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New cookware set. Bed Bath and Beyond Gift Certs to use up

turin39789 | Dec 5, 200807:03 PM

I do most of the cooking at our house, and when we went through the process of registering I selected a 10 piece set of Calphalon one. I do the vast majority of my cooking in cast iron, but will probably need at least one lighter pan for the wife to use.

No one bought us any of the Calphalon One we registered for, we ended up going for some locally made stoneware for our dishes and that ate up a lot of our gift budget.

My mother, the bargain hound, did find a set of Simply Calphalon on sale one day, so we have that sitting in a box. If we return it and a few other duplicates, combined with gift cards we will have around $600 to spend, but it will have to be at Bed Bath and Beyond.

My Wife wants a uniform set, so I don't get to piece together as I go. She wants the asthetics of a single brand/line of pots as we get rid of our college and single life cookware.

So, is the simply calphalon worth ditching, or do we keep it and use the money on other things. Is the Calphalon One worth the price? Is there something else we can get without going much higher?

I'll admit, I like to have the option to use the dishwasher. I've tried to stick to handwashing only, but after a few months it's going to end up in the diswashwer. I might be able to resist, but I'm trying to be honest with myself. I also like using metal utensils(sorry, raised on cast iron) but we have plenty of plastic ones to use.

So I want to get the most durable, easy to use, nonstick without the teflon, easy to clean, long lasting cookware set that I can for around $600 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

That should be narrow enough for some specific answers. Please? I'm getting the heat to make a decision.

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