Best mid-quality pot and pan set? What pans do you use??

posted 2 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I own food network pans as well as pampered chef pots and pans… I like both i do preferr the pampered chef set though to be honest its nicer stainless set its $$$ but worth it 🙂 if you have a home show you can earn product  for free and get money off !!! I like the pamper chef stuff but like I said its not cheap …check it on the web you might like it yourself 🙂 also food network line at kohls is very nice and the price cant be beat 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I use Calphalon tri ply set that retails for 300 or 400 at BBB.  For my purposes, those are plenty good enough for me.   I don’t really cook much so I’m sure something cheaper could have done too, but I wanted a fairly good quality set that would last. To me, a really high priced set would be like 1k All Clad set and I’d expect those to last forever!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Lily_of_the_valley:  we have a Calphalon stainless steel set, and we got it on sale for around $300. We’ve been using our set for about 5 years now, with no real complaints. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Second the Calphalon set.

Got a 10 piece set (of actual pans and lids not this shitty plastic utensils they’re counting as part of the set) plus a “free gift” wok style pot from Kohls for like $179 after all the discounts and coupons.

Mine are the anodized non stick though. The temperature on the stove in our apartment is not even enough and I’m not a good enough cook for stainless steel

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We registered for the All Clad set at Macy’s that’s normally like $1,100 and my mom got it for us for like 500. I cook a lot, and quality is super important to me. I cook for every holiday, for usually 20 or so people, and I really can’t be bothered with something that’s not going to last. I also am very against any kind of coated pan, so all of ours are stainless.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

we registered for All Clad and I freaking love them. They are amazing and worth every red cent. We didn’t regsiter for a set – instead we just registered for the pieces we knew we’d use. We only got one piece, but bought the rest with gift cards we recieved. A big investment, sure, but they’ll be around forever and never need replacing.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We are currently stocking up on the Essteele per vita (Italian made, stainless steel, copper base). I love to cook so they were worth the investment and based on reviews I’ve read online last a lifetime. Very happy with them so far.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Lily_of_the_valley:  well then I can recommend !!! Some pans for that store Rachel Ray makes some nice ones cusinart makes awesome pans and caphalon are awesome and all sold at bed n bath !!! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

tramontina. 

http://www.cooksillustrated.com/products/3563-tramontina-18-slash-10-stainless-steel-triply-clad-cookware-set-8-piece

They have several lines of pans.  One line has just a tri-ply base, but if you want to make sure you get the stuff they consider almost equal to all-clad, then make sure you get the tri ply … not just the tri ply base.  A whole set is less than one all-clad pan.  I have several of these in different sizes and love them. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Valparaiso, IN

I think the Paula Deen set I have works wonderfully. 

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