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Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:06pm
Hi everybody !!

I'm wondering what pots and pans my fellow BTD r using ?
Anybody ever heard of Cook-O-Matic ?

Interesting article ... if anybody has ever wondered about what we cook with ... and how it affect our healths/well being ...

http://www.mercola.com/products/cast-iron-cookware

Cheers :) ;D
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 1:33pm; Reply: 1
Just got this as an email this morning from Mercola.  Although most of my cooking utensils are cast iron or ceramic, I do have two frying pans that are not.  Also, a George Foreman grill which I seem not to use very much lately.  Good deal on here too.

Debra :)
Posted by: Lisalea, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 2:26pm; Reply: 2
Quoted from debra
Just got this as an email this morning from Mercola.  Although most of my cooking utensils are cast iron or ceramic, I do have two frying pans that are not.  Also, a George Foreman grill which I seem not to use very much lately.  Good deal on here too.

Debra :)


Thank-u Debra ;D
I use Cook-O-Matic; 3 Ply 20-10, Surgical stainless steel ...Hopefully people will agree that this is superior quality as well; especially since it's practically all I use ... I have a whole set !! ;)
;D
Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:15pm; Reply: 3
We use either Stainless Steel, cast-iron, or porcelain over steel...  

We have some non-stick coated cookware, but it doesn't get used much, if ever, now.
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, March 14, 2007, 7:47pm; Reply: 4
I primarily use cast-iron or stainless steel, or glass in the oven.
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 2:09pm; Reply: 5
The add says: Don't endanger your family's health with potentially toxic pots and pans, including Teflon, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper.

Why are stainless steel and copper considered potentially toxic? and can one, over time, absorb too much iron from the iron skillets?
Posted by: BuzyBee, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 2:45pm; Reply: 6
Maybe I missed this but I didnt see what the enamel to coat the cast iron was made from. I would want to know this before purchasing.
Posted by: Lisalea, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 3:38pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from pkarmeier
The add says: Don't endanger your family's health with potentially toxic pots and pans, including Teflon, aluminum, stainless steel, and copper.

Why are stainless steel and copper considered potentially toxic? and can one, over time, absorb too much iron from the iron skillets?



Stainless steel !!!???? :o :-/
Posted by: Drea, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 4:36pm; Reply: 8
Quoted from pkarmeier
and can one, over time, absorb too much iron from the iron skillets?


Italy, I take anything Mercola has to say with a grain or two of salt. Having said that, he did mention that women who are post-menopausal or men, may get too much iron from cast iron cookware. I don't seem to have a problem with that, and I donate blood every 6-8 weeks. So for now, that's primarily what I use. Plus, my cast iron cookware is nicely seasoned.
Posted by: Brighid45, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 5:08pm; Reply: 9
We use stainless steel, cast iron and glass. I am slowly saving up for some Le Creuset cookware, specifically a dutch oven to use in braising. (Le Creuset is enamelled cast iron cookware from France.) We also use a slow cooker--basically earthenware with a lead-free glaze.
Posted by: Alia Vo, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 6:07pm; Reply: 10
Thank you for sharing the web link with us.

Alia
Posted by: italybound, Thursday, March 15, 2007, 6:51pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from BuzyBee
Maybe I missed this but I didnt see what the enamel to coat the cast iron was made from. I would want to know this before purchasing.


I believe the enamel is only on the outside. Is that a concern because of the heat?  :)
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Friday, March 16, 2007, 8:08am; Reply: 12
I use stainless steel and le creuset.
I still have a nonstick frying pan- but that is going to be exchanged with a le creuset when it´s is my birthday :-).
Le creuset is really good on gas- but a bit heavy on weak hands/wrists - and they need fat or oil- it is not a nonfat option- but who cares ;-)
Posted by: Lisalea, Friday, March 16, 2007, 12:58pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
I use stainless steel and le creuset.
I still have a nonstick frying pan- but that is going to be exchanged with a le creuset when it´s is my birthday :-).
Le creuset is really good on gas- but a bit heavy on weak hands/wrists - and they need fat or oil- it is not a nonfat option- but who cares ;-)





;) ;D :)
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 12:08am; Reply: 14
Quoted from Henriette_Bsec
I use stainless steel and le creuset.
I still have a nonstick frying pan- but that is going to be exchanged with a le creuset when it´s is my birthday :-).
Le creuset is really good on gas- but a bit heavy on weak hands/wrists - and they need fat or oil- it is not a nonfat option- but who cares ;-)


What a good idea.  I think I’ll buy myself a set that Cook-O-Matic for my birthday which is March 23.  They have a red set.  Currently I have a full line of black Caphalon pots.  Almost everything inside my house is red, white or black. ;D
Posted by: Henriette Bsec, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 9:03am; Reply: 15
Quoted from Arlene


What a good idea.  I think I’ll buy myself a set that Cook-O-Matic for my birthday which is March 23.  They have a red set.  Currently I have a full line of black Caphalon pots.  Almost everything inside my house is red, white or black. ;D

My colours are cream, pale blue and pale green ;-)
Posted by: LuHu, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 4:48pm; Reply: 16
Quoted from Arlene


What a good idea.  I think I’ll buy myself a set that Cook-O-Matic for my birthday which is March 23.  They have a red set.  Currently I have a full line of black Caphalon pots.  Almost everything inside my house is red, white or black. ;D


Hi Arlene,

The enameled cooking sets are not the Cook-o-matic brand that Lisalea owns. That is a waterless ss line. The sets from mercola.com are the enameled in red, blue and green. The interior surface is black enamel.

