are super easy to clean. Her pans aren’t dirty, they just lost the buffed finish over time. Now they’re matte and its in vogue, so…

  4. Blu on November 1, 2020 at 9:12 am

    I think I’m going to go with a carbon steel pan.

  5. merz laz on November 1, 2020 at 9:16 am

    Hi. Helpful video. Which All Clad collection do you recommend? they seem to use aluminium layers which I wish to avoid. Thanks

  6. lily on November 1, 2020 at 9:16 am

    pls invite to cockware

  7. Katy Kehle on November 1, 2020 at 9:17 am

    You shouldn’t be coming up when I’m searching "always pan review." Please don’t use tags that don’t apply to your videos.

  8. Asian Muffin on November 1, 2020 at 9:19 am

    If a chip of Teflon gets in your food you would actually be perfectly fine. And the fumes whilst cause flu-like symptoms, only last for 24 hours. If that also concerns you then why not invest in a good carbon steel pan from Matfer bourgeat, Lodge, Debuyer or mauviel

  9. Tony Allegretti on November 1, 2020 at 9:20 am

    … Just one point about wood utensils… I’m beginning to use a lot of bamboo… It’s a great strong wood… Environmentally it replenishes at a tremendous rate… We will never run out of bamboo… And if possible I try to get bamboo products that are made in Japan/ my preference… You have a wonderful YouTube channel and do a very good job… God is good…

  10. Denny Gonzalez on November 1, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Had a question what different of cast iron vs pre-seasoned cast iron

  11. Reza Hoque on November 1, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Thank you very much for this wonderful informative presentation.

  12. Gelila Nardos on November 1, 2020 at 9:24 am

    Thank you

  13. pinkeangst on November 1, 2020 at 9:26 am

    @Downshiftology Can you please show how you use your stainless steel pans without food sticking onto them? I have this problem frequently.

  14. Maulik Motiwala on November 1, 2020 at 9:26 am

    How do you feel about HEXCLAD hybrid non-stick and Stainless steel cookwares? also how about granite stone cookwares?

  15. Brandon Layne on November 1, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Can you review the Always Pan by Our Place? That would be phenomenal 🙂

  16. qwertiepie on November 1, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Need to change my plans. I’ve been cooking in a mangled nonstick for years. Because I’m a eat to say alive person, I never thought to pay attentionTo cookwre. I’ll stop cooking in that mangled pan immediately

  17. GunMouth 4Hire on November 1, 2020 at 9:31 am

    It’s pronounced, “luh”,,,, geezus

  18. NIDO ODIN on November 1, 2020 at 9:31 am

    🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your BEST pieces of advice, luveo 💗💗💗 from the PHILIPPINES 🇵🇭 😃

  19. Nora Saldana on November 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Oh great 🙁 I should have watched this before I bought my pots and pans.

  20. Robert McGinnis on November 1, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Black Cube!!!!!!!

  21. Sandra Choo on November 1, 2020 at 9:33 am

    Can you do a review on My Always Pan? They say its non stick but how safe is it for cooking? I want to hear your opinion before purchasing one. I love your reviews !

  22. Ben Thomas on November 1, 2020 at 9:34 am

    You forgot to test Demeyere they beat allclad

  23. Florida Man on November 1, 2020 at 9:35 am

    100% agree. My father bought t fal through his life and black particulates were found in our food at times investing is better

  24. CornishPasty on November 1, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Not sponsored, but you ARE using affiliate links which you still have to disclose per FTC guidelines.

  25. Rodney Carroll on November 1, 2020 at 9:38 am

    You are so pretty. Thank you for the insight on these cookwares.

  26. Vanessa C on November 1, 2020 at 9:42 am

    I use nonstick because the other pans are difficult for me to use and I burn food typically 🙁 please do a video on how to cook with the other pans

  27. Samira Nadali on November 1, 2020 at 9:42 am

    Have you ever try the Hexclad cookware?
    It’s really expensive.
    I don’t know, is it a good investment or not?

