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Stainless Steel Classic 12-Piece Cookware Set - $16.51 Macy's B&M ($39.19 online)

cardinalo 60 September 9, 2011 at 01:40 PM in Home & Home Improvement (9) More Macy's Deals
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Last Edited by cardinalo September 9, 2011 at 01:48 PM
The Tools of the Trade Basics Classic 12-Piece Cookware Set at Macy's is currently $38.99 online and in-store. After using the HOMETWENTY promo code, the price falls to $31.19. Take a print out of this price to your Macy's store and use the $10 off $25 coupon (link: Macy's Coupon [crossmediaservices.com]). This brings the price to get the 12-Piece Stainless Steel set to $21.19. Finally, apply for a Macy's card to get an additional 15% bringing the price to $16.51! If not, you can buy online for $39.19+tax (incl. S&H). Here's the product link: Stainless Steel 12-Piece Set [macys.com]
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An essential starter kit for the aspiring chef. This complete cookware set from Tools of the Trade features classic stainless steel construction, providing great results for kitchen tasks big and small. Limited lifetime warranty.
  • Set includes: 2- & 3-qt. covered saucepans, 5-qt. covered Dutch oven, 9.5" covered sauté, 7" fry pan and three stainless steel utensils (pasta fork, spoon and spatula)
  • Oven safe to 450 degrees
  • Safe for use on electric, gas, glass and induction cooktops
  • Nylon, wood and metal utensil safe
  • Dishwasher safe

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#2
Don't apply for the Macy's card, get the Chase Freedom card and your total is $-21.70. Also, if you beat up some punk in the parking lot you can probable get another $20.
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i bought them for 31 dollars no hops to jump through,make sure you get the ones with metal handels and untensils not plastic ,as they ship both in same box,ok set for price the plastic handel will not be able to be used in ovens so get metal one,you might need to open box to see
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Well, if you dont like the macy's card, you can still get it for $21.19 in store. I don't see how any of this information is incorrect.....
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will this work 4 sure? Does Macy's in-store price match with their online sales?
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will this work 4 sure? Does Macy's in-store price match with their online sales?

They do but I wonder if they will price match something like this? The OP used a coupon online, will they let you use another coupon in store? If they do, I will jump all over this one.
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Price isn't everything. Quality divided by price = value. There isn't much price here... but neither is there much quality.

Someone asked me to analyze this set earlier. This is a copy of my response:

The short answer: Hell no these aren't good.

The long answer:

I am not super familiar with this brand, but it appears to be some Made in China stainless steel that is NOT cladded but instead has aluminum discs on the bottom of unknown thickness. (Thicker is better.) Unless you care a lot about being able to toss these into a dishwasher, they aren't better than aluminum pans with aluminum discs on the bottom. Aluminum is a good heat conductor and Al-with-Al-disc can actually give better results than triplyclad, albeit with less durability and dishwashability. (See, e.g., this NYTimes article and click on the photo galleries on the lefthand side: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08...8curi.html ) You would probably be better off with an Al-with-Al disc set at the same price or less; or else suck it up and pay $130 for the Better Homes and Gardens glass-lidded tri-ply-clad set at Walmart (or $150 for the same with with stainless steel lids, sold under the Tramontina brand, also at Walmart).

You may already know this, but a LOT of brands (Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Calphalon, Macy's and JC Penney's house brands, etc.) contract production to Chinese shops that may or may not be good. The better Chinese shops, like those contracted by Tramontina, won't cheap out too much on materials, rivets, etc. and will do a better job of scrapping pots and pans that have deep scratches or other significant imperfections. The mediocre and bad Chinese shops skimp on quality, quality control, and don't test things as thoroughly as they should. Example of poorly-made Chinese cookware sold by Macy's under the Martha Stewart label that had to be recalled due to safety issues with enamel coming off: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802948

