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Review: KitchenAid SS Cookware

ponocat Sep 17, 2006 08:18 PM

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.

  1. ponocat Dec 27, 2007 10:34 AM

    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.

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      Pupster Sep 17, 2006 11:33 PM

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

      4 Replies
      1. re: Pupster
        ponocat Sep 17, 2006 11:51 PM

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

        1. re: ponocat
          Pupster Sep 18, 2006 01:33 AM

          Type of pan/pot?

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

          1. re: Pupster
            ponocat Sep 18, 2006 03:03 AM

            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.

            1. re: ponocat
              Pupster Sep 18, 2006 02:13 PM

              Thank you for clarifying.

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