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MrsT Nov 12, 2010 10:52 AM

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.

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    smkit Nov 12, 2010 11:25 PM

    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.

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    1. re: smkit
      Chemicalkinetics Nov 13, 2010 03:08 AM

      Oh yeah, I forgot to mention CHEFS and Chef Tools. Crate and Barrel is also very good: good selection and can offer excellent bargins from time to time.

    2. Caroline1 Nov 12, 2010 08:33 PM

      I used to shop at several "chef's" websites but I do most of my online shopping here:
      When they have sales, they are terrific, but almost everything is discounted. It's just that their sales cut deep into msr prices.

      1. Becca Porter Nov 12, 2010 05:28 PM


        Excellent for All Clad irregulars. I have never found any scratches on them actually... basically perfect.

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          Jay F Nov 12, 2010 08:14 PM

          I've bought stuff at cookwarenmore.com, too. They have regular sales on top of their already discounted merchandise. And most times (not today, I checked), if you buy four pieces, you get an extra 20 or 25 percent off.

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          vanillagrrl Nov 12, 2010 03:35 PM

          This is a good resource: http://shopopensky.com/ruhlman#0 There are lots of different vendors, but if you want solid recommendations, check out http://ruhlman.com/shop for a good list of products with explanations of why he likes them.

          1. Jay F Nov 12, 2010 02:42 PM

            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

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              Gio Nov 13, 2010 03:16 AM

              I shop on-line at Fantes. As JayF says - they have everything a cook could possibly want. Other than Amazon and occasionaly at Crate & Barrel and Williams-Sonoma, I have had good luck with Chef's Resource:

            2. Chemicalkinetics Nov 12, 2010 02:34 PM

              www.Chefknivestogo.com Yeah!

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                Chowrin Nov 12, 2010 02:31 PM

                woot.com has excellent prices... when they have something. often refurb/discontinued.

                1. Sid Post Nov 12, 2010 02:30 PM

                  I have randomly scored good deals on LC and Mauviel at random sites but, Amazon and Ebay are generally where I go.

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