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Chowhound Gift Guide 2019: The Best Picks From Direct-to-Consumer Brands

This year was a good one for direct-to-consumer kitchen startups. These companies offer high-quality kitchen goods at affordable prices by cutting out the middlemen in the distribution chain (think...

Handles on Matfer Bourgeat copper pans

by DonaldT123 8 months ago

I wanted to ask those members who own and use Matfer Bourgeat copper pans, how they like their handles? While I've been happy overall with the performance of my Atelier De Cuivre copper pans, their...


Stainless cookware without ferritic exterior

by Curlyjeepgirl 5 days ago

ARe there any stainless cookware that doesn't have the 18/0 stainless exterior? I would rather have a few pots with 18/10. THe only one I know of is Heritage Steel. Not a lot of reviews for them th...

Cutlery and More Mauviel with Stainless steel no coating

by Curlyjeepgirl 8 days ago

I see that Mauviel has a line exclusive to Cutlery and More with the stainless handles withouto the iron coating. CHSeifer, does this look like what you have? I read that you ordered direct from Fr...

Was your Mauviel this beat up too? Defective?

by noff 16 days ago

I purchased 6 Mauviel frying pans recently from Amazon and Cutleryandmore. 3 sold by Amazon and 3 sold by Cutleryandmore. And they had minor defects like the pictures I have attached. This is a nea...

Hammer Stahl Cookware - Heritage Steel

by Curlyjeepgirl 15 days ago

Has anyone heard of Hammer Stahl cookware now known as Heritage Steel? I am intrigued by the 7 ply and higher grade of stainless steel. Made in USA. Prices seem reasonable.

Palm Restaurant Cookware

by Chemicalkinetics 9 years ago

I am sure many of you have these the Palm kitchen goods (from towels to pepper mills) at Home Goods. I don't see them anywhere else, yet they are abundant in Home Goods. It got me thinking. Does...

‘Batterie’ fully charged

by valveeta300b 26 days ago

A month ago I reread Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential and came back to this site with a mission to buy up some affordable badass commercial cookware. I knew I was looking at Paderno and John...

Breville Thermal Pro

by am47 28 days ago

Given there's been a lot of discussion lately about hybrid cookware, I thought I'd check again whether anyone has tried any of the Breville Thermal Pro SS cookware made by Meyer in Thailand for the...

Cutlery and More Mauviel M'heritage 250C 9 piece set

by hmb1030 3 months ago

I purchase a M'heritage 250C 9 piece set from Cutlery and More 3 weeks ago during a sale. This set is exclusive to CnM I think and advertised as 2.5 mm of copper. When I opened the set, I noticed t...

Your three "forever" pans

by Angelus2013 2 years ago

So you find yourself down-sizing to just three cookware pieces that you'll use for the rest of your life. What would be the three you'll use? This question does not include lids or electronic cookw...

Upgrading Cookware?

by Handabbid 4 months ago

Instead of worry about the future of bonds, or the inevitable 1000 point market drop, I've decided to stay the course and think about cookware instead. As it happens I cook a great deal, and am bec...

Cookware for Minimalists 2019 Down Under

by compuser 5 months ago

Hey, I have been lurking for a little while and having quite the internal conflict on what cookware to leap on. I would like to have a minimal amount of pots and pans and hopefully be able to ut...

Aluminum / SS Interiors - MC2 or Bust

by mobiledynamics 6 months ago

Time to stop hemming and hawing. Aside from the MC2, who else makes a alum / bimetal SS interior lineup. Mums got arthritis and this is the least I can do as a starter replacement. Unless I dia...

Nickel Plating For Copper Cookware (UK)?

by Newlyn_Tinning 7 months ago

Hi fellow Hound's Please, is anyone aware of a UK based company that offers nickel plating for the interior of copper cookware? All the best, Steve

Your favorite pan

by DonaldT123 7 months ago

I'm sure this topic will produce a lot of different opinions, but I'm curious for those who like to cook on a regular basis, what is the pan you find yourself turning to the most often? A frypan? S...

New pans arrived today - what to make 1st? New to SS - cooking/learning experiment?

by vanessa731 8 months ago

Hi everyone! F/u on my 1st post (link below) looking for my 1st SS pans. Finally decided on Cuisinart MCP. It was hard to make a decision due to variety of factors, most important one being the fac...

Who has copper saucepans of 1.1 / 1.3mm?

by TJFRANCE 8 months ago

Before developing an idea that is important to me, I would like to know if you have saucepans of 1.1mm / 1.3mm thick? If so, what interests me most is to have an idea of the number of people who n...

1st SS set - need help choosing cookware

by vanessa731 10 months ago

Hi there! This is my 1st post on this site. I am looking for help finding the right cookware pieces or set. I recently got rid of my Circulon anodized nonstick as it started burning off fumes that ...

All Clad D3 SS pans

by denversusan 8 months ago

I just purchased a D3 saute pan and when testing the heat capacity with IR thermometer it never got above 300F on high setting on my gas cooktop. My anodized aluminum calphalon pan heated in exces...

Glass Top stove, what's best to use on it?

by new to cooking 13 years ago

I have a new glass top stove, rather have gas, but not a choice. What should I use to cook on the glass top, that is easy to clean and will not scratch my stove. thanks.