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Old 10-12-2010, 10:16 PM   #1
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Help me choose!

Not all stainless steel is created equal...so I've heard. As far as stainless steel cookware is concerned, how do I select which brand to buy? I would be buying a set, you know skillets, pots, etc. Budget = $200.00

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Old 10-12-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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Look for tri-ply SS. For $200. your best bet is Costco, Sam's or BJ's.
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Old 10-12-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
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Well, I know Cuisinart and KitchenAid are good as far as stainless steel goes, but they're both pretty big brands so they might be pricey if you're going to your local store. Recently Amazon.com has had a lot of their cookware on pretty big discounts though, so if you want to order online I think that should be the first place to check!
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:07 AM   #4
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Here is an awesome set right at the top of your range.

Emerilware Pro-Clad 12 Piece Stainless Steel Set E914SC64#

I love mine and find no difference in cooking with it over the All-clad stamped stuff I have.Emerilware is mfg by all-clad
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A while back another member was looking for SS cookware and had about the same budget. She eventually chose this item.

Sam's Club-Stainless Steel Tri-Ply Cookware Set - 7 pc.


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Old 10-13-2010, 09:25 AM   #6
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The cookware sets I have seen at Costco and Sams look like good value and quality. I have not used it. I seem to remember the set at Costco having a few more pieces than the four in the Sams set shown. Having a few bucks left over from your budget for those pieces you wish you had is probably a good idea.
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