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Apr 13, 2012 03:04 AM

Does anyone have an opinion on WMF cookware?

I am seriously considering buying this: , a low casserole with a straining lid, interior measuring scale, dishwasher and oven safe. But I have found no reviews on WMF. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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  1. I don't have one of those but, I really like their Perfect Plus pressure cookers. It isn't as aesthetically pleasing to the eye as a Kuhn Rikon IMHO but, I prefer the way it works. It cooks very nice and cleans up easier then its Swiss competition.

    1. No experience, but it looks very attractive. Wow.

      1. I'm sure WMF cookware is well made as is their other equipment and will perform well, but I always thought the lid was a bit gimmicky and the added cost for that feature is quite significant. Did I see that correct? $190 on Amazon?

        Even if my cooking style demanded that I boiled food a lot and needed to use a strainer, I don't think I would pony up the cash. I use a spider strainer for most pastas except spaghetti.

        1. Thanks for everyone's opinions. I agree that it is pricey, which is why I was looking for feedback. I have found no other maker of a low casserole with interior markings and straining lid.

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          1. re: E_M

            Yeah, with those specs you will have few options, and they will all cost. Eva Solo has nice stuff too with draining lids and interior markings, but it is also spendy.

          2. I just received the taller stock pot.

            It's heavy and beautiful. The lid is very nice. No sputtering. No steam coming out from the lid while simmering. Since the rim is made of plastic (or silicone?), it retains some smell of food.

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            1. re: cutipie721

              Congrats on owning a truly beautiful and functional looking, pot. I hope you get a lifetime of good meals from using it.

              1. re: sueatmo

                Thanks :-) I look forward to using it more often.

              2. re: cutipie721

                Wow. Nice. Much cheaper than All Clad.

                <Since the rim is made of plastic (or silicone?)>

                That is my concern. Not so much about smell or toxicity, but that silicone will eventually degrade.... so I assume the lid will need to be replaced eventually.

                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                  The silicone rim looks and feels very solid. I have silicone spatulas that are way more than 5 years old and they're still going strong and I use them almost everyday. Fingers crossed the lid will not break down in less than that amount of time :-)

                  1. re: cutipie721

                    < I have silicone spatulas that are way more than 5 years old and they're still going strong>

                    Same here. :) But it may not last like 50 years. :)

                2. re: cutipie721

                  Although it's also rather pricey, I found something similar on Amazon. On the plus side: no plastic or silicone. On the minus side: not oven safe.


                  1. re: tanuki soup

                    This has a draining lid, which is good and bad depending what you want to do. Great for draining, but probably not great for simmering.