Cookware Sets

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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.

Many thanks for the great advice - Fissler is amazing

by mohom 17 days 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 12 days 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...

1st SS set - need help choosing cookware

by vanessa731 21 days 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 ...

Refocused Cooking leads to Sitram

by kelvin_of_ranard 3 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 2 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 ...

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...

Copper cookware--Duparquet

by HungryHobbit 1 year 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 ...

Old Tinned-Copper Danger?

by HungryHobbit 6 months ago

Is there any danger in cooking in old, tinned copper? The tin is in decent shape, but clearly old and has a heavy patina. Doesn't appear to be flaking off or anything. Just bumpy and slightly roug...

Fissler - Cookstar vs non-Cookstar base and Germany vs China

by gotsmack 4 months ago

Fissler has 2 bases, the Cookstar and the flat non-Cookstar base. I emailed Fissler asking if there was a difference and the response is "The only difference is the design. Both bases are inducti...


by onefineleo 12 years ago

I love mine......have loved them since 1973 when I got them as a gift. They have served me well for all of these many years. How come I don't hear much about them? What's the story with magnalite?

Tim Love Copper Clad Cookware

by xetaprime2 4 months ago

Just wanted to share an 18/10 stainless steel cookware set I picked up on ebay. New in box dated 2005. I’d never heard of this brand before and couldn't find any info on online. Even contacted Tim ...

Opinion on cookware sets

by Katlyn_VA 5 months ago

Today at work I heard something from my coworkers that I've never heard before. They think that cookware sets are cheaper in quality than buying the exact same items separately. I thought this was ...

Zwilling prime or Fissler Pro?

by alex2015 5 months ago

Hi, can anyone say for sure what set of cookware will be better in the kitchen in the long run? Both brands seem to have the same good-looking bottom but I 've read some negative comments about Zwi...

ScanPan TechnIQ

by Angelus2013 6 months ago

Williams-Sonoma recently started selling ScanPan TechnIQ cookware. Supposedly it's more for "commercial kitchens" despite selling in a retail store. I find it odd and don't expect it to sell too we...

"Home and Cook Sales" (ala All-Clad VIP sales) not shipping orders?

by santiagodraco 6 months ago

Anyone else experience this issue with these guys where you place orders and they set and either cancel or never ship and set in a "pending" state? Have had 2 orders like this in the last several...

Best sellers on eBay/Etsy for copper cookware?

by Politiceaux 10 months ago

It's looking like it may be feasible to run a gas line to my new home, which wasn't the case previously. I'm excited about the prospect of getting back to a gas range. With this in mind, who are so...

Fat free stainless steel cookware

by dan10 7 months ago

I'm considering a set of stainless steel cookware from either All-Clad or Inoxia Both cookwares are made of 18/10 stainless steel but Inoxia states you can cook fat free in their cookware: Du...

Saladmaster metal taste mouth

by bloodboy 7 months ago

I have some Saladmaster cookware in the house for a few weeks so I decided to try it out. All I did was boil some tap water in it and drink the water. It left a very metal-like taste in my mouth th...

Kitchen Supply Stores in New England?

by plnelson 8 months ago

I'm looking for a kitchen supply store near me (35 miles NW of Boston. I posted a question like this a decade ago but many of the places in those replies have gone out of business or only sell to ...