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Old 02-26-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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No they're not, you might look at the Consumer Reports article to see the model of pans that were tested. It looks like half of the pans were full ply and the other half were disc bottom.
I personally dont think much of that Consumer Reports Comparison. Emerilware is made by All-Clad, it's cheaper in price yet they didn't even include the AC in the comparison. Cook's Illustrated rated AC's SS and nonstick #1. Maybe Consumer Reports considered AC's price was too high and left it out, I dont know.
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Old 02-26-2006, 03:55 PM   #12
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As I think I have mentioned earlier, I'm strongly considering the E-ware. Knowing it is made by All-Clad, I saw what I consider to be another testimony for All-Clad. I saw a closeup on Iron Chef, America and they use All-Clad on that show.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:01 PM   #13
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I personally dont think much of that Consumer Reports Comparison. Emerilware is made by All-Clad, it's cheaper in price yet they didn't even include the AC in the comparison.
Huh? I'm holding the article in front of me right now, or rather, it's laying next to the computer while I type , and they not only rated All-Clad, but they included 2 different models of All-Clad in their ratings.

Look again. I'm talking about the uncoated ratings section.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:03 PM   #14
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my bad, I didn't check out the article
and yes much of the kitchen aid is solid built. I don't like their colors with "plastic handles" and stick free coating, but they do make a fine heavy duty set with stainless interior and hard anodized exterior, great handles and lids.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:13 PM   #15
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I thought I'd share the info in the uncoated section:

1. KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials Brushed Stainless
2. Calphalon Contemporary
3. Emerilware Stainless(turns molten and unsafe if forgotten on a burner)
4. Magnalite Classic
5. Member's Mark Sam's Club Tri-ply clad
6. J.A. Henckels Classic Clad
7.T-Fal Jamie Oliver Pro
8.All Clad Master Chef 2
9.Cuisinart Chef's Classic
10.All Clad Copper Core 6000
11.Wolfgang Puck Bistro Collection
12.Farberware Millennium Soft Touch
13.Scanpan Fusion 5
14.Daniel Boulud Kitchen Generation Clad
15.Revere Copper Cuisine
16.Viking Professional Starter Set
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:15 PM   #16
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Quick Picks from the article were:

Best value in nonstick: Kirkland Signature (Costco)
Best value in uncoated: Member's Mark (Sam's Club)
Best value in combo sets: Simply Calphalon
Best for induction method cooking: KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials
Best value on a tight budget: Bialetti non-stick, very lightweight though
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:19 PM   #17
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It's interesting that the All-Clad made Emerilware rated higher than the All-Clad brand.
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:23 PM   #18
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As I think I have mentioned earlier, I'm strongly considering the E-ware. Knowing it is made by All-Clad, I saw what I consider to be another testimony for All-Clad. I saw a closeup on Iron Chef, America and they use All-Clad on that show.
All-Clad GIVES tons of their cookware to FoodTV for use on various programs to get visibility Comparable products are about 1/3 the price, so every time you buy an All-Clad product, it's like buying one for you, one for Tyler Florence, and one for "The Chairman."
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You have helped me so much! I'm printing this out and am on my way to start comparison shopping. Again, I really appreciate your time and efforts to help me! Kudos to you all!
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Old 02-26-2006, 04:27 PM   #20
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I just bought a bunch of new stainless pans. Tramitino Tri-Ply
http://www.smartbargains.com/go.sb?p...275499&aid=259

This is similiar to the selection that I picked up at my TJ Maxx. I did get a couple more pieces, but I also spent about 50 more dollars too. I'm very happy with them. I also find myself in my kitchen more then I would have been with my old teflon coated stuff.

Just a good option.
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