So, after reading the current chowhound postings and done my share of googling... I am left without a clear idea of where I should go. All-clad is out of the guest's budget range. I know Emerilware is an all-clad product but, emeril is just annoying me lately. LaCrueset is just too heavy.
We're registered at one of the mega-chains and they have a few selections.
We're looking at the Anolon Advanced or the Calphalon One sets.
I was wondering if you are a current owner of either (or, I suppose both) of the sets, to let me know what you're experience is with these sets and if you'd go with this set again.
I'd like to know if you feel if the handles stay cool, because no matter how much I try, I'll never learn to use dish towels to handle pots and pans.
We chose a Wusthof Classic set. We were looking at the Henckel 4 and 5 star sets and the Anolon Advanced set too (less expensive).
KitchenAid or Cuisinart?. We're leaning towards the KitchenAid model because of the minichop bowl and Cook's Illustrated gave one model the edge.
------- I'll definitely appreciate your 2 cents on any of these products. --------------