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Sep 2, 2020
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Best kitchen pots?

Needing a decent set of kitchen pots/pans. I've seen Canadian Tire have some blowouts, but looking for good quality. CT, Ikea, Costco? Any no-brainer choices out there for pots/pans? Thanks
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If you have a restaurant supply store in your city, I would go there. You can usually get a bunch of very reasonably priced pots and pans that are well made. Same with any of those kitchen supply stores in your local Chinatown. Don't bother with dept. store brands.

Some brands to look for:

Thermalloy
Cuisinart
All-Clad
Lagostina
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Have a stainless set of Lagostina’s
Have had them for about 20 years now
Best set of pots & pans ever
We got them on a DEEP SALE @ Cdn Tire (full set)
But you can find them individually at other stores like HomeSense, Marshall’s & Winners

Another good brand to look at
Paderno ... they are a Cdn Co
https://www.paderno.com/

Believe that Cdn Tire owns them (or part of them now)

What I have learned in my many years ...
Good pots & pans are a worthwhile investment

Stainless Steel, Copper, Cast Iron, and Enamelled Cast Iron
Expensive up front ... but last a life time
Look for names like ...
Lagostina - Paderno - Lodge - Le Creuset - Staub etc

Good cookware is an investment
You take care of it ... and it will reward you with better meals
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Wife swears by Le Creuset. All i know is that i love her cooking.
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If you don't mind Cast Iron, go Lodge all around
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Do you have an induction stovetop? Gas? Coil electric? It makes a difference what types of pots and pans you want to use.
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Shaynelle wrote: Do you have an induction stovetop? Gas? Coil electric? It makes a difference what types of pots and pans you want to use.
I’d say stainless steel and cast iron covers all types of cooktop surface.
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How about Lifetime..not cheap!
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Just bought a set of Kirkland from Costco to replace a 30+ year old set.
So far VERY impressed by them, but have only had a week.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten....
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Quoting a post I made on the Food & Drink forum about a potential choice:
my0gr81 wrote: What you say has been my experience too. Staining on the outside bottom are a right of passage for well used pots.
We have a similar 5 ply, for almost 30 years now, and still going strong:
https://www.costco.ca/lagostina-13-piec ... 51789.html
We use them, scrape them, and clean them just like you do yours. Handles most cooking tasks at lower heat setting than that one cheap 3 ply we have for those really messy tasks like caramel.

@OP, for cleaning burnt food, I just heat it up, and "deglaze" with soppy water and a scrubbing brush. Kind of mimic the technique used by chefs to get the fond for a sauce.
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Been using PEI manufactured paderno for about 5 years. Love them. More expensive than your reg set but well worth it. They have some stuff made in china so be weary. I don't know what the china material is like. On the bottom it has the maple leaf and made in Canada.
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You can sometimes get Paderno sets that are made in Canada for decent prices. We have a set and love them.
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Look at Meyer Canada - they are in PEI. Very good quality and they have sales on their website at times.

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