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Old 09-03-2006, 11:42 PM   #51
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I do like the "made in the USA" aspect of All-Clad (though some of their "special" pieces are outsourced to China now). I guess I factor this in when I consider the price, and it doesn't seem so outrageous.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:17 PM   #52
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I do like the "made in the USA" aspect of All-Clad (though some of their "special" pieces are outsourced to China now). I guess I factor this in when I consider the price, and it doesn't seem so outrageous.
Unfortunately some of their not so special pieces, like roasting pans, are now made in China.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:39 AM   #53
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after all this time, i'm just finding out that the Member's Mark stainless cookware is not only 18/10 stainless but it is FULL CLAD as well.

a full set for under $200... of full clad!!!!

unfortunately, i won't be able to afford the All Clad line until i hit the lottery; so for now, i'm off to sam's club to buy their full clad set.

So, Black Chef, how do you like the full clad Member's Mark stainless?
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:42 AM   #54
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i dunno about the smaller pans. i only compared the larger 6 qt. saute pan while holding the le gourmet, the all clad from memory. it just seemed lighter.
That's because you were comparing a 6 quart sauté pan from All-Clad to a 5 quart sauté pan from Le Gourmet Chef. Le Gourmet Chef doesn't offer a 6 quart sauté.

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anyway, we went to bloomie's (dw's contractual obligation with lucifer) and i think i've convinced her to get me the 13 piece ss all clad set, that comes with several bonus gifts, either for my b-day or christmas.
i may have write something down in my blood, but the 13 piece all clad, ahhhhglghlghlghghglgh
Those aren't bonus gifts, they're parting gifts because you are parting with an outrageous amount of money so All-Clad can give pots and pans to the Food Network personalities free-fer-nuthin.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:23 PM   #55
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lol, caine.

i never ended up getting any all clad pieces.

but i am very happy with a 5 quart tramontina saute pan. it was a great deal from costco, for just 30 clams.

it's taken me a while to learn how to use stainless steel, but the heavy bottom and tight fitting lid are great.

who needs a $200 pan?

next up is a large frying pan. i'll go non-stick this time, and i'm thinking of a 12 or 14 inch pan. suggestions, anyone? (besides caine. i know, i know, i'm going to check out le gourmet chef... )
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:30 AM   #56
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it's taken me a while to learn how to use stainless steel,
I never much liked SS pans.

Pots? Yes. Pans? No.

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Someone with more money than sense?
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:23 AM   #57
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Someone with more money than sense?
I have to say that is a pretty rude thing to say. I have some very expensive pots and pans and I happen to think I have plenty of sense thank you very much. My pots and pans are made of quality materials. They have a lifetime warranty. There is also the aesthetic quality that I enjoy. Why does that mean I am lacking in the sense dept?

I love my expensive pots and pans and have certainly gotten my moneys worth from them. My children will as well. I think that is money well spent.
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I never much liked SS pans.

Pots? Yes. Pans? No.

Please explain. Why would you like SS pots, but not pans? A pan you can use to make a sauce with the fond that collects on the SS. A pot is generally used for liquid where SS or non stick won't matter much. I am curious why you would like SS for pots and not for pans.
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Old 01-28-2008, 12:50 AM   #59
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Please explain. Why would you like SS pots, but not pans?
In my opinion Stainless Steel fry pans are, at best, second rate when compared to iron skillets.

Pots are meant for liquids and liquids tend to play **** with cast so I use stainless. Usually.

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A pan you can use to make a sauce with the fond that collects on the SS.
That can be done with any cookware.

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A pot is generally used for liquid where SS or non stick won't matter much.
Non stick (surfaces)? That's another subject all together.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:23 AM   #60
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I have to say that is a pretty rude thing to say.
Glad we're all allowed to have our opinions.


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I have some very expensive pots and pans and I happen to think I have plenty of sense thank you very much.
I have some really expensive tools myself. Not all of them in the kitchen.

The trick is to not allow your identity to get wrapped up in your possessions.

We all fall prey to this, some more than others, I guess.
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