Category Archives for "Cookware"

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 clad stainless cookware. See Tramontina Tri-Ply cookware on Amazon nowSee tramontina Tri-Ply cookware at wal-Mart.com now You can find Tramontina at other retailers as well, but Amazon and Wal-Mart tend to have the best pricing. Skip to the “At a Glance” section for basic info about […]

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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 Skillet in Every Category

Looking for the best skillet out there? What makes a skillet “the best”?Skillets (also called frying pans or fry pans) 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 […]

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Nonstick Cookware Brands: PTFE or Ceramic? A Comprehensive Guide

Confused about your options for nonstick pans? You’re not alone. The world of nonstick cookware is full of Orwellian-level disinformation. It’s incredibly easy to get misled by the marketing jargon because…well, because it can be misleading. There are a few reasons for this. One is because in the past few years, PTFE–better known as Teflon, […]

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

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 All-Clad […]

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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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All-Clad Vs. Demeyere: Which Is Better?

If you’re a serious home chef, you need to have the proper tools. With the possible exception of knives, the most important tools in your kitchen are your pots and pans. All-Clad and Demeyere are two of the best options.See All-Clad on Amazon nowSee Demeyere on Amazon nowIf you don’t want to read the whole […]

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The Best Titanium Cookware (The Nonstick Version)

There’s been a lot of buzz about titanium cookware in the past few years. But what exactly is titanium cookware?See our favorite titanium nonstick skillet on Amazon Table of Contents The Best Titanium Cookware at a Glance What Is Titanium? (And Why Is It Getting Into All the Cookware?)A Quick Primer on Nonstick CookwareTitanium Nonstick Cookware: […]

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