One of the highest-rated elements of the Anolon professional cookware set is the glass lids that are included with the collection. Being able to see the food as you are cooking it is an immeasurable help. Even if you are not an experienced chef, the glass lid functionality is a great way to train novice cooks. By seeing the transformation of the food being cooked -- how onions caramelize, for example -- will make anyone a better chef in no time.
I like the concept on non-stick but I keep having to buy a new pan every year or two because the coating wears off. Are there any non-stick pans out there that actually work well, are eas and are durable?
It's not always easy or convenient for me to cook outdoors, but sometimes I really crave a grilled steak. I'm thinking of buying a grill pan for indoors. Is there any one in particular you'd recommend?
I want one of those shiny black cast-iron pans without having to wait for years to achieve the finish, or for my grandmother to hand-down hers. Are there any cast-iron pans out there that have that finish already?
I'd like to cook more, but I am often just too tired and time-constrained when I return home. Do you have any suggestions for streamlining dinner preparation so I can put together a healthy, good tasting meal fast?