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Old 02-06-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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Poor student still want good cookware

if i have $200 what can i get. dont want to throw it away after college.

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Old 02-06-2006, 01:41 PM   #2
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What type of things do you like to cook?
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Old 02-06-2006, 01:45 PM   #3
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pasta and anything that takes less than 1/2 hour.

i bake a little but only on weekends
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Old 02-06-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
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if i have $200 what can i get. dont want to throw it away after college.

If you want some stainless steel for less than 200 bucks with shipping buy this set.

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B0000UIXVI
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Old 02-08-2006, 02:36 PM   #5
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Go to Le Gourmet Chef and check out their tri-ply stainless. These pots and pans are equivalent to All-Clad in quality, weight, performance, and guarantee.

Right now they're having a sale, and you can buy individual pieces or different size sets. I have had these for several years, starting with a 7 piece set I got as a birthday gift, and building on them from there. I currently have everything you see in the 12 piece set, plus a 3 quart "dutch oven" style sauce pan and a teflon coated 10-inch fry pan.

Order on the net, or click the STORE LOCATOR tab to find out if there is a retail store near you. They are usually located in Outlet Malls.
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Old 02-08-2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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gourmet chef and kitchen konnection both have house brands of tri ply, which I like better than thin stainless with a disc bottom. But if you want that the Jamie Oliver set is quite good. You want at least one silver stone pan for eggs.

You can also go shopping at Marshalls/Home Goods and someties get quite a bargain. If you want the grey anodized aluminum, Emeril Ware or Ikea can help you.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:30 PM   #7
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i need something that wont burn all my like i have been doing
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:31 PM   #8
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has anybody heard of tj max they have some cookware there is it bad or just that much cheaper?
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:39 PM   #9
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i heard that aluminum was linked alzheimer is that just a rumor
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aluminum does not have a direct link to alzheimers. but untreated aluminum (unpolished or not anodyzed, reacts with acidic foods, discoloring and imparting a metalic taste.) Aluminum is a goo dheat conductor. have a look at www.fantes.com and go to their cookware tutorial.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:45 PM   #11
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i heard that aluminum was linked alzheimer is that just a rumor
Absolutely no truth to that claim.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:49 PM   #12
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i heard that aluminum was linked alzheimer is that just a rumor
working backwards through your questions ...

Aluminum cookware will probably not cause you to develop Alzheimer's disease - depending on which study you read. Check your library for a copy of Harold McGee's The Curious Cook and read Chapter 14 - Minding The Pots and Pans: The Case of Aluminum (pages 244-267) for a good discussion on aluminum and its correlation to Alzheimer's disease. Browse the aisles of a professional kitchen store ... almost all of the cookware is aluminum.

TJ Max sells at discount prices ... just because you get a deal (lower price) on an item there doesn't mean it is inferior quality - compared to the same item bought somewhere else at full price. Normally, burning things is caused from one of two reasons - either really thin cookware or trying to cook everything at full-bore temp to try to cook it faster under the assumption that "the higher the flame the faster it will be done". Even with the best cookware - you can burn things if the heat is too high.

There is a lot of good cookware out there these days with an "encapsulated" aluminum disk on the bottom of stainless steel pans that cook just as well as more expensive tri-ply. Anodized aluminum is good, as is cast iron and enamel coated cast iron or steel. And then there are the nonstick lines. They all have their advantages and their disadvantages as for how they cook. And, price is another consideration.

As your cooking skills grow - so will your collection of cookware. There is, IMHO, no one perfect set of cookware.

Hope this helps.
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Old 02-23-2006, 05:51 PM   #13
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Dave, I guess like most people we have a very eclectic collection of cookware.

But for the last few years have found some SS ware at a restaurant supplier.

The stuff is very, very reasonable, holds up very well, and is new. Don't know if you can find such a place in your area but a cruise through the yellow pages would not hurt.

But if you can find an auction for a restaurant that has gone out of business, it might give you a few bargains.

And estate sales often just give away stuff from the kitchen.

Just an idea.
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Old 02-28-2006, 01:33 AM   #14
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thank you all very much
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:25 PM   #15
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I just bought a bunch of new stainless pans. Tramitino Tri-Ply
http://www.smartbargains.com/go.sb?pagename=prod&deptid=54&isrw=2&catid=141&pro did=3010275499&aid=259

This is similiar to the selection that I picked up at my TJ Maxx. I did get a couple more pieces, but I also spent about 50 more dollars too. I'm very happy with them. I also find myself in my kitchen more then I would have been with my old teflon coated stuff.

Just a good option.
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