Non-toxic? Well, that rules out non-stick cookware, since it is coated in carcinogenic chemicals that can seep into your food if it scratches. Not good. I recommend that you stick (no pun intended) to a combination of stainless steel and cast iron cookware.
Durable? You are going to want to find a quality brand that is not going to warp or break with repeated use. But, the good news is that you don't have to pay a fortune anymore to find a great product.
Effective? You will want to make sure to buy pans that heat evenly so that you don't end up with the food in the middle of the pan burning while the food on the outer edge is raw.
I have done a lot of research and tried cookware products from many different companies. Here are the best healthy cookware options that won't break the bank:
The tri-ply stainless steel with an aluminum core in the Anolon cookware allows it to heat up quickly and evenly, making cooking a breeze. This set is not only beautiful, but durable as well. They are heavy duty in quality and lightweight in your hand. This set is safe on all types of stovetops, including induction, dishwasher safe, and is oven safe up to 500 degrees F. Plus, it is super affordable! I found that this cookware performed just as well as the designer sets twice their price.
I absolutely love the Martha Stewart collection of cast iron cookware, because it is so durable, versatile, and affordable. I own a variety of the different sized casserole/dutch oven, skillets, and grill pans - and I love them all!
Trust me, you are going to be so excited to use this cookware that you are going to find any excuse to be in the kitchen!