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Mar 15, 2010 07:26 PM

Lightweight Cookware for the elderly - who makes great hard anodized pans - LTD2

What lightweight cookware is out in the market that is good ?
Looking at hard anodize pans with stainless interiors for my folks.
Elderly age - arthritis, etc is making those AC and Demeyre pots a chore .

Thoughts on the LTD2 ?
I like the HA/SS setup.

Just need to go to a store and pick them up and see how light or heavy they are.
Think along the lines of 1970's Revere poans...

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  1. Chef,

    The problem is that most high-end cookware are made heavy to provide even heat distribution. As such, it is the low-end cookware, you may have to look for. I don't own LTD2, but I have held them in my hands many times. They are certainly not light. I would suggest you to also consider plain carbon steel cookware or disk bottom cookware to minimize the weight. What good is even heat distribution if you cannot lift the cookware freely or if they cause you pain?

    1. If they're just cooking for themselves and the occasional guest, you can save weight by going for smaller sizes, like a 10" skillet and 1-quart saucepans. (Half a gallon of liquid is heavy!) Not great for boiling pasta, but otherwise might be enough for their purposes.

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