I would steer clear of the set you linked to (Tools of the Trade) because:

a) 3.5/5 star reviews and knowing how there is "grade inflation" at many sites including Macy's such that the average online product gets 3.7 stars (according to a recent NYTimes article)

b) negative things written about the set (look at all the people who experienced rust problems) and negative things written about other Tools of the Trade sets (see: http://reviews.macys.com/7129/352...ng&dir=asc as an example of parts falling off and yet more rust problems... not all stainless steel is created equal, and if you abuse cutlery or pots/pans, you probably want to stick with something like 18/10 stainless steel for better rust protection; manufacturers like to brag about 18/10 stainless, so if they simply call it "stainless steel" it's probably a cheaper grade of stainless steel... but not always)

c) a hard anodized aluminum-with-aluminum disc set (or nonstick-aluminum-with-aluminum-disc set) would give you faster, more even heating, and you can find these sets for roughly the same price as the one you linked to (wait for the next sale). However, note that aluminum doesn't wash in dishwashers well and won't work on induction. If you have an induction range, look for the triplyclad sets that are induction-capable; they use magnetic stainless steel that isn't as tough but is magnetic and thus will work on induction tops.

d) Better Homes and Gardens and Tramontina triplyclad would give you almost as fast, even heating as aluminum-with-aluminum-disc AND add dishwashability as well. Some sets are also induction-capable. But it's more expensive than all-aluminum. If you can find All-Clad, Cuisinart MultiClad Pro, or Calphalon's TriPlyClad for cheaper than Tramontina for equally-specced sets, and those specs are ok with you, get those alternatives instead. Good luck with that, because in my experience Tramontina is always the lowest cost for comparably-specced kits. And unless something changed, All-Clad and Tramontina are the only ones that have full-sized triplyclad in their largest sets (10" and 12" frypans and 2-quart and 4-quart saucepans).
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Quote from passthecrablegs View Post :
They do but I wonder if they will price match something like this? The OP used a coupon online, will they let you use another coupon in store? If they do, I will jump all over this one.
I did this today all the way with the macy's card and it worked. they didnt ask any questions. well, they asked if i wanted a macys card and i said yes. no questions besides that.
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Price isn't everything. Quality divided by price = value. There isn't much price here... but neither is there much quality.

Someone asked me to analyze this set earlier. This was my response, which is too long to retype here: http://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=42678994&postcount=73
When you reviewed it, it was $45. This is kinda like the touchpad. At $399, nobody wanted one. At $99 everybody wanted one. You might not want it at $45, but at ~$21, it might be something you want. After all, its your money to spend! Please rep if you like this deal!
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I did this today all the way with the macy's card and it worked. they didnt ask any questions. well, they asked if i wanted a macys card and i said yes. no questions besides that.
Not a good idea to blow your one-time 15% discount for signing up for the Macy's Card on this. 15% of $20 or $30 is just not enough to waste that one-time discount on. Better to save it for something that costs $500+. Last year, I bought $700 of stuff (which I resold), and the 15% discount on that was worth over $100. You can't just cancel the card and then turn around and sign up again for the card to get the 15% off again, IIRC. If you can, please link to the terms that say you can abuse the system like that.


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When you reviewed it, it was $45. This is kinda like the touchpad. At $399, nobody wanted one. At $99 everybody wanted one. You might not want it at $45, but at ~$21, it might be something you want. After all, its your money to spend! Please rep if you like this deal!
Did you even read the reviews? Tools of the Trade sucks. Period. I wouldn't buy this set if it were FREE. Maybe if they actually paid me to haul it away. Gasoline, wear and tear on my car, time and effort, the amount of space the box would take up and clutter it would add to my already-cluttered home, and dubious resale value and worthless gifting value (unless I gifted it to my worst enemy or something) = negative price. It's clear from your asking for reps and ignoring the bad Tools of the Trade reviews that you think you got a good deal (or else that you don't care about promoting a bad deal), but I don't see where the deal is on this unless you are desperate for cheap cookware despite the shoddy quality control and mediocre performance (in terms of fast, even heating)--and even then, you can buy a better-sized saute or frypan + a 4-quart saucepan, both being aluminum-with-aluminum-base, and not worry about them rusting or falling apart. I'm just offering my 2 cents in case it helps people make decisions.
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Quote from blastingcap View Post :
Not a good idea to blow your one-time 15% discount for signing up for the Macy's Card on this. 15% of $20 or $30 is just not enough to waste that one-time discount on. Better to save it for something that costs $500+. Last year, I bought $700 of stuff (which I resold), and the 15% discount on that was worth over $100.
Did you even read the reviews? Tools of the Trade sucks. Period. I wouldn't buy this set if it were FREE.
Oh, I'm just cancelling my card next month Big Grin
Eh, I would get it if it was free. Then again, I would get anything if it was free. I think it's worth the $20. You may not; you're choice. I read the review. I got the metal one. It works for me.
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i dont agree they are good for the price ,better than others at 60 dollars they are as good as most sets



Quote from blastingcap View Post :
Price isn't everything. Quality divided by price = value. There isn't much price here... but neither is there much quality.

