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Old 07-30-2006, 03:10 PM   #1
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Anyone ever use Ikea Cookware?

I was browsing through the new Ikea catalog and saw they have their own cookware "line" that they sell. Aluminum, stainless, and cast iron cookware. It looks good, but it's all Scandinavian branded that I've never heard of.

Anyone have experience with any of it? Ikea tends to be very reasonably priced, and of the few things I've seen from there, decent quality.


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Old 07-30-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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I purchased one small non-stick pan (probably 10 inches or less), for less than $5, and it's survived pretty well over the past 2-3 years, and I've used it a lot. I haven't heard anything else about their other cookware, though. I'd be interested to hear reviews myself!

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Old 07-30-2006, 04:04 PM   #3
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Ive had some really good experiences with IKEA cookware...
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Old 07-30-2006, 11:37 PM   #4
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Ive had some really good experiences with IKEA cookware...
i agree... i've been using the ikea 365 series cookware for years.

i first bought it just to hold me over until i spent the big $$ on all clad... but, it does the job, so i'm still using it YEARS later.

it's 18/10 stainless that is oven safe. a good value for the $$ IMO.
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Yes, we have many kitchen utensils and vessels purchased from Ikea, and they provide an excellent value for your money.
For cookware (skillets and pots), decent but we have found better values elsewhere. (Italian products in other Italian shops, so comparisons are probably not valid with most of you guys though...)
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Old 07-31-2006, 09:00 AM   #6
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I love their 9 liter and 4.5 liter heavy-bottomed stainless steel stock pots. I would simmer stock overnight and even up to 12 hours, and I don't need to add water because somehow only very little steam escapes out. Also, since I don't have a pressure cooker, I would stew meats for 3 hours and same thing, no need to add water, and the food never burns at the bottom.

I found myself using the 4.5 liter one so often, I bought another one as a reserve. They were priced very reasonably too.
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Excellent. Thanks for your input. I hope others with experiences with IKEA cookware add to the discussion!
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Old 07-31-2006, 03:46 PM   #8
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There is an IKEA about 3 hours from me. I will have to check this stuff out if I get up that way. I need a larger pot than I have now. My largest is 3.5 qt and it is getting worn anyway.
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Old 07-31-2006, 04:21 PM   #9
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There is an IKEA about 3 hours from me. I will have to check this stuff out if I get up that way. I need a larger pot than I have now. My largest is 3.5 qt and it is getting worn anyway.
this is my favorite... their big 11 qt pot:

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=86137385
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this is my favorite... their big 11 qt pot:

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=86137385
Is that one better than this one?

http://www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/store...umber=80026666
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