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When Is Amazon Prime Day 2020? And What Kinds of Deals Can You Expect?

It's official: Amazon Prime Day 2020 is happening now, Oct. 13 and Oct. 14. The online retailer's annual sales event usually happens in summer, but was postponed due to coronavirus, with long shipping...

How to remove a melted plastic grocery bag from a roaster

by skatersaunt 26 days ago

I read a discussion about this concern several years ago and I'm wondering if anything has changed and if anyone has updated info. My husband and I melted a plastic grocery bag in our roaster. We r...

Hestan Copperbond core thickness?

by gooster 2 months ago

I didn't see a thread on this, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience? It looks like an induction compatible line, with a copper core of undescribed thickness. Any info on the thickness?

Tramontina cookware - full price vs. Walmart

by J_526 2 months ago

I've seen discussion on here in some old posts regarding how Tramontina Tri-Ply cookware sets sold at Walmart for a fraction of the price are the same exact pots and pans that Tramontina sells at f...

Best Stainless 4 to 6 Quart Stockpots With Thick Base and Thin Sidewalls

by westes 6 months ago

Demeyere has a philosophy for stockpots that they should have a thick multi-layer base, but the sidewalls can remain just stainless steel because in their view the heat is transmitted throughout th...

Summer 2020 Cookware Deals

by jankdc 7 months ago

Since it is officially summer, I thought to start a new thread. There are still active deals in the Spring 2020 thread.

What pan should I buy?

by aakaak123 4 months ago

I recently upgraded my cookware and bought an All Clad 10" fry pan, 2-qt. saucepan, 3-qt. sauté pan and 6-qt. covered stockpot. I also bought a Darto 25 (10 inch) carbon steel pan. I own a Dutch ...

Has anyone used Our Place cookware?

by boran 4 months ago

I am thinking of buying from this brand OurPlace. The cookware and dinnerware look really nice. Wondering if anyone tried and has good experiences with this brand: https://fromourplace.com/products...

Palm Restaurant Cookware

by Chemicalkinetics 10 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...

What is this used for?

by Kayburntitagain 5 months ago

Came across this vintage handmade pottery “casserole”. Looks like a regular casserole on the outside but there is a raised perforated cylindrical pipe on the inside. I can’t figure out what would b...

Any recommendations for set of cookware? I heard about All-clad, green pan, etc. but not sure which one to pick?

by boran 5 months ago

I am looking for a new set of cookware and have heard about all-clad, green pan, le creuset, etc. Which one should I buy? I am thinking all-clad now but they are so expensive. I hope to buy somethi...

Pls help me choose a new skillet

by laredo 7 months ago

I need a new skillet really bad but can't decide. My NS is wearing out. I need to replace it but don't want NS. I have a couple of old cast irons but can't get them seasoned properly, yet. Work...

Cookware For New Grad - Which Would You Choose? Help, please!

by Kate9299 8 months ago

Son just commissioned as a new officer in the military. He will be moving around a lot in the next 7 years, including the possibility of overseas. His present from me will be a set of high quality...

Cristel Castel'Pro stainless?

by Pertti 8 months ago

Hi, Does anyone own any pieces from this newest line by Cristel, maybe even a complete set? Been eyeballing this and casteline hard. Casteline seems to be reviewed very positively, and would ind...

Stainless steel cookware: Le Creuset vs Mauviel

by Ajwheatley96 8 months ago

I'm looking into both manufacturers and cannot decide which would be the better investment. I'm aware that the stainless steel cookware from Le Creuset is actually manufactured in Portugal, but ...

Radiant or Induction for new kitchen?

by RosieCotton 9 months ago

Chowhounds, I'm considering switching to induction, but I'm worried about not being able to use some of my pots and pans that I've collected over the years. What are some good suggestions for subs...

Handles on Matfer Bourgeat copper pans

by DonaldT123 1 year 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...

Porsche vs. Jeep vs. Cadillac (basic cookware)

by khall56 10 months ago

The title may seem odd at first for this community, but I think you'll understand quickly enough. I'm separating from my spouse of over 30 years, so I find myself with the daunting (yet strangely ...

All-Clad is the Pitts!

by palladin10075 3 years ago

I been a chef in New York City since 1988. Although I never had the pleasure of trying All-Clad anything, almost 30 years cooking with stainless steel cookware, I know a thing or two to say the le...


by onefineleo 14 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?