Originally Posted by esquire.
Is there a way to get access to all of Cook Illustrated's equipment reviews without signing up for their website.
When's the best time to buy All-Clad from this website? Is their current sale the best price you can get from them, or is it better to wait? I've seen some All Clad at Marshalls at better price, but I think the pieces from your website would be in better condition as well as giving somebody more options.
Did you get a better deal by ordering so many things at once? Do they throw in something for free when you do that?
And, why get so many pots with the saucier and sauce pan in different sizes? What do you do with the 1 qt. that you couldn't do in a bigger pot?
And, how often do you use your frying pan vs. saute pan?
It's been a while, but iirc you get an extra discount if you order more than 4 items, and as I said, everything i received was essentially in mint condition. The defects were very very minior cosmetic ones.
As for the the number of pots... Sometimes you need that many, and sometimes it's doesn't make sense to use a large pot. If you're cooking a small amount of sauce, for instance, it doesn't work well in a large pot because it's harder to judge the reduction in a pot with a large surface area. The sauciers are also much better shaped for whisking (with the right whisk). I've had to use normal pots at my father's house and it's annoying.
And i use my saute pan much more often than a frying pan, but quite often i'll need both at once. If I were to only buy one, i'd get a good saute pan and a cheap frying pan though.