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Old 08-09-2014, 04:38 PM
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Admiral and I have some of those "decent" set of pots and pans and they work fine but kind of curious

We were at our family vacation home this week and we had one of those old scuffed up non stick frying pans and Admiral said we need to throw it away and go get a new one

Well we got to Bed Bath and Beyond and buy a non stick frying pan for $14.99, and DAMN if does not cook better than those we have at home that cost 3-4 times that.

I figure over the long run it will not hold up as well but we rent the house out so you never know how people treat it but DAMN

Admiral told me she is going to get one of those for our house and said hell if we scratch it throw it out and go get another

Can anyone explain to me what the difference is in the price of non stick frying pans


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Old 08-09-2014, 04:42 PM
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No idea but my mom has a set of berghoff's 15 years and counting
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:45 PM
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$19 @ Target I bought a cheapo 3 pc set that would tide us over until we did some research and bought good ones.
9 months later these cheepos are cooking like a champ! At this price I can throw em away every year.
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Old 08-09-2014, 04:57 PM
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For non-stick we buy the cheapos at a restauraunt supply store locally. No sense if spending big $ on non-stick. There is some concern with the health effects with teflon but not sure if they are true. I do have a nice set of stainless steel, some well seasoned cast iron, and just picked up some Lodge Steel (which if seasoned properly is a good non-stick).
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:13 PM
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Cooks country tested several big name/high dollar pans some that were in the $hundies and the $20 Tfal beat em all.

Admiral and I have the Wolf Gang Puck stuff and have been very happy with it. Whole set was about $150. Had it for over 10 years.

Admiral likes it that's all that counts
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:32 PM
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I also wonder. Best one we got was a Tfal (old brand name I think) at Kohls for like15 bucks - Very thick Aluminum? body (I think) with the coating. But Still works best with a light spray of PAM though
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:36 PM
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Lodge cast iron. Will last a lifetime and a good heirloom and if seasoned properly, it's non stick and indestructible.

I don't cook on anything else and my old school Revere. 2 sizes fry pans, skillet, dutch oven, 12" fry pan I have had as a move-out-of-home-now gift 40 years ago.
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:54 PM
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If it's more expensive it must be better....
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Old 08-09-2014, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Steamer Lane View Post
Lodge cast iron. Will last a lifetime and a good heirloom and if seasoned properly, it's non stick and indestructible.

I don't cook on anything else and my old school Revere. 2 sizes fry pans, skillet, dutch oven, 12" fry pan I have had as a move-out-of-home-now gift 40 years ago.
Dead on - plus, whomever cooks, the food tastes great (the iron apparently absorbs the flavors and retains them).
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Old 08-09-2014, 06:11 PM
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TPRICE you are going to love this one. Most bed bath and beyond cookware is warranted for life. Keep your receipt and you can return the damaged one time and again. I've been getting swapped out new non stick cookware for a few years now. Celaphalon
When it wears out bring it to the customer service and they will swap it out.
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Honestly, check a Ross or TJMaxx. They have decent deals on cookware, I have bought a lot of cast iron cookware from TJMaxx. I bought Lodges largest skillet they make and paid about $40 for it. That said I do want a set of All Clads, they are American made and thats what I want. I have no faith in chinese made cookware and id rather pay for it. They do sell a lot of Calaphalon, which I thought was made in China, but I guess a lot of its made in Ohio? If they are made in Ohio I might get some them, they seem well made and sturdy.

my folks continue to use a non stick sauce pan that the coating is wearing off. I tell them that cant be healthy but they still use it.
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we use the porcelain non-stick stuff.. lasts 3-4 years and starts to chip. BUT we get it from Marshalls (like a ROSS) and it works great.

We also have some high end shit that never gets used...
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Originally Posted by Steamer Lane View Post
Lodge cast iron. Will last a lifetime and a good heirloom and if seasoned properly, it's non stick and indestructible.

I don't cook on anything else and my old school Revere. 2 sizes fry pans, skillet, dutch oven, 12" fry pan I have had as a move-out-of-home-now gift 40 years ago.
Above is the answer.
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Old 08-10-2014, 05:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Steamer Lane View Post
Lodge cast iron. Will last a lifetime and a good heirloom and if seasoned properly, it's non stick and indestructible.

I don't cook on anything else and my old school Revere. 2 sizes fry pans, skillet, dutch oven, 12" fry pan I have had as a move-out-of-home-now gift 40 years ago.
X3 Not a fan of the Teflon pans. Can`t trust the chemicals in that stuff. Cast Iron or Stainless steel. I have a set of both.
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Originally Posted by alligatorgar View Post
TPRICE you are going to love this one. Most bed bath and beyond cookware is warranted for life. Keep your receipt and you can return the damaged one time and again. I've been getting swapped out new non stick cookware for a few years now. Celaphalon
When it wears out bring it to the customer service and they will swap it out.
Is this for real? That's pretty cool if so. I use calphalon non stick as well, great stuff.
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Originally Posted by catfever24 View Post
Can`t trust the chemicals in that stuff. Cast Iron or Stainless steel. I have a set of both.
This^^^ I ain't eating Teflon.
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Originally Posted by Shag View Post
This^^^ I ain't eating Teflon.
It helps keep things moving in the digestive tract.
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2 major pans a 15" Lodge and an Electric Cuchina? SS The SS was pricy? at $100 on sale but is every bit as good as the Saladmaster I gave to the EX ...
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Still cooking on a 25 year old set of Revere pots and pans. My Mom was still using hers at 35 years. As for non-stick, we have a t-fal and a calphalon both bought at TJ Maxx. They both cook well and when they get too beat up, we buy another.
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Yup. LeCreuset for example is cast iron, and lasts, literally, for generations. My parents have some that are about 60 years old and still cook great. They displace heat more evenly through the pan, not just over the burner, and you will only have to buy one set and you are good for life. About $1k for a full set of pots and pans.
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