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Old Apr 11, 16, 9:42 pm
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Cookware?

What's the best maker of pots and pans out there? I specifically want to buy a new 10" skillet.

I don't want a cast iron skillet.

I don't want an All Clad stainless skillet.

I want a nice nonstick skillet. What should I get?
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Old Apr 12, 16, 12:20 am
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All Clad 5d non stick..not bad..
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Old Apr 12, 16, 8:47 am
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I'd probably go with the Zwilling Spirit model.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 12:37 pm
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"Best" and "non-stick" are usually oxymorons. Honestly, I'd buy a $20 one and replace it when the non-stick coating starts to get marred.
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Originally Posted by satman40 View Post
All Clad 5d non stick..not bad..
+1 I love my All Clad.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 2:50 pm
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I am not buying an All Clad 5d. They are just a rip off. I have a couple of the basic All Clad stainless (not nonstick) pans - the 12" and the 8". They are very nice but I'd like a nonstick 10" skillet next. I will probably get a 10" stainless one too at some point.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 6:49 pm
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I prefer the ceramic-style nonstick coating. Teflon is slipperier, but I don't see the need to possibly poison myself. It's not hard to put some Comet on the ceramic coated pan if there's a bit of stubborn fond left after the wash.
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Old Apr 12, 16, 7:16 pm
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I've been very happy with my calphalon non-sticks.
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I've been very happy with my calphalon non-sticks.
This. Love my Calphalon pans.
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Old Apr 15, 16, 3:21 pm
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All Clad for the high end.
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I recently stocked up on a bunch of kitchen items from http://www.worldmarket.com/category/...ng/cookware.do The quality of most of it is just fine. Will last a year or two of good regular use and then toss but the costs are quite low. A chef friend recommended it to me.
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Old Apr 16, 16, 8:32 am
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Originally Posted by chgoeditor View Post
"Best" and "non-stick" are usually oxymorons. Honestly, I'd buy a $20 one and replace it when the non-stick coating starts to get marred.
This.

It's silly to invest $100 in something that's going to have a lifespan of a few of years. By a cheap one and replace it every year or two.
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Cooks Illustrated likes T-Fal for nonstick skillets, and I've had good luck with them too. If you watch "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS, you'll recognize the T-Fal skillets they use by the red dot in the middle.

Oh, and they're less than a quarter of the price of All-Clad, which is worth taking into consideration, given that *no* nonstick coating, All-Clad's or anyone else's, lasts forever.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/equi...code=MCSCD00L0
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Pampered Chef has a 10" non-stick skillet and offers a lifetime warranty on it.
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Cooks Illustrated likes T-Fal for nonstick skillets, and I've had good luck with them too. If you watch "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS, you'll recognize the T-Fal skillets they use by the red dot in the middle.

Oh, and they're less than a quarter of the price of All-Clad, which is worth taking into consideration, given that *no* nonstick coating, All-Clad's or anyone else's, lasts forever.

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/equi...code=MCSCD00L0
That's the nonstick pan I have - 10" T Fal....works great, clean up a breeze. For $25 it works great!
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