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American Kitchen by Regal Ware

Fritz Dec 28, 2011 08:12 AM

I'm looking for a ss frypan. Don't want non-stick no matter what chemical is on it.
Nothing from China and I'd prefer US made.
That seems to leave me with expensive All-Clad, even from an outlet or 2nd or the Regalware stuff.
The Rware is comfortable in my hand, but I'm curious if anyone has any time experience with them?
It's mostly eggs and an occasional chicken breast. Do they heat evenly and how is the clean up on them?

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    Fritz RE: Fritz Mar 19, 2012 06:13 AM

    Bought a Regal 10". So far so good. Works well with eggs and clean up nice.

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      cannibal RE: Fritz Mar 19, 2012 07:31 AM

      Good to know your purchase is working out for you :)

      If i saw your original post back in december i would have commented that I believe vollrath still makes pans in the U.S...but i'm not 100% on that one.

      How is the handle on your regal ware 10" fry? Did you get a stainless or plastic handle, and does it stay cool when you use it?

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        mikie RE: Fritz Mar 19, 2012 07:32 AM

        Where did you find one that you could but your hands on before you bought it? I have not come across these while I was pan shopping, but maybe I haven't shopped the right places either.

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          Fritz RE: mikie Mar 19, 2012 07:52 AM

          Broadway Panhandler in NYC on 8th st

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            mikie RE: Fritz Mar 19, 2012 11:16 AM

            Just one more reason, I couldn't get my hands on one. Had you said Macy's, then I might have had a chance. Thanks.

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        sueatmo RE: Fritz Mar 19, 2012 03:21 PM

        http://tinyurl.com/76v8qs8 Amazon

        American Kitchen by Regal Ware AK-802 100th Anniversary Limited Edition Try-Ply 10-Inch and 12-Inch Skillet, Stainless Steel, 2-Pack

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          Nutmegger1 RE: sueatmo May 16, 2012 06:34 PM

          Would just like to point out that the logo on the back of this fry pan mirrors All-Clad's 40th anniversary commemorative line seen here:


          However, All-Clad has actually been making All-Clad since 1971. Regal has been making American Kitchen since 2010. Regal, founded in 1945, acquired West Bend (est. 1902) in 2002 which entitles it to commemorate 100 years of American manufacturing, but outside of some very nice lines of waterless cookware sold through direct sales, both West Bend and Regal's cookware expertise is mainly aluminum mass market.

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            Nutmegger1 RE: Nutmegger1 Jun 6, 2012 11:50 AM

            Correcting myself: Regal has been making American Kitchen since 2007. It was designed In colllaboration with Chef Marcus Samuelsson and launched in October 2007 as Marcus Cookware. It received excellent reviews everywhere from Amazon to the Wall Street Journal. In 2010 the line was renamed American Kitchen, and on his website Samuelsson endorses other brands such as Cuisinart GreenGourmet and Scanpan. Wonder what happened.

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          ellabee RE: Fritz Mar 22, 2012 01:22 PM

          I've had a 10" American Kitchen skillet for a year and a half. Heats as evenly as an All-Clad skillet, and the handle is much more comfortable and suited to the saute 'jerk and roll' movement. Cleans up easily. Highly recommend if what you're looking for is tri-ply stainless. I'm not taken with the dimensions and looks and reported light weight of some of the other pieces in the line, but the skillet is just fine.

          I use it a lot less since I scored an ebay bargain copper-lined-with-stainless frying pan with an equally comfortable stainless handle, but my s.o. doesn't like its weight (it's a pound heavier than the AK), so we keep both on the wall by the stove.

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            Fritz RE: Fritz May 25, 2012 07:25 AM

            Been using this pan for the last couple of months. Mostly eggs and sausage.
            It has performed quite well. Heats evenly near as I can tell.
            Easy clean up. More comfortable for me then the All Clad.

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              dcrb RE: Fritz May 25, 2012 08:14 PM

              If I was in need of replacing our conventional stainless steel cookware,I would in all likelihood go for the Regalware American line if only for the handle design. If I was in need of replacing our waterless cookware, I would opt for 360 cookware, also made in the US. But, we have a ton and none seems to be wearing out. Well, some of the older cookware with the bakelite handles are showing their age but overall, all of our cookware is holding up quite well, both domestic and imported.

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                luv2putt RE: Fritz May 26, 2012 03:41 AM

                I just ordered the 12" pan this week ...Such a good price !!!

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                Nutmegger1 RE: Fritz Jun 6, 2012 01:19 PM

                You will have hurry if you want to buy AK, although you might be able to get some even better prices now. According to this website, Regal Ware is discontinuing the line aong with all of its other retail cookware: http://kitchenboy.net/blog/news-culin...

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