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Or is it just name-brand BS?

 

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Gas or electric stove? Gas I'd say yes, electric I'm not a fan.

I bought a good skillet and it warped the first time I used it.

This wouldn't be a problem with a gas stove but mine is a flat electric,
it doesn't sit down flat any more. On gas stove, it wouldn't be a problem.

 

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Subject: Is All-Clad worth the money?
im not a fan of them

 

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I went the cheap(er) route and bought all Ecko clad pots and pans. I got an All-Clad 12" skillet for Christmas and while I like the really long handle and the lid that came with it, I can't tell the difference between it and the Ecko stuff.

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Hard to tell the difference.

 

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What I figured: good stuff, but not a noticeable difference from the next one down. Any suggestions on a quality set of stainless steel cookware?

Edit: A brand is fine, but I welcome a suggestion on any specific sets.

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Gas or electric stove?


Electric, but I'm moving frequently and need something I can use on both.

 

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All clad works on gas or electric.

Every nonstick pan I've bought had to be replaced in two years, it looses the nonstick properties over time. I don't by expensive nonstick cookware any more.

Another good, though expensive, stainless steel set is the CIA (Culinary Institute of America). It has a copper inner sandwiched between stainless steel outer.

Sam's Discount has a good set of stainless steel cookware, very good price.

 

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Thanks Term I was about to ask if there was some recommendations for a set... I need to get some new pans.

 

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I got my entire set of Ecko clad cookware from the local Tanger outlet mall store (Gourmet Chef, I think). I bought two saucepans with lids, one large, one medium, 1 each 6", 9" and 12" plain and non-stick skillets (total 6 skillets) and a stock pot with lid for about $250.00.

They've been very durable. I've had them over a year now and they still look brand new though I use them every day. I cook with gas so I don't know how they work on an electric stove.

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/e loves his stainless steel Calphalon set

 

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Kitchenaid is on sale at amazon

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001FSYQ6/ref=s9_simz_gw_s2_p79_t1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0E6W00WXH6JDK1GFW0KY&p f_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846

 

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The kitchen-aid set looks like a decent place to start. Get's me what seems to be a decent set of stainless steel, but it's cheap enough to replace with the top shelf stuff later on. On a tangent, any opinions on:

http://www.cutleryandmore.com/details.asp?SKU=15222

 

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you can not ever go wrong w/ Henckels. they are very good.

 

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you can not ever go wrong w/ Henckels. they are very good.

Yes, they will last you forever.

 

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We got a Henckel for Christmas. love

 

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/shrug

I like triple layered stainless for most cooking but you also need a good 2 or 3 cast Iron for frying and I have a carbon steel Atlas 14" flat bottom wok for a the stove top that I could not live with out.

Echo top of the line triple clad is hard to beat $ to quality.

I also like glass lids for stock pots and such it makes it much easier to set the heat for a simmer and time things like beans.

I don't like non stick /shrug technics and tricks can suffice. For frying a sprinkle of salt in to the cast iron works just as well and proper heat control via the glass lids works wonders for a dutch oven or stock pot.

 

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