Indecision on new set of pans.

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by ryan.brosseau1, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. ryan.brosseau1

    ryan.brosseau1

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    I was wondering if any one had out there has any experience with the following brands of pans

    Marcus Samulson Marcus Tri-Ply

    Cuisinart Muilticlad Pro

    Tramontina Tri-Ply Clad, 

    These brands are all in my price range but I have onluy ever used the Cuisinart. They seem okay, bu tafter having dealt with their customer service last week regarding my mixer, I'm not too keen on giving them any more money.

    Any advice is appreciated thanks. 

    Ryan
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    I have some Tramontina pans I have found to be of high quality manufacture and cooking perfromance. They often get high rankings from Cook's Illustrated as well.
     
  3. ryan.brosseau1

    ryan.brosseau1

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    Thanks for the reply. It looks like I am going to give the Tramontina a shot. 
     
  4. petemccracken

    petemccracken

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    Why a "set"?

    Why not purchase the pans/pots/skillets you NEED to cook the way you want to?
     
  5. kyheirloomer

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    Ryan, if possible, do your buying at Bed Bath & Beyond, and you won't have to worry about the manufacturer's warranties. BBB stands behind anything it sells, and has a no-questions-asked return policy.
     
  6. ishbel

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    I don't know anything about any of those brands - perhaps they are only available in the USA?

    I have a lot of Le Creuset pans and they are as good today as they were when they were gifted to us as wedding presents a LOOONG time ago!
     
  7. ryan.brosseau1

    ryan.brosseau1

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    I am buying a set because it is the most cost effective way of getting the pots and pans that I want. I priced it out several ways, and buying the pans that I want is actually the same price as buying the set, but the set comes with couple of extra pieces that if I find no use for will make great gifts. 

    I realize that a set isn't always the best way to purchase pots and pans, but with amazon.com and Walmart selling sets in particular at ridiculous discounts, i felt it was a good compromise and easy way to save a few bucks. I have done the research on what is the best price, best reviewed, best this best that. It comes down to no being able to use any of this stuff in person. 

    If money was no object, then I would have probably just picked out the all clad pieces I need and called it a day. I have a few pieces that i got used and they work well. I have heard that their customer service is crap, but so is everyone else's. 

    Bed Bath and Beyond is way too expensive for me at this point in time. I like the royal doultan set, the all-clad of course, but it's all too rich for my blood as they say. 
     
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  8. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Walmart has some Tramontina sets online I really like and I normally counsel against sets... Sometimes conventional wisdom fails.