Even people who use the stove as sweater storage space should have a nice set of pots and pans. But do you go copper or anodized aluminum? Stick or nonstick? And are you willing to shell out hundreds of dollars? Farberware Millennium’s Stainless Steel Clad eight-piece set is super-durable, dishwasher- and oven-safe, and, at $179.99 (potsandpans.com), half the price of competitors like All-Clad. Who cares if you routinely order out for dinner parties? These pots will lend credence to the claim that you’ve actually cooked a fabulous meal on your own. We’ll never tell.