The best kitchen cookware set is the Cuisineart MCP-12N MultiClad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set.
I bet you thought I was going to give it to an All-Clad cookware set, right? Well, I would have a few years ago. But recently I started looking around to see if it was worth upgrading my cookware and if there was anything as good as or better than All-Clad for a lower price. And then I found a comprehensive write-up at centurylife.org entitled Is All-Clad worth it?. If you are in the market for cookware, this article is definitely worth a read.
In short, buy the Cuisineart if you want to save some money and don’t care about the All-Clad name. It’s the same thing, made the same way. Otherwise, buy All-Clad.