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Old 06-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by BlueCat
Has anyone ever heard of this brand?


No, but it looks pretty good! I suspect this is what is called (at least in the music industry) a "stencil brand" meaning that if the retailer or wholesaler buys enough pieces from the manufacturer, the manufacturer will put any name brand on it they want.

So the Tri-Ply brand will indeed be "Only Available only at Le Gourmet Chef", but if you knew where to look, you would be able to find identical cookware with other brand names. This keeps the consumer from price-shopping the brand at other retailers.

If you google "Kelly Marsh" and click "I'm feeling lucky" it should take you right to my homepage on Active Bass. Pictured there is a prime example of this, in the form of a fretless bass made in Viet Nam. The brand name on the one I received as a sample is "Mania", but if one were to buy $20,000 worth of assorted guitars and/or basses from this manufacturer at wholesale, one could have them labeled "Fred's Guitars" or anything else one wished.

In any event, there is a lot of good stuff coming out of Asia these days. It would be interesting to check the Tri-Ply stuff out. And no, I don't know for sure that this stuff is of Asian manufacture, but I feel it's a pretty safe bet.


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Old 06-14-2006, 07:48 AM   #32
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I have several pieces of this stuff and it works well. It's sold in the LeGourmet Chef Kitchen Stores. I go to one in an outlet mall.

The cookware is a little lighter weight than All-Clad but I haven't noticed a cooking difference.

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Old 08-29-2006, 10:58 AM   #33
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Talking command performance gold

I ususally laugh at home shopping channel type cook ware. Notice the gap between the disk and the sides on WP pans. Poor design and a cheap way to produce. However, much to my surprise I received a small set of Command Performance Gold five years ago and it works just as well as my more expenseve Cusinart set. The CPG is attractive, goes in the oven, never burns my 'STUFF" keeps an even temperature, and simply does what a peice of ookware should do. I've since bought the two burner set with pots and a non stick pan. Also very satislied. Surprise, surprise 'till I found out it is HSN best repeat selling cookware.

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