Favorite websites for purchasing cookware
Besides Amazon, Ebay, and retailers like Williams-Sonoma or Sur La Table, what are some of your favorite websites to purchase new pots, pans, and other kitchen accessories? I am constantly searching for the best prices, free shipping, and am curious who has the better deals.
I have randomly scored good deals on LC and Mauviel at random sites but, Amazon and Ebay are generally where I go.
Even though free shipping doesn't kick in until $100, and I have to pay tax, I love Fantes. It's a real cooking store at the Italian Market in Philadelphia. They basically have everything you could want. http://fantes.com
They've been in business since 1906. http://fantes.com/history.html
I have used many sites.
MetroKitchen: does well with All-Clad sets. They have exclusive sets with better pan options (much like Crate&Barrel but cheaper).
MadCowCutlery: Good for inexpensive restaurant-service knives.
CookwareAndMore: Good if you own All-Clad and are looking to fill in a pan or two and don't mind buying irregulars and waiting for sale time.
CHEFS and Chef Tools: Good for the odd piece here and there. I just ordered from CHEFS yesterday.
ChefKnivesToGo: Simply the best for knives. Other sites for knives are JapanWoodworker, Japanese Chef Knives, Korin, and Japanese Knife Imports. There are others for Japanese knives, but these are some that I like.
CutleryAndMore: Good for individual pans, cookware sets, and some knives. I have ordered Forschner basic sets from them for a very good price.
Dean Supply: I recently used them for restaurant service kit and was very happy. There was no minimum order required and shipping was reasonable and prices were competitive.
Fantes: I have only used them once, but when you need that odd item that you can't find anywhere else, look at Fantes.
Crate&Barrel: Even though this is a bigger store, it has really good prices on the gadgety stuff over W-S and Sur la Table.