Induction Cookware That Isn't $$$$$
There seems to be some good general info here, but the recommendations all look like more than I'd like to pay. Since my issue is kind of specific I started a new thread.
We just bought an induction range and need to replace a couple pans, so I decided to get my boyfriend some for Christmas (seeing as how he's the cook and all). There are a couple stipulations:
-He wants 2 (10" ish) frying pans, one non-stick, and the other just normal (not non stick). He wants the non-stick for things like eggs and pancakes and the other one for everything else I guess. He has a huge saute pan he's been cooking prety much every meal with since we moved in, haha.
-I live in Canada, so I need to buy from a Canadian retailer, or a website that will ship here.
-Trying to keep the cost down a little, like 270$ MAX including shipping (if necessary) for both. Mostly because he hates the idea of expensive cookware, but hey, it's Christmas. I would prefer not to use up that whole budget, however.
-it MUST be dishwasher safe or he will never use them.
Does not have to be specifically designed for induction, as long as it will work and do a decent job. All of the induction specific lines seem to be a lot more than I would like to spend.
I was looking at some All-Clad LTD 2 (both the non stick and stainless steel ones)and Le Creuset (Forged Hard Anodized and Stainless). Reviews on Amazon seem to be so-so on these, but it did look like they fit the parameters.
I was wondering whether anyone here had experience with these sets (experience on induction would be better!), or possibly some other suggestions. I'd prefer not to drop 100 bucks on a pan and then it have sub-par performance to, say, a $10 Ikea pan or something.
Any help is appreciated!