My daughter is constantly cooking with too high temperatures and using metal utensils on my nonstick cookware. Well, she can have the pots and pans she ruined. I found a Bed Bath and Beyond near my new home and started stocking the kitchen. I got all of this for $49.99. Is it top of the line? No. Will it cook my food? Yes.
I've been using the same knives since 1995 (at least). The same electric can opener, too. I think it's time to replace them. I found 3 knives with sheaves for $9.99. I also bought a manual can opener, plus various other kitchen gadgets.