Post # 1
I have a set of rachel ray non-stick pots but wanted to get something a little nicer, that i normally would not buy for my self. I’m not sure what brand to go towards.. we are registered at BBB and Macys so far.. thinking about a William Sonoma registy also. We dont have a house or apt. yet so we pretty much need EVERYTHING.
Post # 3
@ADKbride12: Calphalon is a GREAT brand.
We registered for mainly stainless steel pots and pans. You only need 1 or 2 non-stick fry pans for eggs & pancakes. Everything else is stainless steel (and dishwasher safe/oven safe!)
Post # 4
Its not so much the brand (because a lot of brands have different levels) and there are great pots made by brands you may not have heard of, but the construction of them.
Personally I really like to have 1 cast iron. Its the original nonstick and much safer chemical wise.
Mine are copper core (even heat distribution) stainless steel. they are heavy but durable, will last a lifetime and cook great!
Another item to consider is tops. Do you want a glass lid (useful for cooking) and how important is this to you because its not always an option.
If you want to look at reputable brands to start calphalon, viking, all clad are good ones.
Dont buy non-stick for your general pots and pans. You generally only need one for eggs and other items.
you might even want to check out consumer research for pans once you think you found one. The right decision now and you will almost never have to buy new pans
Post # 5
I have a set of cuisinart tri-ply stainless steel post and pans that I received as a gift about 6 years ago. I would recommend them in a heartbeat to someone looking for a mid-range option. They are great and have held up really well. However, I am considering registering for All-Clad stainless pots and pans as an upgrade. They consistently have excellent reviews and lifetime warranties!
Off topic – I also registered for two Creuset dutch ovens (in different sizes). They are amazing. Safe for the oven, stovetop, freezer, fridge…and so pretty!
Post # 6
@futuremjm: good call. I have lots of le crueset stuff and it is really really great stuff! the enamaled cast iron is different than their casserole which is not, but the quality and colors are awesome.
Post # 7
@futuremjm: we registered for the cuisinart tri-ply! they get great reviews in cooks illustrated and on amazon.
Post # 8
@MrsE.ToBe : correction to my prior post: we registered for set called ‘multiclad pro’ by cuisinart
Post # 9
They are awesome, you will love them! I’ve decided I’m only going to “upgrade” to all-clad if i need to add more registry items for the wedding. it seems silly to replace these when they work so well.
and they’re pretty 🙂
Post # 10
@KatNYC2011: Sorry… I meant AllClad, not Calphalon.. NO idea where Calphalon came from!