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Old 11-04-2007, 04:18 PM   #11
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no All-Clad form e either. I did get a new pizza stone though.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:27 PM   #12
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Here is what I will add. Revere Ware not super super great quality stuff. All Clad is. Revere Ware will not last you a lifetime, but All Clad will.
I will have to disagree with you on this point, GB. Buck and I have an extensive collection of Revere Ware. Most of the pieces are easily 40-years-
old and are looking and cooking as good as new. However, I must say that today's Revere Ware is definitely NOT of the same quality as that of our older pieces.

Don't misunderstand. We also have plenty of Calphalon and other top cookware, but there are some applications that only Revere Ware does the trick for us. Just my experience.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:38 PM   #13
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I hear what you are saying Katie. I do not think Revere Ware is poor quality by any means. I just think there is a large difference between RW and AC. AC is clad cookware. RW is not as far as I know. That is a major thing.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:39 PM   #14
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I have to say that buying basic cookware items that are cheap (and perhaps nasty in the view of some) are not always bad value. I have had several very cheap pieces that have already lasted over ten years and would appear to have a fair whack of life left in them. It is definitely true that I no longer attempt the dishes that may require the "fancier" (for want of a better term) cookware, and in those instances there may be a genuine need but I have found that a lot of these items are very much over-rated, esp for the average home cook.

I don't think I have spent more than A$20 on any one piece of cookware. A lot of the type of pans etc (and similar) mentioned here (although I have never heard of Revere Ware nor All Clad) would retail here for A$120 plus. Maybe your cookware is substantially cheaper than over here. Dunno.

And at least I know that if I wreck a pan, I can still pay the mortgage AND get a replacement!! LOL
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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OK I take back what I said. I just did a little bit of research and it looks like they do have clad cookware. I stand corrected.
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:41 PM   #16
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True, most of it isn't clad. Although, they've been venturing into more substantial pieces the last couple of years. We don't have any of the newer stuff so I can't comment on its performance.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:33 AM   #17
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IMO the best deals on All Clad are at Cookware and More's website.

You can get very good deals on cosmetic seconds -- the deals are even better then they run sales.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:49 PM   #18
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Sam's Club sells their brand Members Mark cookware at of fraction of the price of All Clad and I see no difference in them..I have had a set for over 3 years and still is like new. they also sell a set like Calphalon..I know the set like All Clad is made by Tramotina.which is a maker of a lot of restaurant supplies.
You can buy a whole set for like $150. Its very heavy.
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