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suggestions for value kitchen supply stores

OK, enough, let's face it, as Chowhounds we don't just eat.
We also cook.... at home......... (Or at least we try, and I will bet the results are pretty good!) You guys aren't fooling me! .......Keep on cookin' !
Sometimes, we need tools and vessels to make it happen.
Therefore, when I am in town , which kitchen supply stores are worth visiting?
I have visited the options at Jean Talon and found them to be quite overpriced, but I am willing to travel around some for decent prices. I am not looking for anything in particular, just some value.

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  1. When I'm looking for a kitchen tool, I pay a visit to Ares or Quincaillerie Dante.

    http://www.arescuisine.com

    Quincaillerie Dante
    6851 St Dominique,
    Montreal, QC H2S 3B3

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    1. re: Foie Gras Lover

      Ares and Dante are not words I would use in the same sentence as value.

      Ares has good selection and Dante has great service, but they are hardly good value.

      Whaddaya know, I just used those three words in the same sentence!

    2. If you're looking for discount kitchenware, you may want to check out the various HomeSense stores around town - but it's hit or miss, you never know what they'll have at any given time.

      http://www.homesense.ca/

      Déco Découverte (Home Outfitters in the rest of Canada) can also have some good deals.

      http://www.homeoutfitters.com/

      Ares is amazing, but I wouldn't put it in the "value"/"discount" boat.

      I've also heard Tzanet mentioned on the board a number of times, but I don't know what their prices are like: http://www.tzanet.com/

      Good luck!

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      1. re: kpzoo

        Tzanet has excellent prices and quite a selection. I buy kitchen supplies for my daycare from there and find they have stuff Ares doesn't have in stock. The only drawback is that it is quite a mess in there and sometimes difficult to find some items. The staff are so nice & extremely helpful... plus, there are many of them available to help you out. They will be moving to a new location, so maybe that may organize things a bit.

        1. re: Andria

          I add my vote for Tzanet as well as for Winners/Homesense. It's also a good idea to keep an eye out for sales at places like Canadian Tire, Sears and Zellers. I think last week Canadian Tire was selling a Cuisinart stand-mixer at $200 off. Sears has clearence sections in their stores, where there are great deals to be had. They recently had a bunch of Wolfgang Puck branded small appliances at 50% off.

      2. Also Desprès Laporte. Not necessarily value but if you're in need of a commercial deep fryer to go along with that $1 spatula, they can do it.

        http://www.despreslaporte.com

        1. Monas on Parc, north of Mont-Royal. www.monas.ca (Don't judge the store's inventory by the website's.)

          1. I'd say Monas, but I cannot say if it's best for "value" since I rarely buy kitchen pots and pans (once or twice every decade), and buy better quality.

            For utility stuff (mixing spons, wooden spatulas, ..., basic bowls) I go to dollarama.

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            1. re: Maximilien

              Maximilien
              i am a dollarama fan too for glassware/stainless steel stuff.
              wuld u buy the plastic stuff/silicone cookware from dollarama, without worrying about the quality control.! ( plastic leaching into food at high temp. even though the label says it will NOT)
              though a lot of cdn. tire/winners stuff is also made in china.

              dollarama questionable buys: silicone tongs/whisk/can opener/spatula plastic/ non stick stuff
              dollarama buys ( work as well as expensive brands): metal tongs, serving spoons ss,

              1. re: divya

                I also had a nasty experience with glass storage bowls from Dollarama with a plastic cover (large ones - one dollar, smaller ones 2 for $1). More than one broke from a very slight impact (not dropping them on the floor. I don't think they are safe.