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Old 02-16-2010, 09:50 PM   #31
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I am set with knives for now. I just need help on the cookware. The Costco set is not available anymore :(... I was looking at the Tamontina ones at wallmart and they are now priced at 150.00 so I also ventured to look at JC Penny as well.

Does anyone think this is a good deal? it has 2 more pieces than the wallmart set and costs the same.

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:39 PM   #32
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The JCP set looks decent. It appears to have a good thickness to the body and you have a good selection of pieces. You will probably have to buy additional pieces depending on your own cooking needs.
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The JCP set looks decent. It appears to have a good thickness to the body and you have a good selection of pieces. You will probably have to buy additional pieces depending on your own cooking needs.

Do you think it compares to the tramontino set? If not I will grab that one then.
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Hard to tell from those pictures. Given the same stainless (18/10) in both pans, the key is how thick the layer of aluminum is in the middle. The lids need to fit tightly so steam won't escape.

Chances are they are both good. I know the Tramontina name and have a couple of odd pieces I like.
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I know the Tramontina name and have a couple of odd pieces I like.
What's odd about them?
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I have this 12 quart stock pot but it leaks.
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I have this 12 quart stock pot but it leaks.
Hey, I have an 8qt Tramontina pot just like that and it leaks too! Honestly I've probably used the strainer once or twice in 3 years.
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Hey, I have an 8qt Tramontina pot just like that and it leaks too! Honestly I've probably used the strainer once or twice in 3 years.
I actually don't have or want one of those.

I do have a Tramontina 12-quart stockpot and an 8" skillet. The skillet is a tri-ply that does a great job and the stock pot is a disk on the bottom type I use to make large batches of tomato sauce or small batches of stock.
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I actually don't have or want one of those.

I do have a Tramontina 12-quart stockpot and an 8" skillet. The skillet is a tri-ply that does a great job and the stock pot is a disk on the bottom type I use to make large batches of tomato sauce or small batches of stock.

I will stick with the tramontina line. I just remembered my first knife set is from JC Penny's Cooks line and it started rusting pretty bad .
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I will stick with the tramontina line. I just remembered my first knife set is from JC Penny's Cooks line and it started rusting pretty bad .
You say the Tramontina set went up to $150? I see it online for $129 still. In any case, you will no doubt get good mileage out of that set.
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