Someone asked me to analyze this set earlier. This is a copy of my response:

The short answer: Hell no these aren't good.

The long answer:

I am not super familiar with this brand, but it appears to be some Made in China stainless steel that is NOT cladded but instead has aluminum discs on the bottom of unknown thickness. (Thicker is better.) Unless you care a lot about being able to toss these into a dishwasher, they aren't better than aluminum pans with aluminum discs on the bottom. Aluminum is a good heat conductor and Al-with-Al-disc can actually give better results than triplyclad, albeit with less durability and dishwashability. (See, e.g., this NYTimes article and click on the photo galleries on the lefthand side: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/08...8curi.html ) You would probably be better off with an Al-with-Al disc set at the same price or less; or else suck it up and pay $130 for the Better Homes and Gardens glass-lidded tri-ply-clad set at Walmart (or $150 for the same with with stainless steel lids, sold under the Tramontina brand, also at Walmart).

You may already know this, but a LOT of brands (Martha Stewart, Paula Deen, Cuisinart, KitchenAid, Calphalon, Macy's and JC Penney's house brands, etc.) contract production to Chinese shops that may or may not be good. The better Chinese shops, like those contracted by Tramontina, won't cheap out too much on materials, rivets, etc. and will do a better job of scrapping pots and pans that have deep scratches or other significant imperfections. The mediocre and bad Chinese shops skimp on quality, quality control, and don't test things as thoroughly as they should. Example of poorly-made Chinese cookware sold by Macy's under the Martha Stewart label that had to be recalled due to safety issues with enamel coming off: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802948

I would steer clear of the set you linked to (Tools of the Trade) because:

a) 3.5/5 star reviews and knowing how there is "grade inflation" at many sites including Macy's such that the average online product gets 3.7 stars (according to a recent NYTimes article)

b) negative things written about the set (look at all the people who experienced rust problems) and negative things written about other Tools of the Trade sets (see: http://reviews.macys.com/7129/352...ng&dir=asc as an example of parts falling off and yet more rust problems... not all stainless steel is created equal, and if you abuse cutlery or pots/pans, you probably want to stick with something like 18/10 stainless steel for better rust protection; manufacturers like to brag about 18/10 stainless, so if they simply call it "stainless steel" it's probably a cheaper grade of stainless steel... but not always)

c) a hard anodized aluminum-with-aluminum disc set (or nonstick-aluminum-with-aluminum-disc set) would give you faster, more even heating, and you can find these sets for roughly the same price as the one you linked to (wait for the next sale). However, note that aluminum doesn't wash in dishwashers well and won't work on induction. If you have an induction range, look for the triplyclad sets that are induction-capable; they use magnetic stainless steel that isn't as tough but is magnetic and thus will work on induction tops.

d) Better Homes and Gardens and Tramontina triplyclad would give you almost as fast, even heating as aluminum-with-aluminum-disc AND add dishwashability as well. Some sets are also induction-capable. But it's more expensive than all-aluminum. If you can find All-Clad, Cuisinart MultiClad Pro, or Calphalon's TriPlyClad for cheaper than Tramontina for equally-specced sets, and those specs are ok with you, get those alternatives instead. Good luck with that, because in my experience Tramontina is always the lowest cost for comparably-specced kits. And unless something changed, All-Clad and Tramontina are the only ones that have full-sized triplyclad in their largest sets (10" and 12" frypans and 2-quart and 4-quart saucepans).
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the coupon said can't be used on special or super buys, and can't combine with any saveing pass or extra discount.....
so the coupon might not able to apply to it.
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Asked about it at Macys and they said no. Said it was using two coupons on one item. Only came back to comment that Macys, at my location, will price match online items but not let you use an online coupon and in store coupon on same item. But did find out that if you are in the store and they are out of stock, they will ship an item from another store to your store for free.
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