I have posted on the site for information regarding my purchase of higher end cookware but need some additional input.
As several members suggested I did consider Sitram It's just not the right choice for me. The fact that Sitram has a three pc sandwiched base ( SS/Copper/SS ) kind of killed it. I do all my cooking on a gas range always have ... always will. I realize that adjusting the flame to match the size of the pan disc may be the answer for some but that just doesn't make sense to me. Unless the entire bottom all the way out to the edge is covered I see no advantage to having it as there will be hot spots on the bottom edge or sides ( Several folks have said that this is in fact a problem ). Further, though functional, Sitram has a very industrial/utilitary look about it that doesn't appeal to me. The Sitram Cybernox is as expensive as any other high end cookware.
I've boiled ( excuse the pun ) my selection down to All Clad ..... now here is the real question:? Is it going to be Copper Core or Stainless.
Anyone out there have both or experience with them and can comment on the respective advantages/ disadvantages of the two??? A post in the past said that the copper core was so thin as to be ,in reality,useless. If SS is, as has been suggested, just as good as Copper Core I don't want to be paying the price for ????
Thanks for the continued input from the forum