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Old 02-26-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Anyone use Emeril's cookware?

I'm thinking about changing out all of my current cookware. I want to get rid of the teflon I've got, but I'm not sure what to replace it with. I see Emeril's pans quite often, and am wondering if anyone has any comments/ideas/suggestions for me. Price isn't an issue, but quality is!

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Old 02-26-2006, 11:31 AM   #2
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jkath:

I'm not familiar with Emerilware but there have been several threads on the stuff. You might get a lot of info from a search.

If price isn't an issue, and you want stainless, I'd recommend All-Clad. In general, I prefer tri-ply stainless to disk bottom stainless, especially if you have a gas stove. With smaller pans and skillets, the gas flame can extend beyond the edge of the disk and cause burning where it hits the thin stainless sides of the pan. That wouldn't be as much if a problem with an electric stove.

Good luck and have fun shopping for your new pans.
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thanks, Andy -
I hadn't seen oldhat's thread till after I posted mine - a plethora of info there! So, all-clad, eh?
I've never had a "set" of pans - just purchased when needed. (that's what happens when you elope instead of registering for a wedding!)
I figure after 15 years, it's time to do it right!
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Old 02-26-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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I see in Consumer Reports that Emerilware is rated very high, 3rd place. KitchenAid Gourmet Essentials was in 1st place. Emerilware and KitchenAid were the only brands they rated Excellent at cooking evenly, all the others were Very good.

KitchenAid has the best price, you might look at those too.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:00 PM   #5
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all those you mention being rated are disc bottom. tri ply is solid all the way up the sides too and cook more evenly. All clad is top top quality and not much really competes with it except perhaps calphalon one and solid copper. And of course all can command a premium price , but comparative shopping will find you some bargains out there.

If thin sided disc bottoms work for you...emeril ware or jamie oliver are good.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:05 PM   #6
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all those you mention being rated are disc bottom.
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.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:08 PM   #7
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I was just going to say that I looked up the KitchenAid set and it's tri-ply up the sides and it didn't say anything about a disc bottom.

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I was just going to say that I looked up the KitchenAid set and it's tri-ply up the sides and it didn't say anything about a disc bottom.

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That's correct. There are several others as well, All-Clad is certainly not disc bottom, etc.
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Old 02-26-2006, 01:40 PM   #9
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I sometimes see KitchenAid pieces at my local TJ Maxx, and have wondered about getting them. I guess I should try them. I need a large skillet, and All Clad is just too expensive for my taste.

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Old 02-26-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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This is a great set of kitchenaid cookeware for the price:

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0000UIXVI
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