Mauviel Tin Lined Cookware

Discussion in 'Cooking Equipment Reviews' started by ksatterwhite, May 27, 2003.

  1. ksatterwhite

    ksatterwhite

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    Hello Everyone-

    I am new here. I've aquired a love for cooking over the last few years. And, I've discovered that I'm pretty good too. Soon I'll be getting some new cookware and have just about decided on the Mauviel Copper Tin Lined (2.5 thickness). I've been reading everything I can find. It didn't take me long to figure out that I wanted Mauviel Copper. But, I had first decided on the Stainless Steel lined. Now, I'm leaning towards the tin lined. I would love to hear your opinions. I know the basic pros and cons of each. Stainless never needs retinning. Retinning sources are becoming harder to find. I've found a couple and don't think that will be a problem. Of course, my range is gas. I don't know that I could ever go back to electric. Let me know your opinions, experiences, etc.

    Thanks...

    Keith
     
  2. bouland

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    Recheck your logic. Definitely go for the stainless steel-lined copper. The first time you have to scour the tin you'll wish you had the stainless. The stainless steel is so thin that it doesn't effect the heat transfer. For more infomation click here.
     
  3. kokopuffs

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    All but one piece of my Mauviel is stainless lined. And the one tin lined piece that I have requires retinning - after using it twice to make chicharrones. Other chefs who've used tin lined wish that they'd invested in stainless lined. Be forewarned, grasshopper.
     
  4. alexia

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    I have both and can think of no argument favoring tin.
     
  5. ksatterwhite

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    I have rethought my logic and have decided against tin. I orginally wanted the stainless steel, but changed to tin when I noticed the difference in price at www.buycoppercookware.com

    Now, I've found E. Dehillerin's website. I've never ordered from overseas. But, I'm thinking that with shipping and other fees (Whatever those are?) it will still be cheaper than ordering from any of the other websites I've found thus far.

    Has anyone ordered from Dehillerin on the WWW?

    Thanks,

    Keith
     
  6. bouland

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    That's why I sent you to my web site. There's a price comparison there that includes shipping and duties. It's a little out of date because of the franc to euro change, but the concept still holds. I usually fax them rather than start the order over the internet, but the internet should work fine. They are an old reputable company.
     
  7. ksatterwhite

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    I have a question about ordering from Dehillerin. When I order from them, they charge my CC for everything (products, tax, shipping, duty)? Then, they ship to my door?

    I accept package at my door like UPS or FedEx?

    Thanks...

    Keith
     
  8. kokopuffs

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    Since I'm fluent in French and will probably be teaching it in the near future, I've dealt with Dehillerin over the www. Specify to them what you want and they'll email you a quote in eurodollars, the total price delivered to your door via Airborne or Fedex. At that point you'll fax them your credit card number and, most importantly, your signature with the permission for them to debit your card x eurodollars. Delivery should take place within 2-4 weeks afterwards.

    Visit this site to convert eurodollars to USD:

    http://www.xe.com/ucc/

    Dehillerin was very pleasant to deal with.
     
  9. bouland

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    They usually ship Emery Air Freight, unless you request a different carrier. I'd request Chronopost, the French post office, because Emery charges extra for customs clearance if they, Emery screw up, and they add a surcharge for delivering to a non-commercial address. The total charges were still relatively small with respect to the whole order, but they still shouldn't operate this way. And that was only on one of three orders I've placed to Dehillerin. It wasn't Dehillerin's fault, it was Emery's.

    Chronopost delivers via US carriers such as Airborne, UPS, and FedEx. It's seems to be who Amazon.fr and alapage.com use.
     
  10. ksatterwhite

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    I just emailed E. Dehillerin for a quote on some cookware. I'm going to order the following from them:

    9.5" saute pan w/ lid
    5.5" sauce pan w/ lid
    8" sauce pan w/ lid
    10" frying pan

    I'm sure I'll order some more eventually. But, I figure this is a good selection to start with.

    Also, I read somewhere else that they have a catalog. I requested that. I'm sure they have so much more than what's online.

    Until later...

    Keith
     
  11. bouland

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    Actually, their catalog is pretty skimpy compared to the vast number of items available in the store. But it's still an interesting read.