cookware recommendations

Discussion in 'Cooking' started by jann1033, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. jann1033

    jann1033 <font color=darkcoral>Right now I'm an inch of nat

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    hi, usually i stick to the photo board but wonder if anyone can recommend cookware for me?
    after months of research, I thought i had decided on Cuisinart multi-ply but now see they have an anodized outside/ stainless inside as well. i recently got a anodized non stick crepe pan i love( crate and barrel, on sale for $15!!!!) so that made me wonder if since the anodized aluminum is all the way to the top, if it would act like the aluminum core of the multiply for heating. I am mainly looking at 5 quart saute pans since i have sauce pans that are ok, my skillets needed replacing. i have a 10"cast iron skillet but wanted something less reactive for braising etc.
    also a dutch oven. consumer reports recommended a walmart brand of enameled cast iron ie knock off of LE Creuset( tratonomia or something similar) but wonder is anyone has had a problem with the emanel checking or cracking?
    thanks for your expert opinions :yay:
     
  2. MazdaUK

    MazdaUK <font color=green>Curse this time difference!<br><

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    The problem I have with le Creuset is the weight. I have a small covered dish - big enough for maybe 3 servings - and that is as much as I can lift. A huge one would be impossible empty -never mind full!
     
  3. jann1033

    jann1033 <font color=darkcoral>Right now I'm an inch of nat

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    yeah one i saw was like 19 lbs empty:scared1::scared1::scared1:! local wally mart was supposed to have the tratmontina 5 quart saute but didn't. the lodge 6 quart dutch oven they had was pretty heavy but not really unmanagable. i just had an enamel on steel yrs ago that cracked all over the place. but wondered if maybe they had improved
     
  4. MazdaUK

    MazdaUK <font color=green>Curse this time difference!<br><

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    Ikea has a 10l stockpot - I bought a 5l saucepan many years ago from them and its still going strong.

    ETA I used it as a jam pan before I got my proper jam pan
     

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