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Old 02-27-2006, 01:02 PM   #31
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For only a bit more you can buy the fully clad stuff without the $$ Emeril name.

Same with his Wusthof knives.


I DID price the All-Clad 14-pc. stainless steel cookware set and I found out that it's way too ridiculously expensive - costing a whopping $999!!

The cheaper 9-pc. All-Clad stainless steel set costs $489.99 - still more than the Emerilware. There might be other set cheaper than Emerilware, but they might not have the same quality. Might be flimsily-made.


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Old 02-27-2006, 01:09 PM   #32
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If you shop around you can find regular All Clad at fairly reasonable prices.

I found the 10 piece set on sale for $599.

If you find a cosmetic second site it's even less.

As it is if you buy it by the piece and not by the set.

No matter how you cut it and no matter if you like Emerilware or not, you are paying a premium for his name. Same with his knives.

You can buy similar cookware for less and better cookware for somewhat more. That's pretty much a fact.

My point is value, not whether or not it's good stuff. I know you like it and that's great. I once bought my sister an Emerilware skillet that was half price and she really likes it.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:19 PM   #33
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A lot of people feel that way about Emerilware. Well, I like the set anyway. And it's probably the same with other cookware that bears the sig of a famous celebrity chef.

There are also now cookware & knives endorsed by Rachel Ray who is the host of 30-minute Meals on the Food Network.

And that's usually the case when you buy most anything these days. You're paying for the name - cheap or not. It's the quality of the product that you're mainly after.


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Old 03-03-2006, 03:41 PM   #34
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jkath, beware of emerilware nonstick.

we have 2 sets, and the nonstick surface on the most often used pans is wearing or has worn off. it wasn't abused or scratched really badly, but the interior surfaces are no longer shiny and nonstick. they're a kinda matte finish now.

i'm going to switch to stainless steel soon, probably all clad, but i'll keep whatever remains of the emerilware set for nonstick. costco has a bialetti nonstick pan that i'm going to buy tomorrow. it's big but fairly lightweight, so i'm not sure how good it will be, but who cares if you ruin a $20 pan.

i'm gonna go hit a few restaurant supply places first before i dump the dough on all clad.
I have a set of Emerilware nonstick. It's 4 years old and still looks and cooks as good as ever. There is no damage to the nonstick surface on any of the pans, and I absolutely love the way things cook in it. That said, I also have a 10" Kitchenaid stainless saute pan that was given free with my KA food processor, and I like that one a lot too. I use it when I need to really preheat it.
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Old 03-03-2006, 04:05 PM   #35
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jkath, I ran thru this thread quickly, but I can tell you that the E-ware HH got me for Christmas a couple of years ago is still doing fine. I also have some Calphalon SS that I like for frying, etc. so it depends on what you want it to do.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:40 PM   #36
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I think the message is clear. You get what you pay for.

Buy quality once or buy crap forever!
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Old 09-09-2006, 02:04 AM   #37
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in a strange way, that sounds like marriage.

just an update, i found out what may have been causing my problems with emerilware non-stick.
dw has been putting them in the dishwasher. not all of the time, but she said she did it a few times when she was rushed.

like most non-stick cookware, it is not dishwasher safe.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:27 AM   #38
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...like most non-stick cookware, it is not dishwasher safe.

HUH? I've been putting my cheapo (Three for $20) non-stick skillets in the dishwasher for at least 5 years with no ill effects that I'm aware of.
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Old 09-09-2006, 07:37 PM   #39
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HUH? I've been putting my cheapo (Three for $20) non-stick skillets in the dishwasher for at least 5 years with no ill effects that I'm aware of.
Well, virtually all good non-stick I've ever looked at strongly recommended hand washing. The harsh dishwasher detergents are not really good for the non-stick surface.

When I pay for the good stuff, I want it to last as long as possible....
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