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Jul 6, 2014 05:24 PM

Moving abroad soon. Should I bring my all-clad frying pan with me?

I use it almost everyday. But It's a bit heavy to bring it with me (I suppose I can put it in my check in luggage OR it can be my personal item? :P)...But if I give it to my family, nobody will use it due to its weight.

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    1. re: chefj

      UK. I looked at earlier. it seems that good quality frying pans are really expensive...(But again, most stuff in the UK is more expensive than in the US).

    2. Take it with you! It will miss you if you go alone.

      Seriously, a few things that are familiar will make the move easier, and as you use this pan everyday, it's important to your daily routine. Put it in your checked bag. List it in a "bag inventory" you keep in your carry-on just in case there's someone else who likes All-Clad, or the airline loses your luggage.

      1. Definitely bring it. Don't know why you even hesitate. I'd carry favorite knives also.

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        1. re: c oliver

          Suggest not transporting your favorite knives in your carry-on. Unless you want to have some extended discussions with those nice TSA people, ending in your gifting them your knives.

                1. re: foiegras

                  I was behind a guy who had bought a Laguiole knife in a fine wood, with a corkscrew.

                  Confess that I'm very annoyed not to be able to carry a corkscrew. I really couldn't kill someone with it. I suppose there are people who could, but there are also people who can kill someone with their bare hands.

                  1. re: lagatta

                    Why are you annoyed that you can't carry on a corkscrew? Put it in your checked bag.

                    1. re: c oliver

                      Because sometimes, it would be the only reason I'd bother with a checked bag. However, if I do that, I also bring a sharp knife or two in the checked bag.

                      1. re: lagatta

                        Looks like you CAN carry on many different kinds of corkscrews:


                        I don't think I've ever traveled without a checked bag so I never even think about it.

                        1. re: lagatta

                          Yep. I brought my knives with me as we moved to new countries. Only in my checked bag, of course.

            1. I'd definitely take my favourite things. Of course you have to be ruthless, but something you use almost every day is part of your life.

              1. Take it. Pay the extra $100 and check an extra bag. You'll need to have a few bits of home with you.

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                1. re: sunshine842

                  And the fact that OP will pay more to replace those things. A lot more.

                  1. re: c oliver

                    oh, absolutely....but there will be a day that the fact that it came from home and from your prior life that will make it far more valuable than its sale price.

                    Moving abroad is's fabulously rewarding and a great experience, but it can be really, really hard some days.