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Old 05-01-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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KitchenAid 10 piece set or Calphalon 10 piece set? Advice please.

which cookeware is better? please help me

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Old 05-01-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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both companies produce several lines of cookware from pricey and heavy duty to inexpensive and frankly less well made. So it depends on which line or set you are looking at, and also what are your expectations? What are your cooking needs? Both companies make good products.
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Old 05-01-2010, 05:00 PM   #3
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Have you considered All Clad?
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:33 AM   #4
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could use some more info. clad Stainless, non stick, hard anodized? which set are you looking at??
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:55 AM   #5
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I am using All Clad Stainless 3 ply. Very even heat distribution, easy to clean if you use a product called "Bartenders Friend" to clean and polish. They won't make a good cook out of a bad cook but they sure make things easier. They are sturdy with well designed handles that stay cool. I had some Cuisinart pots and the handles got scorching hot even on a low flame. If you can, check out Cooks Illustrated March/April 2010 for a review of 8 large saucepans. All Clad stainless came out on top. I have used just about every brand name pot and pan on the market including some pricy copper stuff and like All Clad the best. They are not cheep but they are top quality, work well and will last a lifetime.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:23 AM   #6
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All Clad

I forget to say I do have a few pieces of All Clad Stainless non stick and they are very good also,
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:45 AM   #7
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You won't get any dispute from me about AllClad. It is excellent cookware. (And it would be my recommendation) However, the post was between two brands. They're pretty even depending on the line being advertised, but we don't have that info.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:18 PM   #8
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Get something made in the USA, France, or Belgium. You won't be sorry. The two brands you mention were once well respected but are now made out of the country and won't hold up.
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