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Old 10-31-2006, 09:47 AM   #1
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KitchenAid Gourmet Distinctions SS set

I am in the market for a new set of cookware. I have made up my mind to go with SS. I am very close to grabbing this 10 piece set but am curious if anyone has any opinions.

The set comes with:
Three sauce pans and lids (1 1/4, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 quart)
One 8 quart stock pot with lid
2 skillets, 8 & 10 inch

This set has a full cap base of two layers of aluminum sandwiched around a copper layer.

It also has the tappered side walls that provide a larger surface area at the top. I have read that this is a nice advantage to have that aids in reductions and makes stirring and wisking easier.

It is listed at Kohl's for $279. Right now on sale for $199, plus I can get my mother-in-law to buy it for me and receive an additional 15% off, bringing the price down to $169.

Does anyone have any opinions on this set specifically or this type of set generally?

I'd really appreciate any help.

Thanks a bunch.

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Old 10-31-2006, 10:20 AM   #2
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The pieces listed sound practical. I am not familiar with this brand.

As it has a disk on the bottom for even heat distribution, I think it will work better on an electric stove than a gas stove. The reason is that the flames on a gas stove can reach beyond the edges of the disk and cause burning/scorching of the food inside.
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Old 11-03-2006, 08:18 PM   #3
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amazon.com has an Anolon 10 pc set of Advanced Clad SS cookware for $170.00 with free shipping and a $25.00 rebate for spending over $125.00 per order.
The advanced clad cookware is a full three ply as compared to encapsulated bottoms of the Kitcheaids.

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Old 11-03-2006, 09:35 PM   #4
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I think that's a nice set for pans and a good price. I personally might have to think about that shape, but it should be fine. Some KA is clad up the sides--their roasting pan is. You might check Amazon also. They also have a lot of reviews on items sometimes.
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