Suggestions for tri ply cookware

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  1. Doesney

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    Any good reccomendations or deals out there. Looking to spend no more than 300.00

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    Bed Bath and Beyond has the Calphalon tri-ply. I just bought the 13 piece set for $400 and used a 20% off coupon. I paid $320 plus I got a $50 gift card and a free wok. I believe the 8 piece set was $300 minus the 20% ($240) and you still get the gift card but not the wok.
     
  4. Doesney

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    I bought the Caphlon set 2 years ago, the one with the non-stick coating. Same deal, my son-in-law worked there at the time, so I got his discount. I hate them. The coating has come off, I've never used metal utensils only plastic or wood.

    I've gone back to using my 35+ yrs old Le Creuset (flame orange! - gotta love the 70's :) Now, I'm looking to get the larger 7.5 qt. stock pot in the gorgeous new Caribbean blue color they have. These pots are great. Of course, now that I'm using them again, I remember why I stopped in the first place - they are heavy!! But they cook like a dream.

    I think if I were looking for something else, I might try stainless steel - but heck, who wants to try to keep that looking shiny and new? Not me!!
     
  6. bumbershoot

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    We have the Calphalon tri-ply (NOT the non-stick). But we didn't get a set, we got what we needed, and will add on as we figure out what we need. Even though a set is a financial bargain, with limited storage space, it's not helpful to have things we won't use!

    That said, I recently saw that Cuisinart is making what appears to be a tri-ply product, and it seemed MUCH more of a bargain than Calphalon. Kitchen Aid seems to make one, too, but I couldn't find it in anything but a set.
     
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    I should add that I also have the stainless steel. So far I really like it. Everything cooks faster and more even than my old pans. The salesman told me that the ss can go in the dishwasher but the non-stick cannot. He said the ns finish would come off if you did put it in the dw.
     
  8. MrGarrison

    MrGarrison Earning My Ears

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    My fiancee wanted nice try-ply cookware when we moved into our apartment. I did a lot of researching, and two brands that were continuously mentioned were Kirkland and Members Mark - both from wholesale stores (Costco and Sam's Club, respectively). As we did not have a Costco near us, we ended up buying the Members Mark set from Sams, and after a year and a half, it's still wonderful. I clean it with "Bar Keepers Friend," which is pretty amazing stuff.

    I've been in Costco lately, and I haven't seen the tri-ply set - only the kind with the copper/aluminum core at the bottom, which apparently isn't as good. But try to keep your eyes out - there are some deals to be had. If those brands do scare you away, I fully suggest Calphalon. All-Clad is obviously nice, but extremely expensive, when other brands certainly compare.
     
  9. KDIPIAZZ

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    I have 10 or so pieces from All-Clad and the Member's Mark set from Sam's Club. I'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference in the two. I highly recommend the stainless Member's mark from Sam's! BTW, I do NOT like Calphalon at all and would prefer to pay for All-Clad rather than cook with Calphalon.
     
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    What is the difference between Calphalon and All-Clad. I have only had mine two weeks so I still have another two weeks to return the Calphalon if I want. I have only used them a couple of times so I am interested in what others say. TIA!
     
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    I don't think the core comes as far up the sides as All-Clad - I've had trouble with sticking. I don't find the handles to be comfortable and the pans seem unbalanced. YMMV
     
  12. Doesney

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    I bought a set today. I think I did pretty good after all my research. I bought the Food Network Brand Stainless Tri Ply 10 pc set @ Kohls. On sale from 399.00 to 319.00 plus I had a 30 percent coupon which made it 238.00 with tax But it came with two good bonuses. ! 16 qt tri ply stock pot and a specialty knoife that I have been eyeing anyway. So I am excited to try it. It gets good reviews. Apparently it is the same as emerilware. If I do not like it I will return it and spring for the ALL CLAD.
     
  13. MrGarrison

    MrGarrison Earning My Ears

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    In regards to the core, it depends on what set. There is just a Calphalon Tri-ply set, but there is also the Calphalon Contemporary Stainless, whose handles I really find comfortable (while the All-Clad ones I find to be horrible - for me, anyway), and the aluminum core runs high.
     

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