If you know where to look, there are plenty of online resources that can help you before, during, and after your move into a new apartment. For many, the kitchen is the hardest room to master, especially in their first apartment. Cooking at home is a great way to save money, so invest in some cookware, stock your kitchen, and learn a few simple dishes. Your guests will be impressed when you make them a meal from scratch, and you’ll enjoy all the cash you save when you don’t eat out for every meal.
Cookware Set vs. Individual Items
If you’re already pretty comfortable in the kitchen and have some experience cooking for yourself, you may have a good idea of what exactly you’ll need in your kitchen. In that case, you can buy a few pieces of cookware you know you’ll need, then round out your collection over time as you need new items to complete a planned dish.
If you’re not entirely sure what kind of cookware you’ll need to have, your best bet may be to buy a complete set. That way you can rest assured that you have the essentials covered. Some sets only include pots and pans, in which case you might need to get a few extra items like a spatula and a large spoon. Here are some of the best kitchen sets for apartments.
For the First-Timer: Vremi 15-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
This kitchen set has everything you need to get started. The material is durable enough to withstand a few occasional blunders in the kitchen, and their non-stick surface makes cleanup a breeze. There are four pots of various sizes, and each comes with its own vented glass lid. The pots can be nested inside of each other, which makes them simple to store.
You also get a small and large saucepan in addition to the four pots. The accessories are what really make this set great since you’ll have everything you need to tend to your stove-top cooking:
• Spaghetti server
• Slotted spoon
• Slotted spatula
• Potato masher
• Soup ladle
For a first-time apartment owner with no kitchen supplies, this might be the very best option on the market. You can have this complete set delivered to your door for under $60, which means you don’t have to break the bank to complete your cookware shopping.
For the Aspiring Chef: Tramontina 14-Piece Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Clad Cookware Set
If you want to take your kitchen to the next level with some professional-looking cookware, this might be the option for you. You won’t find any cooking utensils in this one, but you will find attractive, high-quality stainless-steel cookware for just about any dish. It’s completely safe for both stovetop and oven cooking up to 500°F, and has a great assortment of the different pots and pans you’ll need to create impressive dishes.
The ergonomic handles are riveted to give you better control while you prepare your food. You’ll find all of the following in this set:
• Eight-inch frying pan
• 10-inch frying pan
• 12-inch frying pan
• Five-quart saute pan with lid
• Two-quart saucepan with lid
• Three-quart saucepan with lid
• Five-quart dutch oven with lid
• Eight-quart stockpot with pasta insert and lid
If you want a cookware set that can be proudly displayed and will last a long time, this is well worth the price of $350.
Middle of the Road: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel Seven-Piece Set
This set doesn’t have quite as much in it as the Vremi or have quite the quality of Tramontina, but it’s the perfect balance for someone who wants stainless steel without spending hundreds of dollars. This set costs only about $70, and it gets you started with all the basics. You can always add more to it later, and the pieces in the package won’t look out of place if you decide to start buying finer cookware later in life.
This material heats evenly and can be transferred easily from oven to stove. Experience the joy of cooking in stainless steel with all of the following:
• 1.5-quart saucepan with lid
• Three-quart saucepan with lid
• 10-inch skillet
• Eight-quart stockpot with lid
Apartments for Rent in Phoenix
Before you can stock your apartment with all the best cookware, you’ll need one with a great kitchen. Heers has multiple apartments in Phoenix that boast impressive, modern kitchens. Our kitchens are designed with everyone in mind; our stovetops are efficient enough to help you whip up a fancy move, and we offer microwaves in our units if you prefer to just heat up leftovers. Contact us today to schedule an appointment, then stop by and see our spacious kitchens with room for all of your favorite gadgets.