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Old 08-21-2009, 01:26 PM   #11
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How much are you looking to spend on a set?

Check this set for $200 from Amazon:

Amazon.com: J.A. Henckels International Classic Clad 7-Piece Cookware Set: Home & Garden

I have one piece of the Henckels stainless cookware, and I think the quality is absolutely first rate!
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:36 PM   #12
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How much are you looking to spend on a set?

Check this set for $200 from Amazon:

Amazon.com: J.A. Henckels International Classic Clad 7-Piece Cookware Set: Home & Garden

I have one piece of the Henckels stainless cookware, and I think the quality is absolutely first rate!
This looks like a good deal. The pieces are all ones you would normally use.
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:55 PM   #13
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Clad multi ply with stainless cooking surface or enameled cast iron or carbon steel. Why: no health risk real or imagined, and no cooking issues such as turning sauces gray or making eggs go wonky or whatever.

That said I have a few teflon pans for eggs and some seafood.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:33 PM   #14
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I highly recommend the All Clad too. Very long lasting, worth every penny.
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Old 11-04-2009, 04:50 PM   #15
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all-clad!
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:47 AM   #16
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I am also getting some new cookware after using my parents' 20 year old pots and pans my whole life.

After a lot of googling around and research, I found it came down to two "top" brands: All-clad and Demeyere.

I am going with the Demeyere Atlantis line. By all accounts, there are appreciable improvements over All-clad. One of the most notable is the lack of rivets inside the pots themselves. This makes cleaning easier and seems more sanitary to me. Also, to me, All-clad handles are uncomfortable. Demeyere are very heavy and feature a real copper disk. They have a "pouring edge." They are dishwasher safe.

Demeyere cookware
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:21 PM   #17
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I am with Tom here. If you are concern about health, why make your self worry. Stainless is pretty safe by any account. Go for it. As far as what to get and where here you have huge amount of opinions and I doubt there is an only one that is right. I advocate Macy’s. They have the best sales on their cookware. And the quality is pretty good. Check out “tools of trade” brand.
Is there better stuff, possible, but I’m trying to think practical. Also, but that is not a rule, rather an exclusion of one, I was in my local restaurant supply store the other day and they had an awesome SS set 7 pieces for $90 bucks. Excellent quality, everything one needs at home.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:31 PM   #18
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... I am going with the Demeyere Atlantis line. ...
Looks awesome. I'd say if money was not a question I would consider something like that too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:35 PM   #19
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This looks like a good deal. The pieces are all ones you would normally use.
That's important. Too many sets include pieces you may never use.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:44 PM   #20
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I agree with what others are saying. You don't need a lot of pans. I would suggest a saute pan (make sure it has a tight lid and it's oven safe (including lid), a small and large saucepan and a big stock/casserole pot. A frying or crepe pan is a nice addition. Just get the highest quality you can afford. I think stainless is a good bet. Non stick just gets damaged after a few years. As I said, I like Demeyere, but there are other good options out there that cost far less.
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