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E_M Apr 13, 2012 03:04 AM

I am seriously considering buying this: http://www.wmf.com/low-casserole-_825... , 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?

  1. Sid Post Apr 13, 2012 06:23 AM

    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. Chemicalkinetics Apr 13, 2012 06:27 AM

      No experience, but it looks very attractive. Wow.

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        smkit Apr 13, 2012 06:57 AM

        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.

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          E_M Apr 15, 2012 02:42 AM

          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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            smkit Apr 15, 2012 11:58 AM

            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.

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            cutipie721 Apr 15, 2012 04:51 PM

            I just received the taller stock pot.
            http://www.amazon.com/WMF-Function-Pa...

            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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              sueatmo Apr 15, 2012 08:32 PM

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

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                cutipie721 Apr 16, 2012 08:25 AM

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

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                Chemicalkinetics Apr 15, 2012 08:40 PM

                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.

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                  cutipie721 Apr 16, 2012 08:27 AM

                  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 :-)

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                    Chemicalkinetics Apr 16, 2012 08:35 AM

                    < 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. :)

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                  tanuki soup Apr 16, 2012 05:27 AM

                  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.

                  http://www.amazon.com/Beka-Cookware-C...

                   
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                    Chemicalkinetics Apr 16, 2012 06:46 AM

                    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.

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                  E_M Apr 16, 2012 04:16 PM

                  I heart chowhounders.

                  The lid is safe to 350 degrees, which is fine. This wouldn't be the primary oven pot, so really, that function is not essential anyway, but I did think it would be nice to have.

                  So I am going to investigate Beka!

                  Oh, Cutie? WHY is your stock pot more expensive than my little casserole??? But thanks for your feedback. Just what I was looking for...validation that this cookware is not way overpriced. Expensive, but not a waste of money.

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