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Teflon, Ceramic, Anodized Aluminum: A Guide to Nonstick Cookware

Teflon, ceramic, anodized aluminum...if you are on the hunt for new nonstick cookware, you may be overwhelmed by the options. With nearly a dozen different varieties of pots and pans to choose from...

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Saucier identification

by GerardC 4 months ago

In Portugal I saw this saucier at a cooking demo. Does anyone recognize the manufacturer? Thanks!


by onefineleo 13 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?

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...

Is this the best cookware for my needs?

by cheesyonion 5 months ago

Hi I’m relatively new to cooking (and completely new to this site), and I’m looking for some advice on which cookware would best suit my needs. I know that cookware doesn’t maketh the cook, but ...

How much of a role does vessel height play in boiling?

by cheesyonion 5 months ago

I’m buying a large saucepan (sauce pot) for boiling pasta and big portions of vegetables. I initially decided on the Fissler OP 20 cm ‘stew pot’ (3.9L, height: 18 cm, 2.2 kg) — but then I saw the F...

Should I return this Atlantis sauce pot?

by cheesyonion 5 months ago

My Atlantis sauce pot has just arrived today, and, upon inspecting it, I noticed a few marks (see pictures). One looks like tea has been spilt on the pan, and it won’t go away even when I rub it wi...

Where to splurge, where to save?

by FoodMan88 6 months ago

Finishing a significant kitchen reno and we're treating ourselves to new cookware. I don't see any sets we like, so we're going a la carte. We've got some cast iron pans that have been in the famil...

Stain/marks on brand new Tramontina triply

by bfrendo 6 months ago

I just bought some new Tramontina stainless steel triply cookware (3 qt sauce and sauté pans) and noticed a stain/marking all around the inside of the sauce pan. It isn't on the bottom of the pan, ...

Starting Over - What To Buy?

by susannyny 6 months ago

In the process of purchasing a second home and decided to start over in regards to cookware. Vast majority of my cooking is for two people. The ONLY pieces I have already purchased are (1) 4 Quar...

Buying Paderno GG cheap from Amazon: worth it?

by damiano 6 months ago

In the Cookware deals thread there are sometimes deals concerning Paderno Grand Gourmet, usually from one of the amazon sites in Europe. Some of the quoted prices seem ridiculously cheap. Take for ...

2 qt Demeyere I5 Saucier- Worth it?

by thinktwiceandthenthrice 6 months ago

We are finally rounding out our selection of pots/pans and my last query is this... Is a Demeyere Industry 5 Saucier (2 qt) worth $199? It seems like this pan is so expensive, but it’s what we real...

Do I Need/Should I get a 3 qt, 4 qt, or no saucepan?

by WSP_Lee 1 year ago

I'm tempted by the current Demeyere prices at SLT. I know I really don't need a 3 qt or 4 qt saucepan, but would it make my life easier to have one? I currently have a 2 qt & 3.5 qt saucier (edi...

Il Mulino cookware

by LThurm 1 year ago

I found a tea kettle by this brand and LOVE it. I have found a few stray pots at TJ Maxx but I cannot find much on the web. Their website only sells food. Looking for someone who may know where I c...

Yukihira nabe pot

by Vicv07 7 months ago

I'm not sure if everyone knows this pot but it's a traditional Japanese saucepot. My wife really wants one and I admit they look neat and feel nice in the hand. I've seen the Yoshikawa one in perso...

Responsive cookware and related techniques

by valveeta300b 8 months ago

For those who haven’t been around all the cool kids have been reading this thread. https://www.chowhound.com/post/performing-cookware-induction-1086816 To keep it short the thread focuses on findi...

1-2 quart saucier recommendations

by imanewbie 4 years ago

Looking to get a 2 quart saucier. I'll mostly be using it as a saucepan (pasta/oatmeal) and saucier when I make sweet reduction sauces for when I bake. Was planning on getting the 2 quart LC on...

‘Batterie’ fully charged

by valveeta300b 8 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...

PLY saucepans - your pick?

by CHSeifert 8 months ago

Hey Chowhound, I’m eyeing a deal on a set of straight sided 3 PLY saucepans with a pouring lip (16cm, 18cm & 20cm) for my wife as a Christmas present. We cook on gas. She’ll need them fo...

Fissler saucepan - Purchased by not sure to return?

by Chasingmytail 9 months ago

I ordered a Fissler Lubeck 20cm pan with glass lid £90. I chose a glass lid as I like to see plus the satin steel (not wanting shiny). Following on from the recommendations for Fissler are these ...

Old/vintage Le Creuset on glass top hob?

by emmad 9 months ago

I've been looking for some second hand cookware on ebay, and have seen an old Le Creuset saucepan that is in good condition. But, since the bottom isn't also enameled on the older versions, I'm won...