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Old 12-04-2006, 05:41 PM   #11
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Hello and welcome to DC. Definitely go with the Stainless Steel and have non stick bottoms. That is a great gift for your wife.


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Old 12-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #12
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I have the Le Gourmet Chef equivalent of all-clad, and the set came with an 8-inch stainless fry pan. One of the additions i made was the teflon coated version of the same fry pan, for times when I need non-stick. Of course, I also have a complete set of stainless untesils AND a complete set of nylon utensils.

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Old 12-08-2006, 08:15 AM   #13
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You will love the All Clad set, I bought the 10 pieces LTD set from Macy when they have the friend and family discount and very happy with it.
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Old 12-08-2006, 09:58 AM   #14
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I prefer the Le Gourmet Chef tri-ply. Same as All-Clad, but at 1/3 the price because, every time I buy another piece, I am not paying for the free one they give to Emeril LaGasse or Martha Stewart.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:16 AM   #15
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The LTD series is probably my first choice. I went with the un-anodized aluminum exterior of the MC2 series because they were on sale. Had they not been, I would have grabbed the LTD series.
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:27 AM   #16
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:06 AM   #17
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get the stainless. you can get much less expensive non stick pans that work fine and can be tossed when no longer non stick due to scratches or repeated heating. Don't set yourself up to toss a $150 pan!
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:14 AM   #18
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There is no need to toss a quality non stick pan. They do not scratch the way they used to and there is a word of difference between a cheapo non stick pan that is light as a feather vs. a quality non stick pan that has weight and mass to it.
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Old 12-08-2006, 11:17 AM   #19
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Check out an ealier post on SS pans and you will find a number of great comments made on a variety of brands of pans. I would also suggest putting together your own set instead of buying a prepackaged one. There always seems to be a usless pan or two in all the sets I've seen. I did this with the Calphlon One collection of pans I have and it worked out much better. I also saved about $250 doing buy shopping at stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls buying seconds with very little scratches on the outsides of the pan. I also bought a few off EBAY.
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:47 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by f_aaberg
Thank you all for helping me out here. I did a littler more research and found that Cuisinart sells the MultiClad Pro set that others seem to like. There is nowhere within 100 miles that has a display of the stuff to show her. I guess it is basically is an internet item for the company. I'm not sure if I like the brushed SS on the outside anyways.

So I showed my wife yesterday what I was up to - no surprises here - I want her to get something she wants. In the end, she saw the AllClad and liked it. I asked her what sizes she would like of each pot/pan and it appears the 14 piece set is the one that will do the job better (most items larger in the set). Looks like I'll go that route. The 14 piece set over the 9 piece will be a surprise! Much, much more money then I wanted to spend - but she's worth it. Besides, we have five kids and they will have something to fight over when we're gone.

Thanks again to all for your input and have a great Christmas!

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