Post # 1
The cookware FI and I registered for is no longer available. Long story, won’t go into it, but now I need to choose new cookware and FAST (our shower is Oct 27 and wedding Nov 10).
Out of Emeril collection, calphalon, cuisinart, Biltmore, and all-clad, do any of you bees have any experience with good quality, long lasting cookware?
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
I absolutelylove our calphalon stuff. We have a few all-clad pieces too, the stainless is great, but the non-stick sucks, honestly, don’t think either is worth the huge price tag.
Emeril & baltimore stuff is crap. everything we’ve owned of that has worn out too quickly. Onlyhave a few cuisinart pieces, but I like them.
Post # 4
I love our calphnalon stuff!! Everything you cook wipes right out when you wash it, no scrubbing! Plus you dont have to spray or oil the pans when cooking!! Wouldnt trade them for the world!
Post # 6
I love my Calphalon and Cuisinart, both those brands are great quality. I don’t have anything by the others you mentioned.
Post # 7
We went with the Calphalon Contemporary and love it! It’s been a year since we got it and everything has help up nicely. I also got all Calphalon utensils to use with it.
Post # 8
We registered for Calphalon Tri-Ply, and I LOVE it. It isn’t always the easiest to clean (Barkeeper’s Friend is a lifesaver), but it’s wonderful. We have one Contemporary (non-stick) piece as well, and NOTHING sticks to that. It’s kind of amazing.
I’m not impressed with the plastic Calphalon utensils, though — they aren’t nearly as heat-resistant as they need to be!
Post # 9
We have All Clad and Le Creuset. Clean up is a snap and everything cooks better than in my old cookware. Also, I had one or two used pieces before we got married for a while and they still seem like they’re brand new. The quality is like nothing I’ve seen before in cookware.
Post # 10
Anolon. Best stuff I’ve ever cooked with and got good CR reviews. You can wait for sales at Macy’s to not break the bank.
Post # 11
I have All-Clad d5 and I love it. It was my first stainless steel cookware and it took a little getting used to, but I can’t imagine going back! I have one non-stick pan I use a lot for eggs (you can do it in the stainless but have to bring the eggs to room temperature first and I don’t have time for that!). 🙂
I’ve used Calphalon in the past and I didn’t think it held up very well over time.