Comparison: All Clad to JC Penney Cooks brand.
I know you are thinking - what comparison, there is no comparison. Well I have been checking out new pots for awhile now and really like All Clad (except for the price and the handles).
I was ordering something else on JC Penney online and saw the big sale on their brand of SS cookware Cooks.
"The aluminum core extends up the sides of the pans for quick temperature change response and even heating. Sleek tempered "view-through" glass lids offer cooking convenience and are protected by a stainless steel band. 18/10 stainless steel surrounds a layer of aluminum which responds quickly to temperature changes. Professional cast stainless steel handles are riveted for durability."
10 pc. Was $399.99 Now $149.99
13 pc. Was $499.99 Now $199.99
Well it just arrived, very fast shipment since I just ordered it Saturday afternoon. I took them out and measured them and weighed them then looked up All Clad on Amazon to get size and weight. The first thing I noticed is they don't weigh much more then my 30 year old Revere ones.
All Clad are twice the weight so the Cooks must have very thin layers. The Cooks are shallow but wider then the Revere and All Clad fall somewhere in between. I don't know which is better, shallow and wide or tall and narrow? And would the ones with the clad bottom weigh more?
I can't believe they were asking such a high price to begin with. I must admit I am not that impressed. The fun part is going to be packing it all up again.
I did all this work so thought someone else might as well get some good out of it. Just FYI.
1.75LB. 7"W X 3.25"H
2.25LB 8" X 3.75"
3.25LB 9.5" X 4.25"
4.5LB 12" X 5.25"
3.25LB 10" X 3"
2.25LB 10" X 2"
3LB 6"W X 3.25"H
4LB 6" X 3"
5LB 8" X 4.6"
7LB 12.8" X 11.9" X 6.5"
6LB 10.5" X 3.25"
4LB 10" X 2"