Category Archives for "Cookware"

Cuisinart Cookware Review (Clad Stainless)

Can Good Clad Stainless Cookware Be Affordable??Absolutely!If you’re in the market for affordable yet good quality clad stainless cookware, you should definitely consider the Cuisinart brand. Cuisinart makes a huge array of cookware lines, including several clad stainless options.  There are huge differences between the lines, so it’s important to educate yourself about them. Fully clad […]

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The Ultimate All-Clad Review: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About All-Clad (Page 2)

The second part of our Ultimate All-Clad Review covers the lines we do not recommend. While all of All-Clad’s products are high quality and durable, some of them simply aren’t worth the premium price tag. We explain why here. Table of Contents All-Clad D5 ReviewAll-Clad Thomas Keller Review All-Clad C4 ReviewOther All-Clad Lines and PiecesFinal Thoughts All-Clad […]

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How to Choose Cookware (That’s Right for YOU)

How do you pick cookware? How do you know what’s right for you? We can help! Start here for an overview, then check out our cookware archives for more detailed articles and reviews. Table of Contents Aluminum (Non-anodized)Aluminum (Hard Anodized)Cast IronCarbon SteelCopperEnameled Cast Iron Dutch OvenGlass/Stone/Ceramic CookwareClad Stainless SteelNonstick CookwareFinal Thoughts Aluminum (Non-anodized)Example: Tramontina Professional […]

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Clad Stainless Cookware: 55 Micro-Reviews to Help You Choose

When All-Clad’s patent on tri-ply cookware expired in the early 2000s, hundreds of brands sprang up to compete with them. Today, the clad stainless cookware market is huuuuge. If you’re trying to select a good brand at a good price, it can be overwhelming.  It would be impossible for even the biggest research outfits to test […]

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The Top 5 Brands of Clad Stainless Cookware (And Why You Should Buy Stainless)

This 8 minute video from America’s Test Kitchen is an excellent introduction to clad stainless cookware (we agree with almost all of it!): The clad stainless cookware market is big. On Amazon alone, there are hundreds of brands to choose from. If you include other websites–from Williams-Sonoma to Wal-Mart, and everything in between–the number of […]

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Tramontina Tri-Ply Clad Cookware: A Comprehensive Review

Tramontina makes several lines of cookware. This review is for Tramontina Tri-Ply stainless tri-ply clad cookware. See Tramontina Tri-Ply cookware on Amazon nowSee tramontina Tri-Ply cookware at wal-Mart.com now You can find Tramontina cookware at other retailers as well, but Amazon and Wal-Mart tend to have the best prices–Wal-Mart in particular. Here, we first provide an “at a […]

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The 5 Must-Have Cookware Pieces Every Cook Needs (Plus a Few Nice Extras)

Most cooking sites have an article like this one. They list the essential cookware pieces that every cook must have. The lists number from as few as 2 (a frying pan and a sauce pan) to as many as 10 (including every basic pan type plus other tools like knives, a cutting board, etc.). We think […]

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The Best Frying Pan in Every Category, For Every Use

Looking for the best frying pan out there? What makes a frying pan “the best”? Frying pans, also called skillets, are the true workhorses in your cookware collection. They’re the best tool for searing and browning, which means they get the hardest use–hot cooking oil, rapid temperature changes, and constant scraping with utensils. They’re used primarily […]

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The Ultimate All-Clad Cookware Review: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About All-Clad

All-Clad is the original clad stainless cookware (the founder of the company invented the cladding process). It’s still American made, and it’s the industry standard for clad cookware. Few people would argue that it’s high quality stuff. But is it worth the high price tag? All-Clad cookware review When most people think All-Clad, they think of […]

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10 Myths About Nonstick Cookware (That You Should Stop Believing)

If you’re confused about nonstick cookware, well welcome to the club. There are half-truths, blatant obfuscations, and outright lies all over the nonstick cookware market.  A lot of sites aren’t giving honest information about the nonstick cookware they’re promoting. Whether out of a desire to sell cookware or just plain ignorance, a lot of sites are […]

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