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What online stores do you use for cookware purchases?

Rafie Jan 4, 2009 08:58 AM

I've been using Amazon for some of my cookware and cooking tool purchases...but I know there are better stores, better prices and better sales out there too!

Any recommendations for online stores and can't-miss cookware sales?

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    soccerdadinctown Jan 4, 2009 06:20 PM

    I have been upgrading my cookware in the past year with all of the stores that have been going out of business. Since a lot of the analyst are predicting a retail bloodbath this year the brick and mortars may be the best place to get great deals.

    1. soypower Jan 4, 2009 05:40 PM

      for best prices on a specific item, i just use www.pricegrabber.com...to browse i like metrokitchen.com and cutlerandmore.com

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        angs9 Jan 4, 2009 05:36 PM

        I've used http://www.bigtray.com/ a few times before and found their prices to be great and their customer service was very helpful when an Item arrived damaged. They're an online resetaurant supply store so they're more geared toward someone ordering 40 half sheet pans, but they'll also ship individual items. I've had nothing but good experience with them and they're the first site I check before I buy something.

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          rainey Jan 4, 2009 04:25 PM

          Me? I want to handle things before I make the decision to buy.

          1. roxlet Jan 4, 2009 03:11 PM

            I like Sur La Table and Amazon. I wish that there were a Sur La Table store near me. I find it less fussy than Williams Sonoma, which tends to be very neat and put together. I like Surfas for ingredients and in the past, I have gotten lots of my All-Clad at Cookware & More, particularly when they have their twice annual sale. The next one is in February, I think...

            1. Candy Jan 4, 2009 11:35 AM

              Since I am floor manager in a cookware shop I tend to buy what i need there of course. I get the Sur La Table catalog and do shop them when they are having a sale for items we do not carry. Yesterday I ordered more Waechtersbach Red dinnerware. Later I checked and SLT's price was less than at Amazon and their regular price was still lower than what was offered at Amazon. It does pay to shop around before buying.

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                Raymondo Jan 4, 2009 09:58 AM

                I really like cookware and more - good prices on all clad seconds. I have bought several and the imperfections are hard to find. A poorly cast handle (barely noticeable) or a slight dent or ding in the pot. About 1/3 off regular prices and if you buy 4 they take another 10% off the total. Disclaimer: I do not work for them or have any relation with them other than as a satisfied customer.

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                  Caralien Jan 4, 2009 10:13 AM

                  great link---thanks!
                  one correction: current sale is 20% off 4+ pieces

                  Some of the prices are similar to the "special" pricing at Williams Sonoma (ie the butter warmer is $48 here, $50 there)

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                  mpalmer6c Jan 4, 2009 09:47 AM

                  I order from restaurant aupply outlets,
                  such as Web Restaurant, Surfas and
                  Restaurant Source. turdy stuff,
                  great prices.

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