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Old 02-07-2009, 01:30 PM   #1
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Hello and Please Advise. So happy to have found this site! I have a question I hope a kind soul will assist with. We are trying to get to stainless steel cookware. Does anyone have information on the material used by the company "Grand Gourmet" - I admit I was shopping at one of the big box/everything stores. I bought a couple of items described as stainless steel but they failed the magnet test. What is Grand Gourmet cookware actually made of? Thanks!


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Old 02-07-2009, 01:59 PM   #2
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Does this help?

I don't know about the magnet test - all my cookware is hard anodized.


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Old 02-07-2009, 02:55 PM   #3
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I know of several people who will buy nothing but Paderno cookware and I know a store near us that sells the Grand Gourmet line. I have looked at it many times and they seem of good quality.

I have never heard of the magnet test; however as I say I know several people, both professional and home cooks who swear by this brand and have never had any problems with it.

I hope this helps
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:05 PM   #4
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Stainless steel can be magnetic or non magnetic depending on the formulation. The most stain resistant, with the highest proportions of chromium and nickel, are not magnetic.

If a manufacturer wants the cookware to be magnetic in the outer layer and induction ready, there are formulations that can accomplish that. I think magnetic stainless is made with chromium, but without nickel.

Unless you plan to buy an induction cooktop in the future, there is not any difference in performance.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:09 PM   #5
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Thank you, all!

Hello and Wow! Thank you all for the swift responses! jim262 - great lesson!
I admit that as soon as I saw what I consider "good news," I hurried to kitchen to take the new items for a spin. Very happy with their performance.

Again, thank you. It's good to know you are here and that help is a few key strokes away. Cheers!
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