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Old 02-17-2020, 05:38 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.
shopping with friends in Macy’s one day. The clothes lover headed for the clothes & accessories section, the home goods lover headed to towels & bedding section. Me ? I headed for the cookware & small appliances !
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Old 02-17-2020, 06:15 AM
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shopping with friends in Macy’s one day. The clothes lover headed for the clothes & accessories section, the home goods lover headed to towels & bedding section. Me ? I headed for the cookware & small appliances !
tranum, you sound like us. That's the first place we always head to. I don't remember the last time I actually went shopping for clothes, shoes, etc.

But, now that I've looked to see what I'm wearing today, maybe I should.
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Old 02-17-2020, 12:00 PM
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I'm always split between wanting the clothes or the home goods- too many dangerous likes! Thanks for all the input...it's definitely a good idea to be aware of coatings and leaching. @Chasing Hawk -I'm pretty sure the Tramontina brand was recommended on Consumer Reports - I'll need to re-check that one.
So far, I bought one *quite heavy* anodized pan which I seasoned along with my 3 other cast irons...so I've some 'ok' pieces for now. I'm definitely looking to increase the All-Clad and Creuset herd, maybe I'll try a Made In and see what it's like as well, and will keep an eye out for all sales and discounts! I'd forgotten the one Creuset I have was from a TJ Maxx - I'll keep my eyes peeled there for decent seconds, and sign up for All-Clad's emails! I think that having a pan with *some* weight to it seems to be most compatible with this cook top.
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Old 02-17-2020, 05:48 PM
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Chesirepat, I tried sending you a PM reply and it found errors and wouldn't send it. I will try again tomorrow! When I'm not as tired and ready to learn how to do something new!

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Old 02-18-2020, 07:52 AM
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I bought a set of Image Health System waterless cookware in 97 or 98 at the county fair. They are stainless steel and look as good as the day I bought them, even burned on food comes off easily and don't have to worry about surface flaking into foods. I paid around $1,000 for the set and my husband thought I was crazy but after using them for a year he took me to the fair the next year and spent around $500 on additions to the set. They have a thick flat bottom and will work on any cook surface including induction; husband doesn't think I'm so crazy anymore.
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Old 02-18-2020, 05:45 PM
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Back in November 1990, my ex-husband and I purchased a set of Cordon Bleu "waterless"
cookware.
We purchased from a "pot" party in-home demonstration for pots, and pans. My husband insisted
that I needed this cookware. I didn't think we should spend $1500.00 on it.

Almost 30 years later I'm still using this cookware and love it.
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Old 02-29-2020, 07:16 AM
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I'm always keeping an eye out for used pots and pans. It's been hit and miss. I found some good looking copper/tin items on ebay, but when I got them, I found them to be too lightweight and thin. I kept them for their look, but they're not very practical to cook with.

I just found these today: https://www.thefoundryhomegoods.com/kitchen/cookware/ They're new, but look well built and practical. Some are stainless steel and some are cast iron, both materials that I like.

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