Stainless Steel

Stainless steel cookware is a kitchen essential: Discuss where to buy it, what brand to get, which pans you need, how to clean it, and more.

8 Places in Your Kitchen You Didn't Know You Can Clean with Vinegar

Vinegar is one of the unsung heroes of the cleaning world. Seriously, there are so many things you can clean with vinegar, both in the kitchen and all around the house (even your deck!), and the best...

A few new stainless steel pans

by Tom54321 12 days ago

Hello all, I’m looking for some buying advice on a few pots and pans. I will be moving from the UK to Israel in late summer and would like to buy before I go. There is an awful lot of informatio...


New santoku out

by Eiron 6 days ago

The new owner picked out beautiful Ipe for the handle and requested a stunning custom coral colored mosaic pin fill. :-) The mysterious "MM&M" monogram on the back will have people pondering its m...

Mauviel M'Cook B (bronze handles) in Dishwasher

by SognSpatula 8 days ago

France Corner says they're dishwasher safe. From the Use and Care section: "These saucepans are easy to care for and are suitable for intense dishwasher use." Is that correct, or is it copy c...

The Lemme List

by HabaneroLady 4 years ago

I picked up a copy of "Consider the Fork" by Bee Wilson recently. In chapter 1 she mentions an American engineer named Chuck Lemme who, in 1988, rated all the available materials that cookware was...

Choosing Rondeau

by raya_sc 1 month ago

Hello, I'm thinking of getting a rondeau but I have a few questions: 1) What size would be ideal for 2 adults and 2 small kids (maybe more kids in the future lol)? Occasionally I do cook for more ...

Chantal's Japanese 21/0 Stainless Steel

by CaliforniaJoseph 7 years ago

So I picked one of these up at a Ross Department store (west coast TJ Maxx type factory second/buyout retailer)... It had a small 2 inch scratch on exterior which made the price VERY right (80% off...

Best utensils for all clad?

by lizardsandiego 2 months ago

My landlord recently bought us a new stove (glass) which warns against using CastIron pans. Sad to give them up! So in order to avoid scratching this new stove we bought a set of all-clad. (Purc...

Another new knife heading out for the holidays!

by Eiron 1 month ago

This 6" santoku sports African mahogany with dark blue metallic mosaic pin fill. Up close (macro shot) the wood grain looks like it came right off a weathered sailing ship! The front is metal stamp...

Copper: Tin lining vs Stainless steel lining. Falk vs Mazzetti. Which is better?

by Tektrex 2 years ago

Ok so after much research both here and elsewhere I've pretty much learnt all there is to know about copper cookware and thus am fairly informed of the various quirks owning such a piece might enta...

Two more knives go home!

by Eiron 2 months ago

Husband-and-wife knife pair done! The small one is a 4" (105mm) paring knife with African mahogany handle and forest green metallic pin fill. The larger one is a 6" (155mm) santoku with Caribbean ...

Demeyer Plancha - HELP

by dorys 2 months ago

I purchased the smaller 5ply from Berondi earlier this year and at the moment, I hate this pan. EVERYTHING sticks to it. I have use an inordinate amount of oil or butter for pancakes to not stick...

Talk me out of buying (more) M'Cook

by SognSpatula 2 months ago

With all of the lunching we're doing at home these days, I'd like a small pot and a sauté pan or two that I can throw in the dishwasher. I don't have anything that's dishwasher safe anymore. I ...

Burned a Demeyere Atlantis Saucepan... Any Way to Clean?

by westes 3 months ago

Unfortunately, I allowed a Demeyere Atlantis saucepan to dry out on a heated place. There is only a slight burn on the outside bottom of the pan, but the inside bottom has white blotching that I h...

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...

230mm custom sword-tip sujihiki

by Eiron 2 months ago

I’m working on multiple projects and multiple knives right now, but I’ve finally finished this! Since this isn’t a knife you’d typically pinch grip, I moved the balance a bit back into the front of...

Steel Sponges on SS - Wearing it Thin

by mobiledynamics 3 months ago

Strongly worded title I suppose I should know better than to even ask, as I know what is considered abrasive....hell, even my soft premium MicroFiber towels are not used to dry the car after I was...

Bi Metal Construction

by mobiledynamics 3 months ago

It wasn't on my radar until the recent Post about MadeIn.... Simple or not so simple question ? Depending if it's SS/ALU or CU/SS, etc Are the sheets just pressed together and that's it. Is so...

Thickness of Aluminum Layer in Sauciers

by westes 3 months ago

The Demeyere Proline skillets have a massive 3.8 mm aluminum layer. This makes them very heavy, but if you own one you know that this product performs incredibly well. Everyone who has cooked in...

Diffuser plate/slab for more even and constant searing?

by Sear101 3 months ago

The purpose: Searing a protein on a non-reactive surface, 18/10, after a sous vide cook. The problem: My stainless pans won’t hold up to temperature drop. My Himalayan salt rock does do the job...

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...