The list author says: "These are my favorite cooking items in my kitchen in order of importance in the kitchen. Make due with what you have, but if you want to buy something new, this is the exact brand and type I have used. Some items you've seen me use are not sold on amazon and I will send you an email link to those. If you have limited funds, just get the small little items and save the big ones for Holidays and Birthdays. Make a wishlist on Amazon and add my list to it and then send a link to your list and they can buy this stuff for you. It makes gift giving easier. Or they could even give you an Amazon gift card."
"This is really expensive, there is a cheaper one that does not have a copper core. This is the pot I use for everything. I cook mashed potatoes, soup, roast meat in the oven in it, make pastry cream. This is the only pan I would own if I could only have one. The stainless steel version is this one All-Clad Stainless 7 qt. Dutch Oven with Domed Lid 5501 Buy new: $225.00"
"This is the second pan I would buy. I use this almost every other day. It has a copper core and if you want the cheaper version you can get the All-Clad Stainless Saute Pan with Helper Handle 6-qt. Buy new: $269.95. These are the two pans I would definitely get for everyday use."