Eight years ago my husband said "everyone should have a good set of stainless steel cookware" so he bought me a complete set of Calphon Stainless Steel which granted, they're very nice and they look nice but honestly? I don't use them all that much. They're heavy, you can't cook in them any old way or you'll ruin them and to keep them in good condition you should wash them by hand and not put them in the dishwasher. While this is all very nice, with my limited energy I don't want to have to go through all that just to use them and so they pretty much have been an expensive decoration collecting dust hanging in my kitchen for eight years.
Pretty aren't they? Good thing you can't see the dust on them! And thats the other thing. If you have stainless steel pots and pans hanging in your kitchen like this and you don't use them all the time they not only collect dust but they also get sticky from the grease that gets in the air when you cook etc and they become a huge mess to keep clean.
I have always tried when I can to make life easier on myself but why I didn't think of this until recently is beyond me.
Yeah, I can be a bit slow at times. This morning I decided, to hades with looking nice I need ease of use so, I swapped out these for all the pots and pans I do use on almost a daily basis.
It may not look so 'pretty' but it sure works a whole heck of a lot better!...