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Welcome to Cookware Week! We’re sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances, plus intel on how to care for all of it, the best recipes to make with every piece, and exclusive...

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

by hmb1030 1 month 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...

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...

Upgrading Cookware?

by Handabbid 2 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 3 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 4 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 5 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 5 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 6 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 6 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...

Handles on Matfer Bourgeat copper pans

by DonaldT123 6 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...

1st SS set - need help choosing cookware

by vanessa731 8 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 6 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 12 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.

Le Creuset FTT - Factory to Table Event - has anyone been to one?

by sugarcanejane 6 months ago

I live in the L.A. area and I saw a Le Creuset "FTT" or Factory to Table event advertised. Tickets are $15 each. The event is promising "deep discounts" and items not found in the U.S. market. I'd ...

Many thanks for the great advice - Fissler is amazing

by mohom 8 months ago

Just wanted to say a big thank you to all (am47 and others) who so generously gave advice and steered me to the Fissler 7.2L rondeau. It arrived today (Detroit) from Amazon.es and finally (after a ...

Tell me about your induction unit(s) and experiences

by drrayeye 7 months ago

One uses the term "induction cooking" in the United States to refer to two quite different kinds of cooking with two quite different devices: 1. the plug in single hob, and 2. the stovetop. T...

Refocused Cooking leads to Sitram

by kelvin_of_ranard 10 months ago

My first post & question: Following a 2017 diet change focused on whole, minimally processed foods and cooking oils, the new recipes require more braising, broiling & searing than boiling and simpl...

Stainless steel pans with ultra sharp edges

by DaveInRaleigh 9 months ago

Our set of Cuisinart stainless steel cookware is wonderful except for the fact that we are often cutting ourselves on the rims of the pots and pans. I have tried a good scrubbing with Bar Keepers ...

Copper cookware--Duparquet

by HungryHobbit 2 years ago

Anyone familiar with this brand? Is it comparable to Brooklyn Cooper Cookware (I doubt it)? The site seams to lack some important information, and I can't tell if he makes all the cookware himself ...