Although this totally is not a cooking blog, if you follow me on any sort of social media you probably know I really, really love to cook. Food is one of my love languages. I grew up with a mom who cooked like crazy and showd us love by making all sorts of delicious things in her kitchen. And thanks to her and about 10 plus years of practicing in the kitchen nearly every weeknight, I know a thing or two about preparing food and just like everything else, I have pretty strong opinions about good cookware! Today we're going to talk about one SUPER good deal on a SUPER amazing set of cookware.
There are two assumptions that I made when I first looked at the Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized collection with hammered stainless steel lids. One was right and one was definitely wrong. The first thing I assumed was that I'd love it. The set had almost all perfect ratings from the 22 people who took the time to rate it on the internet (and, let's be honest, usually people post ratings because they really dislike something or they really REALLY love it, so this led me to believe I'd probably love it too).
The second assumption was that these, like everything else I seem to be attracted to in life, were probably ridiculously expensive! And luckily I turned out to be dead wrong on the second.
I honestly, SERIOUSLY feel like this Lagostina cookware performs as well as some of the extremely high-end, extremely expensive cookware I've used in the past, without the extremely hefty price tag. This entire Lagostina Nera Hard Anodized collection with hammered stainless steel lids is regularly $299.99, but it's an even better deal right now, on sale for $199.99. ALL 12 PIECES. With a lot of cookware brands you can't even get one piece for that price!
Here are all the factors that will make you fall in love with Lagostina cookware:
· Non-stick interior for extreme durability and metal-utensil safe performance
· Dishwasher-safe hard anodized exterior with non-stick interior for convenience and durability
· Heavy-gauge construction
· Comfortable cast riveted stainless steel handles are built for strength and stability over a lifetime of use
· Beautiful hammered stainless steel lids
· Dishwasher safe
· Oven safe to 500°F
· Lifetime Warranty
Probably my favorite part of the set is this pasta pot with the built-in strainer. It makes whipping up a batch of pasta for dinner SO easy. And how may times have I overcooked pasta because the timer goes off and I don't have a strainer and I'm freaking out the minute it goes off because I have to find one while the noodles just keep cooking ha! This strainer solves allllll those problems.
Also while we're at it, if you're wondering what I was making, here's one of my very favorite dinners to make, and one of the most requested dinners around here! It's also the MOST screen-shotted thing I've ever posted on my Snapchat. My Aunt Sheri's chicken lasagna. It's Southern comfort food at its finest, and it's my favorite meal to take to a mom with a new baby; it's cheesy, noodle-y, warm gooey goodness, and I can personally guarantee that you'll love it. Just like I can also personally guarantee you will love these pots and pans.
If you've been holding out for a good set and need one that will perform beautifully but won't rob your entire piggy bank, this is the set for you. Pinky promise.
You can shop the entire Lagostina cookware line here.