Looking for quality heavy bottomed stainless pots and pans.

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  1. coup-de-feu

    coup-de-feu

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    Hello everyone,

    I am going to order some pots and pans for my kitchen.  I am tired of cooking on warped aluminum.  I am looking for good stainless steel pots which have the heavy bottomed aluminum/copper sandwiched in stainless steel, but not all clad.  20" rondeau, 12" fait-tout, and some others.  Does anyone have a brand name for a good pot that will last, but not bust the budget?

    Thanks,

    CDF
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    Tramontina is the brand I usually recommend. And even their clad ware is quite reasonable. I have a fair amount of it and have no complaints about any of it. Walmart carries a pretty good selection on line and some in their stores too.
     
  3. chefchadnyc

    chefchadnyc

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    If I'm not using all clad I'm using paderno.
     
  4. coup-de-feu

    coup-de-feu

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    Thanks for the tips,

    CDF
     
  5. raibeaux

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    Volrath Centurian.  Had some of mine over twenty years, still doing daily duty at the restaurant.  Here's one place.

    http://www.katom.com/cat/sauce-pans-covers.html

    Second choice (for me) if I don't want to spend a lot, would be Optio.  Nice heavy bottoms and look good.  I use some of them at home, and a couple at the restaurant.

    Centurian...I love these things.