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Old 12-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #31
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I have pieces of both Emerilware and AC...in fact, I have TONS of EW and AC. Emerilware stainless is decent stuff. I agree that some of the AC pieces are lightweight. Now...if you want to talk about cookware, try Demeyere's Atlantis line. I picked up a very pricey saute from SLT...probably in the $280 area. Some of the Demeyere stuff is downright ugly...but the Atlantis line is a thing of beauty. It makes AC look like a punk! I am a serious AC fan, tho, because I cannot see myself paying $250 for more Demeyere.

EW is an ok popularly priced line. If your used to Farberware...EW is a major upgrade and will serve you well. Once your ready to move on, however, or to add a really nice saute like I did...look at the Atlantis line...you will fall in love with it.
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Old 12-26-2005, 04:50 PM   #32
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But I already have & use the Emerilware 10-pc. SS set, which I'm quite happy with.

If I add any more pieces of cookware to the set, then it has to be the matching Emreilware stainless steel pieces with the glass lids so that it all looks like one complete set.


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Old 12-27-2005, 11:53 AM   #33
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Corey:

Why exactly do you have to have matching cookware? I can understand why you initally bought a set if you are using all the pieces. However, most pan freaks (like me!!) will tell you that they do not stick to coordinating cookware. In fact, I would never limit myself to one brand or one line. You should be choosing your cookware based on the task. I have more pans than I know what to do with! I have many different brands with varying degrees of quality depending on the task.

For instance, if I was just getting my collection off the ground, I would decide where my money is best spent. For me, I would dump as much resources as I could towards buying the highest quality saute that I could get my hands on...even at the expense of another category of cookware. A perfect example is a stockpot. I feel that a stockpot that is fully clad and expensive is a waste of money because I generally use it to boil things...soup and water for pasta. So...my money is better allocated to a heavy-hitting saute and less on a stockpot (Within reason tho...I would never buy junk aka Faberware!)

Do not limit yourself to buying EW just because you have a set of EW. You are missing out on a whole world of fabulous cookware that you can purchase open stock that would fit in well with what you already have. Nothing is more beautiful than a shelf with a Demeyere, an AC, and a nice oval LC...makes my heart flutter!
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Old 12-27-2005, 03:24 PM   #34
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Why exactly do you have to have matching cookware? I can understand why you initally bought a set if you are using all the pieces. However, most pan freaks (like me!!) will tell you that they do not stick to coordinating cookware. In fact, I would never limit myself to one brand or one line. You should be choosing your cookware based on the task. I have more pans than I know what to do with! I have many different brands with varying degrees of quality depending on the task.

For instance, if I was just getting my collection off the ground, I would decide where my money is best spent. For me, I would dump as much resources as I could towards buying the highest quality saute that I could get my hands on...even at the expense of another category of cookware. A perfect example is a stockpot. I feel that a stockpot that is fully clad and expensive is a waste of money because I generally use it to boil things...soup and water for pasta. So...my money is better allocated to a heavy-hitting saute and less on a stockpot (Within reason tho...I would never buy junk aka Faberware!)

Do not limit yourself to buying EW just because you have a set of EW. You are missing out on a whole world of fabulous cookware that you can purchase open stock that would fit in well with what you already have. Nothing is more beautiful than a shelf with a Demeyere, an AC, and a nice oval LC...makes my heart flutter!


It's just me. I just can't see buying anything else that does not match what I now have. My mother did that with the Corningware cookware when we were all at home. She wanted nothing else in that line that didn't match.

i just want to expand the set a little bit. What's wrong with that?


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Old 12-27-2005, 03:34 PM   #35
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i just want to expand the set a little bit. What's wrong with that?

I don't think anyone is saying there is anything wrong with that. They just want to make sure that you know that sometimes it makes more sense to get something from a different line as opposed to getting something in the same line just because you already have that line.

It is similar to buying a new car. You may have always owned MG's and had good success with them. Now it is time for a new car because you have a growing family and you will need something with more room. Well now might be the time to consider something bigger than might fit other needs better. Your MG might have been great at cruising around with the top down with just you and your girlfriend, but try fitting 2 kids and their strollers into it.

Same goes for cookware. There are things that cast iron will do better for you than SS. There are times where a non stick (and some will not agree with me on this) will be the best pan for you. There are benefits and drawbacks to every single type of pan out there. If cosmetic reasons are the most important thing for you when picking cookware and you are the type of person who needs things to be the same (like my wife) then staying in the line you already have is what you will want to do. If performance for specific tasks if what you want out of your cookware though then just keep an open mind about different types.
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Old 12-27-2005, 04:24 PM   #36
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It's just a ritual that I have.

The same thing can also be said about large appliances. Usually, if one were to buy a Kenmore washer, they'd also buy the matching Kenmore dryer as well, which I've done with the Kenmore portable pair.

And yes, I DO have some cast iron cookware and plan to buy the matching
Lodge cast iron 5-qt. stew pot to go with it.


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Old 12-27-2005, 05:35 PM   #37
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One reason why you would buy cookware all from the same line is so that the lids all fit right.
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Old 12-27-2005, 05:46 PM   #38
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Thank you, kleenex!!

That's another reason. I didn't think of that one.


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Old 12-29-2005, 05:27 PM   #39
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I don't exactly know what you mean by the lids will all fit right....but anyway...everyone has their own needs and wants. You might see over time how your opinion on this changes. The more you cook...and the more you fall in love with cookware...the more you will see that there is lots of great stuff out there that you will miss out on by thinking that you have to stick to one line of cookware. Its like buying furniture...nothing is worse than people that go to these stores and buy exact matches of a sofa, loveseat, chair and tables...YUCK!
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Old 12-29-2005, 05:44 PM   #40
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Look, my opinion is my opinion.

Is it bothering you that much that I feel this way? And yes, if I were to buy livingroom furniture, I'd want the sofa, love seat & chair to match. That's common terminology & knowllege.

I'm sorry, my decision stands.


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