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All-Clad "Rondo" - Where to find or substitute?

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AMarshall Mar 30, 2012 12:57 PM

A few years ago, I bought my wife an All-Clad "Rondo" a wide, relatively low-rise pot, about 12" in diameter and about 6" deep, listed as 12 quarts in capacity. It is probably the pot my wife uses the most. Now my daughter is setting up her own home and kitchen and wants one, but All-clad tells me they are discontinued. I had found the on All-clad European sites recently, but now they are saying that they are sold out.

Can anyone suggest either a substitute, or if they know of some old stock somewhere, where I could find it?

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    jaykayen Mar 31, 2012 10:28 AM

    http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-MCP55...

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      blondelle Mar 31, 2012 05:58 AM

      It's 6.75 qts, instead of 12 qts but it's about 12" in diameter. I'm talking about the Le Creuset low wide oven. Same shape as the A-C. There's also a 6 qt. rondeau from A-C that comes with a domed lid and a flat round roasting rack. 12 qts is HUGE! Wouldn't the smaller size one be more useful on a day to day basis?

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        sherrib Apr 2, 2012 07:10 AM

        I believe the Le Creuset one is also discontinued. Shame. It's my favorite!

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          blondelle Apr 2, 2012 07:36 AM

          Yes, but it's still available with a bit of searching. I love the low wide shape. I have the 3.5 qt. and the 6.75 wides.

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            sherrib Apr 2, 2012 09:36 AM

            I have the 6.75 wide round. It's my favorite LC pot. Great surface area to work with.

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          AMarshall Apr 9, 2012 05:27 PM

          I know it seems huge, but we use it all the time. We do a lot of vegetable dishes where the volume reduction is huge. For example, three bunches of endive or rapini will barely fit into the pot.

          Thank you everyone for the leads.

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            breadchick Apr 9, 2012 05:37 PM

            So, if it's the volume of the food you're dealing with, try this:

            http://www.webstaurantstore.com/vollr...

            AND, the price isn't bad. I order from Webstaurant Store, and it's a cool company to deal with.

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          ellabee Mar 30, 2012 04:24 PM

          Can't help you on the All-Clad, but there is an excellent 11-qt rondeau from Sitram -- with a copper disk base in the Catering line and an aluminum disk base in the Profiserie line (also induction capable).

          I had and enjoyed using the 7-qt version, before getting a 5.5 qt saute pan that suits our small household even better; gave it to a new community kitchen and the cooks there are enthusiastic, too. Might your daughter really find the more modest 7qt, still a BIG pot, even more useful?

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            AMarshall Mar 30, 2012 04:42 PM

            Thank you ellabee. Once I got the spelling right, thanks to Ninevah, I did have better success with Google. The Sitram seems like it may be a very good alternate.

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              Miss Priss Apr 4, 2012 10:47 AM

              I have the 7.5-quart Sitram Catering rondeau and it's an excellent piece of equipment. Very solidly made, great performance, cleans up easily. Sitram also offers a 7.6-quart rondeau in their Profiserie line. It has a thick aluminum base and is somewhat less expensive, but a really nice pot.

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            Ninevah Mar 30, 2012 02:00 PM

            You'll probably get better search results if you spell it, 'Rondeau'. I didn't delve too deeply into the web, but saw some entries for this particular piece.

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              OTFOODIE Mar 30, 2012 03:05 PM

              You beat me to it!

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                AMarshall Mar 30, 2012 03:15 PM

                Thank you. That was such an obvious mistake on my part.

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