All new cookware? Cooking For You: All new cookware?
By Des on Friday, December 01, 2000 - 01:14 am: Edit

I am throwing out all my old frying pans, saucepans, etc. and asking for new ones for Xmas.

Suggestions on brands? I'm thinking about 500 bucks or below.

Thanks much!


By W.DeBord on Friday, December 01, 2000 - 07:25 am: Edit

I've gone thru a few brands over the years. For sauce pans I totally love my Revere Proline pans! I purchased them at a local Revere Ware outlet store. They are really well contructed (handles stay cool) and can be put in the oven or dishwasher etc...

A six piece set plus a stock pot w/lid and a small sauce pan were about $500.00. They have a life time guarentee (which I can't see needing, they'll last I'm certain!). They look like the Cusinart brand and a couple others, but I like the handles on the Revere BEST.

For frying pans at home you have to have something non-stick, and they don't last for-ever. I buy cheap, Sams Club has (or at least had) a three piece set for $20.00 or so. I don't know the brand name but their heavier than most. Maybe someone else here knows?

I think you have to be somewhat careful shopping because some of the "big" name pans really aren't that great (at least not for home use) and if you buy cheap you usually get what you pay for.

By Mikeh (Mikeh) on Friday, December 01, 2000 - 01:07 pm: Edit

Check out the Kirkland Signature brand stuff at Costco. It is 18/10 stainless steel with a sandwiched aluminum core at a very reasonable price.

By Theresa Carrier on Tuesday, March 27, 2001 - 12:11 pm: Edit

I recommend Adcraft cookware. They are all aluminum, available at restaurant supply stores, very inexpensive, capable of being seasoned like cast iron, cook evenly and are absolutely indistructable. I recently purchased a stock pot, 2 sautee pans and 2 sauce pans for under two hundred dollars. I know non-stick pans are wonderful, but no matter how much you pay for them you inevitably have bits of coating come off in food unless you want to buy new ones periodically.

By Ltom (Ltom) on Thursday, March 29, 2001 - 02:15 am: Edit

Like any tools, getting the right ones for the job is best, i.e. maybe it's best not to get a set but to pick out separate pieces from different brands and materials. My wish list would include a mix of cast iron, anodized aluminum with non-stick (Circulon Professional is heavy and the non-stick very durable) and some good heavy bottomed stainless steel. Here's a place that discusses non-stick saucepans:
--they mention some name brands that should be available in the US. Have fun shopping! Lu

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