It’s been a while since I had to start a kitchen from scratch. The last time was just after we had got married and after the expense of the wedding; there wasn’t much left to spend on cookware and utensils and the like.
So, I wish that this Gibson Lybra 32-Piece Cookware Combo Set had been around back then because it’s absolutely what you need when you’re on a tight budget and you have to start your kitchen without anything.
There’s a lot to like here. The set is incredibly cheap and that means it’s suitable for every budget. It has a Dutch oven, saucepan, frying pan, dinner knives, spoons, forks, a complete set of utensils and knives. There are even scissors, a bottle opener, and a measuring cup!
The whole thing is also dishwasher proof and that means you don’t need to worry about doing the washing up at the end of the day. And as you’re here, check out these really handy dishwasher tips:
The Not So Good
The Gibson Lybra 32-Piece Cookware Combo Set is incredibly cheap and as you might expect, you can’t make something like this without cutting a few corners. This set isn’t going to last forever. In fact, I’d be surprised if you got much more than a year of use out of this stuff.
However, that’s more than enough time for you to replace an item at a time with better quality gear and still not go hungry in the interim.
This is a great buy to get you started or as a semi-disposable set for a holiday home or camping trip, where you don’t need to worry about losing expensive equipment. And at around $30 it’s great value for that. Just don’t expect to have your retirement party with it and you’ll be fine.