Surely A Large Human
Date registered: Jun 2006
Vehicle: '08 C219
Location: Between Earth and Mars
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The first thing the OP needs to do is shit-can that garbage range and put something that uses natural gas or LP.
If you're going to continue messing about with electricity (in whatever cute fashion they come up with), your cookware doesn't matter fuck-all.
Now then, that said, if and when you get a proper range, I'd highly recommend you look into the Calphalon professional hard-anodized cookware in both non-stick and traditional varieties. The traditional hard-anodized is the easiest cleaning surface of any metal cookware not treated with teflon.
We also get some of the very thick gauge, inexpensive three-packs of solid aluminum non-stick pans for daily abuse...about $40 for three at the BB&B/LNT stores (IIRC). They last about a year or so, if you cook with gas and use high-heat, as the teflon starts to come apart from the cooking surface.
Stainless steel is a decent possible 2nd option, but only if you're very diligent about cleaning it. The set pictured earlier was given to my mother for Christmas 2 years ago, and she's pretty happy with it because it distributes heat very evenly and responds quickly to temperature changes.
Also, no kitchen is complete without some cast iron. Using it is an art form all its own, but the results from a well seasoned cast iron skillet are second to none.