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cookware what brand and why do you like it?

Old 08-13-2019, 03:49 AM
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Just before we sold our kitchen retail store last year, I ordered a set of stainless steel Cuisinart but it was made in France, induction ready and less expensive than All-Clad which we also sold. Either brand would last you decades.
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Old 08-13-2019, 04:47 AM
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I have a set of Lifetime that was quite expensive at the time. It is waterless stainless steel and has held up well with about 50 years of service, which includes putting it into the dishwasher. I've loved those pans until I bought a glass-top stove. They don't make the same contact with the surface as with an electric stove with the traditional circular elements. Too, if pans tend to curve with use, they don't make contact with the glass tops. So back to the Revere Ware pans but have to watch carefully that they don't stick. I don't care for pans with any kind of added surface as it can become scratched or may "cook off" with use.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:20 AM
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My husband does all the cooking . I do the dishes :-). He uses cast iron. I know this is a bit old fashioned, but when it has been “treated” properly, nothing sticks to it. You get great flavor difficult to burn food, etc. etc. And the 2nd best part....(after he does all the cooking).....he washes up the cast iron. Says I do not do it right!!! Love that. :-). :-)

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Old 08-13-2019, 06:38 AM
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feffertim, I don't have issues with the handles getting hot as you described. I use my 1 small skillet all the time and its square and so easy to clean, almost cleans itself. Used it just last night sauting mushrooms.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by tranum View Post
I bought Calphalon - disappointing so most is gone now. I have a mis-match assortment but I love the piece of Crofton I bought at Aldi. I check every time I’m in there to see if they have more.
May I ask why the disappointment? Did they stick,turn black inside this kind of thing?
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by tuckyquilter View Post
I bought a sew of Saladmaster in 1967 for around $450.00, it's heavy and they still send me free handles etc as it's got a lifetime guarantee. People thought I was nuts. I Still cook with it today and it looks pretty good too. I also have 7 various pieces of cast iron, 1 Le Creuset. Plus some specialty stuff (woks etc) I can never decide which I like best my Saladmaster or my Cast Iron. BUT I haven't bought anything in literally years and years.
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Thank you for the info.I am trying to do my research.Went today to look at all-clad tri ply, there is also a 5 ply. Kind of like these.
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by nightquilter View Post
Thank you for the info.I am trying to do my research.Went today to look at all-clad tri ply, there is also a 5 ply. Kind of like these.
I read that the 5 ply is heavier and does not heat as fast as the 3 ply. I've been looking for new cookware, too, so this thread is very interesting.
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by luvstoquilt View Post
My favorite is Staub which is very heavy and pricy. I also have Saladmaster stainless steel and I have loved it for more than 50 years.
I used to have Calphalon which I loved. We had a friend selling the Saladmaster and I bought a large set plus got a lot for free. That was about 20yrs ago. I love it. Its stainless steel so even if I burn it, its easy to clean. I do have a couple of heavy pots and for non stick I bought the skillets and I can't remember the name but they are in every store. They were tested and recommended by America's test kitchen and they work great and very easy to clean. I also have stainless steel pressure cookers, electric and the ones on the stove. Love them as well.
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Old 08-18-2019, 09:08 AM
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After I got engaged in 1966 a salesman came to the house to sell me some Lo-Heet pots and pans. The entire set was quite expensive so I just purchased three different sized pots. I'm using them to this day and wish I had bought the entire set. They are just fantastic.
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Old 08-20-2019, 09:15 AM
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I have a single all clad fry pan and I hate it. Mostly because of the handle. It downright hurts to pick that pan up by the handle, even when the pan is empty. I can't stand the pan solely for the handle design.

I ended up buying a set of stainless steel pots and pans from a kitchen supply place. The bottoms are heavy and some sort of sandwich of metals but I don't know what. The surface of the cookware is stainless steel and the handles are stainless steel but they are rounded on all sides so it is easy to pick up and doesn't hurt my hand. Unfortunately I bought this cookware on closeout and I have no idea what brand they are. I also have two pieces of Le Crueset which are great for braising and slow cooking. And I wouldn't be without my cast iron skillet. I won't use anything else for fried chicken or fajitas. But cast iron is heavy.
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