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Jun 15, 2010 01:41 PM

Palm Restaurant Cookware

I am sure many of you have these the Palm kitchen goods (from towels to pepper mills) at Home Goods. I don't see them anywhere else, yet they are abundant in Home Goods. It got me thinking. Does Home Goods has exclusive on these? More importantly, have anyone tried the Palm cookware (saucepan to stock pot)? Like it? Hate it? Looking to hear from you.

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  1. We don't have Home Goods stores here in northern Colorado, but I've seen all of the Palm Restaurant stuff (salt crystals to pans) at both Marshalls & TJMaxx. After buying my single piece of All-Clad Copper Core & single piece of Calphalon Tri-Ply (both 10" omelette pans), I haven't been notably impressed with any of the Palm cookware.

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    1. re: Eiron

      I agree with Eiron.. I see all that Palm Restaurant stuff at TJ's, Homegoods and Marshall's but I've never bought any of it. Doesn't do a thing for me.

        1. re: grnidkjun

          At Marshals, I'm thinking pass on the glut of Palm cookware in the aisle and let's take a look at the few All-Clad and Emile Henry pieces.

      1. re: Eiron

        Hi Eiron and Flourgirl. Thanks for informing me that Palm cookware are offered in Marshalls and TJ Maxx. That answers the question if they are exclusive. The cookware don't look exceptionally great nor bad, but looks can be deceiving.

        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

          Home Goods is a Marshall's store, and the same company owns both TJ Maxx and Marshalls. I've only ever seen the palm cookware there, and that makes me doubt the quality.

            1. re: janniecooks

              Janniecooks and flourgirl,

              Good points about the fact that these three stores are own by the same parent company, TJX Companies. I suppose, in this sense, the Palm cookware are indeed offered by one company. Thanks.

              1. re: janniecooks

                And also available in Canada in HomeSense and Winners, the Canadian arms of the same chain.

                My supposition is...

                Impact/pressure bonded bases to pans is a mature (though fairly modern) technique that allows the production of a reasonable quality pan at a price point that was not was not previously accessible. Removing the gobbledygook from that sentence we get "they can make OK pans now cheaper".

                The technique does not readily allow them to do the same to the sides. Hence we have a stack of pans flowing in from all manufacturers (Calphalon, Lagostina, KitchenAid etc) with multi-ply bases.

                I suspect that TJ HomeMarsh just order them from China. There are web sites like that put you in contact with Chinese manufacturers. Decide what you want and buy a few thousand of them.

                You will also see name like MUI France, which has less connection with France then the UK does.

                1. re: Paulustrious

                  Heh heh heh. I didn't know this about MIU France. It is certainly more UK than France.

                  1. re: Paulustrious

                    Agreed, Paulustrious. The Palm stainless-steel cookware looks like it's basically the same stuff as Cuisinart Chef's Classic, Wolfgang Puck cookware, Winware (sold by restaurant-supply houses), some Farberware lines, and countless other brands of reasonably-priced stainless steel cookware with encapsulated aluminum bases, manufactured in the Far East. Perhaps some perform slightly better than others, but I suspect that the major differences are purely cosmetic.

                  2. re: janniecooks

                    Glad I didn't see your post or I would have passed on some fine cookware. Our KitchenAid stainless, a consumer choice best buy, was getting a little beat and with a new kitchen we decided to look for some new cookware.

                    We visited a recently opened Homegoods that had a large selection of cookware including Calphalon, Cuisinart, Rachel Ray and others. We saw the Palm items and were impressed with the visuals. There were no sets available, but many large pieces that would not be available in a set. We actuall found 3 large pieces that would not ordinarily be found in a st and a 10" sauce pan. The larger pieces would probably list for nearly the price of a set and we wre lucky to find them on the "clearance rack".

                    The first couple of uses proved them to be at least the equal of our KitchenAid in cooking and were much easier to clean. Maybe it was because they were still new and polished. So far we are happy and looking forward to replacing the remainder of our KitchenAid pots and pans.

                    1. re: TripNines

                      I totally agree! We have 2 pans that we love! They don't scratch and the food cooks perfectly. Denise

                2. re: Eiron

                  Interesting reviews! I bought a "Palm Restaurant" 7 " saucepan w/glass lid/copper base and just love it, or should I say my chef husband loves it!

