There are lots of variety of different cookware and maufacturers available to choose from for cookware, that it can be very confusing to decide what you need. One thing to consider when looking for the best pans is how you cook as this may well help you make a decision.
If you do a lot of cooking every day then you are likely to want to look at hard wearing cookware that can take a lot of punishment. If you look in most restaurant kitchens you will find that most of their pots and pans are stainless steel for this very reason.
Looking for a great set of cast iron cookware. Cast iron pots and pans are good as they retain heat really well. Cast iron is also very durable and can literally last you a lifetime and beyond. Cast iron is great at dealing with high temperature and maintaining heat so makes it really good for frying and searing and also perfect for long slow cooking for stews etc. Of course the down side to cast iron is that it needs to be seasoned to maintain it, and also cast iron cookware can be very heavy.