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#1 Post by Mike Maguire » October 19th, 2018, 1:56 pm

Just finishing our Kitchen Reno and looking for cookware suggestions other than All-Clad, or are they the best

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#2 Post by cjsavino » October 19th, 2018, 5:07 pm

Get the all clad and look for the warehouse sales, fantastic pricing
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#3 Post by Al Osterheld » October 19th, 2018, 5:54 pm

Demeyere is the other well-known high end producer, also pricey. You may find the following write-up to be useful for considering options.

http://therationalkitchen.com/all-clad-vs-demeyere/

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#4 Post by Randy Bowman » October 19th, 2018, 7:29 pm

Carrie has the chef series All-Clad and wouldn't trade them. We have a home commercial kitchen with gas Thermador cooktop and the All-Clad holds up very well.
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#5 Post by NED VALOIS » October 19th, 2018, 9:52 pm

I have Paderno Professional stainless pots, very heavy, made in Prince Edward Island, CA years ago. Used on Queen Elizabeth's ship, airplane and Air Force One.
Lifetime warranted. NOT THE NEW Italian made Paderno pots. Mine are at least 25 years old and look and cook as new.
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#6 Post by Brian Gilp » October 20th, 2018, 5:39 am

I find cookware preference to be different from individual to individual and can change with what one is cooking on. We have an assortment of pans in our house and what my wife preferred differed from what I did on our prior range. After the renovation and upgrading to a Bluestar, her cookware of choice has changed and more closely (but not totally) aligns with mine. I wouldn’t buy a set of anything without buying a single piece first to try out.

Regarding All-Clad, I love my older stuff. My master chef pieces, which are 20 years old, are still what I reach for first. However, I believe the current cookware is thinner than the old stuff. I threw out my LTD sauté pan because it wasn’t really non-stick and it was too thin and basically a bad pan.

Lastly, I’m not sold that I need top quality for all my pans. My stock pots and larger sauce pans are all cheap most of which come from restaurant supply stores or other cheap brands that I bought when in college.

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#7 Post by Scott G r u n e r » October 20th, 2018, 7:44 am

I bought all clad after cooks illustrated continually rated them top. Zero complaints after 5 years
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#8 Post by Lee Short » October 21st, 2018, 11:04 am

About 10 years ago, I upgraded from a mix of all clad and cast iron to a mix of Demeyere and carbon steel from de Buyer. Life is so much better now.

I do still have a cast iron skillet for when I really need a perfect sear. But both the heavier carbon steel pans and the Demeyere proline skillets sear pretty darn well. Demeyere Industry-5 I like less well, but it works well for cooking with some liquid in the pan. And it still has the Demeyere finish for easy clean up.

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#9 Post by SimonC » October 21st, 2018, 2:10 pm

Quite happy for my De Buyer pans. Not pretty, but real workhorses.
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#10 Post by Mike Maguire » October 21st, 2018, 5:59 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions, we went with induction cooking so all your suggestions are great. Let the research
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#11 Post by Jeff Rosenberg » October 22nd, 2018, 6:12 pm

Check out Cuisinart Multiclad Pro. I have a set and like them.

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#12 Post by R. Gaston » October 22nd, 2018, 9:30 pm

I know it’s not stainless, but I switched to De Buyer steel carbon and now I hardly ever touch my All Clads. At another level and will have for the rest of my life...a work horse at a great price!
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#13 Post by cjsavino » October 23rd, 2018, 9:03 am

FYI the next all clad factory seconds sale will be November 5-7. Some really good deals. Will post a link and code when available
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#14 Post by Mike Maguire » October 23rd, 2018, 9:14 am

cjsavino wrote:
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FYI the next all clad factory seconds sale will be November 5-7. Some really good deals. Will post a link and code when available
Thanks Chris, that would be awesome!

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#15 Post by Sherri S h a p i r o » October 24th, 2018, 4:58 am

cjsavino wrote:
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FYI the next all clad factory seconds sale will be November 5-7. Some really good deals. Will post a link and code when available
Perfect timing for me! I am in the market for some new pots and pans, as my florida kitchen has an induction range and I am starting from scratch.

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#16 Post by Mike Wenzel » October 24th, 2018, 11:33 am

I have had an assortment of All Clad for about 15 years now. Still going strong.

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#17 Post by Frank Drew » October 27th, 2018, 9:04 am

All-Clad is (or was) well-made cookware but I don’t like the handles. For me, the best stainless skillets and frypans are Demeyere’s top of the line; that used to be their Atlantis and Sirocco but I’m a bit confused by their current labelling (I think that Atlantis/5 Star/Proline mark their best frypans). I got both a 10- and 12-inch Demeyere Sirocco (a discontinued line) fry pans in great condition on eBay for a fraction of the price for new stuff but I had to be patient until they came up.

These days I use tin-lined copper a lot.
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#18 Post by Robert M yers » October 27th, 2018, 10:05 am

They always have All clads at around 1/2 price at Marshall’s/ TJ max ect if you have those. I’ve never been able to see a defect in them except a possible exterior scratch.

