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Dec 11, 2007 08:35 AM

Good cookware at bargain prices?

The LA 'hounds were very helpful a few weeks back in responding to my request for grocery shopping recommendations, but now I learn that our dear daughter lacks much of what one would need to actually prepare a decent dinner. Any thoughts on where to get some quality cookware at a discount? Knives, in particular. (I guess she and her roommate presently bludgeon their food ...) We'll try to pull the classic two-fer: combination of Christmas presents and the means of survival.

We're coming into LA on the 19th and will be staying in Brentwood. However, we don't mind taking a drive 'most anywhere in LA to find good food and good stuff.

All suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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  1. Try these discount retailers: Marshall's and Ross.



    They sell some quality open stock cookware (Calphalon). I have also seen Wusthoff knives as well. They sell brand name for bargain prices, but you have to be patient and dig around, some stores are very messy and not organized, but some are stocked & organized well. However, with the Holiday season, it can be bad. Good Luck!

    1. You won't have the pleasure of a shopping outing, but has some pretty serious sales on brand name cutlery and cookware. A quick perusal of their website shows sales that tempt even my overstocked and underfunded self.

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      1. re: ebethsdad

        I agree, Amazon usually has the best prices by far, and a good selection.

      2. Five Star on Sepulveda in the Valley has used Cooking stuff. Pots and pans, old rest equip, etc...a good place to visit.

        1. Second 5 Star. Believe it or not, you can get some pretty resonable and durable stuff at good prices.

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          1. re: Diana

            I know about Star Restaurant Supply on Sepulveda near Costco but have not noticed used items besides large appliances (ranges, deep fryers & refers). Is the '5 Star' referred to above a different place?

            1. re: sel

              sorry, yes, Star. And yes, they only sell used appliances. I think there is some sort of law forbidding stores from selling used cookware.

              Ikea has good stuff, too!

          2. Tuesday Morning currently has some Calphalon odds and ends at around half normal retail, and various kitchen knives at good prices. Closeouts, of course, so they may or may not have what you are looking for, but worth checking out. They have stores at various locations.