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All Clad Roti Pan, Questions

Hi All,

MIL wants to purchase all her DIL's an All Clad Roti Pan. I told her that I thought they had made a few changes to their pans and that all the new ones now do not have an aluminum core but are just SS and warp on the stove top. The bottoms also are not flat but have ridges in them. Is this true? How can she obtain the old favorite I know and love? Mine has a flat SS rack but she was looking at the NS racks. I told her to stay away from the NS Roti Pans. What do you think she should do?

TIA!
Rebekah

Nov 19, 2007
rebekah in Cookware

Replacing my hodgepodge of plasticware - What are your favorite food storage containers and why?

If you want somthing that will last go with glass. I haven't looked back! ;) I use pyrex storage/baking containers with the blue lids. I've seen a big set for cheap at Costco, maybe $29.99? I love the rectangular ones but also the round ones just as much for things I've mixed in it like salad dressings, deviled egg mixture, salads, and tuna sandwhich mixtuer for the hubby-I'd feel weird using the rect. The rect ones do seem to fit in the fridge a bit better but it's not by that much for me. I bake in them too.

For storing my baking and ingredients I use Mason type jars.

Jan 07, 2007
rebekah in Cookware

ISO Picardie Tumblers made by Duralex

I was able to find some still being sold online from Le Tom Ltd. Patrick was quite helpful. Here's the email he sent me if you'd like to know the scoop:

"Duralex has been going through a rough patch but as far as I know (from the UK importer yesterday) they are still manufacturing at one factory, and they are still supplying the importer as normal. The other factory has been closed for safety reasons. Bear in mind that the French tend to work in weird and wondrous ways.

The UK importer has the 17oz Picardie in stock but I haven't included them in my own range. Even if I were to add a few to my next bulk order with the importer (December) I don't have any mailing boxes for that size of glass (the glasses I stock are shipped in purpose-made mailing boxes). If you're really set on the 17oz I could obtain some but each pack of six would need to be split up and shipped as individual items in some of the smaller mailing boxes I have. Sorry if this sounds long-winded. In theory I could probably ship some out to you but it would most likely be later in the month, and they would cost rather more than normal to ship to the USA.

Do let me know if I can be of further assistance.

Best regards,

Patrick Taylor
Le Tom Ltd"

I'm not sure what I'm going to do. Seems like the only option right now.

Rebekah

Dec 01, 2006
rebekah in Cookware

ISO Picardie Tumblers made by Duralex

Jane917-

Would you be willing to sell me those sizes from the boxed sets you don't want? :D

Rebekah

Dec 01, 2006
rebekah in Cookware

ISO Picardie Tumblers made by Duralex

Thanks! ;)

I'm searching. What I have found so far is low stock. There seems to be plenty of the rock-a-stack kind but I want the classic original. Let me know if you find anything.

Rebekah

Dec 01, 2006
rebekah in Cookware

ISO Picardie Tumblers made by Duralex

I made a trip down to my nearest WS and to my astonishment they were pulled from the shelves. The sales associate said that Duralex went out of business. I couldn't believe it! They've been in business for so many years, why did they have to-right when I was ready to buy my precious collection?! :( I called CS and sure enough they are gone. I was able to order a couple 12 oz boxed sets over the phone but would like more. I wanted to have these in also the 17.5oz, 8.5oz, and 5.5oz sizes. There's got to be somewhere that still has them, right?

Please help me!
Rebekah

Nov 30, 2006
rebekah in Cookware

Bookmarks: Is there a limit to the number of pages that can be bookmarked?

How can I bookmark if I'm not using Delicious or Digg This? I've never heard of these before! I remember I used to be able to bookmark with in the chowhound site. Is that not an option anymore? Will I need to "sign" up with Delicious or Digg this? I don't see any other options for bookmarking.

TIA
Rebekah

Nov 28, 2006
rebekah in Site Talk

Microplane Questions

What are you all using to grate your hard cheeses? ;)

Aug 03, 2006
rebekah in Cookware

Microplane Questions

I'm a novice :) but I do know how great a Microplane is. I'm not asking for people to convince me that I need one-I've already decided, but I do have questions about which of their lines (and sizes) are good and for what.

How do you choose? I need to get more then just one small zester. I'm starting a "collection" for the kitchen. I definitely need one for hard cheeses first. How about the box version or are the interchangeable ones better? What's the scoop on the professional series? Are they even better?

TIA!
Rebekah

Aug 03, 2006
rebekah in Cookware