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Made in the USA - CC Solutions - 11-08-2011 01:50 PM
I went to Fleet Farm and looked at frying pans because the warden said one of ours is pretty beat up now. They had a couple made in China, and one made in Brazil, one made in the US. The Chinese ones looked the best, heaviest, strongest. The One made in Brazil was the only pan on the rack, in fact all the other pans by that manufacturer were labeled 'made in China' except for that one. The USA made one was the cheapest build of all. I easily bent the handle in my hands. I read the label again. 'Made in the USA with parts from other countries'. Well la de da... There are two parts on a frying pan, the pan and the dang handle. So someone bought the parts in China and screwed the handle on in the US and called it 'Made in the USA. All the prices were the same, $14. I didn't buy any of them.
Why can't a store stock a good pan made in the USA and then tout it as such? Maybe it will cost $25, but it will be better and I'd feel better buying it. Maybe I should open a store of things ONLY made in the US like WalMart USED to be.
RE: Made in the USA - Ernesto - 11-08-2011 02:45 PM
Or look into Lodge cast iron.
I have sets of both, don't expect to get a good pan for $25.00, especially from All-Clad, more like up to $250 a pop. Yea there's cheap knock-offs of either of them but none will perform as well.
RE: Made in the USA - CC Solutions - 11-08-2011 02:56 PM
Thanks for the tips! I have a lot of cast iron that I just don't use anymore. I don't know why...
And for a cheap frying pan I am looking for non-stick. I have a lot of Revere Ware that is stainless and copper, but often we pull out the old non-stick for simplicity and when we are done we chuck it in the dishwasher...
RE: Made in the USA - Ernesto - 11-08-2011 03:26 PM
At our house we love to cook, so we get the professional grade stuff. You really rarely need a non-stick pan to cook with if you know how to cook and get a quality pan. Besides all that teflon gets into your system.
But if I were you I'd get this fritata pan set, thats on my Christmas list. Yum fritata's. Don't get me near a Williams Sonoma.
RE: Made in the USA - CC Solutions - 11-08-2011 03:32 PM
Wow. I didn't know pans could even cost that much!!!
RE: Made in the USA - Ernesto - 11-08-2011 03:36 PM
Yea, professional grade, you'll never look back at Revereware. You will flip when you feel how heavy they are.
You should buy your wife this one. http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/all-clad-d5-stainless-steel-covered-french-skillet-flat-lid/?pkey=cstainless-steel-cookware
RE: Made in the USA - CC Solutions - 11-09-2011 07:29 AM
Well that is a pan.... $170 for a frying pan...
I think I would benefit more from a $170 class on cooking.
Sorry I just don't see the value in an uber expensive pan. I understand the thermodynamics of the various metals used, and I know good metals cost more than low quality metals, but $170 is just out of touch...
I'm thinking there may be a bit of snobbery built right into that pan. I've seen identical products that sold for wildly different prices, and I'm thinking this is one of those products.... Like those Lonnemberg baskets or whatever they are called... Or Cabbage Patch Dolls. Charge $10 and nobody wants them. Charge $200 and they fly off the shelf.
RE: Made in the USA - Ernesto - 11-09-2011 06:11 PM
The way I see it JD is, it's the ame as the tools we use. I'd bet so do professional chef's.
Me I cook at home 6 to 7 days a week, I want something thats going to last. I want it MADE IN USA!. Hell have you tried to buy a tool made in USA lately? I thought that was the jest of your thread. Now you want to back out and go cheapo foreign made? Don't make me quote you. Or go into a rant about no jobs in the USA because people want everything cheap.
And with the money you make....you should be buying a whole set of pans. squeak squeak
RE: Made in the USA - Rubensgt40 - 11-09-2011 06:40 PM
Quote:Maybe I should open a store of things ONLY made in the US like WalMart USED to be
Well, at least WalMart gave up on their great utopian green dream. It didn't work out so good...
Maybe they'll stay on a roll and go back to selling good ol' made-in-the-USA as well! Hope springs eternal...
RE: Made in the USA - Ernesto - 11-09-2011 06:56 PM
At least watch The Food Channel.