When you need to spend money on household items, don’t simply pick up the cheapest thing you can find. You can pick up a set of ‘cheap’ cookware for $20 at a discount store, but you’re going to spend more in the long run.
Cheap pans are thin, easily bendable, and the non-stick coating begins to flake into your food almost immediately. This is unhealthy and it isn’t long before you need to replace your pans. Cookware is something you use every day to prepare your food, so it should be good quality.
My grandmother cooked breakfast for me in the cast iron skillet she had since she was first married. That skillet probably cost less than $2.00 and was used almost every day for over seventy years and it’s still in someone’s cabinet today, but unfortunately it’s not my cabinet. 🙂
Cast iron may not be your cup of tea, but you spend less when you can purchase things once and use them for years. You still don’t need to fork out hundreds of dollars for a set of cookware, just watch garage sales and thrift stores for that one good piece of bake ware or cookware tucked in among the thin, chipped pans.