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Old 04-29-2013, 09:54 AM   #1
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Please help - registering for pots & pans

My soon to be wife and I are getting married and we both enjoy cooking but have been without the income to buy nice things. We have a few family members planning to buy us new pots and pans but I need help about which ones are good. The things we are looking for:
High quality and durability.
Dish washer safe.
Preferably pans which can go from stover top to oven.
We are totally avoiding non-stick.
And it's ideal to have this in a "set" though ive read posts on here about people who don't like "sets" but it's a wedding registry and this will add a continence for those purchasing the gift.

I don't think we have many conditions other than listed above. Can anyone please suggest items or at least a way to know what is and isn't good quality? One place we are registering is Macy's so if they carry the brand that would be a bonus but we plan to register at other places as well so it's not a must. Thank you for helping us

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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I have one All-Clad saute pan and a set of Calphalon pots and pans. I think both work great; Calphalon is less expensive.

I would get one non-stick skillet. It's great for eggs and crepes.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #4
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One thing to consider is to look at the sets and see if everything in it is something you'll use. Also check the price. Sometimes sets can be expensive and include sizes that you'll end up storing and never using. My son and his fiancee just did the registry thing and they decided to go with Calphalon. They chose to do open stock items instead of a set. They did chose from the same line so they'll match but they found the sets didn't always meet their needs.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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One thing to consider is to look at the sets and see if everything in it is something you'll use. Also check the price. Sometimes sets can be expensive and include sizes that you'll end up storing and never using. My son and his fiancee just did the registry thing and they decided to go with Calphalon. They chose to do open stock items instead of a set. They did chose from the same line so they'll match but they found the sets didn't always meet their needs.
That's an excellent point. My set includes two skillets I almost never use. I usually use a saute pan because the higher sides prevent some of the splattering mess on the stove.
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I saw that you are also asking about Knives, just be careful that you don't put someone else in your position, "without the income to buy nice things.", feeling bad because they can't afford an expensive gift.

We tend to buy single cookware pieces and avoid sets.

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Old 04-29-2013, 02:54 PM   #7
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I saw that you are also asking about Knives, just be careful that you don't put someone else in your position, "without the income to buy nice things.", feeling bad because they can't afford an expensive gift.

We tend to buy single cookware pieces and avoid sets.

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We did consider that, thank you for your thoughts, she has some "money" on her side of the family. But we have many less expensive items listed for our friends and other family. Thank yiu
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:56 PM   #8
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I'm so new and buying cookware, is this a type or a brand name? And if its a brand name do they make different models (like Ford makes many cars). Or is this an elite brand that only makes top quality cookware?

Can anyone tell me how i would know if the pan can move directly from yet stovetop to the oven? Thank you
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:02 PM   #9
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Over the years I've had more than several "sets". Of those I have chosen my favorite pieces then unloaded the unused pieces. Other favorites came from restaurant supply stores. Knowing that, I can't even start to recommend something for starting-out cooks. If I were starting over, I would pass the word that I would appreciate gifts that duplicate pieces that have been favorites of the gift giver.
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All Clad is a brand name and like most other brands, they have different series/lines. You can Google specific products to see if they are oven safe, but in general anything that has a bakolite (sp) or plastic will not be oven safe.
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