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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    There are a lot of great pans on the market. I have a plethora of all clad, falk, debyuer... However, my tri-ply tramontina from Wally World still get the most use. And for the price, tryllu unbeatable

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...Steel/22984414

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...Steel/23000704

    Use a bunch of that stuff...you're right great pans for the price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mucho Bocho View Post
    There are a lot of great pans on the market. I have a plethora of all clad, falk, debyuer... However, my tri-ply tramontina from Wally World still get the most use. And for the price, tryllu unbeatable

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...Steel/22984414

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Tramontina...Steel/23000704
    I have a set of these as well, they are nice and the price is right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    I don't use copper because my cooktop is induction and there is only one line of copper that works on standard induction (de Buyer), but if you got the proper thickness (2.5mm+) and a gas cooktop it work make an excellent choice. The 12.6" (32cm) by Demeyere is a fry pan not a sautÚ. The sautÚ is 11" (28cm) and I own this very one.

    Keep in mind a 11" sautÚ has more flat cooking space than a 12.6" fry pan. I myself prefer a 11" fry pan and find the 12.6" a little to large for most of my needs.

    You should always try and match the bottom diameter of your pots/pans to the size of your hob. 11" sautÚ pan is the max for most home cooktops.
    Sorry, I was in a hurry and mistyped! I have the 11" sautÚ as well. Amazing! Heavy bugged, but I've had it for ten years and loved every minute. I'm debating the 12.6" skillet. I feel like for frying things, the sautÚ just doesn't do it quite as well. Is a cast iron skillet a substitute for a stainless skillet?

    I hadn't considered burner size. Sadly, I don't think they have any 11" skillets left. Does it make sense to double up on that size though? 11" skillet if I already have an 11" sautÚ? Granted they're for different things technically...

    I'm shying away from a 10" skillet as well because I feel like it just isn't enough real estate.

    Thanks bk!

    I'll have to check out the tramontina saucepans as well. Hopefully there's another vendor though. I can't do Wally World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavination View Post
    Is a cast iron skillet a substitute for a stainless skillet?
    Cast iron is a great choice for a skillet. I use cast iron or carbon steel pans when I want to sear meats. These are the best materials for this purpose. Both are fairly inexpensive and everyone should have at least one. But they do not replace a SS fry pan... They are reactive to acidic foods and not very good if you want to deglaze the pan. Different horses for courses

    Cast iron look into lodge or if your willing to track down Griswold or Wangner
    Carbon steel look into de Buyer, Spring USA, or Turk if you feel like tracking one down

    Quote Originally Posted by gavination View Post
    I hadn't considered burner size. Sadly, I don't think they have any 11" skillets left. Does it make sense to double up on that size though? 11" skillet if I already have an 11" sautÚ? Granted they're for different things technically...
    Not only different uses but different cooking sizes... The top opening is 11" on both but because the sautÚ pan has straight walls it has a true 11" bottom diameter. The 11" fry pan has a 8.7" bottom diameter. You cook for more people so you might want the 12.6" fry pan but you would still need a smaller pan to go with it IMO.

    You can get the 11" fry pan the cheapest at bed bath and beyond right now ($199-20%=159+ tax and shipping) normally $270
    http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/stor...yword=Demeyere

    Quote Originally Posted by gavination View Post
    I'll have to check out the tramontina saucepans as well. Hopefully there's another vendor though. I can't do Wally World.
    They offer a great bang for the buck. They have different quality lines so make sure you compare apples to apples. 125west offers both Demeyere and the higher end line of Tramontina (if you email them they will price match and give a discount if you ask, or at least did for me)

    http://www.125west.com/c-22-cookware.aspx

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    I really love my Viking 3.5 QT "reduction sauce pan" but I don't think it's made anymore. It's a pan I use several times a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EdipisReks View Post
    I really love my Viking 3.5 QT "reduction sauce pan" but I don't think it's made anymore. It's a pan I use several times a week.
    It's made by Demeyere and is no longer being made (your are correct). You can still buy the 2qt one here

    http://www.cutleryandmore.com/viking...aucepan-p15705

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkultra View Post
    It's made by Demeyere and is no longer being made (your are correct). You can still buy the 2qt one here

    http://www.cutleryandmore.com/viking...aucepan-p15705
    yes, Viking cookware being made by Demeyere is what made me look at them in the first place. I got mine for $100, last year, which was a pretty nice price!

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    I use my 3qt the most often then the 4qt

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    My 2.75 quart Bourgeat Evasee was my everyday pan til it mysteriously disappeared during re modeling. My 3 qt All Clad saucier get used almost every day.

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    Oh man. So many options! I wish I could afford one of the Bourgeat sauciers hah!

    I hadn't really thought about a saucier being so versatile. The more I think about it, the better it sounds! I may have to get one instead of a saucepot. :lol:

    Thanks for all the awesome suggestions!

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