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US Ladies, which pots/pans best for Indian cooking?

Discussion in 'Spotless Kitchen' started by mvnova, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. mvnova

    mvnova New IL'ite

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    Please help, I am newly married, and wondering which brand and type of pots and pans is best for indian cooking. Calphalon? Cuisinart? Circulon?
    Cast iron?

    Thanks!
     
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    chocolate Platinum IL'ite

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    Calphalon? Cuisinart? Circulon?
    Cast iron?

    All good brands except Cast Iron and very durable with correct usage.I prefer non-stick in all and dont like cast iron due to weight.Go for individual pieces not a set as not all pieces in a set are good.Browse around and look for deals.You will find it.Good Luck.
     
  3. gjaya

    gjaya Silver IL'ite

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    Like Chocolate even I prefer non-stick pots and pans for day to day use. Cast-iron and Calphalon are very heavy utensils btw. Look for deals in Bed Bath and Beyond and Kolhs.


    Jaya
     
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    Happysoul1234 Gold IL'ite

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    I prefer hanrd anodized over the non sticks. When they wear off the non sticks can be injurious to health. Hard anodized is easy to cook in, easy to take care of. I got my set at costco for around 150 bucks and it has served me well for the past 4 years. the wear and tear of non-sticks is not existent in the hard anodized, plus I feel the tava fry veggies come out better in hard anodized as compared to non-stick. in india too, some of the pressure cookers are hard anodized now, which makes cleaning them a breeze!
     
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    BeeAmma Silver IL'ite

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    I recommend the hard anodized set. Get the good quality ones from costco.
     
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    advitha Silver IL'ite

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    I use calphalon triply, cuisinart, kitchenaid (multi-clad) and farberware stainless steel pots/pans plus lodge logic cast iron griddle (tawa) and skillets for Indian cooking.

    Cast iron once seasoned will last a lifetime and becomes naturally non-stick. I have been using this cast iron skillet for almost 5 years now they have somewhat become non-stick already.

    Of all the stainless steel pots and pans, I love my cuisinart 3 QT casserole and farberware 2 QT saucepan. They are the ones that get used quite often in my kitchen.

    Try out costco, their kirkland triply lines are best reviewed by america's test kitchen and so is tramontina tri-ply by sam's club and they don't cost an arm and leg (compared to other triply ones out there).

    -Uma
     
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    tashidelek2002 IL Hall of Fame

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    I got a Caphalon nonstick wok last year that is quite good for curries. Just don't put it on high...medium is max.

    Don't forget to get a good rice cooker for pulaos/biryanis.
     
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    I bought a faberware nonstick cooking pan that costed me around 20$....
    very happy with it!
     
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    Hi Uma,
    Can you please tell me which vessel is useful for deep frying vadas,bajjis,papads etc..
    Is it cuisinart stainless steel brand or some other brand?
    [After searching in internet,I found cuisinart stainless steel has good reviews.Also I need an exact vessel equal to our indian type kadai.I dont know if cuisinart stainless steel set has anything suitable for cooking southindian deep fried food].
    Please let me know....I 'm waiting for reply.
     

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