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It's time. My pots and pans are no longer viable. The magnalite professionals have served well over the years, but the step kids ran then thru the dishwasher and now they are pitted and leaving residue.

I've scouted a few different options but most of the lesser stainless and copper sets scare me based on the reviews. Some are happy, but there's quite a few pics and testimonials that they easily warp. I'll not mention so as to not influence recommendations.

I'm not opposed to paying for quality, but I don't want to over pay for a shoddy product.

Looking at the Made-In and found Caraway which look really nice and have some bonus items like the rack and lid holder.

So what other brands do you recommend?
 

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alright, so I have 600 bucks to redeem at Hudson's Bay Company.

I was looking at the All-Clad and Le Crueset to spend some of that on.

I was thinking of mixing and matching - 2-3 pieces (if I had to spend an extra 100-200 so be it).

But then I saw this:

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I don't know the difference between the two - D3 vs. the Stainless Steel.

And how does the anodized fry pan - which I was also looking at - fit into the picture?

And I don't know if this is actual a good deal - keep in mind this is CDN prices. I know sometimes stores will raise the 'normal' price to make it seem like a better deal. And it's really not.

And I know that amazon.ca has them for this price, normally. But I don't have 600 bucks in Amazon gift cards

We would use all these pieces and I would not need to piece together a set.

Is it worth it? I'd be paying a couple hundred bucks for either of these sets.

Thoughts appreciated. Get all of these or mix and match with Le Crueset - which is the wiser option?
It looks like the stainless will be slightly heavier with better handles. Although at the same price point they will be pretty comparable. This might help:


We’ve had a stainless Caphalon set for close to 20 years and we use it all the time. I think either of those sets would work.

I will also add that glass lids are nice too, which neither of those sets have.
 

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Magnalite. I still have some my grandmother used and I bought some new ones. Best pots ever
 

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It looks like the stainless will be slightly heavier with better handles. Although at the same price point they will be pretty comparable. This might help:


We’ve had a stainless Caphalon set for close to 20 years and we use it all the time. I think either of those sets would work.

I will also add that glass lids are nice too, which neither of those sets have.
thanks - my dad has a couple of Calphalon skillets but not for that long, so I wasn't sure about durability.

I am leaning toward a couple of stainless steel pieces - didn't think about the lids, but I do like our glass lids on the pieces we have them for - and a Le Crueset.

But now I need to decide which Le Crueset I should get first.

Assuming a dutch oven....?
 

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I use magnalite and cast iron almost exclusively. Cast iron is my favorite, but more of a pain to care for.

I recently purchased a Misen nonstick skillet for eggs & such and I find it works really well. I'll haveta see if the nonstick holds up over time.
 

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Interestingly enough, Consumer Reports poo pooed on the Tramontina. Mostly for being hard to clean..

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Maybe CR needs to learn how to cook? I can't imagine any difference cleaning any clad pots and pans. Food bakes on and you scrub it off?
 

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