I know a few things: I’m slowly building up my cookware collection so I want a large saucepan (better to start big and follow up small if you ask me), stainless steel and would love, love, love an All Clad.
So, after doing some browsing online and at Bed, Bath and Beyond and doing some product reviews, I turned to the Cook’s Illustrated’s equipment review for some guidance. Their top choice is (of course):
All-Clad Stainless Steel 4-Quart Covered Saucepan which comes in at a whopping $194.99. But, everyone knows that if you buy All-Clad, you’ll never have to buy again.
Their best buy is:
Cuisinart® MultiClad Unlimited™ 4-Quart Saucepan which according to Cook’s Illustrated’s equipment review performs just as well as the All Clad with the only set backs being that the Cuisinart cooks faster and shows wear more quickly.
I was leaning towards the Cuisinart and after further searching, I’ve come across what is apparently Cuisinart’s answer to the prestigious All Clad: the Cuisinart® MultiClad Pro Triple-Ply Stainless 4-Quart Saucepan with Lid.
After further online review searching, pretty much everyone is pleased with the Pro Triple-Ply Stainless series and those who also have All Clad mention that it is comparable and one comment that a lot of people make is that they prefer the handles on the Cuisinart to the All Clad. Hmmm….I do have tiny hands.
Well, I’m off to BB&B for what I hope is a purchase. I’ll let you know how it goes!