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Old 03-19-2007, 02:50 PM   #1
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Is there a piece of cookware you regret buying?

I think I can luckily say that I've used everything I've bought over the years - at least once. I hate that I have a few that have become one-time-only purchases. The worst, as in most expensive, would have to be my 15.5 qt LC Goose pot. I've used it once in three years I think - for baked beans of all things! I think I could have bought an acre of land somewhere for what this pot cost :(

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Old 03-19-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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actualy there`s been quite a few things I`ve bought that Really were NOT worth the cash, mostly pot and pans stuff.
I don`t think Anyone on here hasn`t done similar (ok maybe some of the richer more clued up folks haven`t), but us Ordinary souls have done it a few times.
it`s a Live-and-Learn thingy, at least NOW you have some valuable data to share with others of what NOT to buy :)
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:48 PM   #3
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Devise uses for your pot. Serve BBQ to a crowd. Make stock. Make soup. Boil chickens for stock.
But, it is why I won't buy a LC larger than my (equivalent ECI) 7.5Qt. I don't have a use for it.
Sell it on EBay and get one that is more useful to you. There 's an Ebay sales store that will handle it all for you at ParkRd.--up near Total Wine. Or sell it on Craig's List.
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:48 PM   #4
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I have bought a few things I really can't regret, but have never used ! My electric fondue pot, stove-top smoker plus a few others -
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Old 03-19-2007, 03:53 PM   #5
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Devise uses for your pot. Serve BBQ to a crowd. Make stock. Make soup. Boil chickens for stock.
But, it is why I won't buy a LC larger than my (equivalent ECI) 7.5Qt. I don't have a use for it.
Sell it on EBay and get one that is more useful to you. There 's an Ebay sales store that will handle it all for you at ParkRd.--up near Total Wine. Or sell it on Craig's List.
And hello from nearby.
Ok, now THAT has Totaly confused me????
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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earlier in my cooking life I bought inexpensive (though reasonable) pots and pans that would have been considered fine for most jobs in the kitchen back in the 60s. However, I did most of my real cooking in cast iron, both seasoned and enameled. As those first pots died naturally, I replaced them with top shelf cookware. It is true, I do not use my 12qt stock pot often, but it does get a workout with the turkey (brining, and later soup) so it has not been a waste.

Probably cheap mandolins and poor knives at first were my greatest wastes of time!
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Old 03-19-2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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Is there a piece of cookware you regret buying?

Yep, an AC nonstick skillet. And what's worse, a gal I knew who used to sell the stuff had warned me off AC's NS products, and I went and bought it anyway! D'uh!
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Old 03-19-2007, 05:15 PM   #8
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Well Hi from nearbye too!

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Devise uses for your pot. Serve BBQ to a crowd. Make stock. Make soup. Boil chickens for stock.
But, it is why I won't buy a LC larger than my (equivalent ECI) 7.5Qt. I don't have a use for it.
Sell it on EBay and get one that is more useful to you. There 's an Ebay sales store that will handle it all for you at ParkRd.--up near Total Wine. Or sell it on Craig's List.
And hello from nearby.
All good ideas - tks. I actually used to have a home-based, specialty cake decorating business yrs ago and sold most of my stuff on ebay. Somehow it just seems more complicated now (but probably it's just because I'm older and busier, lol). I really should sell it and a bunch of other stuff - I'll have to check out Craig's List too. I have too many things from over the years that I can't bear to just give away for nothing or next to nothing, but I'm running out of space!
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:04 PM   #9
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[quote=YT2095]Ok, now THAT has Totaly confused me????quote]

The first poster regrets her VERY large heavy BIG Le Creuset pot. I was offering things for her to do with it so it would not be so much regret.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:22 PM   #10
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Definitely. A few years ago, my S.O. at the time decided I needed to buy one of those lodge two burner stovetop grill/griddles. It now occupies a permanent location on the bottom of my oven. It hasn't moved in a couple of years now. Like I said somewhere else, I wish she had made off with that $20.00 slab of cast iron when she left, rather than my $135.00 Rowenta eletric iron!
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