Anyone here have SaladMaster? Feedback?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I just googled it. 

I am confused. Are you talking about the whole “cooking system” IE pots and pans and other stuff? Or a particular product item like the ‘salad master machine’ that is a standing grater?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I just looked it up, and they just look like stainless steel pans.  I love stainless steel sets, but I doubt this set is all that special.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I use my grandmother’s Saladmaster set that is well over 20 years old. It still looks good, cleans easily, and cooks well, but I don’t know if you could get something similar for a lower price. I’ve never had to compare cookware. Saladmaster is pretty big in my family. They’re not gadgety, must-have-it-all people, but they could just be raging fans unable to see it’s overpriced.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@alyssa247:  IF its stainless steel and not coated in teflon or other non-stick material, it will not omit chemicals or leach them. Thats the beauty of stainless steel pots and pans. any of them. (aluminum is also no a good metal choice for cookware)

This is a titanium stainless steel. so it has that safe quality. Not sure what the titanium adds to the product however. There are other features that you may like or not, its personal preference.

If someone wants to pay the price for the features and the titatnium stainless steel and the brand name, then it certainly could be a good quality product. There are lots of expensive pots and pans and I am not sure how this compares to them, but people often pay a lot of their cookware.

I couldnt say if its better than something else since I have never used it. Titanium I believe is a poor thermal conductor so I would worry about it cooking evenly. If you can have a money back guarantee, its worth testing out I suppose.  

A reason I would never buy them is the handles are plastic both on the pot and the lids. This means it is not a stove top to oven safe pot and pan. The handles removeable, but for me that is not an asset, but a nuisance. Its personal choice. I did just read that titatnium should not be used in ovens. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

If the appeal is the non-reactive non-chemical-leaching aspect, you can get the same qualities from a less-expensive set of stainless steel cookware. Cast iron is also a good choice on that front – as it builds up a coating of seasoning, it will become naturally non-stick, no Teflon involved! Cast iron also can safely go from stovetop to oven, as there is no plastic anywhere on it, and it heats very evenly.

If it were me, there would have to be something else *really* special about the set, in addition to the stainless steel composition, to persuade me to pay a lot for it. I definitely appreciate good tools for cooking – but good tools don’t have to be expensive, and some of the best and most reliable cookware out there is actually quite inexpensive.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yeah, all I have is the assortment of pots and pans. I use all of them (except a couple that other family members took from the set), but I got a 3-piece set of nonstick pans I also use for frying. My grandmother just used the pots to bake (the handles are oven safe) and I don’t know what happened to the knives if she had them.

I think you’re probably right in thinking that your mother doesn’t need a big set if she only uses a couple of cooking utensils. Does she usually regret buying new cookware that goes unused or is this just something she splurges on gladly? As for your set, it does sound like a great wedding gift if your mother can cover it! But again, I can’t say if more affordable stainless steel sets would work just as well.

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