Post # 1
I’m getting ready to register for my wedding and I have no idea what kind of pots to buy. Currently, I’ve been surviving on my mom’s hand me down stainles steel pots. I cook a lot but Im a cookbook/recipe kind of gal. Most of my friends who have recently gotten married have registered for All Clad. I’m not sure if I’d fully appreciate or need them. So I’m curious: What type of pots did you register for and why? Would you change your decision now? Did you register for a set? If you registered for expensive pots did you get them?
Post # 3
We recently registered for Calphalon One Non-Stick in a 10 pc set. I have heard great things about the lifetime warranties that both All Clad and Calphalon have.
We did also register for a stainless steel All Clad stock pot.
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’d look into the recommendations from Cook’s Illustrated (the magazine or website) because they test products, and I know they have a few Calphalons on the DO NOT BUY list. Otherwise, go with what you think you’ll use — I like to review recipes, and see what supplies they call for to help round out our registry!
Post # 5
If you don’t cook and don’t foresee doing so in the future, it doesn’t really make sense to register for high-end pots and pans. It would be like registering for high-end camping equipment if you don’t like the outdoors.
We love to cook, so we registered for All Clad brushed stainless pots and pans. We registered for open stock, rather than a set, because we wanted to be able to tailor our pots and pans for our needs and because it was very unlikely that someone would shell out $1000 on a set. Out of the 6 items on our registry (2 medium pots, 2 medium pans, a covered saute pan, and a stock pot), 4 items were purchased. We ended up getting the saute pan for ourselves after the wedding with our gift cards, and 1 of the medium pots is still on there.
Keep in mind that nonstick pans, no matter how high-end, do not last forever!
Post # 6
I have also heard bad things about Calphalon. We went for the 10 piece analon set from BB&Beyond, bc we actually cook pretty often…man, are they heavy, though! I could only carry 2 at a time when unpacking. 😉
Post # 7
Are you cooks? My brother is a chef, and he recommended that if we’re serious about cooking, we should consider All-Clad. After much research, that is what we settled on. All Clad has consistently even heating and amazing durability, which is great. We’ve been using a couple of my brother’s fry pans that he got several years ago, and they are like brand-new.
It’s quite a financial commitment, so I think it’s important to decide if you are serious about cooking.
Post # 8
Well I am glad you posted this question cause I was wondering the same thing. I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t want to get that expensive with my pots and pans. I was thinking about going with Circulon but, I think I will research it a little more. This was quiet informative!
Post # 9
i LOVE my All Clad set. i only wish i could put them in the dishwasher. the Caphalon ones i have are really nice too.