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Need new cookware on a "sort-of" budget

I have a the 12pc set of MCP plus some pcs that I thought we might need (get the 6qt pot, most used pc we have) and they are great pans. Add a LC or Staub and you need nothing more. But you will always covet more cookware.

Dec 15, 2013
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Best affordable cookware set?

I too will agree w Chem on the Multi clad fm Cuisinart but later on add the 12" fry pan AND the 6qt pot which is the one we use the most. Oh and one more thing, if you can get the Chefs Classic (Cuisinart) 1.5 qt saucepan w lid cause I have never seen a pan or tea kettle BOIL water faster.

Mar 23, 2013
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Dutch Oven Recommendations & advice

If you can find them try Emile Henry Flame. Does the same things as LC and Staub but about 2/3s lighter. And you can take it fm the fridge to the oven.

Mar 23, 2013
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Mauviel M150 skillet vs All Clad tri-ply (aluminum)

Get the Try- Ply. The M150 might look better but are we after good looks or long lasting quality?

Nov 25, 2012
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Looking for New Pots and Pans

I agree w Miss Priss (love the name) . We have had our MCP Cuisinart for 2 yrs now and since I made the decision to buy it I can say it was Genius. LOL. Gotten colored up a bit but that makes it look like it Has been used and is not just for show. BTW, get the Chefs Choice non stick fry pan for your eggs. they r cheap and last a few yrs if you treat them right. We have 18 pcs counting the lids of the MCP. Enjoy the search! I still look at pots and pans.

Nov 25, 2012
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LC wide french oven aka risotto pot

Amen Bada Bing, Amen. Love that pot and Folks if you can find it ANYWHERE BUY IT!

Apr 18, 2012
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LC Signature line staining and wear issues...

Hey blondelle, we just bought our daughter that 4qt LC pot fm WS so I will keep an eye on the difference between the old (what I have) and new. My daughter LOVES the Aubergine color but not me.

Apr 18, 2012
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Which LC piece should I add next?

Wish I could buy more but the wife would be sharpening the knives if I did. WE did buy the Chefs Pan for our daughter and she loves it. Do they still make the 6.75 wide round? If not find one cause that is a great tool.

Mar 17, 2012
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Le Cruset VS other enameled cast iron pans

If you have the $$$ BUY BUY BUY LC or Staub! If you don't have the $$$ save the $$$ and BUY LC or Staub! Trust me it's just that SIMPLE! They are worth every penny u spend.

Mar 03, 2012
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First apartment - best cookware to purchase

marisco, Hi and welcome to the big Catch 22! We just had our daughter move out so I know what this can be like. She actually bought some time ago a cheap set of pans and other kitchen items that was all in one (even a corkscrew) for about 100$. Now having said that, I think maybe the New LC Heritage DO (WS) and 1 20$ cast-iron fry pan and 3 or 4 Cuisinart Chefs Classic pans ought to do the job. Have fun!

Mar 03, 2012
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Suggestions for a housewarming cookware gift in the the $150 range?

arvi, you could go to the LC outlet store and maybe get lucky on something bigger for $150. I got a 6.75 wide round for 159.95. so ya never know.

Dec 04, 2011
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Need advise - what all clad pots and pans to buy?

SJF look at the 15pc d5 all-clad SS at Williams- Sonoma. On sale for 1499.95.

Dec 04, 2011
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best $200 pot set?

Hi TeRReT, Take a look on Amazon at the Cuisinart Chefs Classic 17 pc set, my Brother in law has some of this cookware and I must say it is quite an impressive line of cookware for the $$$. Heats up very fast.

Nov 26, 2011
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Saute Pan - Le Creuset Stainless or Cusinart French Classic

Hey raplum, I have both the 5qt saute and 5qt casserole fm the Cuisinart MCP and I say buy the MCP and save just a little$$$. Great tools in the Kitchen! Oh in case anyone wants to know,,, the MCP Roasting pan is the Bomb as my daughter says. Great stuff.

Nov 26, 2011
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E. Dehillerin Copper Cookware

Great endorsement for the quality of the cookware.

Oct 30, 2011
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E. Dehillerin Copper Cookware

Three Times Kaleo? Whats up w that?

Oct 29, 2011
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All-Clad Copper Core & Mauviel Stainless Steel

bobo_1314 Williams-Sonoma now has Mauviel stainless but aside fm them, I know NOT. Maybe it is time for me to open my own cookware store. Just north of King County ought to do it.

Sep 18, 2011
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Macy's Recalls Martha Stewart Collection Enamel Cast Iron Casseroles Due to Laceration and Burn Hazard

Thank you riverwalk for the Heads up on this. My sister in law has one of these so I will let her know. ..... Thanks again!

Aug 21, 2011
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Tramontina Tri-Ply vs. Kirkland Signature Pots and Pans

Yes I have seen Tram triply at WM but only at certain stores. Try the Super Stores. I bought the Cuisinart MCP tri ply Because they had a bigger variety of pans.

Aug 14, 2011
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Which stainless brand do you prefer?

Low on $$$, Cuisinart MCP Pro. Lots of $$$, Mauviel or All-clad.

Jul 30, 2011
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What's The Oldest Thing You Cook In/With?

Besides the Wife (who right now is in Disneyland w Daughter and Gdaughter) .........Nothing.

Jul 30, 2011
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Which stainless steel pan to buy? (in UK)

Check out DeBuyer Affinity; It appears to be available in UK and I would buy it if it was here in US. Good product video on DeBuyer website or there was last time i looked. Have fun with your search!

Jul 26, 2011
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Kitchen sink installation - need advice.

Have someone else do the install.

Jul 26, 2011
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Help Identifying Copper Pots - Brass Handle? - Tin Lined? - Made in France

Sometimes you just gotta say Well done and this is one of those times.

Jul 25, 2011
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Tramotina 22qt

Do ya really need a 22qt. pot? I say Nay on 22!

Jul 23, 2011
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Still cookware obsessed and looking for new - even flimsy - justification to buy

Knet I forgot to ask you; How you like the Mauviel SS? I see Anne Burrell using it and i,ve always thought it looked like an exellent tool. What say you?

Jul 23, 2011
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Still cookware obsessed and looking for new - even flimsy - justification to buy

Here is how you know you are Cookware Obsessed. Go to WWW.buycoppercookware.com and proceed to Mauviel tin-lined copper Rondeau, If ur thinking about that 800 dollar pot, then yes YOU ARE Cookware Obsessed. Ain't it Pretty?

Jul 23, 2011
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What to Replace AC 3.5 qt Sauce Pan with

Take a look at the cuisinart Chefs Classic SS. My brother in law has one of the sets fm Macys and I must say, that the sauce pans are speed demons for heating up. Nice and light too.

Jul 23, 2011
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Cookware--Shiny & New vs. Vintage & Used

In response to #5 and #6 only. 5 going out to the mother in laws in a few minutes where there are a couple of cast iron pans which need to be used more than the (#6 now) crap worn out nonstick pans she uses. Same for my sister in laws pans as well. Thanks K for letting me vent a little.

Jul 04, 2011
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Share your recent cookware/kitchen-related purchases here!

Bought a 6.75 wide round LC fm the outlet store last month for 150$. Wife was mad so the trip was worth it. Gonna use it tonite to make a Curry dish.

Jun 25, 2011
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