all-clad in my opinion is the best. analon, cephalon, etc. are ok as long as you buy the ones with the metal handles. the rubber/plastic handles are only good up to about 400-425 degrees or so.
kitchen aid makes a decent stainless steel alternative to all-clad that's a little cheaper as well.
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