Post # 1
Fi and I have lived together for over a year and we have most of the kitchen stuff. However, we could probably use better cookware (pots, pans, etc) and knives. Does anyone have any reccomendations of what to register for? What are some brands that will last a long time?
Post # 3
I like Le Creuset for cook/bake ware stuff. It’s very durable and their ranges come in lots of cute colours. They also offer matching kitchenware like jam and olive jars, breakfast sets and the like. I have quite a few pieces from them – they’re pricey but their stuff lasts forever. I also like the cute mini cassarole pots as ornaments. Not sure about knives. For cutlery sets we have received Sophie Conran for Arthur Price which is just absolutely gorgeous and a dining set from Alessi. Both sets are fabulous but too fancy for everyday dining. Worth having in the collection if you are dinner party sort of people.
Post # 4
One of my friends got shun knives for her wedding and they are nice! They’re really expensive, but really all you need is a chef’s or santoku knife, paring knife (which you don’t even really need) and a bread knife.
Post # 5
We got Wusthof knives and they’re great. I heard Henkels are good too.
Post # 6
All Clad pans will last forever, that’s what pretty much every pro kitchen uses.
Personally I use Shun knives, but they are fragile and hard to maintain, they have to be sharpened on a stone. So most people aren’t up for that. Messermeister are a German brand that’s high quality and extremely sturdy.
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2012 - Schloss Heiligenberg/ Spearfish Canyon Lodge
We got Shun knives for our wedding and love them. I also have Wusthof knives that have served me for years. I’m also very happy with my Calphalon bakeware (less so with Wilton).
Post # 8
Calphalon accucore line is great! They have five layers that go all the way up the sides with a copper core so they are amazing at distributing heat evenly. They are also gorgeous and any of them can be left out for show. They also have ergonomic comfortable handles unlike all clad which hurt to pick up. Plus, the glass lids let you see what you are cooking. They are pricey but the best on the market in my opinion. Also we have henckels knives and they are great. The handles are very comfortable, they ware super durable and very sharp. Calphalon is amazing for backing sets as well as someone else mentioned and I agree you need some le creuset! An enameled cast iron skillet of at least 10 inches and a round oven. The 5qt is great for most households. I personally prefer Staub for round ovens/Dutch ovens because the inside enamel is dark so it doesn’t show wear like le creuset and the lid has self basting spikes. Both are great brands though!
Oh yeah…gotta have some Pyrex too!
Post # 9
Shun knives are amazing! We also got a really awesome dutch oven from Costco (Kirkland brand) that’s incredibly well made.