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Henckels (Demeyere) Aurora 5-Ply 10-piece Cookware Set $329.99 @ Costco until May 28

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This set is better built than the recent All-Clad deal for $299. All-Clad is 3-ply 2.6mm thick. Aurora is 3mm and 5-ply.

https://www.costco.com/henckels-a...87462.html

5-Ply Fully Clad Construction with Aluminum Core
Oven Safe to 500°F/260°C
Compatible with all Cooking Surfaces, Including Induction
Made in Belgium

Includes:
(1) 9.5" fry pan
(1) 11" fry pan
(1) 1.5QT covered saucepan
(1) 3QT covered saucepan
(1) 8QT covered stock pot
(1) 3QT covered sauté pan
The All-Clad version is the D5. Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal was $472.50 for a similar set. Aurora is thicker than D5 This makes All-Clad overpriced even with the BF deal.
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Someone explain clads? I'll admit. I cook omelettes 6x a week, love to take my pans straight from the top and have them broil in the oven at 400, I never use butter or oils on the fry but do when I stir fry.

I never use the Pam or nonstick sprays - Butter or oil. I have a sous vide, meat thermometer and take my grilling very serious. Also I hand wash my knives because of edge and I own water sharpening stones.

Basically.......... I haven't run from the dishwasher safe calphalon deals Macy has. Tell me why these are better in the honest and most efficient way possible. If you can cook and love it - you'll beam at the opportunity to sell these to me 😃 I am all earsssssss
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Is that international designation still code for made in China?
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This set is better built than the recent All-Clad deal for $299. All-Clad is 3-ply 2.6mm thick. Aurora is 3mm and 5-ply.

https://www.costco.com/henckels-a...87462.html

5-Ply Fully Clad Construction with Aluminum Core
Oven Safe to 500°F/260°C
Compatible with all Cooking Surfaces, Including Induction

Includes:
(1) 9.5" fry pan
(1) 11" fry pan
(1) 1.5QT covered saucepan
(1) 3QT covered saucepan
(1) 8QT covered stock pot

Same set at Home Depot is $599 (https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZWILL.../306621352).
I wish there's an Atlantis version.
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Someone explain clads? I'll admit. I cook omelettes 6x a week, love to take my pans straight from the top and have them broil in the oven at 400, I never use butter or oils on the fry but do when I stir fry.

I never use the Pam or nonstick sprays - Butter or oil. I have a sous vide, meat thermometer and take my grilling very serious. Also I hand wash my knives because of edge and I own water sharpening stones.

Basically.......... I haven't run from the dishwasher safe calphalon deals Macy has. Tell me why these are better in the honest and most efficient way possible. If you can cook and love it - you'll beam at the opportunity to sell these to me 😃 I am all earsssssss
There are different types of cookware available. Non-stick, stainless steel, copper, cast iron, carbon steel. Each has it's pros and cons.

There are plenty of resources online to explain differences. Here's one for clad.

https://www.southernkitchen.com/a...l-cookware

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Is that international designation still code for made in China?
Made in Belgium
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I wish there's an Atlantis version.
Likewise. I wish Costco had this set last year when I was in the market for a full set.
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Someone explain clads? I'll admit. I cook omelettes 6x a week, love to take my pans straight from the top and have them broil in the oven at 400, I never use butter or oils on the fry but do when I stir fry.

I never use the Pam or nonstick sprays - Butter or oil. I have a sous vide, meat thermometer and take my grilling very serious. Also I hand wash my knives because of edge and I own water sharpening stones.

Basically.......... I haven't run from the dishwasher safe calphalon deals Macy has. Tell me why these are better in the honest and most efficient way possible. If you can cook and love it - you'll beam at the opportunity to sell these to me 😃 I am all earsssssss

Clad is confusing at best because it means many different things, per say. Let me try to break it down.


The main goal of cladding is to provide 2 things: durable surface (inside/outside pan) while offering the best possible even heating. The best metals for heating is silver, copper, alum in that order. Silver is obv too expensive. Copper can get pricey too and it's usually too soft, doesn't like acids, and will scratch, bend, mar. Same for alum. In 60's All-clad founder found a way to sandwich ss on each side of alum disks, thus fully clad cookware was born.


For for though is, what's better, 3 ply, 5 ply, 7 ply? Answer is simple: it depends. To me, most important is total thickness of heat conduction material vs # of plies.


For example:


3 ply pan has 3.8mm thick ply in the middle for $100
5. ply pan has 2 alum plies 1..4 mil and 3ss plies for $170
7 ply pan has 2 alum plies 1.1mm, 0.9mm copper and 4 ss plies for $280


which ones has best heat reaction and conductivity? most likely the first pan due to total thickness of aluminum. But, it's not sexy anymore... everyone has 3 ply. 10-20 or so have 5 ply and 2-3 have 7ply. Last one obviously harder to make and cost more due to copper, but performance wise, it all depends...


So, to answer your question: spent $ on pans but make them last a lifetime. I have 2 types of pans, dispotable and permanent. My ss/copper is permanent. My non stick, hard anodized alum is disposable. Both have a role...


this here [therationalkitchen.com] has much more details.
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OP's description is cut off...this also includes a lidded saute pan.

