- Joined Jul 5, 2011
Hi all, I've seen a few posts asking for information on this, but no really clear answers. I'm a home cook whose looking to buy a nice set of cookware. I'm looking at the sets because right now I'm being offered a killer deal on a 13 piece set, which is about as much as I'd pay for one or two good pieces of All-Clad, which brings me to my question. I have some All-Clad and love it, hands down the best. Howeve, right now I can get the Calphalon Tri-Ply stainless steel for $199 (about $800 open stock value). I felt it at the store and it seemed to be well constructed. I didn't care as much for the way it balanced in my hand as compared to my All-Clad, however, several stores (Williams Sonoma and Bed Bath and Beyond, all of whom seemed knowledgeble) said that the Tri-Ply is an excellent product, and comperable to All-Clad in many respects. I think the only issue that I'm having is overcoming the negative image of the, albeit very entry level and cheap, Calphalon that I had during my college days. Does anyone have any input in this regards? Is the Calphalon Tri-Ply as good as the stores say it is? Thanks!