Cookware decision for Induction: Gift 1 vs. Gift 2!
Hello, I received 2 really nice Christmas gifts of complete sets of cookware. We are about to finish our kitchen and there will be a Bosch induction cooktop. I need to decide which set to keep and which to return. They are:
Scanpan: They are black non-stick with stainless handles and a induction plate on the bottom. These were the display set at the local Sur La Table and my husband got them at almost half price. The person in the store said not to use Pam in them (which I don't use anyway), and not to put on high heat (not sure if that rule applies to induction). I use cast iron if I want to use high heat anyway. Also she said she even puts hers in the oven to braise.
Calphalon Tri Ply Stainless: The whole pan is magnetic rather than having a plate on the bottom. Don't know if that matters. These were regular full price from BB&B but still less than the Scanpan set. I have 2 pieces of this type already and I do like them, but of course they are not non-stick. I have been using a cheap non-stick pan from Target when I want non-stick.
I have all the receipts and can return one of the sets. I suspect Scanpan is the better quality because of the price, but I don't really know.
At either store I know there will be plenty of other things that I can use the return credit for in the very near future since our kitchen is just about to be completed.
Thanks in advance for your opinions!