Calphalon Contemporary SS opinions please!
So I went to BBB yesterday to take a look at the Cuisinart Chefs Classic SS. To me, they are just blah. I'm sure they'd work for what I want them for, but they're just plain looking.
I looked around some more and came across the Calphalon Contemporary SS display. Those things are beautiful! Not only that, they feel comfortable, well balanced, and well constructed. But, the most important thing is how well they would perform on top of my new GE glass top range.
I just bought my first home at the end of last year and have been remodeling my kitchen ever since. Now its time to fill and start using that new kitchen. Since I work a lot and at odd hours, I don't do a lot of cooking everyday, but do more bulk cooking for the whole week on the weekend and just throw things in plastic containers in the fridge.
I'm looking for something decent thats not going to have to be replaced in a couple of years. I definitely don't need top-of-the-line, but don't want cheap stuff either. I believe that you get what you pay for, but am not too sure I want to spend $500 for a set of these (actually $500 - 20% plus a $50 BBB gift card, so $385 or so with tax). I could buy open stock, but would end up using everything in the set, so that would be a better way for me to go.
Also, anyone ever bought sets off EBay? I see a couple of these sets new on there now for $250 or so on Buy It Now. It there such a think as knock off pots? I've never heard of that, but wouldn't doubt it. Is EBay risky for an item like this?