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Vollrath cookware anyone?

Wow…Thanks for the responses! I just happened to find this site while surfing and I think it's great. I'll be back often. I think I'll go with the Vollrath Intrigue. I can order it through a local supply house and not have to pay for shipping. They didn’t have any sauté pans in stock but the Intrigue fry pans were indeed built like tanks and are built to last.

Oct 29, 2011
inkman in Cookware

Vollrath cookware anyone?

I am in the process of buying new pots and pans for my recently remodeled kitchen and haven’t looked at cookware in probably 25 years. My old stuff was crispy non-stick Circulon I got when my mom passed away. I was looking at Vollrath’s Optio and Intrigue lines. Does anybody know the difference? It looks like the Intrigue is very similar to the Sitram’s Profiserie line. The Optio is budget priced but has anyone have experience with either? I am looking for a good sauté pan, about 5 quarts, and I am not buying All Clad. I have looked at every line they have and I won’t pay for it. I am also not into sets. And what about aluminum? I cooked in restaurants when I was younger and we used Wear-ever and Leyse straight gauge aluminum pots and pans for everything. Do any of you use aluminum at home? I know about the aluminum reaction to acidic foods, but you know, about 99% of restaurant food in this country is cooked in aluminum so it can’t be all that bad. I have already bought a Debuyer steel pan, which I am in love with and a Tramontina non stick for eggs. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, with so many choices out there it is a bit confusing.

Oct 24, 2011
inkman in Cookware