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.

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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...

Restaurant grade stainless frying pan - baked on carbon - wire wheel?

by a_gunslinger 4 months ago

My son brought me home some restaurant grade stainless steel frying pans from a restaurant he worked in that closed down. They look like good pans except the bottom have an amazing amount of baked ...

Jaques Pepin's knife

by Boltz2000 14 years ago

I was aked to re-post this message on this board: Does anyone know exactly which knife Jacques Pepin uses for chopping on his PBS show? I use a Wüsthof-Trident 10-inch chef's but it doesn't have ...

Stainless Steel Splits Open?

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by Maria G. 11 years ago

Howdy, For the second time in as many years I've had the experience of a stainless pot kind of rupturing. It was explained to me how this can happen (different metals expand at different rates), b...

Fissler Original Profi serving pan

by VFish 8 months ago

So the Fissler 32 cm serving pan arrived today. I got the blasted domed SS lid! Oh, I know some of you like this lid but I have no idea why this is so great and it takes a lot of space. The whol...

The Great Copper Cookware Gallery on Chowhound

by SognSpatula 1 year ago

It was recently mentioned in another thread that we should have a central gallery for copper cookware since so little real info is available online. This is that thread. So post up your copper ...

Kitchenaid 7-Ply Stainless - OEM Demeyere Atlantis - Feedback

by westes 4 years ago

It appears that Kitchenaid did a deal with Demeyere in 2013 and licensed a version of the Demeyere Atlantis product line - very slightly altered - as the Kitchenaid 7-ply Stainless series. Has an...

Trying to Refinish Stainless Steel with Citric Acid Failed

by westes 6 months ago

So I have had some luck cleaning stainless steel tools with a 3% citric acid solution. I have an inexpensive stainless steel stockpot that had a small amount of rust on the outside of its rivets, ...

What am I doing wrong?

by LandB20 6 months ago

Been trying to cook with all clad stainless. Sometimes it goes well other times it's a disaster. I know to cook at a low temp and to cook at the right moment when the oil beads up otherwise everyth...

Pertti wants to go fully clad

by Pertti 7 months ago

Hi all, I think it has come time for me to gather some great premium cladded cookware. I'm cooking on induction and for my future cladded cookware, I highly value responsiveness and beauty. I...

My first impression of induction/PIC

by Tristor 6 months ago

On the recommendation of some folks here I bought a PIC (Max Burton 18XL) to try out induction before committing to a range during my upcoming kitchen renovations. I'm glad I did, because I'm now ...

What's a good pan for roasting veggies or potatoes in the oven?

by VFish 7 months ago

I have used a jelly roll pan quarter sheet lined with foil and have used a 26 cm saute pan, which may have left some salt marks because I seasoned the vegetables and the pan went in cold. I want s...

ThunderWok Revisited

by GerryBrad 9 months ago

Hello Everyone, This is ThunderWok II, the ultimate experience in outdoor Asian cooking. I made a few improvements to this one. The new design features a deeper sink, wrist action swing faucet...

Welded Handles

by QueenMargaery 6 months ago

Is it normal for there to be a gap between a welded handle and the side-wall of a pot? I bought an expensive set, and a few pieces have a noticeable gap there (about 1 - 2 mm wide) instead of layi...

SOLIDteknics nöni

by Pertti 7 months ago

Came across this very interesting line and more precisely material. What makes this interesting, and wildly so, is the claim of highly conductive non-nickel stainless steel. Edit. (Debunked thi...

Best way to clean your knives

by julietg 10 years ago

I have successfully trained the DH to never put the good kitchen knives in the dishwasher or leave them in the sink. It took a bit of tears and him having to re-buy a Global he ruined, but I did it...

Demeyere Atlantis saucier (conical saute / sauteuse)

by VFish 1 year ago

I have decided I really needed a saucier and after much searching, finally settled on Demeyere again. I still have the big potential for warping on my glass electric cooktop, plus I like the rivet...

Spring 2020 Cookware Deals & Delights

by am47 9 months ago

Since it's been spring for at least a month now in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought it was high time another one of these threads was started. Never mind that March seemed to last an eternity – u...

New sauté pan, SS for induction

by Chowz 7 months ago

Hi! I recently bought two Zwilling Prime pans after suggestions from this forum. I'm very happy with them and at the time was also thinking about a sauté pan. After having used my new 3.8L pan f...

Skillet for induction - best balance between even and responsive?

by babyraccoon 7 months ago

I'm considering a new 28cm stainless steel skillet. I have induction and lots of Fissler Original Profi, Demeyere, and one Lagostina Lagofusion. The Fissler is certainly the most even-heating and c...