Today I bought myself two really nice pieces of equipment - a 10-inch frying pan and an 8-quart pot about 12 inches across. All-Clad copper core for the frying pan, and their MC2 (thick aluminum exterior, stainless interior) for the pot.
This stuff isn’t normally in my price range, but today the frying pan was $5.99 and the pot was $3.99. And I’m glad I went into the thrift shop on the right day.
They’re both in extremely good condition, though I’m going to have to find a lid for the pot since it came without one.
Now I have to learn to cook well enough for it to matter.