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What’s Cooking? | Manolo's Basement of the Bargains

What’s Cooking?

Good cookware is an investment well worth making. It’s worth every penny you spend. In fact, I’m a firm believer in the idea that there are few worse investments to make than cheap cookware. It quickly becomes dangerous, between shaky handles and ill-fitting lids. Warped bottoms make cooking uneven, leading to raw and burnt bits in the same dish. As for the cost over time of replacing broken, bent cookware with more pots and pans that will fall apart in short order…well, it’s enough to make you cry.

On the other hand, as I said, good cookware is a big investment.  It doesn’t come cheap. Every once in a while, though, it comes at a deal that makes the investment a lot less painful to your bank account.

All-Clad 7-pc.  Master Chef 2 (MC2) Cookware Set
All-Clad’s Master Chef 2 cookware is among the top-rated by professional chefs. Made of easy to clean, non-reactive stainless steel, it has a thick core of aluminum for superior heat conductivity. The three ply bonded construction distributes the heat evenly. The long handles are built to stay cooler, in case you forget to reach for the pot holder first, too.

This seven piece set consists of: an 8″ omelette pan, a 1.5 qt saucepan and lid, a 3 qt saute pan with lid, and a 6 qt stockpot with lid. That’s a great start to any kitchen!

The retail price of the set is $595.00, which really isn’t at all bad for that amount of that quality of cookware. Still, you’d like to do better. Cooking.com usually carries it for $559.95, which is better. But why settle for better when you can get astonishing?

Now through June 15, Cooking.com is having a huge sale on All-Clad cookware in which this set is marked down to just $288.99! That’s a savings of more than three hundred dollars!

But wait, there’s more! Spend at least $250.00, and get a free au gratin pan direct from All-Clad. Spend $500.00 and get the au gratin pan, a Dutch oven, and a mitt set. See site for details.

So, to sum up: seven pieces of top-notch cookware you can use for the rest of your cooking life, plus a freebie from All-Clad. The more you buy, the more freebies you can get.

I don’t know about you, but when I can get the best for the price of something in the lower midrange…I get the best. So should you.

2 Responses to “What’s Cooking?”

  1. KESW June 5, 2009 at 10:56 am #

    Thank you thank you thank you! I just destroyed our brand-new All-Clad 4-qt saucepan (set it on fire, don’t ask…) and I know it was a knife in my chefly husband’s heart. Now maybe we can replace it without selling my plasma…

  2. Twistie June 5, 2009 at 12:52 pm #

    Happy to be of service, ma’am!