Loc: chicago, il
|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:20:13 PM|
What brands would anyone recommend? Watching the cooking shows I would like all silver.
likes shiny things
Loc: Ontario, Canada
|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:21:04 PM|
I LOVE my Jamie Oliver set by Tfal.
Loc: in front of my computer
|Posted: 1/31/2013 5:58:16 PM|
|Posted: 1/31/2013 6:30:54 PM|
Working for SHALOM
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:36:35 PM|
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:41:25 PM|
Life-Time - home sale party - they cook a meal for your family.
My mom bought her set in 1973 and my son is still using the same set (mom passed a few years ago) and they still don't have burnt marks or anything on them.
Mom bought me a set and I have been using them daily since 1978.
Anna in TX
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:42:54 PM|
I refused to buy All-Clad. I got a Cuisinart set instead and I'm very pleased. Cleans up nicely, good sizes to choose from. Highly recommend.
Loc: Stuck in the middle with you...
|Posted: 1/31/2013 7:51:21 PM|
This will be an unpopular opinion, but I have been married 16 years and in that time I have purchased TFal, LeCruset, Calphalon, and just about every other brand you can think of. Well, last year I decided I was going to Walmart and I purchased a set of Paula Deen cookware. BEST. SET. I. HAVE. EVER. OWNED!
I cook ALL THE TIME! They have not scratched, burnt or chipped!
Now, I don't know if there is a difference, but I cook on electric. I have never had gas cooking, so I can't say about that.
Just my experience.
|Posted: 1/31/2013 8:06:41 PM|
My T-fal was about 20 years old, but should have been thrown at 15. We just replaced it with stainless steel Kenmore. Hope it does well... Dh picked it out. Man pans, from Sears.
lil lost okie
|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:17:51 PM|
well i dont own a matching set of cook ware ihave martha stewart enamels cast iron 2 pots then i have some palm those are very nice pots with good heavy bottoms then i have some cheaper coated skillets i have old cast iron some wolfgang puck some others not sure what the brand i find great deals in kohls and tjmaxx and great deals on end of season colors in macy's got my martha pots at 91% off and the only reason was they were last seasons colors so find things you like and buy things you will use they dont have to match
Loc: In the Friendly City
|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:37:08 PM|
I love my calphalon cookware! I wouldn't cook with anything else!
Loc: in the sunshine
|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:37:55 PM|I have a set from Costco that I have been happy with. I refuse to buy the high end pans cause I don't want to hand wash them. Everything goes into the dishwasher. If it can't go in the dishwasher then it's not for me. I seriously don't get spending $$$$ for pans and then having to hand wash. My set before this I think was T-fal and it liked it just fine. I don't need my pots to last forever and ever. But I do need them to be kid and dishwasher friendly.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 1/31/2013 9:51:35 PM|
I've been looking at online reviews for cookware the past few months. There was a thread here not to long ago about favorite brands. All Clad seemed to be the favorite, but most of the reviews I read online were negative. Most people felt they were NOT worth the money. I'm still debating between different brands, so I'll be watching this thread too.
Loc: Rite Aid
|Posted: 1/31/2013 11:18:35 PM|
We get our Calphalon a piece at a time from the outlet store.
boring + nerdy
|Posted: 1/31/2013 11:29:18 PM|
All Clad seemed to be the favorite, but most of the reviews I read online were negative. Most people felt they were NOT worth the money.
Most? That is a dramatic overstatement. I don't see a single All-Clad pot or pan on Amazon with a rating under 4 stars and most have 4 1/2 or 5 stars. Similar story at Sur la Table and Williams-Sonoma. America's Test Kitchen gives All-Clad excellent marks as does most every other professional reviewer.
So while there certainly are people who don't feel All-Clad is worth the investment, it's not even close to "most" people.
|Posted: 2/1/2013 12:25:44 AM|
Do you want nonstick or stainless? I have a couple of tri-ply stainless pans made by Tramontina and at a cooking board a lot of the people there (people 'in the know' I guess) thought it was as good as all-clad for the $$.
Loc: Defiance, OH
|Posted: 2/1/2013 12:48:32 AM|
I prefer to cook with cast iron.
My president has 6-pack abs.
Loc: Here today, gone to Morocco.
|Posted: 2/1/2013 1:01:29 AM|
I love my All-Clad. Most of my stainless is about 10 years old and looks brand new. DH had All-Clad before we got married and those pots are hard anodized and probably 25 years old.
I recently bought a 5-ply simmer and saute pan from All-Clad and it's a dream to cook with. I wish I could toss out all of the 3-ply and upgrade to 5.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/1/2013 1:02:15 AM|
Calphalon. It is made in Ohio
Tmaxx has some on clearance.
|Posted: 2/1/2013 3:48:17 AM|
Just looked at your OP more closely and it looks like you want stainless? I just bought a stainless pan made by Calphalon that seems pretty nice. It's not tri-ply all the way through (like all-clad or tramontina) but it has the tri-ply base. However, most Calphalon seems to be nonstick.
Even if you get all stainless, you may want a nonstick pan for eggs.
Loc: Southeastern MI
|Posted: 2/1/2013 4:27:07 AM|
I have stainless Kitchen Aid, I love it.
Old Pea Coven member wannabe
Loc: here, there and everywhere
|Posted: 2/1/2013 5:07:49 AM|
You've already gotten good advice about brands. My suggestion to you is: don't buy a set. Unless you insist of all matching pots and pans, it is a waste of money. Some of the pieces that come in sets sit unused in cupboards. Think about what you use. Like a couple of saucepans, a skillet with a lid, a dutch oven, a stock pot maybe. Although I often use my dutch oven to make soup.
I know that people like sets, but I do not believe that most people use all of the pieces that come with sets.
Just make sure that your pots are solid and have thick bottoms.
Loc: DFW, TX
|Posted: 2/1/2013 6:33:29 AM|
Tri-ply Tramontina at Walmart....excellent pans for a very good value. They are recommended as a great substitute for the pricey All Clad.
I bought several pieces last year and love them.
Loc: Central Texas
|Posted: 2/1/2013 6:54:20 AM|
I recently bought a new set of Calphalon at the outlet store, it was a clearance set, that was an extra 30% off, They opened each piece and let me inspect it before I bought it. I had some odds and ends Calphalon that was is almost 20 yrs old and still use them and they basically look new. I needed new skillets and ended up with an entire set for less than $60 more.
Loc: Right Here, Right Now
|Posted: 2/1/2013 7:08:04 AM|
I would LOVE to buy a complete set of AllClad.. not in my budget..
a set of Cuisinart,(decent) ..stock pot, sauce pan, fry pans..
a Martha Stewart enamel covered cast-iron dutch oven,,(love it)
a couple of enamel cast iron 9x13 roasting pans I got from QVC... LOVE them too..
and.. TA DA!! I still have the Faberware set my mother got me 32 years ago... and it's like new.. and I cook all the time as well.
and I have the odd non-stick fry/saute pans that I pick up at Homegoods/Marshalls, etc...
and One electric non-stick fry pan....
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/1/2013 7:12:58 AM|I have Calphalon, but really want Mauviel in copper.
I do have a Revere Ware skillet that's my designated bacon fryer though. I've had that for years!