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I discovered the Professional Cookware Company at the BBC Good Food show almost three years ago and I treated myself to a set of six non-stick, stainless steel pans costing around £125. It contained a milk pan, 3 saucepans, a saute pan, and a stock pot - all with clear lids. I have to say they are still going strong - They have several ranges varying in price, mine was one of the cheapest. The service from the staff was excellent, they advised me on what they thought was best for me, there was no attempt to sell me something too expensive. I took my pans away with me and within a week had received a thankyou letter from them. The following month I received a mail order catalogue containing their full range of equipment. From crockery and Cutlery, to Pots, Pans, Knives, bottle openers, corkscrews, pasta makers, and accessories. My pans came with a 25 year guarantee - which makes you feel confident about the product you're using. Others come with 10 years, 30 years and up. You don't have to buy sets of things, everything is available individually, but they make sure the price for buying a set is quite a bit cheaper then buying them all individually. They can also fulfill everyone's needs - non-stick, stainless steel, copper, cast iron etc. If you don't mind paying that little bit more for your kitchen equipment, and don't want incredibly heavy Le Creuset - what's the point of something that heavy? Then this is the company I would recommend. To give you an idea of individual prices for a basic range of pots and pans in stainless steel as of January 2001: Milk Pan: £29.95 16cm Pan: £39.95 18cm Pan: £44.95 20cm Pan: £49.95 24cm Frying Pan: £39.95 24cm Stock Pot: £69.95 Colander: £29.95 and so the list goes on. This little lot would cost you around £300 to buy seperately, however if you brought them as a package they would cost you only £199 full price.
They do have January Sales, this year this set costs you only £160. You can also pay for them over four months, in the sale thats £40 per month. You can also get a 12 piece set of these pans for £299.95, or in the sale for £199.96, again you can pay over four months at £49.99 a month. This is the make of pan I got for myself and they have now lasted me over two years and still don't have a single scratch on them. I got the non-stick, but you can get them in stainless-steel finish too. I wish I had as all my utensils are metal and I can't use them, but that's just me. If you are looking for something of great quality, that will last you for a very long time, then give them a go. I looked at quality pans in high street stores, but found them even more expensive than this company, and certainly not as stylish. If I were a personality of any kind an could endorse a company and it's products - it would have to be this one. Buy Pans, Cook food, Eat and Enjoy!