Return to the Cookware Forum | Post a Follow-Up

pots & pans for wedding registry

Posted by elisabeth28 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 24, 05 at 15:56

Hi! I am trying to decide what brand/type of pots and pans I should register for. My fiancee has a Kitchen Essentials by Calphalon pan that is very nice to use, but it is less than a year old so I don't know how long it will hold up. Basically I'm trying to decide whether to get more of these Kitchen Essentials pots & pans, or if I should spring for the much more expensive Calphalon One pans. Is the difference in price really worth it in the long run? We are not gourmets, but we do enjoy cooking and we cook evey day. Any thoughts on this would be very helpful! Thanks!

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: pots & pans for wedding registry


I guarantee you that won't be sorry if you go with the Calphalon One. I think the Kitchen Essentials line has a 10 year warrantee and the Calphalon One definately has a lifetime warrantee. I've had several pieces of the C1 for about a year and a half and I absolutely love this stuff.

All-Clad is usually considered the standard for aluminum cookware and it is indeed very good. I have a lot of All-Clad and I like it a lot but I actually prefer the C1.

RE: pots & pans for wedding registry

I recently got several C1 pieces for my wedding registry and I absolutely love them. Cooking with great quality cookware is so much easier than with cheaper pieces I used to have - no more uneven cooking, burnt spots, etc. The best part about these pots/pans - for me - is how comfortable they are to handle. The handles are ergonomic and make carrying them so easy - plus, these handles actually really do stay cool! They need to be handwashed - so decide if that is something that bothers you. I cook & my fiance it doesn't bother me!

RE: pots & pans for wedding registry

I have top-of-the-line Calphalon from 15 or 18 years ago, and I'm phasing it out.

Why? Bcs it can't go in the dishwasher. I'm really tired of *having* to wash pots and pans by hand.

And the handles on my Calphalon are the restaurant handles--too long (they're in the way, and plus if you want to put a handle cover on them, the handle cover is all the way out at the end, wher eyou have no leverage) and they get too hot..

And the pans themselves are heavy--that's another thing I'm tired of. I sort of don't care anymore if they cook that great; I want to be able to carry them when they're full--and when they're not!

I used to think I'd get the dishwasher-safe All-Clad, but I've realized I just don't have the patience to own such heavy cookware. And the handles are those long ones that cause such trouble for me.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Cookware Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here