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October 22nd, 2018, 9:30 pm
I know it’s not stainless, but I switched to De Buyer steel carbon and now I hardly ever touch my All Clads. At another level and will have for the rest of my life...a work horse at a great price!
I picked up the 11” fry pan, does this need to be seasoned?My wife picked it up and almost dropped it on our newly finished hardwood floor [wow.gif]

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#20 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » October 29th, 2018, 11:45 pm

cjsavino wrote:
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FYI the next all clad factory seconds sale will be November 5-7. Some really good deals. Will post a link and code when available
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#21 Post by Brian Gilp » October 30th, 2018, 5:43 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
October 29th, 2018, 3:47 pm
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I know it’s not stainless, but I switched to De Buyer steel carbon and now I hardly ever touch my All Clads. At another level and will have for the rest of my life...a work horse at a great price!
I picked up the 11” fry pan, does this need to be seasoned?My wife picked it up and almost dropped it on our newly finished hardwood floor [wow.gif]
All of my carbon steel pans needed to be seasoned but none of them are De Buyer. Unlike the cheap cast iron I bought many years ago, I haven't found it difficult to season carbon steel pans. A quick look at their web site indicates that they will need to be seasoned for first use.

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#22 Post by Eric Michels » October 30th, 2018, 11:18 am

Robert M yers wrote:
October 27th, 2018, 10:05 am
They always have All clads at around 1/2 price at Marshall’s/ TJ max ect if you have those. I’ve never been able to see a defect in them except a possible exterior scratch.
A note of caution on this point. In past years I have purchased much All Clad through Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods and been very happy with it. However, most of what is currently in stores is some truly terrible stuff that I have only ever seen distributed here - some very thin walled stainless (not sure it is even clad) and a new anodyzed aluminum line. Rather than dig through this junk I would just order from the All Clad warehouse sale. The sale is live every few months, the prices are as good or better as Marshalls/TJ Maxx/Homegoods, nearly the full line is regularly offered, and everything that I have ordered has been first quality. Definitely the way to go for All Clad. One final tip is that there is often a special offer (additional % off, free shipping) on the last day of the warehouse sale - not always but often.

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#23 Post by Mike Maguire » October 30th, 2018, 11:51 am

All of my carbon steel pans needed to be seasoned but none of them are De Buyer. Unlike the cheap cast iron I bought many years ago, I haven't found it difficult to season carbon steel pans. A quick look at their web site indicates that they will need to be seasoned for first use.
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#25 Post by Sh@n A » November 5th, 2018, 6:43 am

I go with ScanPan. They lined with some frictionless metal alloy. They are a bit heavy, but the non-stick feature/dishwasher staff/ability to take metal utensils adds so much convenience to the lift. Don't leach/no chemical coating. Been slowly swapping out our stainless. Can't imagine cooking eggs on anything else.
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#26 Post by Brian Gilp » November 5th, 2018, 8:43 am

Sh@n A wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 6:43 am
I go with ScanPan. They lined with some frictionless metal alloy. They are a bit heavy, but the non-stick feature/dishwasher staff/ability to take metal utensils adds so much convenience to the lift. Don't leach/no chemical coating. Been slowly swapping out our stainless. Can't imagine cooking eggs on anything else.
Interesting. I have yet to find a non-stick pan that works as well for eggs as my carbon steel crepe pan.

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#27 Post by Mike Maguire » November 5th, 2018, 10:13 am

cjsavino wrote:
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https://homeandcooksales.com/index.php/

Take a look
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#28 Post by cjsavino » November 5th, 2018, 10:29 am

Mike Maguire wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:13 am
cjsavino wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 4:52 am
https://homeandcooksales.com/index.php/

Take a look
Do we need a code?
Just accept terms and your email address. Last year needed a code.
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#29 Post by Sh@n A » November 5th, 2018, 10:39 am

Brian Gilp wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 8:43 am
Sh@n A wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 6:43 am
I go with ScanPan. They lined with some frictionless metal alloy. They are a bit heavy, but the non-stick feature/dishwasher staff/ability to take metal utensils adds so much convenience to the lift. Don't leach/no chemical coating. Been slowly swapping out our stainless. Can't imagine cooking eggs on anything else.
Interesting. I have yet to find a non-stick pan that works as well for eggs as my carbon steel crepe pan.
Highly recommend these pans. Again, they are heavier, so an 8 quart sauce pan would be quite the beast... but we have switched all our fry/sauteee pans to them. A breeze to clean.
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#30 Post by Mike Maguire » November 5th, 2018, 10:40 am

cjsavino wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:29 am
Mike Maguire wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 10:13 am
cjsavino wrote:
November 5th, 2018, 4:52 am
https://homeandcooksales.com/index.php/

Take a look
Do we need a code?
Just accept terms and your email address. Last year needed a code.
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#31 Post by s.nellessen » November 6th, 2018, 11:13 am

cjsavino wrote:
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Get the all clad and look for the warehouse sales, fantastic pricing
Bed Bath Beyond with their 20% off coupons got me the same price on a few different nonsticks as the all clad warehouse sale. One coupon per item, in-store or website.
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#32 Post by Steve Manzi » November 6th, 2018, 11:23 am

Didn't those coupons used to exclude All Clad?
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#33 Post by Mike Maguire » November 6th, 2018, 12:43 pm

Bought a stockpot, roaster pan and rack, 6 qt sauté pan and a few accessories.

