This stuff is advertised in the King Arthur catalogue saying it "sells on the market under a famous label" (see http://tinyurl.com/2j5p2r) and looks just like All-Clad, but about half the price. Does anyone have experience using these? I'd love to pick up some high-quality pans for less than All-Clad goes for, but I'd rather buy the real stuff if it's significantly different.
Any opinions/first-hand experiences?
I also thought the article was quite interesting. So interesting I thought I'd check out some online prices. But my (admittedly limited) online search turned up nada. King Arthur Flour's website says the saute pan is no longer available. Are Gourmet Standard products still available?
Apparantly they're out of business. Best bet I'd say, is find places that used to stock them, and call them up to try and find some old stock. Usually works a treat. I got a discontinuted videogame system (a Sega Multimega) for next to nothing some years back. Well, £80, but it was retailing at nearer £200 a few months before.
I found two places that might still have the 8 quart stock pot:
8 quart Tri-ply Stock Pot with lid $125.95
Professional Series Tre-Ply 8 Quart Stock Pot with lid $114.99 w/free shipping
12 quart Stock Pot with lid (look like only bottom has aluminum) $60