You should own a stainless steel pan. Actually, you should own several of them, and you can pick up seven (plus five lids) from Amazon today for just $130.
Unlike some other tri-ply pans, these only have aluminum encapsulated in the base, rather than all the way up the walls, so they won’t heat up quite as quickly throughout. On the other hand though, they’re less than $20 per pan, and they should still be an upgrade over whatever pans you bought from Walmart when you moved into your first apartment.
Just remember that this is a Gold Box deal, so don’t leave it on the back burner.