                3. I recently purchased the non-stick wok. Loved the size and it feels very heavy. First use, Pad Thai, worked out beautifully. Second use, fried rice, there are lots of scratches in the bottom of the non-stick finish. I used a bamboo paddle on both occasions. No longer having the original packaging, I was searching for return options when I found this post. Buyer beware.

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                  1. re: pattypro

                    See the P.R release below. The Palm Cookware line is a proprietary brand of TJ maxx Corp.


                    1. re: pattypro

                      thats what you get for buying non stick, lol.
                      i have a hand hammered wok that is great. sounds classy, does it not? actually, it was the cheapest one offered on ebay, but turned out to be the best wok i have ever owned. check it out.

                      1. re: pattypro

                        Hi, I noticed you have the same problem as I , I too purchased the work,,,and the second time I used it the finish chipped off the inside of the bottom of the pan and was in our food, and we ATE IT! (not knowing). Tried to return it, but no receipt, or I am wondering did you have any luck on finding how to get your money back? Thanks!

                        1. re: dinkadog

                          No. Because I didn't have the original packaging, or, oddly for me, the receipt, and the store was out of woks, they had no way of looking up the proper code in order to give me store credit or a refund. They were kind enough to throw the pan away for me. : )

                        2. re: pattypro

                          I too just recently purchased The Palms small wok. After 2 uses and with some oil in the pan some onions that I was sautéing left some dark scorch marks on the bottom despite the fact that the onions did NOT burn. I went back to return it (sadly without the original receipt or packaging) and not only was I denied but the manager said that if I went on line to contact the company I would make out better because I would get a higher refund than what they would have given me. I told her that I wasn't looking to get more than what was rightfully mine and that I would be perfectly ok with a store credit since I was going to purchase another more expensive one the very same Homegoods and still. I was denied.

                        3. I just purchased the Palm Dutch Oven. We cooked Boeuf Bourguignon for dinner and it was marvelous. The beef was evenly cooked and cleaning up afterwards was a breeze! So far I would highly recommend the cookware. :)

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                          1. re: heather8


                            Can you inform us about the Dutch Oven material? Is it stainless steel or bare cast iron, or enameled cast iron? Please keep us update on your experience. Thanks.

                            1. re: heather8

                              Hi there, was just wondering if you have been using your dutch oven a lot since you posted this, i just got it yesterday, do you need to season it even though its enameled? has the food been sticking at all? do you use it in the oven as well? any cracks? please share your experience

                              1. re: gianasmom

                                You do not need to season enameled cast iron and cleaning the enamel is a breeze. I bought the oval (probably 2 quart capacity) and I love it. My first dish was a lamb tagine which came out great.

                                I compared the Palm oven to Le Creuset at Home Goods. The same sized Le Creuset ovens were over twice the price and had a label indicating they were seconds, meaning they were defective and couldn't be sold as perfect products.

                                I've cooked with Le Creuset and it's fantastic stuff - but I love my Palm even more (I'm going back for a round 4 quart oven).

                                1. re: NotAltonBrown

                                  " I love my Palm even more "

                                  You love it MORE because.... it is a better product or it is cheaper?

                            2. I just bought this lovely one at Homegoods for $60.00.So far so good meat browned pretty good considering i overcrowded pan(in arush). The test will be later on when i saute onions n veggies.Will check back later and let u guys know how it pans out, Lol.

                              1. i just bought a small skillet of that brand. i am happy to say, it is the only stainless steel i have ever cooked on that did not stick! (it is the tri ply, but the cooking surface is stainless steel).
                                i have owned the heavy french copper, so i do know the difference, and this is not that, but for the money, this is good. it did stick, first two times, but then it did not. i think it is coated for shipping? and the coating came off?
                                anyhoo, it is a nice pan and i am glad i got it.
                                there seem to be some folks on here who go by looks and weight alone and have not cooked in this. they really should try it before offering an opinion. in my opinion, lol.

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                                1. re: jackie57

                                  uh oh. i am going to have to (almost) eat my words. i have been using my little Palm brand skillet for a couple of months now, mostly for eggs, and the thin veneer of copper is almost gone off the outside. so if you want a pretty skillet, this is not the one for you. still is an okay pan, but not what you might want to give for a christmas present.