De Buyer opinions requested

chexiJanuary 12, 2007

Dear fellow forum members,

I am looking to upgrade my cookware from a hodge podge set of non-matching pieces. I do not mind not having non-stick (I have some Analon for that). I am looking for something that browns extremely well, reduces well, transfers heat evenly, holds up for a lifetime, can go in a very hot oven, etc. I am interested in the De Buyer stainless and possibly copper with stainless interior lines. If anyone has any experience with De Buyer cookware, please post your impressions.

I'll start with the only thing I can say so far. I have the De Buyer all-in-one double boiler (from Williams Sonoma). I really like it a lot. It melts chocolate like a dream (which is all I have used it for so far). It's interior has a mirror finish, and the melted chocolate comes off oh so easily with a spatula. My only beef with it is that when trying to scoop out the melted chocolate, the trapped water can sometimes trickle out if I invert the double boiler. This could be a very big deal as water can ruin melted chocolate. I have become more careful in the process and avoided the problem, but I do need to take care in doing so. If I could change anything about it, I would have the water cover seal better.

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lindac

I am looking for something that browns extremely well, reduces well, transfers heat evenly, holds up for a lifetime, can go in a very hot oven, etc. >>>
You just described the cookware made by Le Cruset, Staub and a few others.
Linda C

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 6:11PM
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garycook

De Buyer is World cuisine I beleive,atleast they look almost identical. I recently purchased 4 of their carbone plus pans and I think for the money they can't be beat. Of course there not SS but they do fit all the rest of your requirements. For the cost of 1 Demeyere SS apollo pan I bought 4 De Buyers.

Here's a post I started last week on De Buyer carbone plus

Here is a link that might be useful: Carbone Plus

    Bookmark   January 12, 2007 at 11:34PM
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kitchendetective

De Buyer makes a stainless steel line. Chef's Catalog carries it. I haven't used it, but it looks nice.

    Bookmark   January 13, 2007 at 11:00AM
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