The best one I've ever had is one I got through a grocery store chain (with a discount from stamps for purchases) made by Oneida. It has a very heavy bottom. You have to be careful with alot of the teflon non-stick coated fry pans, because they are thin, and then (especially if you have a coil burner instead of flat ceramic cooktop) they warp easily. Also, it is very easy to have the heat set too high with the thin ones. Be sure to use only wooden or plastic/melamine utensils or it's scratch. When you wash it, do it by hand with a sponge (nothing scratchy) and use hot water in a hot pan... Quick temp changes can cause warping also... If you can afford to spend some $$, Emeril has his name on some nice non-stick pans, too. I got a small one for Christmas that is perfect for omelets and 2- 3 eggs at a time instead of the way-too-big family size pans. It is heavy and even with "stuck on" eggs, just wipes clean with a plain sponge. Fabulous! For pots, pretty much any non-stick pot works pretty well. They tend to have so much stuff in them, or boiling water, that they don't have the same problems with warping and high heat issues as the frying pans. Even really cheap pots are ok and easy to clean.