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Dec 4, 2006 01:21 AM

Costco's hard anodized pan set

My boyfriend's been dropping xmas hints like donkey poop about costco's hard anodized cookware set. The price is right (150 bucks) but i'm wondering what everyone else thinks about its performance. For that price, it seems like I can't go wrong, until I do.

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  1. It's worth a try. It's Costco, so if you don't like it, you can return it no questions asked. Heck, you could probably return it 17 years later and they'd take it back :)

    1. I bought a set and love it - even heating and a breaze to clean up - I highly recommend it -

      1. Assuming you hate your dishwasher and LOVE washing pots and pans by hand, go for it. If not, you might want to think twice. In other words, anodized can never touch the dishwasher.

        1. I got this set and really like it, except for one thing: the handles on the lids prevent them from nesting neatly, so storage is a bit of a challenge.

          1. Just remember, if you put anodized aluminum in the dishwasher it gets cloudy and ugly looking. That's why I prefer the aluminum sandwiched between stainless steel stuff, because I can put it in the dishwasher. And you don't have to pay high dollar for All-Clad. Tramontina and other brands sells stuff made in China that is just as good.

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            1. re: bbqme

              Watch out for the really cheap stuff that's made in China as it's too thin and your food will catch.

              Wolfgang Puck does a good line of sandwiched based SS pans on HSN and they really are good for the money; stay cool handles and everything. They call it the Bistro Collection.