  28. Natalia Spinelli on November 1, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Great video! Well done! Great information

  29. Caitlyn Jones on November 1, 2020 at 9:45 am

    I want new pots and pans but i’m emotionally attached to the ones I have….. ugh

  30. Robert Notgrass on November 1, 2020 at 9:46 am

    Gen X is just as bad if not worse than PFOA. Don’t use non stick at all.

  31. Mark Soprano on November 1, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Hi Lisa. I love you “a latte”. You and the information you share are so awesome.

    I had a question in which needs clarification. Of the 2 non-stick pans in which you recommend “Ballarini” Which are better, the black ones, or the granite ones?

    By the way the granite ones do state that they are coated with ceramic. Is that still safe?

  32. Downshiftology on November 1, 2020 at 9:49 am

    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

  33. Denise Patterson on November 1, 2020 at 9:49 am

    Any recommendations for pot and pans being used for glass top electric stoves? I wish I had gas but unfortunately my new apartment has electric 🙁

  34. Lola Rivera on November 1, 2020 at 9:50 am

    You’re right, I love All a las and Viking, I know are expensive but are the best!

  35. Ana Logo on November 1, 2020 at 9:50 am

    N their also a "B***H" to clean (All Clad) 🤨🤦‍♀️!!!!

  36. snigdha Baxi panigrahi on November 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

    I live in India no idea which brand is good quality stainless steel and cast iron cook ware I can go for?

  37. Shopgirl2000 on November 1, 2020 at 9:52 am

    Have you been able to totally get rid of your psoriasis? Or do you still have flare ups?

  38. Annalina Bobby on November 1, 2020 at 9:54 am

    My dear sister! Thank u so very much for explaining about all these products. I was waiting for a genuine review from some one, so that I can buy the best quality pots and pans. I have heard about All clad and lodge products. Ur review has helped me to decide which one to buy now! Surely I will go for Allclad and Lodge!😍👍God bless. Stay safe! Annalina from India!🤗🙏

  39. Nerilda Divina on November 1, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Meu maior sonho é ter essas panelas dessa marca. Espero um dia Deus min ajuda realizar meu sonho.

  40. Neen DS on November 1, 2020 at 9:55 am

    Great! Thank you 😊

  41. Eb Knows on November 1, 2020 at 9:57 am

    I am currently looking for new cookware. My Emeril set is 15 years old and it just started losing its non stick coating. I will choosing stainless steel this time.

  42. Myranda with a Y on November 1, 2020 at 9:59 am

    How do you take care of your all-clad pans? Do you season them?

  43. Editha Corpuz on November 1, 2020 at 10:03 am

    thank you thank you for making videos I love his videos and I enjoy to watching to his videos and god bless.

  44. Grace Yaretzi on November 1, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Some good pots and pans that are non stick and non toxic are Caraway and Green Life because their ceramic and Green life is sold at Walmart for very cheap in case your wondering

  45. mrpipps90 on November 1, 2020 at 10:04 am

    There’s really no scientific evidence that we need to worry about non-stick pans. Adam Regusea does a good video on them.

  46. Frank Summerlin on November 1, 2020 at 10:04 am

    I love cast iron and use it every day. But Lodge cast iron is some of the worst cast iron on the market. Seek other brands with smooth casting surfaces that season properly.

  47. Chris Párlade on November 1, 2020 at 10:04 am

    What do you think about 100% ceramic cookware?

  48. da900smoove1 on November 1, 2020 at 10:05 am

    FYI…So with the Non Stick Teflon Pans I’ve found out that several manufacturers offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty for their Products and will Resurface or Replace Worn/Damaged Teflon Surfaced Pans ie Calphalon, Cusinart, Tratamonia and All Clad and Several other Premium products

  49. Terence Wong on November 1, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Ever since quarantine, I got myself 3 cast irons skillets, a cast iron casserole pot and a carbon steel wok. And my cooking haven’t got any better 😝

  50. looovegoodmusic on November 1, 2020 at 10:06 am

    Lisa, a year later, I’m re-reviewing your video and I have a completely silly question. If Staub or LC are both great options, is there a reason to use exclusively them (+cast iron for steaks, etc). In other words, why would I need stainless steel pans at all (pots are a different story, I most use steel)? Thanks!!!

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