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Old 08-21-2006, 11:44 AM   #11
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I bought my ovenproof ramekins at WS for $2 each.
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:01 AM   #12
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I agree with many here... I love Williams Sonoma. However, there's a local store near me that sells high quality everything and I'm all about helping out the locally owned businesses! If you can find one of those - I'd recommend that!
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Old 09-28-2006, 05:47 AM   #13
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remember, you get what you pay for!
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Old 09-28-2006, 12:06 PM   #14
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When I got married three years ago, I registered for William Sonoma kitchen items only. I thought the prices were a little high but for quality I'll pay it. We got about everything. Two years later, it was all junk. My adustable measuring cup started leaking after the second use. I took excellent care of all my products. Even banned my husband from using a lot of it.

I happened to have been invited to a Pampered Chef party and my friend loved the stuff. So I went. I loved the products so much that I've now been a consultant for about a year. The only thing that has broke was a piece of stoneware that I dropped and it was replaced in three days. They have THE BEST customer service. William Sonoma wouldn't even replace my two month old adustable measuring cup. But PC will replace stoneware that I dropped!!! Plus all products have either a 1, 3 , 5, or lifetime guarantee. Their new cookware is guaranteed for LIFE!!! They will always have my business!
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Old 10-02-2006, 02:32 PM   #15
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I have using Williams Sonoma for many of my cookware, knives, crepe dishes and I feel that they are the best.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:05 PM   #16
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Welcome to DC, as many others, I prefer WS over PC any day. One thing to note about shopping high end stores, in the long run it may be worth it. They are very flexible with return policy if the product they carry doesn't wear well. I had to return an expensive cookie sheet and was given a brand new one, no questions asked. DH scratched some of the non-stick off of it.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:22 PM   #17
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Try the small kitchen stores around your area. Just open up the Yellow Pages. I personally don't like shopping in large stores like that. I find the kitchen to be an area where everyone is close together and having fun (professional or home), and I really don't get that feel when I walk into stores like WS.

The small Mom & Pop, or family owned and run kitchen stores that every neighbourhood has will help you out, a lot! The one that I go to all the time knows me by name, orders stuff for me if I want, and even comes to the restaurant I work at to eat. The store itself just has that kind of home feeling to it.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:23 PM   #18
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remember, you get what you pay for!
I bought a $300 Shun Cleaver from WS... seems like a bit steep to me. About $75 more than regular.
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Old 11-11-2006, 01:55 PM   #19
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Oh, also, remember WS usually carries national brands. AKA you can usually find it cheaper somewhere else. I recently bought an Nordic Ware ebelskeber (sp?) pan. I found WS carried it for $32, I got the EXACT same pan from Amazon for $16. I bought two and got free shipping to boot! I'm a price hunter so a lot of times I will go to WS to check the quality of the product and will then go home and try to find it online for cheaper.
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Old 11-11-2006, 02:01 PM   #20
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remember, you get what you pay for!
That depends on whether or not you know what you are getting. Compare Cutco to Wusthoff or Henckels cutlery.... similar price, totally different quality. It pays to reseach before you buy, and this forum is a great place to start!
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