Stainless steel vs. anodized -- buying first set, need advice
I am looking at two different sets that I want to get to start off with. Both are from QVC's Cook's Essentials line. One is the Stainless 500 and the other is the "Technique" Hard Anodized. Here are the facts/feelings on both:
- Love the look of the polished stainless much better!
- Love the shape of the stainless set! The curved bottom of the saucepans is so much nicer when you are working with a spoon.
- Heard anodized is better for heat distribution.
- The weight of the stainless is "medium-heavy", anodized is "heavy".
- Both oven safe to 500.
I really like the stainless steel set better, but anodized seems to be the rage right now. Is is really worth giving up the other things I like about the stainless? What do you think? Thanks for any input!!