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Old 09-18-2005, 07:36 AM   #31
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I cannot imagine living without a non-stick skillet. But I don't buy expensive. I assume they're going to get thrown away eventually (I do have good mid-priced cookware that is for eternity). When I was a kid, Mom used to buy "throw-away" teflon skillets. She'd use them until the finish was starting to go, then she'd put them in our camping gear. Use them on the fire, then throw them away at the end of the camping trip.

BTW, my copper bottom pans live next door, and I can visit them whenever I wish. I was going to give them to charity, and my (then new) neighbor expressed an interest. I just gave them all to her. So I still occaisionally visit my old pots & pans! Revere Ware rules! Just not in MY kitchen!!!
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:07 AM   #32
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We bought our first new Vulan range in 1982. With 28,000 BTU burners we soon discovered our old stainless cookware couldn't take the heat even with the flame adjusted to the lowest level. I made a couple 1/2 thick aluminum disks to put between the pots and the flame. Shortly after that we purchased cast iron cookware that suited our needs. We even got a full size cast iron wok. It really didn't matter which brand of ironware we got, it all seasoned and took the heat well. A year ago my wife thought it would be nice to get stainless triclad cookware to go with our new larger Vulcan range. We shopped and read everything we could. We went to the stores with a micrometer and magnet. The All Clad is .114 thick. The Le Gourmet Chef is .114 thick. Both have cast stainless handles riveted on the pots and lids. Cosmetically the rivets look the same. Both are made from 18/10 magnetic stainless inner and outer layers. We purchased one All Clad 2 qt sauce pan and one Le Gourmet 3 qt sauce pan. We tried them out on our range at home. They both took the heat equally. Yes the All Clad is made in USA and the Le Gourmet Chef in China. But like many other manufactures in this country, I suspect the materials used to manufacture these pots and pans come from the same source. Look at the boxes the All Clad cookware is packaged in. Some is made in USA, some in China. We bought our Le Gourmet Chef cookware on sale for for 1/3 the price of All Clad. We love it. When I use one of our Le Gourmet pots I sometimes wonder if some company in China is hydro forming all this things and supplying the whole industry. Perhaps another company in China does the cast stainless componets and ships to the assemblers in the world. We do enjoy our triclad cookware and we don't need the aluminum disks either, but our favorite piece of cookware is an old 12" Lodge frying pan.
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Old 10-08-2005, 03:13 PM   #33
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Welcome to Discuss Cooking, you'll like it here.

I also have both LeGourmet and All-Clad and am pleased with the performance of both.
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Old 02-17-2006, 10:09 AM   #34
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A few years ago I changed out most of my cook/bakeware to All-Clad and LeCreuset. They are indeed spendy but well worth it.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:04 AM   #35
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I've thrown out just about all old peeling Teflon-coated cookware in favor of the Emerilware Stainless Steel 10-pc. Cookware Set and some of its optional open stock pieces!!


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Old 02-18-2006, 11:43 AM   #36
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All-Clad nonstick is lifetime warranty and from what I've read isn't made the same as other nonstick. I have two and like them alot. I think most people dont read the directions that say nonstick should not be used above medium heat. I try to use SS mostly but the nonstick is cool to me anyway.
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Old 02-19-2006, 12:34 AM   #37
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My Emerilware Stainless Steel cookware without the nonstick coating.

I will NEVER buy non-stick cookware again!!


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Old 02-19-2006, 02:16 AM   #38
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Okay, here I go. I received, as a gift, a set of ss pans from Costco - Kirkland brand. They are 5-ply with copper. From all the research I have done (alot!) - they are comprable to All Clad at a fraction of the cost. They are beautiful and they work very well. They also have a lifetime warranty. I keep searching for an All Clad pan (but one I need) at a good price so I can compare the two myself - but in the meantime, I have no complaints.
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:11 AM   #39
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Okay, here I go. I received, as a gift, a set of ss pans from Costco - Kirkland brand. They are 5-ply with copper. From all the research I have done (alot!) - they are comprable to All Clad at a fraction of the cost. They are beautiful and they work very well. They also have a lifetime warranty. I keep searching for an All Clad pan (but one I need) at a good price so I can compare the two myself - but in the meantime, I have no complaints.
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I bouth a Kirkland set of tri-ply SS 4-5 years ago and I'm completely pleased with them (12 piece set for $149.00). They are as heavy or heavier than the All-Clad I own and I've never had a problem.

Enjoy them!
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