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Sep 17, 2006 08:18 PM

Review: KitchenAid SS Cookware

After a long search, I have selected KitchenAid 5-ply, full cap, copper base for my new cookware.

Cookware these days is cheapest, usually, when purchased in a batch. However, I did not want to select anything without trying to cook with it first, so I splurged and bought a couple of small pans, each a different brand. (I selected those brands by reading reviews on the Web.)

KitchenAid, although a bit heavy for me, was so very much better than the rest that I had no trouble deciding on it. I am so happy!!! Just thought I'd share my decision and opinion with my fellow hounds.

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  1. "so very much better than the rest"
    What did you compare it against?

    4 Replies
    1. re: Pupster

      Cuisinart 18/10 Stainless Steel, All-Clad, and Chef's tri-ply.

      1. re: ponocat

        Type of pan/pot?

        PS. All-Clad what and Chef's is a brand?

        1. re: Pupster

          Cuisinart = 7 1/4 in SS saute pan/little skillet
          All Clad SS = 14 in skillet
          Chef's Professional Tri-Ply = their smallest SS roasting pan (it is made by Chef's Catalog)

          I didn't get all the same type of pan because I am not a professional tester, just a regular person. And I wanted the items to still be of use to me after I finally bought my set. Of the 3 I didn't choose, I liked Cuisinart best.

    2. Now that I have used my cookware for several months, I amend my earlier post. The smallest pan (1 1/4 qt.) has a dangerous tendency to tip over when partially filled. It is too narrow and the handle is so heavy that it tips readily. I have now spilled hot liquid twice, although I try to take exceptional care. I called KitchenAid to complain and they said that the one I have must be flawed, so they'd send a replacement. It did not arrive, although it has now been 6 weeks.