(Closed) Help! What cookware/pots/pans are you registered for?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wer registered for and received the Calphalon set and I have zero complaints. Given, I’ve only had them for like 10 months but they’ve been fantastic and I use atleast one piece of the set each night. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Hello!  When my FH and I registered for cookware, I deferred to him b/c he is seriously an amazing cook!  It sounds like you love to cook too so you should definitely go with some high quality cookware so it will last you a long time.  FH said calphalon isn’t the best quality stuff.  You should get either all copper cookware or something with a copper core, this is what we registered for:

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/8019184/?registryId=2932198&fromrgl=1

Copper cookware is more expensive but it’s the best conductor of heat in terms of accuracy and also the ability to go from hot to cool very quickly (at least, according to FH!)

Post # 6
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We registered for calphalon (my mom works for Crate & Barrel and insists these are the best) but we didn’t receive them.  We then found all-clad on sale at macy’s and ordered them.  I’ve heard calphalon and all-clad are the best ones.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

We were originally going to ask for the 10-piece Emerilware set, but my mom convinced us to go with the Calphalon stainless steel 13-piece set, and buy a couple non-stick pots/pans on the side (you don’t want all non-stick). That’s weird that you said the online reviews are negative for Calphalon; when my mom looked, they were the most positive.

I wouldn’t get copper pots or pans. It can impart a weird taste to dishes, especially acidic ones (ex. tomato sauce).

Post # 9
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705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 1993

Cuisinart Multiclad from Crate & Barrel.  It got awesome reviews.  I’m so hard on my pots and pans that I honestly wouldn’t expect anything to last longer than 3 years anyway.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

We registered for All-Clad. They make the BEST stainless steel cookware and it’s made in America. We also got a few Le Creuset pieces.

I would avoid nonstick. The coating only lasts a few years no matter how expensive it is, so you could buy a Calphalon pan or pot made to last for 30 years, but the coating (which is toxic when it chips or scratches) will never, ever, no matter what you do, last that long. So they aren’t for investing in. Get cast iron instead and season it for quality nonstick, or buy the cheap stuf as needed and throw it out every few years.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have Caphalon non-stick and I LOVE THEM. Other than the scratch I put in the finish (I used to have cheap pots so stirring with a metal fork was okay…not so much on the non-stick…) they are wonderful! 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

@chasesgirl:  Throw out the one with the scratch if you haven’t already.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mrsSonthebeach:  Yeah, not that worried about one tiny scratch in the teflon on an $60 pot… not enough to trash it for sure! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We have All-Clad pots and pans, and 1 Le Creuset sauce pan. They’re all crazy heavy (and crazy expensive), but they are amazing and I don’t expect to ever need to replace them. A tip on registering – if you’re wanting really nice cookwear, register for it piece by piece. You honestly will not need a full 13 piece or whatever set like they sell. Unless you know someone is going to go all in and buy a full set at $400+, guests will not usually splurge that much on your gifts. People see single pots/pans on your registry and are more apt to buy them.

Definitely not always the case, but that’s how we structured our registry and we got all the cookware we wanted.

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