Includes:
(1) 9.5" fry pan
(1) 11" fry pan
(1) 1.5QT covered saucepan
(1) 3QT covered saucepan
(1) 8QT covered stock pot
(1) 3QT covered sauté pan

If you like nonstick, there's a learning curve in cooking with stainless. The main reason I shy away from nonstick is that I'm not comfortable with having flaking nonstick coating in my food no matter the convenience. Keeping Barkeeper's Friend on hand for tougher cleanup helps. I put my stainless All-clad pans into the dishwasher after getting rid of leftover bits. For omelets & stir fry, I have carbon steel pans (De Buyer crepe pan & country frying pan). They can be virtually nonstick once seasoned, but they require more care to clean & prevent rusting. The maintenance is akin to that of Lodge cast iron pans, but the pans are lighter weight.

This page has a good explanation of cladding: https://therationalkitchen.com/th...-cookware/

Hope this helps!
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So, to answer your question: spent $ on pans but make them last a lifetime. I have 2 types of pans, dispotable and permanent. My ss/copper is permanent. My non stick, hard anodized alum is disposable. Both have a role...

Same here. Different pans for different task.

Using non-stick for fried eggs and fish as I don't want either swimming in oil on stainless. Scrambled eggs on stainless to minimize use on non-stick.

Searing meat on a carbon steel as it heats up much hotter and faster for a better sear than stainless (cooking with induction).

Non-stick will wear out eventually but the stainless set and carbon steel would/should last forever.


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OP's description is cut off...this also includes a lidded saute pan.
Thanks for pointing that out. Updated.
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I got that All-Clad 7 piece deal for $242 shipped from Macy's after using an extra 20% coupon.

Wondering if this set is worth almost $200 more for a few more pieces, especially since this comes with an extra fry pan versus 1 with the all 3 all-clad 3ply deal.
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I got that All-Clad 7 piece deal for $242 shipped from Macy's after using an extra 20% coupon.

Wondering if this set is worth almost $200 more for a few more pieces, especially since this comes with an extra fry pan versus 1 with the all 3 all-clad 3ply deal.

hard to say... if you make sauces where reduction and temp control is important (wine, cream, butter based), then it'll be a good upgrade. whether you need it, that's a diff story..


all-clad is a very good set... say bmw 5 series, this is prob 7 series.
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hard to say... if you make sauces where reduction and temp control is important (wine, cream, butter based), then it'll be a good upgrade. whether you need it, that's a diff story..


all-clad is a very good set... say bmw 5 series, this is prob 7 series.
I am just starting to cook for myself and my skills are next to none. Right now using non-stick but I see pieces are flaking already.

I became a vegan late last year as well as ending a long term relationship where she cooked, and I washed dishes.

I am a buy once, cry once type of person. I'd rather spend more upfront to get something of quality that will last a lifetime, versus buying something cheaper and replacing it later down the line.

I've been researching for the last hour on the Demeyere Industry line, simply due to no rivets for better cleaning and might be better in the long run.

Right now I see Williams Sonoma has the 10 Piece Industry line for $800. Trying to figure out if I can get that cheaper elsewhere.

My first decent cookware set was the All-Clad, received it today, and I am already contemplating spending much more. Just wondering if it is worth it as I cook 90% of my meals at home.
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I got that All-Clad 7 piece deal for $242 shipped from Macy's after using an extra 20% coupon.

Wondering if this set is worth almost $200 more for a few more pieces, especially since this comes with an extra fry pan versus 1 with the all 3 all-clad 3ply deal.
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hard to say... if you make sauces where reduction and temp control is important (wine, cream, butter based), then it'll be a good upgrade. whether you need it, that's a diff story..


all-clad is a very good set... say bmw 5 series, this is prob 7 series.
The All-Clad version is the D5. Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal was $472.50 for a similar set. Aurora is thicker than D5. $399 is actually pretty good deal for this. This makes All-Clad overpriced even with the BF deal unless you really wanted that roasting rack. Smilie

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I am just starting to cook for myself and my skills are next to none. Right now using non-stick but I see pieces are flaking already.

I became a vegan late last year as well as ending a long term relationship where she cooked, and I washed dishes.

I am a buy once, cry once type of person. I'd rather spend more upfront to get something of quality that will last a lifetime, versus buying something cheaper and replacing it later down the line.

I've been researching for the last hour on the Demeyere Industry line, simply due to no rivets for better cleaning and might be better in the long run.

Right now I see Williams Sonoma has the 10 Piece Industry line for $800. Trying to figure out if I can get that cheaper elsewhere.

My first decent cookware set was the All-Clad, received it today, and I am already contemplating spending much more. Just wondering if it is worth it as I cook 90% of my meals at home.
Costco also sells a couple more Demeyere pieces especially the Proline fry pans which is on a different level than All-Clad in terms of thickness and it's heavy. Don't know why it does not come up when browsing Costco site but they are available
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https://www.costco.com/demeyere-a...17667.html

https://www.costco.com/demeyere-a...17629.html

https://www.costco.com/demeyere-i...91994.html
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are the edges flared? was bummed to miss out on the D5 black friday deal. our non-stick set is on its way out. how is warranty through henckels? i would rather not be that guy in line at Costco with a 4-year old pot.
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Is that international designation still code for made in China?
Made in Belgium
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I am new to cooking and have been shopping stainless cookware set recently. Can expert chime in.

I have narrowed down to these:

Demeyere Aurora 5-Ply 10-piece - $399
All-clad 7pc from Macys - $240($299-20%)
Williams-sonoma 10pc (probably All-clad 3 ply with less feature ie.straight edge pan) - $240($299-20%)

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/p...kware-sets
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