Calphalon Tri-Ply Stainless vs Twotwelve Stainless

tarabelFebruary 11, 2006

I am in the process of selecting new stainless steel cookware. I have eliminated All-Clad (don't like the handles) Wolfgang Puck (again, I don't like the handles) Emerilware (too heavy). I like the Calphalon Tri-ply and I found the TwoTwelve Stainless on the Food Network. I am going to order one pot to see what it is like. Does anyone know anything about TwoTwelve Cookware?

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lady.bug

I have purchesed a twotwelve set last year from HSN and I loved it it has the Eclipse (or something like that) non stick which is awesome looks great too. the only thing i didn't like with the set was that it didn't come with a pot in the in between size it had to many little once and a stock pot but nothing in the 6-8QT -size other then that i love it. HSN is no longer selling it and I am looking to buy more items. I love to cook and I cook a lot and this cookware is wonderful. My favorite were the two huge saute pans I have a family of 6 and those are perfect for us

    Bookmark   February 9, 2007 at 10:56AM
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dnsplus6_msn_com

Twotwelve is NOT quality cookware. I purchased an 8 qt. dutch oven-type pot on ebay last year, have been using it occasionaly(maybe 12 times) to make soups, etc. and never put it in the dishwasher, and the nonstick coating is peeling off- just like any cheap,old nonstick cookware. I definetly do NOT reccommend Twotwelve to anyone.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2009 at 1:42PM
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shelcom

Take a look at American Kitchen Cookware. Amazon.com. It's made in the USA.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2009 at 2:27PM
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JSUNSHINE668_AOL_COM

I ALSO PURCHASED A SET OF THE TWO-TWELVE COOKWARE SET, . I HAVE ENJOYES USEING THEM,I LOVE THE HANDLES ON BOTH SIDES OFTHE PUTS, I HAVE ARTTERITIES IN MY HANDS AND I DON'T DROP THES AS BAD AS I DO WITH OTHER , ONLY TNING IS AFTER ABOUT 4 YRS ALL OF MINE HAS STARTED PEELING , I WISH SOME ONE COULD FIND OUT IF THEY CAN BE RECOATED, IVE TRIED TO GOTO FIND INFO ON THEM BUT NO LUCK, CAN ANYONE HELP. SSUNSHINE652,,

    Bookmark   February 11, 2011 at 11:28PM
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ntt_hou

I found out that the difference in many multiple-ply cookwares is the highest temperature they can withstand. This is much due to its thickness. I don't know much about Two-Twelve cookware but I do know and own Calphalon tri-ply SS cookware. Calphalon tri-ply SS cookwares are up to 700F degree safe and their glass lids are up to 450F degree oven safe.

I also read that Tramontina tri-ply cookware withstands only up to 400F degree temperature. That could be one of the reason why Tramontina cookware are much less expensive.

With that in mind, this only matters by how you're intending to use the cookware. By that, I mean most of residential ovens only go up to 550F degree. Beyond that temperature is only found in open fire. Therefore, cookware, like Calphalon triply, that withstands up to 700F degree may or may not be of important to you.

    Bookmark   March 25, 2011 at 11:18PM
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kcred

I've never used Two-Twelve cookware, but I will say this about Calphalon Tri-Ply. It's my favorite! I reach for it over my All-Clad and Scanpan both. Great stuff and a very good value for the money!
Best of luck with whatever you choose.

    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 5:13PM
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billskat

I received the entire massive set including spoons and spatulas for a housewarming gift 4 years ago. I use it everyday and cannot begin to imagine ever using anything else ever again.
In the past I have owned sets of various high end cookware and none compare to the quality of Two-Twelve.
If you are tired of paying outragious prices for the so called top of the line cookware only to be disappointed with it after the first few times you use it, invest in a set of Two-Twelve. You will be so very happy you did, it will be the last set of cookware you will ever own.
This is such excellent quality, I have 4 grand daughters and 2 neices, all of which have requested I leave it to them in my will!!!

    Bookmark   August 22, 2011 at 11:48PM
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djg1

I won't say I love handles on all-clad, but they are my favorite steel pans overall and the pots are great (found the 8 quart Ltd2 at Marshalls for 99 bucks and, a few months ago, got one of the last of the 12 quart pots at Costco when they lowered their price from 200 to 100 to clear -- msrp is a bit dear on those things).

I do have two pieces of the Calphalon tri-ply and they're very good IMO -- not US made, and not perfect, but very good performance and very good value for money.

No idea about the OP's alternative brand.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2011 at 10:01AM
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