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#34 Post by s.nellessen » November 6th, 2018, 1:24 pm

Steve Manzi wrote:
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Didn't those coupons used to exclude All Clad?
Steve, yes they used to, but apparently All Clad is not excluded now. Each coupon has a list of excluded brands in the fine print.
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#35 Post by Steve Manzi » November 6th, 2018, 1:49 pm

s.nellessen wrote:
November 6th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Steve Manzi wrote:
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Didn't those coupons used to exclude All Clad?
Steve, yes they used to, but apparently All Clad is not excluded now. Each coupon has a list of excluded brands in the fine print.
Thanks for alerting us/me. I just always figured that it was not included.
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#36 Post by Joe Chanley » November 8th, 2018, 8:10 am

additional 20% off at checkout on that sale - THANKYOU20

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#37 Post by Poppy Davis » March 13th, 2019, 1:09 pm

Joe Chanley wrote:
November 8th, 2018, 8:10 am
additional 20% off at checkout on that sale - THANKYOU20
FYI - this sale is back and the same 20% off one item code is the same.
I just got a 4qt copper core saucepan for $140 all in.
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#38 Post by Frank Z » March 13th, 2019, 1:20 pm

This is old but greatly recommend Demeyere. They don't have the rivets from the handle on the inside like All-Clad, which both the heck out of me!
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#39 Post by Mark.Ricca » March 16th, 2019, 3:19 pm

Have been picking up the All Clad D5 series pieces when I see what I want on sale.
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I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
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I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
Just saw their website...that's some hi-tech stuff..."surface is four times harder than stainless; withstands heat up to 1050 F". Might need to get one.
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s.nellessen wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
dcornutt wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
Just saw their website...that's some hi-tech stuff..."surface is four times harder than stainless; withstands heat up to 1050 F". Might need to get one.
This is what Thomas Keller uses at the French Laundry. One of our best chefs just bought a whole new group of cookware from Hestan to replace his pans in his restaurant kitchen. They are really great. No rivets so no place to get food or sauces stuck.
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#43 Post by CJ Beazley » March 19th, 2019, 4:32 am

dcornutt wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 3:29 pm
s.nellessen wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 3:06 pm
dcornutt wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
Just saw their website...that's some hi-tech stuff..."surface is four times harder than stainless; withstands heat up to 1050 F". Might need to get one.
This is what Thomas Keller uses at the French Laundry. One of our best chefs just bought a whole new group of cookware from Hestan to replace his pans in his restaurant kitchen. They are really great. No rivets so no place to get food or sauces stuck.
It looks like they have rivets to me, do they have a special line for the trade?
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#44 Post by Andrew M c C a b e » March 19th, 2019, 7:55 am

I have the demeyere industry 5 and love them. No rivers on the inside make it easier to clean. For carbon steel we have a mauviel wok and saucier and scan pan for the non stick.
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#45 Post by dcornutt » March 19th, 2019, 3:15 pm

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Just saw their website...that's some hi-tech stuff..."surface is four times harder than stainless; withstands heat up to 1050 F". Might need to get one.
This is what Thomas Keller uses at the French Laundry. One of our best chefs just bought a whole new group of cookware from Hestan to replace his pans in his restaurant kitchen. They are really great. No rivets so no place to get food or sauces stuck.
It looks like they have rivets to me, do they have a special line for the trade?
They don't have external rivets that protrude . Everything is offset and not accessible to food.
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#46 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 20th, 2019, 9:03 am

dcornutt wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
Wow, they are expensive, but I am tempted. Are they that much better?
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#47 Post by dcornutt » March 20th, 2019, 12:00 pm

Mark Golodetz wrote:
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dcornutt wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 2:29 pm
I just bought a set of Hestan Nanobond. They are gorgeous. Heat MUCH better than my All-Clad. They clean up incredibly easy. Only downside is the price. They are excellent however.
Wow, they are expensive, but I am tempted. Are they that much better?
Yes.
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Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

#48 Post by Mark Golodetz » March 20th, 2019, 1:34 pm

[tease.gif] Don, you are getting garrulous in your old age.
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Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

#49 Post by Frank Drew » March 21st, 2019, 7:50 am

It looks like they’re maybe a bit less expensive than Demeyere but in that price range; what they call “nanobond” seems to be (essentially) electroplating chromium and titanium onto an aluminum core stainless steel pan. Getting away from non-stick coatings for cooking fish and eggs would be nice although I could probably do a proper seasoning job on my neglected cast iron pan and gain the same advantage.

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Re: Stainless cookware options other than All-Clad

#50 Post by Joe Z » March 21st, 2019, 8:03 am

I've had the Hestan nanobond set for almost 2 years now. Cleaning is really easy; I also bought the Hestan cleaner which makes the pans look pretty much brand new. It's crazy how fast it heats up too, even just boiling water I can do in under two minutes (in the small pot).
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