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beginner: want's top class cookware

fillemon | | Aug 19, 2008 07:30 AM

hello everybody,
my first post here, i have found this site via google, and was surprised what kind of really enthousiastic people are on this board.

So now my questions and some other relevant information.

1)i'm living in europe, to be more exactly: belgium, brussels (so demeyere, falk company is not even 40 miles away). i'm telling this because a few of the brands people discuss here are quite hard to get in belgium and brands like demeyere are easy to get and don't cost that much because they have not to be shipped.

2)So what i'm looking for.
1)a frying pan
2)a sauté pan
3)a sauteuse pan
4)a wok
5)roastering tin
6)a non stick pan

well to be quite honest, i'm thinking of buying for all that stuff demeyere. I will buy the most expensive line, and maybe i loose some items in favor of a Multifunctional cooking pan.

what do you think of the demeyere line, i have read a lot about the All Clad line, but it is a bit harder to get here and i have red that the demeyere is better. A shop suggested me Viking range pans. but why should i get those ones above demeyere ?

do i really need a non stick pan ? if i buy a proline frying pan, you can cook without fat ? off course an egg or pancake will probalby stick to the proline pan, but if you are willing to use a bit of fat , would it stick then ?

so if i need a good non stick pan: the question is here again :
1)health risk of toxins which are becoming vapour, and the pealing off the coating
2) scratch resistance
an online shop adviced me woll titan plus serie. has anyone experience with it. (the scnapan, greenpan .... have a lot of complaints from what i read) to be honest: money is no object in this quest, good healty material that will last forever is). (but i'm still wondering if i need a non stick pan).

well that's it for now, hopefully somebody jumps in
thanx a lot

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