Costco or Sam's Club Cookware?
- weinstein5 Jun 28, 2006 03:45 PM
I was reviewing consumer reports testing of cookware and they recommended 2 sets one nonstick-Kirkland Signature from Costco and one uncoated members Mark from Sam's Club - I wanted to see if anyone has bought these and what their experience was -
Thanks in advance -
This doesn't exactly answer your question, but...
I bought a nice set of nonstick cookware at the Costco for around $100. Manufacturer is Bialetti, and it has 15 pieces. My local Costco still carries this set, so you'll probably be able to find it. I didn't expect to like these pans as much as I do. I've used them much more than I expected. Love the easy cleanup, and I really love being able to reduce fat content in cooking (I'm doing Weight Watchers; nonstick cookware really helps!).
Given the recent studies involving Teflon I would avoid the Bialetti pans (I have to admit I did have a set of these.). The Costco brand non-stick anodized aluminum are not coated w/Teflon. They are, if I am not mistaken, titanium based non-stick which has no toxic emmissions when over heated, like Teflon has shown. Pro: similar stes go for well over $400 and they have a great guarentee. Con: I don't see any except that my wife of 10 years says they are too heavey for her (ask her how many times she has made dinner for us in the last 10 years and she will be able to count on 1 hand how many times. All good might I add I just love to cook!)
I have bought some odds and ends pieces from Costco and I love them. If I was starting over, and had not invested in All Clad, I would have bought the complete Costco set. They made a paella pan which I use for many things ( including paella!)