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Old 06-03-2004, 08:43 PM   #1
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Stainless Steel/Nickel Composite.... Did I Make a Mistake?

I'm new here and hoping someone can help me understand what I've just bought.

I was in need of some new pots and pans, and although I wanted good ones, I can't afford the really good ones. At JCPenney, I found a pretty 8 piece set of stainless with copper bottoms on sale for $119 (reg. $199), so I bought them, plus a matching large covered skillet for $40 (reg $99).

When I got them home and upacked, I discovered that they are actually a stainless steel/nickel composite. Is this common? Have I messed up, do they need to go back? I'm concerned about things like warping and pitting, especially as the care instructions warn that I should take care to avoid doing things to cause that.

help? Thanks!

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Old 06-03-2004, 09:03 PM   #2
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jones;
I "googled" stainless steel and nickel and found a lot of info. Most of it was way too technical for this button I have for a head, but the upshot is; it appears that you done good! All stainless has nickel and chromium in it and now it appears that a higher nickel content increases the corrosion resistance preventing "pitting". See what you learn just 'cause you like to cook?
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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jones;
I "googled" stainless steel and nickel and found a lot of info. Most of it was way too technical for this button I have for a head.....
You are not a button-head, Bubba! I "googled" it too, but must have used the wrong combination of words, because I found little info. So, thanks much for your help. The thought of having to give them up before I even used them was unhappy.
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