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Old 07-11-2007, 03:41 PM   #11
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Calphalon makes a quality product.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:32 PM   #12
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What do you think of this set?

Calphalon SH10 - Simply Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set - Calphalon SH10 - Cookware Essentials. Cookware Coffee Makers Blenders Skillets Tea Kettles Cookware Sets

EDIT: Can I stick the whole frying pan in the oven without it melting? It says 450 degrees oven safe. So I think I am good.
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:50 PM   #13
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I think your original idea to avoid non-stick was a good one.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:01 PM   #14
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Have a "House Raid" and ask your parents for some stuff. You never know what treasures are hidden behind those cupboards. And they are usually yours for the asking. Also, you will wind up with some of your favorite recipes.

As for your own shopping, it's summer! Invest in a grill and do some fun cooking. It's a good time of the year to buy spices & herbs.

Buy a blender and make smoothies. Buy a toaster and make toast, bagels, and what ever pops up from a toaster.

I think everyone will agree that you need some really good knives to work with.

Try not to eat alone very often. Find a lasagna that is simple to make and invite someone to bring salad, another to bring garlic bread, and two or three to bring some desserts.
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Old 07-11-2007, 08:10 PM   #15
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I think everyone will agree that you need some really good knives to work with.
Yes, but that is not what he asked about. His question was about pot and pans, not grills, blenders, knives, etc. Lets please try to stay on topic, thanks
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Old 07-12-2007, 09:18 AM   #16
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I think your original idea to avoid non-stick was a good one.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:13 AM   #17
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Thanks for the info all. I will be shopping for some pots and pans this weekend. And, just so you know, I don't need knives. I already have a nice set of Chicago Cutlery that cut just fine.
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Old 07-12-2007, 10:50 AM   #18
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I really agree with GB on looking closely at what you cook, and how you cook, before you go and buy a bunch of pans that you don't really need.

If you're just starting out, I think all you'll really need is a couple of frying pans/skillets, one or two saucepans (one small, one large), and a stock pot. That right there will cover the bulk of your cooking. If you're looking for fry pans / skillets that can go from the stovetop to the oven and back again, cast iron is a great buy.
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Old 07-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #19
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some tri ply sauce pans and pots, say 2 4 and 6 qt sizes, plus a 10 and 12" skillet and a saute pan, 3 qt size, lids of course for the pots and saute, make a good starter. PLaces like Le Gourmet Chef and Sur la Table have store brand tri ply of reasonable quality and price. You will want a few non stick and I recommend several restaurant pans 10 and 12" ... most kitchenware places sell such pans...Carlisle, Wearever, etc.
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:03 PM   #20
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I hate anodized cookware. It can't go in the dishwasher and ends up looking like crap over time no matter how you baby it.

I do like Calphalon though.

But I would highly suggest looking at Cookware and More's All Clad selection.
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