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Old 02-27-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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New Stainless Steel User - help!

Someone bought me a stainless steel pot set. They are called Tools of the Trade - Energie. It is 18/10, Is that good? Also, the set isn't shiny on the interior. Does that make a difference in how the food cooks or how I should clean the pans?

What foods are best cooked in stainless steel vs. non stick (since I have both).

I used one of the skillets for the first time and cooked some green beans in them with oil. When I washed the pan there was a white film over the bottom - it didn't look to nice. I read to clean with vinegar. That removed the film - but am I going to have to clean with vinegar, every time I cook with these pans?

Any advice would be very helpful. Thank you

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Old 02-27-2006, 09:47 AM   #2
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I've had my Tools of Trade SS set for about 10-12 years now, I cook everything in it, I love it. The only thing that is diffrent is frying pan, that you have to get used to. I never did, I perefer non-stick or cast iron, but mostly because my stove doesn't produce enough heat. Everything else is easy to cook in, and to clean. Enjoy, and welocome to DC!
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:17 AM   #3
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Is your set - the brushed stainless steel on the interior? Have you had any problems with the white film residue?
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Old 02-27-2006, 11:27 AM   #4
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tools of the trade is a Macy's brand and generally good quality. Is it disc bottom or clad cookware? CLeaning stainless (misnamed btw) use a product like Revere polish or white vinegar.

sauteing and browning will go better in stainless, eggs etc will be stick free only in teflon.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:00 PM   #5
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My set is not brushed SS, but you shouldn't get reidue in dishwasher, if you do then it is dishwasher and not your pans.
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Old 02-27-2006, 12:02 PM   #6
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I heard of them. Don't know much about them though.

I just saw a set at Filene's the other day.


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Old 02-27-2006, 12:47 PM   #7
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tools of the trade is a Macy's brand and generally good quality. Is it disc bottom or clad cookware? CLeaning stainless (misnamed btw) use a product like Revere polish or white vinegar.

sauteing and browning will go better in stainless, eggs etc will be stick free only in teflon.
They are disc bottom.
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Old 02-27-2006, 01:04 PM   #8
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Yes, they do, but I didn't like the way the bottoms looked.


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Old 02-27-2006, 03:12 PM   #9
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Does anyone have the brushed SS on the interior of the pan?
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Old 02-27-2006, 03:32 PM   #10
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Most of my Emerilware SS cookware has that.
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