Cookware set/cookware for the less skillful cook

Hi ya'll, hope someone on SE can help me out!

I would like to replace the cookware of my in-laws as a nice thank you present to them.

I searched previous posts on cookware sets and am aware of buying ala carte as well as bargain hunting at Ross/TJ Maxx/etc (it's how I found my stainless steel Calphalon skillet for $20!).

My main concern with buying them new cookware is what brand(s) to buy them related to their cooking style. Their current cookware is over a decade old and: missing handles on the stockpots and griddle pan; pitted and scratched relentlessy; and most of the bottoms of the bottoms of their pots bulge out.

There's no way I'd buy All Clad for them. At the same time I don't want to buy a set that will fall apart after one use. Non-stick is out of the question as well since it will be scratched.

Off the top of my head they have two 4 qt stock pots, two 1 qt saucepans, a griddle pan, 10 oz iron skillet, and a lot of smaller saucepans with missing handles.

With these particular things in mind, does anyone have any suggestions on what to buy them?


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