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Premium cookware prices increasing with the loss of small B&M stores or pandemic supply issues?

Sid Post | Jul 19, 202003:38 PM     17

I started shopping for a small saucier and noticed lines like Cuisinart 'clad' stainless being somewhere between 50% and 100% more expensive then what I paid about a year ago. All-Clad also seems to have moved up in price for exactly the same pans I bought about 6~9 months ago. I get shipping might be a bit more today or commodity price increases but, even Ebay prices seem to have risen.

Is this just a few MAJOR manufacturers controlling the market with retail pricing policies or, factory shutdowns taking production offline or, maybe impulse hoarding (hamsterkauf / hamstern) by consumers who are homebound and realize their cheap walmart-esque made in china cookware isn't really any good so they are taking the restaurant spending online with cookware purchases from better brand lines like WMF, Fissler, All-Clad, etc.?

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