I've owned my Lagostina pots and pan set since 1985 ... and I do love them. I like their heavy bottom, allowing for even heat distribution.
Lately, I have started
Since I cannot seem to find a cast-iron dutch oven that is complete (lots of pots with no lids) I did splurge and bought myself a cast-iron dutch oven to be used mainly for bread baking.
King Arthur Flour shop. I love that place ... I could spend a day at their Vermont facility!
On the subject of cast-iron pots and pans, have you checked out Mary Jane Butters latest book Mary Jane's Cast Iron Kitchen
OMG! What a great book! Exactly how I like my cookbooks ... recipe, instructions, illustrations, a bit of story ... perfect. There is also a section on Cast-Iron Restoration and Maintenance! Another great addition to your cookbook collection!
Thanks for indulging me! Catch you later! Cheers!