Greetings chowhounders! I’m a new member to the forum and this is my first post. During the past couple of months I’ve been reacquainted to cooking, first out of necessity and lately have evolved into sheer joy. This has prompted me to delve deeper into the world of cookware and trying to pick out a few pieces for our bare kitchen. Wanted to thank all of you for the wealth of knowledge, it’s truly been an amazing learning experience researching through all the different posts and discussions! Below’s a list of items that I’m thinking of, which will be used to cook for 3/4 people daily (with occasional guests for 6/8) and on gas.
1.) Fissler original-profi collection Round Roaster with High Domed Lid 28cm
(Main pan for searing and braising.)
- Anybody knows the difference between the original profi vs their new pure profi line? Pure aesthetics or different construction/thickness?
- High dome lid or regular?
2.) CASTELINE FIXE Frying Pan 28cm
- Debating whether or not if we need a frying pan if searing can be done on the profi. We currently uses a Anolon advance ultimate pan as a wok for most of the cooking.
- Liked the rivet-less proline along with its thickness but seems like they are pretty weighty compared other pans of the same size.
3.) CASTELINE FIXE Saucepan 18cm or
Fissler original-profi collection High Sauce Pan 2qt with Metal Lid
- For reheating liquids or small portions of veggies.
- The handles are different on the original vs pure profi.
4.) Yukihara Pot 7”
- For cooking soupy noodles or ramen.
5.) Le Creuset 5.5-Qt. Round Dutch Oven or Lagostina Lagofusion 24cm stewpot
-Mainly for stews, aside from the weight difference what would be the pros/cons of picking either one?
- Can’t seem to find weight info on Lagofusion pieces, any ideas?
6.) Lagostina Lagofusion 22cm stockpot
- For stocks and large braises, blanching, steaming and pastas.
7.) Non stick frying pan, any recommendations? Looking at Fissler protect emax comfort pan 9.4”
- Will only be used for eggs, pancakes, French toasts...I guess know frittatas...
Seems like most of the pieces above are abit tricky to get in the US, would Amazon Europe sites be the main hunting ground? Do they ship internationally? Any particular one offers good selection and pricing?
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts!
PS. I have an energetic toddler and will try to reply in a timely manner :)
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