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Chemicalkinetics Jun 15, 2010 01:41 PM

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. Eiron RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 16, 2010 11:12 AM

    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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      flourgirl RE: Eiron Jun 16, 2010 02:33 PM

      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.

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        grnidkjun RE: flourgirl Jun 17, 2010 08:22 AM

        Ditto

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        Chemicalkinetics RE: Eiron Jun 16, 2010 10:30 PM

        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.

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          janniecooks RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 17, 2010 03:55 AM

          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.

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            flourgirl RE: janniecooks Jun 17, 2010 04:02 AM

            Yep, same here.

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              Chemicalkinetics RE: janniecooks Jun 17, 2010 04:24 AM

              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.

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                Paulustrious RE: janniecooks Jun 17, 2010 06:55 AM

                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 http://www.globalsources.com 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. http://www.miufrance.com/aboutus.html

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                  Chemicalkinetics RE: Paulustrious Jun 17, 2010 08:13 AM

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

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                    Miss Priss RE: Paulustrious Jun 17, 2010 10:24 AM

                    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.

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                    TripNines RE: janniecooks Nov 17, 2010 05:05 AM

                    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.

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                pattypro RE: Chemicalkinetics Aug 8, 2010 08:14 AM

                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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                  ospreycove RE: pattypro Aug 8, 2010 08:23 AM

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

                  http://prsync.com/tjx-companies/the-p...

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                    jackie57 RE: pattypro Oct 19, 2010 12:01 AM

                    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.

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                      dinkadog RE: pattypro Apr 28, 2011 05:54 AM

                      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 tags...so I am wondering did you have any luck on finding how to get your money back? Thanks!

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                        pattypro RE: dinkadog Apr 28, 2011 06:35 AM

                        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. : )

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                        franpernas RE: pattypro Jun 12, 2014 01:04 PM

                        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.

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                        heather8 RE: Chemicalkinetics Sep 12, 2010 07:37 PM

                        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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                          Chemicalkinetics RE: heather8 Sep 12, 2010 07:42 PM

                          Heather,

                          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.

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                            gianasmom RE: heather8 Oct 1, 2010 07:09 AM

                            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
                            thanks!!!!!!!

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                              NotAltonBrown RE: gianasmom Oct 2, 2010 12:38 PM

                              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).

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                                Chemicalkinetics RE: NotAltonBrown Oct 2, 2010 12:40 PM

                                " I love my Palm even more "

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

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                            freeda RE: Chemicalkinetics Sep 17, 2010 05:27 PM

                            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.

                             
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                              jackie57 RE: Chemicalkinetics Oct 18, 2010 11:56 PM

                              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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                                jackie57 RE: jackie57 Dec 8, 2010 03:25 PM

                                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.

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                                bigh2000 RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 12, 2010 08:17 AM

                                They have a nice look, but very poor quality. specially the edges are very sharp every time I clean them I cut myself. , they don't clean well too, stains all over regarless of any washing method,
                                Cheap price = cheap quality.

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                                  caterinaki RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 16, 2010 01:18 PM

                                  I was happy with my pan too ...until....it exploded literally(the screw that holds the handle simply blew in the air).i am happy nobody was around.So i don't know how good they are.I was looking to find a website to make a complain but there is none.and if i return it to the store they will not take it because is used and i have no receipt for.

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                                    ospreycove RE: caterinaki Apr 28, 2011 06:50 AM

                                    I looked at several "Palm" items, it is a licensed product available at T.J. Maxx stores only (T.J. Maxx, Homegoods Marshalls, Winners and Homesense in Canada) and all of the items were made in China. Did not buy now I am glad I stay with proven,, tested, brands.

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                                      divajanet RE: caterinaki Jan 7, 2014 08:16 AM

                                      I had the same problem went to remove the pan to the next burner and it came off. I got to use it maybe 3 times the most. I am in the process of trying to locate the company to complain about but I can't find nothing except the restaurant.
                                      DON'T EVER BUY THIS BRAND.....

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                                      Suffie RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 19, 2011 04:20 PM

                                      I've purchased several pieces of Palm cookware and they look beautiful and function great. Super easy clean up too.

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                                        LL147 RE: Chemicalkinetics Jul 23, 2012 06:50 AM

                                        I bought 2 frying pans in Marshalls. One from "NATURALS "made in Italy, second, bigger one from "The Palms". I started to use smaller fry pans from "Naturals" right away and still use and it is great. But after I use fry pan from "The Palm" just ones to cook omelets it got brown, rusty spots inside and I could not remove them ( I handle this fry pan very gently) and it is NOT NON-STICK fry pan. I wanted to return it, but in Marshalls store I was told that since I kept it for 20 days ( and it does not matter that I use it only one time) and it is damaged they cannot re-sale it and they cannot take it back event if it is defective. ( Yes I use only plastic spatula). I use it few more times after and every time food was sticking to the pan. I will never buy any cookware from "The Palm"

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                                          radiogirl RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 19, 2013 02:11 AM

                                          I fried 2 eggs over easy in butter in a Palm 7-8" pan. They looked picture perfect. There was no stick whatsoever and fried eggs are a pretty good test. Usually, the yolks break when I flip them over. I rate this fry pan the best I've ever used.

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                                            debejac RE: Chemicalkinetics Nov 15, 2013 02:54 PM

                                            It's also sold at Marshall's.

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                                              JayL RE: debejac Nov 15, 2013 03:26 PM

                                              Jun to repeat what has already been said in years past...TJ Max owns both Marshall and Home Goods. Hence why you see these products at all three stores.

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                                              jackiecduke RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 21, 2013 03:26 PM

                                              love it but cannot find these anymore:(((((
                                              anyone know where i can order the 10" frypan

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                                                andy deridge RE: Chemicalkinetics Dec 24, 2013 07:20 AM

                                                Marshalls and TJ Max have tons of Palm stuff.

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                                                  jackiecduke RE: andy deridge Dec 25, 2013 06:38 AM

                                                  Yes, you are right.....but only in the past few days...you could hear me scream when we walked up on a huge pile of all kinds of pans dishes EVERYTHING!!!!!!!yay and thanks andy

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                                                  shlandshl RE: Chemicalkinetics Jan 16, 2014 03:44 PM

                                                  I bought mine at Marshalls which is the same corp that owns Home Goods. So, not sure where else the cookware might be sold but love all the pots I bought at Marshalls, several of which are The Palm brand.

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                                                    bolynk RE: Chemicalkinetics Mar 29, 2014 05:26 AM

                                                    I have several of the small stock pots and saucepans that I picked up to augment my other set of stainless steel, and I LOVE them!!! They heat evenly, nothing sticks due to the inside bottom of the pans being polished smooth, rather than left with tiny ridges that most stainless steel cookware has which promotes sticking. I love the vented lids, the well attached handles, and how nicely they are weighted and balanced, which makes it easier to use them. Home Goods, Marshall's and TJ Maxx all carry them, since they are all owned by the same corporation.

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                                                      McButterSnapps RE: Chemicalkinetics May 16, 2014 05:14 PM

                                                      I recently bought a stock pot by Palm from Home Goods. Bought it two days before Mother's Day. Cooked rice in it and after dinner I go to remove the rice from the pot I noticed discoloration inside the pot. Cheap product. Hate it. I knew I should have went with the Cuisinart pot.

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                                                        jackiecduke RE: McButterSnapps May 17, 2014 05:21 AM

                                                        simply use a brillo pad and it will come back perfect!!!

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