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Cookware

CIA saute pan: yea or nay?

CKN | May 1, 200912:23 PM     7

I just bought a CIA (Culinary Institute of America) 10" saute/frying pan for $50. It's 7-ply copper clad stainless steel. It was the only one left and unfortunately it has scratches all over which may be why it was $50 when it normally goes for $100. I'm fairly OCD so the scratches do bother me, but I still feel like I scored a rare bargain.

I'm debating whether or not I should keep it. I can't find many reviews online so I don't know how good this pan really is, and I am probably going to pick up the Kirkland stainless steel cookware set. The set includes a 10.25" frying pan, making the CIA redundant (is having two of these really such a bad thing?).

So do I keep this scratched up treasure, or does it go back?

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