Confused by All clad price difference for the same pan!
They sure look similar on their webpage. I have seen the same product on the same website listed for different prices in the past.
I've owned some All-Clad and really prefer Demeyere Altantis. I like welded handles over rivets due to ease of cleaning. I really dislike All-Clad handles, especially with the weight of a loaded pan. I also find the Demeyere Atlantis I own cooks better.
Perhaps there is a slight difference in the handle. The inexpensive one might be a discontinued model.
All-Clad makes several pieces that are also offered at promo prices. They have 2 different SKU's. I haven't compared the two but they should be the same item just with different pricing. If you can find a promo piece of the item, I would buy that one.
Thank you everyone! Creating my wedding registry has been such a feat, my fiance is telling me I'm taking it too seriously!! Can you guys tell me if this is a good list? Anything I'm missing? Anything I should take out? So far I've registered for:
Le Creuset 5.5 round french oven
LC 3.5 wide round oven
LC 3.25 soup pot
Calphalon Unison omlette pans (2 non-stick)
Calphalon Tri-ply saucepans, 1.5, 2.5, 4.5
All-Clad fry pans 8inch, 10inch, 12inch
All-Clad 4 QT saute pan
Calphalon Tri-ply 8qt multi-pot
Calphalon Roaster, Tri-Ply Stainless Steel with Rack
Calphalon Everyday Pan, Tri-Ply Stainless Steel
Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless Steel Covered Dutch Oven, 5 Qt. (someone bought this for me without me registering for it - do I keep it?)
I think it looks like a pretty great list.
The 3.25 LC soup pot seems redundant given the other LC pieces and the Calphalon saucepans.
I prefer omelette pans that are other than non-stick - carbon steel or aluminum are popular choices. They will also become non-stick with proper use - and will get better and better with time rather than wearing out. Ultimately this is a personal choice though.
I'm not sure that the Everyday Pan brings much to the table considering the Wide Round Oven, the 12" fry pan, and the 4qt Saute Pan.
I would return the Dutch Oven given that you are registering for a nicer LC piece.
Carbon Steel crepe and "fry" pans are really nice. An egg or steak cooked on a really good crepe pan is better then a cast iron skillet IMHO for most people. I've done a lot with your classic Lodge cast iron skillet from Wal-Mart but DeBuyer has won me over.
And remember, crepe pans can be used for a lot more then crepes!!!!
I agree that the 3.25 LC soup pot is redundant. It's actually 2.75 and kind of small. You can always add it latter but the 4.25 soup pot is more useful, but again a bit redundant with the 5.5 round oven. If you want the little soup pot then change the 3.5 LC wide to the 3.5 LC buffet casserole. You don't need the everyday pan. Yes, return the Calphalon 5 qt. DO. You don't need it. I wouldn't worry about the 8" fry pan either now. See if the 10" one will do for smaller things.
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If you have this, do you really need a Le Cresuset 5.5 quart French Oven? I don't think so.
Your list is very extensive. More pieces than I would need, so I don't think you are missing anything.