michele07November 19, 2006

Hi- i would like some advice, please....

Do i want: Calphalon Tri-ply or Calphalon Contemporary Stainless? Other than the finish and the handles, is there much of a difference? 10 pieces of contemporary stainless is $100 more than 13 pieces of the Tri Pli. Wondering if there is much of a difference between the pots...or could you just give me some advice? Thanks, i appreciate it!

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Just one person's opinion, but with Contemporary you are paying for the design. They are both good quality clad SS with full aluminum core up the sides, glass lids, stay-cool SS handles and lifetime warranty. Read the product info on contemporary SS... it talks a lot about fashion, style, design, trendsetting... read: pricey. I took some courses at Calphalon and used both. Performance wise they are similar.

Tri-ply is good solid utility cookware with a traditional look. Not fancy, but it works.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2006 at 10:04PM
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I think the tri ply is a more classic look that will blend with other stainless cookware that you might have/acquire. But that's a preference issue. I really like the 13 pc. tri ply set. A great deal at Linens and Things when you deduct the 20% off coupon, which works for Calphalon, but not AC (with painful handles).

    Bookmark   November 28, 2006 at 3:10PM
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