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Old 02-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #21
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SS is the most practical cooking surface in terms of cleaning and durability. The issue about food sticking to SS is that we have a generation of cooks brought up on Teflon who don't know how to use the older style equipment, not any fault with SS.

SS is a relatively poor conductor which is why it is best to go for a multiply type arrangement. Of the brands I looked at when I was shopping for my own home use cookware I liked All-Clad and Scanpan the best. I also found the copper clad or copper cored pots and pans to be well worth the additional dollars due to the efficiency of copper as a conductor. Copper clad does require extra cleaning care.

However in addition to a saucepan set I'd also get a cast iron dutch oven, a cast iron skillet and a small copper saucepan. Cast iron retains and distributes heat incredibly well and doesn't lose temperature when food is added. Full copper cookware is incredibly sensitive to heat so it is very good for sauces that require a delicate touch. Both CI and copper are more expensive than regular cookware and require more careful handling so I would only use a few specialised items where I got the maximum benefit from their properties.

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Old 02-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #22
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Has anyone here seen a demo of the Americraft cookware. Those were amazing. I just got back from a fair and the chef let me personally throw the chicken into them and hte cleanup was soo easy I was amazed. They are waterless cokkware. but damn they are not cheap.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:56 PM   #23
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I want to personally thank Rob and GB for assisting me in buying some knifes. If it wasn't for you guys I would have spent a grand on knives and would have later regretted it.

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I want to personally thank Rob and GB for assisting me in buying some knifes. If it wasn't for you guys I would have spent a grand on knives and would have later regretted it.

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I want to personally thank Rob and GB for assisting me in buying some knifes. If it wasn't for you guys I would have spent a grand on knives and would have later regretted it.

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Be careful, though- listen to me too much and you'll wind up spending a grand on Japanese knives!
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Be careful, though- listen to me too much and you'll wind up spending a grand on Japanese knives!

second order just in :). This can be addicting...lol
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Old 02-16-2010, 01:30 AM   #29
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What did you get? I sold a 210mm Akifusa (too small, otherwise a fantastic knife), trying to decide what to get. I had a 240mm Kanetsune in my cart @ The Japan Blade, but when I hit "check out" it was out of stock. Now I have to go thru the whole deciding process all over again!
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What did you get? I sold a 210mm Akifusa (too small, otherwise a fantastic knife), trying to decide what to get. I had a 240mm Kanetsune in my cart @ The Japan Blade, but when I hit "check out" it was out of stock. Now I have to go thru the whole deciding process all over again!

I ordered 3 more Tojiro DP knives for now and some knives from Henckels prof S Steak knives from Amazon.
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