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JA Henckels Classic Clad SS cookware -- impressed!

dessert_diva | Dec 22, 201003:56 PM

Don't know if anyone else has tried this line of cookware, but I must say I'm impressed with the quality! I just received their 1/2 qt "butter warmer/saucepan" via Amazon. I do have a little Farberware half-quart but was intrigued by the more versatile shape of this one.

I am REALLY impressed with the quality of this line. Great weight, and the 'sandwich' extends up the sides of the pan rather than being just on a bottom disc; induction etc friendly, should I ever opt for that in the future; and one of the most comfortable handles I've ever come across. I don't have a pot rack (yet!) but even the design of the handle end serves a logical purpose. The interior of the pan forms a smooth curve where the sides meet the bottom, which allows a spoon to glide along while stirring the perimeter -- very nice indeed. Lifetime guarantee but I can't imagine anything I could possibily to do faze this pan (not that I intend trying to murder it, LOL). And to top it all off, it doesn't merely come in its own box but also within its own protective black fabric drawstring bag within said box. Now THAT'S attention to detail! :-D

I just placed an order for the 10" frypan, because the only one I currently have in that size is a Scanpan Classic nonstick, and I am deliberately getting away from using nonstick anything. Also, if I should ever opt for induction or any other nontraditional cooktop, my Scanpan isn't compatible with those; and with my luck, Henckels will have discontinued this line by the time that happens. :-( I am the Kiss of Death when it comes to good products being discontinued shortly after I discover them.... and so, you have been warned! :-O

I'm trying to rationalize buying the 6-qt stockpot (also to replace a Scanpan nonstick). Rationalization 'pro' is its material, and also the above Discontinuation Theory; rationalization 'con' is Budget, plus the fact that it has a solid lid rather than the glass type that I prefer. The Logical Compromise: Keeping a close eye on the price of the stockpot, and if Amazon ever runs a bigger sale on it, I'll pounce. Rationalization be d*mned in that case, LOL !

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