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Old 02-08-2020, 06:48 AM
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My husband is the cook and he doesn't have a set of pots and pans. He has different types for different needs. But we do still have some Revere we got as wedding gifts and they are still being used, more by me than him though. They sure do hold up!
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Old 02-08-2020, 07:34 AM
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One other place to look for pots and pans is Macys. When they have a sale, some of the prices are ridiculously low. We were able to get a couple of pieces we had wanted, at a great sale price.
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Old 02-10-2020, 09:11 AM
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Shopping for cookware is frustrating. It can be confusing and overwhelming. I actually work for Made In as the Head of Customer Experience and Operations (and love cookware and cooking), and I'd love to help answer any questions you have about the cookware.

I think one of the biggest factors for me when I'm buying anything, including cookware, is how long will it last? I could buy something less expensive and replace it in 5-10 years. That adds up over time though, and I hate thinking about how much cookware ends up in already over-crowded landfills. Made In has a lifetime warranty and a 45-day return policy (stainless steel and non stick cookware can be returned even if it's used for a full refund). So if you try it and decide it isn't a good fit, Made In pays return shipping in the continental US. It sounds like our stainless steel and carbon steel pans would be a great fit for you. All of our cookware is designed to work on any range, including ceramic. We use smooth top induction ranges in our test kitchen, and I use a ceramic range when we visit my family once a month. They work great on both of those, as well as my gas range at home.

If you have any specific questions feel free to post and I'll be happy to help.
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:07 AM
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Chesirepat, it would be a shorter list to tell you what we don't like. Lutefisk, and I'm Norwegian!

Oh, boy, I've rattled on...Sorry about that. I/we love to cook. Again, have fun. What do cuisines do you like?
Haha! I've heard that before from Norwegians! Myself, I'd try any cuisine under the sun! There's so much to be enjoyed...I only cook a few myself, but we live in a very metropolitan city, and can seek out many things, which is nice! I have a few recipes from my Hungarian grandmother I have begun to bring back out and try for myself. I can see that, like cooking, these things take some work and practice, heh. Thank you so much for sharing your interests - I can see any dinner guests at your house would be *very* lucky indeed! Fresh ingredients made with care is the best food ever.<3
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:13 PM
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At Aldi, I bought a $20 heavy stainless steel pan that I love. Crofton brand. Watching for more pieces.
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:45 PM
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Myself, I'd try any cuisine under the sun! There's so much to be enjoyed...I only cook a few myself, but we live in a very metropolitan city, and can seek out many things, which is nice! I have a few recipes from my Hungarian grandmother I have begun to bring back out and try for myself. I can see that, like cooking, these things take some work and practice, heh. Thank you so much for sharing your interests - I can see any dinner guests at your house would be *very* lucky indeed! Fresh ingredients made with care is the best food ever.
Chesirepat Haha! We're like you! We love food, of any kind. Especially ethnic, comfort food. At our house we call it "misery food". We eat so much of it, we're miserable at the end of the meal! We don't call ours "leftovers". We call them "encores"!

The one reason we're glad we don't live in or near a city, we couldn't afford all the foods we'd love to try! That's why we try them at home. (Did I mention when we travel it's by food? Restaurants, ethnic grocery stores, etc. We're weird, but we have fun. We're supposedly not allowed to go to kitchen stores or places like that without a chaperone. Luckily for us, the closest chaperone, one of our kids, is 1500 miles away! But they all love to cook as much as we do.)

Try your grandmother's recipes and tell us how they were!

We need to try Hungarian food. I'm not as familiar with it as other cuisines. Do you recommend us trying something first?

Yep, just like everything else, practice. Luckily, we both love to try things. If it doesn't work the first time, we try, try again. We have basic things in the pantry and freezer, so that helps a lot. We don't have to go the store for every meal.

Thank you for the kind comment. We love to cook for friends. Since we make as much as we can from scratch, we can customize any dietary restrictions that they may have, so that they don't have to worry about the menu.

When will you be this way? Let us know and we'll play in the kitchen!

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Old 02-10-2020, 04:08 PM
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Google tasteatlas for recipes from all over the world (by country)
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Watch out for anything that has Copper in them. Copper is a heavy metal and can be very Dangerous. You can get bad with everything but you need to be especially aware of the copper pans/etc. The copper has been reported to be found in the foods cooked in them.

I like the Titanium pans because I can use my stainless turners in them but you also need to be aware that is is also a heavy metal but not as dangerous as copper. It does less damage to the human body than copper.
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I never really gave thought to what could leach from my pans. I found this article from last year about heavy metals that one may be cautious about.
https://www.deannaminich.com/toxins-...o-your-burden/
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Than there's this article from the NIH that says we have dangers from heavy metals in our drinking water
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28643849
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