(Closed) Stainless or Non-stick?

posted 5 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Stainless or Non-Stick
    Stainless Caphalon : (21 votes)
    72 %
    Non-Stick Caphalon : (8 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    6221 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I registered for stainless for that exact reason. I also grew up with nonstick, but I love stainless from what I’ve seen, and I want things that will last and not to have to worry about scratching them. My mom has all nonstick and none of the pieces match because she has to replace them

    Post # 4
    3170 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Stainless for sure! Like you said, nonstick can scratch easily. We got this one pan that has a copper bottom, stainless, and it is AMAZING. I’m in love with it.


    Post # 5
    9888 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have stainless Calphalon and I really love it, this cookware is very good at even heat conductivity.  But for my omelet pan I have the non-stick.  Both are good, really.

    Post # 6
    2685 posts
    Sugar bee

    I had to replace a frying pan and I decided to try a stainless pan.  I love it!  It’s nice not having to worry about scratching it, and I think the stainless performs better on our gas stove than our old nonstick pan.

    Post # 7
    3082 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I registered for (and received) stainless steel. That’s what I’ve grown up with and my mom has had her stainless steel set for like 28 years now! 

    Post # 8
    547 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I registered for (and received) non-stick. I had a few stainless steel pots/pans already and I hate using them because everything sticks to them, so cleaning them is always such a chore. I’m lazy, so I  prefer a quick, easy clean up.

    ETA: If you get non-stick, I recommend handwashing even though Calphalon claims they’re dishwasher safe. My sister’s calphalon nonstick pots/pans got ruined in the dishwaser. (Thankfully they were under warranty.)

    Post # 9
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I have a whole set of each. I also have cast iron. It really depends on how much you like to cook and what you cook.  I love to cook and use nonstick for somethings, stainless for others, and cast iron for still others. For me, the pan is important based on what I’m making. 

    Stainless is definitely more durable but it takes a bit to get used to cooking with it. Nonstick does scratch and needs to be thrown out when it does. So it’s a bit of a toss up. 

    Regardless of what you choose, I highly recommend not putting any of it in the dishwasher. It will last longer if you hand wash. 

    Post # 10
    2951 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I only use non stick pan and I do replace them when they get too scratched.

    I always buy good quaity ones that last. I don’t like using much oil when cooking so these are better for me and so easy to clean!!

    Post # 11
    8576 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I prefer stainless – Sometimes the coating for nonstick is actually pretty toxic, and after they get scratched you just know that it’s getting on your food.

    Post # 12
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Rest assured you made the RIGHT decision.

    I am an oldtimer here on WBee (over 50)

    And over the decades I’ve used everything on the market.

    For your everyday Saucepans Stainless is wonderful.  Wouldn’t ever go back to any of them:

    Tin Pots – Enamel Pots – Aluminium Pots – Revere Ware (copper clad bottoms) – Tfal or any other non-stick products !!

    Not only did NONE OF THEM cook as well as my Stainless but many of them have serious health issues.

    Our Stainless Pots & Pans are from Lagostina with Glass Lids… L♥VE em !!

    We also have a large assortment of skillets… different sizes, and various depths (and shapes) that are used to make a wide variety of items / dishes

    Skillets are Mr TTR’s specialty… he loves buying & collecting new ones, lol

    He has a nice assortment… some having non-stick surfaces (his personal fave for fried eggs), and others come in variety of finishes for other dishes:

    Stainless Steel – Copper Exterior & Stainless Steel Interior – Iron

    Lol, honestly I’m not sure if someone seriously interested in cooking can have too many Pots & Pans or different kinds.

    Hope this helps,

    PS… IF I had the money… my next set of Pots & Pans (to complement the ones I already have) would be a set that I’ve coveted most of my adult life… Enamel on Cast Iron from Le Creuset, but at typically $ 200 PER ITEM, that isn’t gonna happy any time soon

    Ahh, but a gal can dream.


    Do not put your Stainless Steel Cookware in the oven… they will discolour due to the intense heat.  Buy a non-stainless appropriate Dutch Oven / Casserole / Roaster / Baker for this purpose.  Lol, we have since invested in some Corningware Pieces, and a KitchenAid Roaster (enamel on metal) and a Casserole / Dutch Oven also from KA that is enamel on cast iron.


    Post # 13
    2073 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @This Time Round:  I don’t want to thread jack but have you looked for a Le Cruset factorsas tore anywhere near you?  They usually have pretty good sales on their pieces especially if you don’t care about having a set in the same color. I was fortunate enough to get a few Le Cruset pieces and I love them!  

    Post # 14
    9954 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    TO @MrsPaulsBabyBallerina:  Thanks for the info.

    No Factory Outlet Stores in Canada..

    🙁 *frown*

    Looked at their website, closest one to me is in New Hampshire… other possible option is the next time in Florida.

    Have made a mental note.

    Thanks again.


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