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How do you use all these heavy cookwares?

This is why I like the Cuisinart Chef's Classic line. My favorite pan:

http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-725-3...

It has a stainless steel clad aluminum disk bottom, but the extra layers are only on the bottom so it is much lighter than the better quality brands which are fully aluminum with stainless cladding. Do I give up some performance? Sure. But I don't think it's significant and it's worth the tradeoff in lighter weight for me. I switched to this from my cast iron, so it was a huge difference. I keep toying with the all-clads, but everytime I go in person to check them out the weight drives me away.

So keep in mind there are some reasonable alternatives that look nice, are lighter weight, long lasting, and reasonable performance.

Mar 24, 2012
Wile_E_Coyote in Cookware

Manual Can Opener?

We've had it about a year and it looks like new, but we rarely toss it in the dishwasher. We usually just rinse it off and wipe dry.

Mar 12, 2012
Wile_E_Coyote in Cookware

Manual Can Opener?

We have the german WMF can opener. Here's a link to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000...

I agree with all the great reviews. This is the best can opener I've ever used, and I reach for it over our electric opener.

Mar 11, 2012
Wile_E_Coyote in Cookware

Knife suitable for Children

Montessori schools are great at having children do "real work" with real scaled down tools, so i did a little googling on how they approach children with knives. They start at toddler ages with butter knives to spread jam on breads. Then I found this article which shows a "knife" which takes two hands to use and thus is safer for preschoolers:

http://howwemontessori.typepad.com/ho...

There's just a comment that this is available at Montessori suppliers.

Then there's this blunt tipped serrated knife that says for ages 5 & up:

http://howwemontessori.typepad.com/ho...

Hope this helps.

Mar 09, 2012
Wile_E_Coyote in Cookware