Two popular professional-grade brands of pots and pans are Williams-Sonoma and de Buyer. All-Clad also makes pots and pans designed for the rigors and demands of professional kitchens.
One product line from Williams-Sonoma is Thermo-Clad stainless steel cookware that heats efficiently, evenly and gives chefs temperature control. These pots and pans also come with ergonomic handles so chefs maintain comfortable grips and keep control of their cookware. All-Clad sells a Copper Core line of pots and pans that feature several layers of steel and aluminum with a base of copper in the middle for maximum heat control. These products are also easy to clean, making them more efficient for cooking many dishes. The de Buyer company offers a series of Choc cookware made of die-cast aluminum that features a nonstick coating and even heat distribution.