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Old 03-31-2018, 02:23 PM   #1
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Stainless Steel Cookware

ok , my Calphalon non-stick has been basically worn out over the last 10 years...

all the cooking stuff I watch , the whole gamut of them ... I notice lots of SS in use...

I have decided to give it a try , done LOTS of googling and have decided to try out Tramontina as a first foray into SS , I realize All Clad is the "standard" , from what I have been able to gather , Tram is very comparable , but , at a cheaper price point ...

https://www.costco.com/Tramontina-14...100390761.html

i looked at Vollrath commercial stuff , I just don't like the looks of it ....

I guess , what I am asking, anyone have any experience ??

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Vollrath has taken over at least one company that I do business with for baking pans. I haven't done any lately, but I do hope that this isn't a step in the wrong direction as far as quality goes.
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Cuisinart has been chosen by ATK and Cooks Country a couple of times as an alternative to All Clad and Le Crueset
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Old 04-01-2018, 08:29 AM   #4
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Cuisinart has been chosen by ATK and Cooks Country a couple of times as an alternative to All Clad and Le Crueset
I think I read that somewhere , while I do not have access to ATK etc... after reading lots of stuff i could infer that Tramontina is one of the recommended brands too.... But , i cant find anything direct from ATK.

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Cuisinart is a best buy on individual pieces. ATK selected All Clad for it's winner and Tramontina as the best buy in sets.

Dan, you know that you can contact me for ATK selections, I have all of the books up until Kimball left.
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Woot often has Cuisinart sets on sale
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And I have a couple. They're good quality pots. The non stick griddle I bought from them was a dud, but the sauce pans are a good value. Best piece of Cuisinart I have is my food processor. Metal gears, half horse motor and large capacity (14 oz, iirc). It's a beast.
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latest ATK book lists Cuisinart as the best buy for saute pans

if you can live without stainless I would strongly suggest you look at a good carbon steel pan.... see post regarding this. I love mine.
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I have a few tramontina and I like them. I am hardly an expert and don't really care for ss anyway, but the quality is there.
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I have been underwhelmed by tramontina's non stick that used the white ceramic lining.
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