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Induction cookware SOS!

Hi all! I wanted to update you on my induction cookware search. I ended up taking the "tote along a magnet" advice so many of you suggested and after having sticker shock at the local Le Creuset outlet near me I ended up at a kitchen supply store where I stumbled across a 10 piece set of T-Fal Professional (http://bit.ly/zfcAd4). It's fully nonstick just like I wanted, incredibly sturdy, and had the induction friendly symbol right on the box! The 10" fry pan ended up being a little small for daily cooking so I picked up a 12" pan to add to my set. I have been using them for going on three months and have nothing but great things to say about them! I can't tell you how much I appreciate each and every one of your suggestions, they helped so much!

Feb 29, 2012
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

Ahh, TJ Maxx, I hadn't thought of them. I mentioned this to a previous poster but I'm just going to have to get Stainless Steel Pans for Dummies. My attempts to use them in the past have been nothing short of hopeless. Carbon steel is a new concept to me, I'll have to check that out for sure! I've heard of cast iron being great for induction but with always the concern of it scratching the cooking surface. Any brands you suggest?

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

I'm all about the set. I am so in awe of anyone with specialty pans. At this point in my cooking career they just confound me! The range we've got is a looker and I can't wait to get to using it. Any tips on cooking with stainless? I am a train wreck at it, EVERYTHING sticks!

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

Ahh, someone after my own heart! Cookware in Paris and helpful links!? Swoon. Thank you so much for your time and assistance, I can't tell you how beneficial these links are, especially the one on induction cooking as I am so very very green! Thank you thank you thank you! :-)

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

IKEA, really!? Now that's a place I would have never thought of! I'm such a sucker for nonstick, that Tramontina looks really nice but I wouldn't have the first clue as to how to use them without everything I cooked it in turning to cement. Perhaps a cooking class is in my future... Thanks so much for your reply! I'll be checking out IKEA for sure! :-)

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

Frenzy. That's accurate! Thank you so much for your recommendations and review! I am desperate for new ideas and you've given me great direction. :-)

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

Great illustration! I do see your point, as intimidating as the idea of it is. If I had an unlimited budget, what brand would you suggest for a newbie like me?

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware

Induction cookware SOS!

Help! My husband and I recently got a great deal on a Kenmore Elite 30' induction range from our local Sears Outlet. We had initially looked at a similar model with a standard electric cook top but when the opportunity to switch to the highly touted induction presented itself, we couldn't resist. As the delivery date approaches I find my self with a serious case of buyers remorse! How can it be this difficult to find decent quality induction capable pans that won't break the bank!? (I'm looking to spend around $200 - $250 for a set.)

I'm a novice cook and what little experience I have is solely with nonstick cookware so I'm eager to stick (no pun intended) to that surface. I have looked into an Infinite Circulon set that seems to be a pretty decent buy but there isn't much in the way of customer reviews for me to feel fully confident. Today I stumbled across a set from Cuisinart under their Green Gourmet line that touts a chemical free nonstick induction experience but about half of the reviews say that although it starts out great the pans eventually turn to junk.

Am I fooling myself into thinking that I can find the pans I need for the price I'm willing to pay???

Dec 05, 2011
misscharl0tte in Cookware