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Old 07-10-2007, 02:41 PM   #11
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lol - I like the names of the stainless serving tools:

"Lasagna Turner".....spatula

"Pasta Server"......back scratcher
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Old 12-20-2007, 10:14 PM   #12
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Martha Stewart has SS cookware out in her name now. Wonder who makes it.

I saw it today at Macy's. I picked up one of the small pots and tried to get a feel of the weight of the pan. Not too bad.
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Old 12-21-2007, 01:49 AM   #13
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Loathe as I am to ever recommend something a Food Network chef endorses (Emeril's All-Clad is anything but, that crap Giada was hawking for a while was horrible, and don't even get me started on the trash Rachael Ray tries to push--my local Fred Meyer has had what was left of her enamel cast iron stuff on clearance 70% off for the last 2 or 3 months and still can't get anybody to buy it), I have to admit the 2 Batali pieces I've been given are quite nice.

Don't get me wrong--I still prefer my All-Clad (and always will; it's the perfect cookware IMO), but if I've got a lot going on with the stoves or nothing is clean, I wouldn't be ashamed to pull out Mario's stuff.

As for Martha Stewart, I think it's self-produced on her part. I've got quite a bit of her stuff from Macy's--cast iron griddle, chili pot, and gratin pans, a salad spinner, turkey lifters, some bowls, a couple of spatulas and spoons, measuring cups, measuring spoons...I'm impressed with all of it EXCEPT for her pumpkin carving kit. Both the knives snapped within 2 pumpkins.

Her stainless steel stuff I'm not sure about as I don't have any--they didn't feel hefty enough when I picked em up, and her roasting pan felt positively cheap.

(I also would never own her linens due to low thread count issues, but that's another topic entirely)
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Old 12-21-2007, 04:51 AM   #14
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Wonder if she's still with Kmart. Don't hear much of THAT now. Maybe her contract with them has ended, or is about to end.
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Old 12-21-2007, 09:51 AM   #15
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Martha Stewart has SS cookware out in her name now. Wonder who makes it.

I saw it today at Macy's. I picked up one of the small pots and tried to get a feel of the weight of the pan. Not too bad.
I bought one of her 12 or 14" saute pans about 4 years ago. It was very well made with a copper bottom. Definately a two hander, very similar to my Cuisinart.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #16
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Wonder if she's still with Kmart. Don't hear much of THAT now. Maybe her contract with them has ended, or is about to end.
Her stuff is still being sold there, saw it last week!
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:26 AM   #17
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I didn't know that her SS cookware was out that long ago. The SS cookware that I was looking at had no copper on their bottoms.

It looks pretty stunning though.

I like the Macy's commercial where the Christmas tree is being decorated, and she says; "Jennifer, Jennifer darling." after the lights when out and the cord got unplugged. Haha!!

Jennifer says; "Oops, my bad". P. Diddy and Usher are featured in it as well.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:47 AM   #18
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Yeah. When I started to really get into cooking I picked up that pan at K-Mart for like $30 or something. It had a thick copper bottom with a Martha Stewart logo in the center. I gave the pan to my Mother who loves the thing. I got a Cuisinart as a gift last year which is identical in constructon and performance.
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Old 12-21-2007, 10:50 AM   #19
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Maybe it's made by them.

Answers the age-old question; Who makes what and for whom?
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:47 AM   #20
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I've gotten a look and feel for the enameled cast iron and it is China made and not of the quality of good French enameled cast iron. I've returned two because of defects...cracks and bubbles in the enameling...and won't buy any more. Other items besides the cast iron are great. The pinch bowls are nice because they are also measuring cups.
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