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Old 03-18-2008, 06:36 PM   #11
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I have to second what everyone is saying here - you can't go wrong with All-Clad or Calphalon. I have a couple of pieces of Cuisinart mutli-clad and it is every bit as good (but has the SS lids and for most things, I prefer the glass lids). I have looked at the Tramotina and it looks and feels wonderful. Lots of people here have it and rave about it. The key is to get great quality on sale! Occasionally, you can find a set that is discounted heavily but usually, it's less expensive to buy your cookware piece at a time. Amazon, for example, usually has at least 1 piece of Calphalon or All-Clad on sale every week. You can find both brands regularly at Marshall's, TJMaxx and other stores at great savings. Outlet malls are a wonderful source, as is ebay. When you find a line you like, get a piece and then use it. Make sure you like the way it performs. You know, nothing says all your cookware has to be the same brand!
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:50 AM   #12
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I have All-Clad and I really enjoy it. I saw on the news the other day that stores are not advertising it but that managers have been told by the higher ups that prices are negotiable. So don't be afraid to do some bartering even if it's on sale!
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:27 AM   #13
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I bought all my tri-ply stainless at Le Gourmet Chef at about 1/3 the price of All-Clad or Calphalon. I'd give you a list, but it's all packed up right now because I'm moving, but I have the 8-inch and 10-inch skillets in both plain stainless and teflon coated (8-inch = eggs for one, 10-inch = eggs for 2). Check out their WEBSITE and see if they have an outlet store in your area. Their in-store selection is much greater than their on-line offerings. Even if it's a few miles away, it will be worth the trip just to check out their gadget wall!
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Old 03-28-2008, 11:14 AM   #14
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Robo410, where did you find that?
I did a "tri ply" search on Cuisinart's site and didn't come up with anything. I have Cuisinart's Chefs Classic.... but it doesn't say the "ply". It could be one for all I know (lol).
Kitchen and company, part of Reading China and Glass. Cuisinart makes two types ... thin stainless with disc bottom, and this tri ply ... thick all the way up.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:04 PM   #15
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so i've been reading this thread and everything just seems way out of my price range (after checking them out in random stores) anyone have any affordable suggestions? and by affordable i mean. im a poor college student that just got her own apartment and wanted to learn how to cook. so i really dont need top of the line but every store i see charges ridiculous prices. any suggestions?
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:40 PM   #16
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so i've been reading this thread and everything just seems way out of my price range (after checking them out in random stores) anyone have any affordable suggestions? and by affordable i mean. im a poor college student that just got her own apartment and wanted to learn how to cook. so i really dont need top of the line but every store i see charges ridiculous prices. any suggestions?
What type cooktop do you have and do you want stainless steel or nonstick.

This will be good if you want nonstick and have either gas or electric

Amazon.com: Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set: Kitchen & Dining

If want SS and you have an electric cooktop these will be good

Amazon.com: Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set: Kitchen & Dining

If using a gas cooketop you will do better with fully clad SS cookware but the price is higher.

Amazon.com: Anolon Advanced Clad 10-Piece Set: Kitchen & Dining

My suggestion would be to get the Chef's Classic nonstick and a fully clad fry pan for when you really want to sear that steak and make a pan sauce with the brown bits.

Amazon.com: Cuisinart MultiClad Unlimited Dishwasher-Safe 12-Inch Skillet with Helper Handle: Kitchen & Dining
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:05 PM   #17
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thanks ><
I've actually checked those out and i just think thats alot of money ><
but i guess it will be something to save up for.
thanks again!
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Old 05-26-2008, 04:23 PM   #18
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I've found many bargains in such places as TJMaxx. You need to know prices when in TJMaxx because somethings will be a great bargain and others will be the same as can be bought new.
also if there's a Bed Bath & Beyond near you sign up for thier mailing list and you will get a sale catalog with a $5.00 off coupon on the back and will also recieve a 20% off coupon about once an month.
I usually wait until something I'm wanting goes on sale and use a 20% coupon if the sale price is more than $25.00 and use the $5.00 coupon for less than $20.00.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #19
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I've found many bargains in such places as TJMaxx. You need to know prices when in TJMaxx because somethings will be a great bargain and others will be the same as can be bought new.
also if there's a Bed Bath & Beyond near you sign up for thier mailing list and you will get a sale catalog with a $5.00 off coupon on the back and will also recieve a 20% off coupon about once an month.
I usually wait until something I'm wanting goes on sale and use a 20% coupon if the sale price is more than $25.00 and use the $5.00 coupon for less than $20.00.

We play that same game. If the price is over $25. we use the 20% coupon. If it's less than $25 we use the $5.00 off coupon. If it's exactly $25 (not likely), either one gives the same discount.

Also, we have found BB&B accepts other kitchen store coupons.
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Old 05-26-2008, 05:43 PM   #20
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The Sale/Clearance area at potsandpans.com is also a good place to find bargains.

I just placed an order for 4 of these. The shipping for all four was less than $8.00.

https://www.potsandpans.com/webapp/w...y=OrderItemAdd
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