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Old 02-22-2002, 12:10 AM   #1
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Buying some new pans - advice needed

Hi, and thanks for the forum!

I'm just about to buy a new load of pots and pans for my kitchen and wanted to know the best types to get. I took a look and you can get all sorts now, like copper, aluminium, steel, plus any mixture of the three! Basically I just want 3 pans, a baking tray, a deep tray and a frying pan. What range/type do you recommend?




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Old 02-23-2002, 02:39 AM   #2
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Good Morning! I noticed that you are looking for a lot of new pots and pans. I posted earlier about Service Merchandise going out of business and if you have one close to you (even if you have to travel a ways) when you decide on what you are looking for, check their supply of all kinds of bakeware and cookware. The discounts are terrific and well worth checking out! (I have no connection with Ser.Merchan. just passing along a great bargain) The cost of replacing these things, or buying for the first time is so expensive, that any discounts come in handy.
I have been using QVC's line of cookware and I love it; but it was simply because it was easy for me to purchase. I was confined to the home at the time, and it was a great find. It's called "Cook's Collection" and I highly recommend it.

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Old 02-23-2002, 02:59 PM   #3
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I recently got a set of Wolfgang Puck's cookware. It's awesome. Has the glass top lids so you can observe the cooking process. Cleans up easily. The set includes all necessary pots and pans for cooking and is reasonably priced. Purchased as Sam's Club.
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Old 02-24-2002, 01:55 PM   #4
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Buying new pans

I've inherited my late mother in law's Farberware.....that's as old as I am!!! And it still looks great, cooks great. I added a few peices, like the griddle, and grill, and stir fry pan to the collection, and the original lids from the '50's fit and match the new peices perfectly. I also picked up the Martha Stewart basic bakeware set, during a sale recently. The set came with some basic baking utensils too. I think everyone also needs a good old cast iron skillet. Nothing cooks better cornbread or fried chicken. :o
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Old 02-24-2002, 05:07 PM   #5
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I have the Calphalon - just the plain ones, not the non-stick or the commercial. I've had them for 14 years and love them. The only thing you HAVE to do is clean them with their cleaner (I have tried other things and theirs does work the best) after each use so nothing oxidizes and stains them. They still look like new. I'm not a huge fan of non-stick unless it's for egg dishes. So I do have a few token non-stick pans.

It's a hard decision especially when we're not talking pocket-change!!!!
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Old 02-24-2002, 06:01 PM   #6
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Have to give my old cast iron frying pan the nod as a good one, it is the best non stick pan i have ,little heavy but to me it has teflon beat
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Old 02-25-2002, 10:06 PM   #7
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I agree with you on the non-stick pans, kitchenelf. I bought the pricey T-Fal a few years ago, and it's long gone. I did get the non-stick Farberware omelet pan for Xmas, and I'm very pleased with it, but like you said...for egg dishes only. I bought a Calphlon skillet 25 years ago.....it's warped from abuse, stained from neglect, (by me!) and in my daughter's kitchen now...but it's still a well cooking pan. She got that, when I got the late mother in law's Farberware. The Farberware does require an occasional scrubbing with stainless steel cleanser, but I have a stainless sink too, so I just scrub 'em both down at the same time. :o
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Old 03-01-2002, 01:39 PM   #8
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I don't think Maraguay lives in the USA, one post was about "washing up" and this one talks about "aluminium", so store brands are probably not a lot of use to her.
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Old 03-01-2002, 03:28 PM   #9
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I have a few pieces of calphalon, but i like my all-clad better. More even heating, I think. But they are pretty comparable.

If you look around on the internet you can find brand new but cosmetically challenged (eg, small scratches) all clad for about half the price of retail. Plus other deals on other brands of cookware.

But to tell you the truth, the two things I couldn't live without are my cast iron skillets and my Le Cruset Dutch overn (ceramic-coated cast iron).
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Old 03-01-2002, 07:54 PM   #10
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Odd, I use the term "washing up" and use the word aluminum, and I'm in the Good Old USA. All the name brands I mentioned are available in the UK, probably at Sears there. Coca Cola, McDonald's, and Budweiser are also well known to the Brits.
International trade has really improved between the Colonies and the UK since that Tea Party in Boston a few years back. ;)

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