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Cookware Sets

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What Is the Difference Between a Dutch Oven and a French Cocotte?

These coveted cooking tools are a lot alike, so what is the difference between a Dutch oven and a French cocotte, and does it matter which one you use? People have been cooking on cast iron for millennia...
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Pampered Chef reviews? Love their stainless steel mixing bowls!

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by RollWithIt 3 years ago

I was packing up my kitchen today and noticed on the bottom of my favorite mixing bowl that it was made by the Pampered Chef. After looking it up I realized it's kind of like a Tupperware brand, y...

Palm Restaurant Cookware

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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...

Breville Thermal Pro

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by am47 3 months 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...

Restoring faded enamel cookware

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by DrBrDaly 1 month ago

I returned from a recent vacation to find several of my enamel cookware pots with a milky appearance because they were washed in the dishwasher by my housesitter. It's not a major issue but I am w...

Cookware help

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by IrOr 1 month ago

Hello everyone! I'm new here, have read many posts, and love the wealth of knowledge and information shared here. I need help with choosing the best home cookware. Cost is not a factor, ju...

Handles on Matfer Bourgeat copper pans

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by DonaldT123 10 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...

New cookware

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by DCVinyl 1 month ago

Hello I'm in the process of getting all new cookware. I previously had one of the T-Fal sets that you can get for cheap along with dollar store plastic utensils. I bought them before I even knew ho...

eBay listings tin pot with as lid

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by Curlyjeepgirl 2 months ago

I see a few pots on eBay that are older copper in tin with lids that are stainless. Obviously not the original lids. Any reason I should not consider these?

Stainless cookware without ferritic exterior

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by Curlyjeepgirl 2 months 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

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by Curlyjeepgirl 3 months 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?

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by noff 3 months 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

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by Curlyjeepgirl 3 months 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.

‘Batterie’ fully charged

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by valveeta300b 3 months 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...

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

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by hmb1030 6 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

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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?

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by Handabbid 6 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

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by compuser 7 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

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by mobiledynamics 8 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)?

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by Newlyn_Tinning 9 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

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by DonaldT123 10 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...