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#16 Behemoth

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:43 PM

The wok doesn't actually seem too bad: link

(plus, adorable Belgian accent.) 


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#17 Anthony Bonner

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:56 PM

if you use it a lot why not get one of those nifty curved wok burners


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#18 Behemoth

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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:59 PM

Friends of ours have one, but it seems like such a waste of space -- I often need all four burners. Plus the woks I've seen for these are generally on the small side. 


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Posted 19 October 2014 - 08:38 PM

So the wok really works. Much easier to clean, too. And it's HUGE. A comically large wok. 

 

The other stuff I ordered -- 8 qt pot for pasta, very large saucier, a small version of the Wunderpfanne for omelets, and a large saute pan that is yet to arrive. I still need a small (2qt perhaps) saucier. But I've been using the steam oven for a lot of stuff I would have done in a small pan before, e.g. rice, soft-boiled eggs(!) etc. I just need the smaller sauce pot in case I want to make a 2-person batch of hollandaise for example. 

 

Also to heat milk, as I no longer have a microwave and the espresso machine I was planning to use was damaged in the move.  :(  


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Posted 30 October 2014 - 03:23 PM

I just decided to get rid of my aging nonstick cheapo pots and pans and start again with a complete set of something better.  I was looking at the All-Clads and then ended up going for the Calphalon Tri-Ply (nonstick) for half the price. 13 piece set.  So far I love it.  (thing is I never make omeletes...occasionally a fritatta...nonstick properties probably aren't really necessary for what I cook...lots of sautes and braises...)


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#21 Suzanne F

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

I find that nonstick is helpful for frittatas. Also when I'm reheating something. But I never use it for anything that requires high heat. What's the highest you can heat those nonstick pans? Enough to get a good sear (e.g.,for scallops or fish that need to brown but also to cook very quickly)?


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#22 Behemoth

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Posted 30 October 2014 - 06:54 PM

The Demeyere nonstick can take very high heat -- it's some kind of alloy that cools the pan down when it gets too hot. (According to the marketing material, anyway...) 


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#23 Sneakeater

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 08:40 PM

Sur la Table now has what seems to me to be a very good price on All-Clad Copper Core.  I just got a big set.  Hope I like them as much as I think I will.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:00 PM

Looks like better pricing than Williams-Sonoma and, currently, Amazon.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 09:06 PM

Exactly.  And they throw in a colander, lasagna pan, and oven mitts to boot.


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:14 PM

I once got a Mauviel 250c set at a massive discount to sticker price from Brookstone, of all places.

 

I hope the person who has those pans now is getting good use of them.

 

(Just kidding I know she isn't, but that's okay.  :P)


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#27 Sneakeater

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:16 PM

The key to Copper Core is that the copper is on the inside.


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#28 Suzanne F

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:18 PM

Sneak: what are you doing with your old stuff?


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 10:36 PM

Sur la Table now has what seems to me to be a very good price on All-Clad Copper Core.  I just got a big set.  Hope I like them as much as I think I will.


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Posted 27 October 2016 - 04:42 AM

Sneak: what are you doing with your old stuff?


Most of this stuff supplements what I have rather than replaces it. Well, except for a Cuisinart stainless steel set that my wife liked a lot but I never did. That, I guess, will stay where it is, at the bottom of my piles of pots and pans.
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