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swanny297
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Cookware - Kitchen
All right Chefs we are looking to get a new set of pots/pans for the kitchen. We haven’t been impressed with our Caphalon stuff so looking for something new to try. This will be our pr sent to ourselves - we would like to keep it around $500 or less - suggestions?


Ace Midnight
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If you're on a budget, All-Clad is pretty good.

If you can open up the checkbook - and are looking to buy stainless cookware that will be used by grandchildren and great grandchildren,

Healthcraft


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baldona
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My issue with the sets is they really aren't logical. They are usually all non-stick or not non-stick.

You really need some non stick fry pans and replace them every 2-3 years, and your sauce pans and boil pans don't need to be non -stick and they can last for 50 years.


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DownSouthDave
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All clad makes a set with clad pots and non stick skillets. Best of both worlds.
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poochie
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I have all clad stainless and love it; beey HIH quality. Got it as a wedding gift. Everything Iv'e bought since then was restaurant quality/grads.


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TheDrunkenTigah
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We haven’t been impressed with our Caphalon stuff so looking for something new to try.


What were your issues here? I have a calphalon skillet that I've beat to hell and back and still love it. Was considering buying more pieces as a housewarming gift to myself.


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I don't buy expensive non-stick stuff. It inherently wears over time. Just use mid-quality non-stick for few years then toss them. I have a small non-stick that only gets used for eggs with silicone spatula. That sucker is lasting a long time without metal utensils scratching it.


CarRamrod
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DeBuyer Mineral B Element Iron Frypan, Round

These are great skillets
Only if there is a way to keep your wife from using it then leaving it in the sink wet.


wickowick
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Only if there is a way to keep your wife from using it then leaving it in the sink wet.


True, just gotta make sure everyone knows you treat them like cast iron...


MotorBoater
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Any personal reviews on “copper chef” I need a few new non stick skillets.


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swanny297
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Maybe it is just getting old but the “nonstick” isn’t so much nonstick anymore - thanks for the suggestions will look into a few - I agree sets aren’t practical so I will look at buying quality what we need versus a set


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I don't buy expensive non-stick stuff.


For skillets, I'll say that the Orgreenic and whatever they call the "orange" one, thin, non-stick pans are great values. If you go through them in a year or two, you're not out a lot of money and they cook well. My FiL's is holding up well and he cooks a shite ton.

We've had good look with the new, relatively inexpensive ($20 each to, maybe, $35 for a pair) ceramic coated skillets they sell at Wal-Mart. They are certainly easy to cook with. Only had them about a year or so, but holding up well.
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We have a Paula Deen set that has lasted a while.

LINK

Ours is similar to this. Didn't come with utensils, and the smaller pan doesn't have a completely flat bottom like that one, but we've been using them for years. I mostly use wooden/bamboo spoons in them when cooking so no metal to scratch them.

Image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/913VMe3JJKL._SX608_.jpg


jakedel12
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Magnalite pots

My sister and I fought over these pots that my grandmother had.

Still cook as good as new.

You will not buy another pot for the rest of your life!

The one's they make now are not as thick as back in the day, but still work just as well


TheDrunkenTigah
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Maybe it is just getting old but the “nonstick” isn’t so much nonstick anymore - thanks for the suggestions will look into a few - I agree sets aren’t practical so I will look at buying quality what we need versus a set


I looked because I didn’t know the differences and I found they sell three different versions, non-stick, ceramic non-stick, and hard anodized. The one I have is the hard anodized, it’s the priciest of all the three but I use it for everything from eggs to searing steaks at super high heat and I haven’t found anything that one swipe with a dry paper towel won’t take off. Even after my gf decided a metal spatula is the best tool for whisking eggs, it’s still the best pan I own. I’m sure there are plenty of good ones out there but just my $.02.


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bbvdd
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For me I use lodge cast iron for so much stuff. 4 or 5 cast iron skillets, 2 cast iron dutch ovens, a covered cast iron pot, and a wok. Also have s couple of steel lodge skillets and a Ceramic coated lodge dutch ovens.

Then I have some all-clad stainless pots.

Non-stick skillets came from costco.

My mom has some salad master pots that she's had since she she got married in the mid 60s. Still looks brand new with a lifetime warranty.



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ZacAttack
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Cast iron. Taken care of that shite will last forever.


swanny297
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We have some old mangalore pots from my wife’s grandmother they are great.


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cajunbuck
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Cast iron. Taken care of that shite will last forever.


or not and it will still last forever. and once you learn how to use it, season it, and how versatile it is you won't want none of that other fancy shite neither


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