"Each piece of Enameled Cast Iron Cookware comes with a smooth black enameled interior and a color glossy exterior . . ."

The two people who posted reviews on the enamelware they bought from the Mercola site said they chip easily (which is why it is cheaper than Le Creuset). There is supposedly a warranty from the mfg (Range Kleen Mfg., Inc.) but I'll guess it does NOT cover the shipping of the 50 lb pan back to them.  :o There is a link to a .pdf file describing the warranty but Adobe 7.0 reader won't work with my browser so I can't read it. I hope you can if you decide to try out this particular enamelware brand.

When I got this email it was exciting to think I could now possibly afford to try out a couple of enamelware pieces . . . finally! However, the reviews brought me back to the reality that oftentimes, you do get what you pay for. Quality doesn't usually come cheap! Until I can buy a Le Creuset piece to try I will continue to use my All Clad and my waterless pieces for which I have no safety (leaching) concerns at all.
Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 6:57pm; Reply: 17
Hi my Cook-O-Matic set has since been discontinued unfortunately;I was informed a couple days ago when I sent them an e-mail.

I've had my set for almost 20 years (still in great condition actually and I use them on a daily basis ... however, they were quite expensive at the time of purchase) :o


Indeed they r  NOT  the same set as Le Creuset, which u can find here:
http://www.lecreuset.com/usa/products/new.php#4

Cheers  ;D :)
Posted by: Lisalea, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 6:58pm; Reply: 18
Quoted from LuHu


Hi Arlene,

The enameled cooking sets are not the Cook-o-matic brand that Lisalea owns. That is a waterless ss line. The sets from mercola.com are the enameled in red, blue and green. The interior surface is black enamel.

"Each piece of Enameled Cast Iron Cookware comes with a smooth black enameled interior and a color glossy exterior . . ."

The two people who posted reviews on the enamelware they bought from the Mercola site said they chip easily (which is why it is cheaper than Le Creuset). There is supposedly a warranty from the mfg (Range Kleen Mfg., Inc.) but I'll guess it does NOT cover the shipping of the 50 lb pan back to them.  :o There is a link to a .pdf file describing the warranty but Adobe 7.0 reader won't work with my browser so I can't read it. I hope you can if you decide to try out this particular enamelware brand.

When I got this email it was exciting to think I could now possibly afford to try out a couple of enamelware pieces . . . finally! However, the reviews brought me back to the reality that oftentimes, you do get what you pay for. Quality doesn't usually come cheap! Until I can buy a Le Creuset piece to try I will continue to use my All Clad and my waterless pieces for which I have no safety (leaching) concerns at all.




Thank-u for clarifying LuHu  ;D ;) :)
Posted by: LuHu, Saturday, March 17, 2007, 7:03pm; Reply: 19
Lisalea,

You're welcome.

:)
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, March 18, 2007, 1:47am; Reply: 20
I just ordered a set today before I read your post.  I’ll let you guys know if they chip easily.  It is reassuring to know that Lisalea’s set lasted for 20 years.  If they do not hold up I’ll buy Le Creuset for my next birthday.
Posted by: LuHu, Sunday, March 18, 2007, 1:53am; Reply: 21
Quoted from Arlene
I just ordered a set today before I read your post.  I’ll let you guys know if they chip easily.  It is reassuring to know that Lisalea’s set lasted for 20 years.  If they do not hold up I’ll buy Le Creuset for my next birthday.


Arlene,

That is her Cook-o-matic stainless steel set, not the enamelware. Yes stainless steel is practically indestructible! It is usually just the handles and knobs on those sets that can need to be replaced.

I do hope you can give a good review to this enamelware set. I certainly would like to find that they are more durable than they appear to be right now!  ;D
Posted by: RedLilac, Sunday, March 18, 2007, 2:23am; Reply: 22
Well my set will definitely get a workout.  My son goes to college in the city and lives at home.  Since I travel so much, he does his own cooking.  He’s actually a better cook than me.  Hey some of the best chefs are men.  On Sundays he makes me a special stew/soup:  Beef broth, vegies, herbs, and different meats like venison, elk, buffalo, venison or rabbit plus rice or spelt noodles.  Sometimes he adds wine if he didn’t drink all of mine. He’s a good cook, but not gentle.  If the set can hold up against him, it will hold up for you.  ::)
Posted by: BuzyBee, Monday, March 19, 2007, 5:12pm; Reply: 23
I am in the market for new cookware and this weekend I found the Emeril cookware on sale. It was 18/10 stainless steel but on the bottom was alumium and copper. Would you think with the alumium & copper on the outside of the pots it would be okay. THe interior was the ss. IT was a great price 199.00 w/$30 coupon. Today is the last day of the sale. They also throw in a cast iron griddle.
Posted by: RedLilac, Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:44am; Reply: 24
I just got home a couple of hours ago from a week in Pasadena and my birthday present (to myself) was waiting for me.  We’ll try out the cookware this weekend.  Tonight is pizza, wine and my annual piece of French Silk chocolate cream pie.  My son goes to Bakers Square and buys one piece of pie every year for me.  He never eats cake or pie so he doesn’t get a piece for himself.

Busy Bee, I’m not an expert on pots, so maybe someone else can answer your question now that I’ve brought this post back up to the surface again.
Posted by: jayney-O (Guest), Saturday, March 24, 2007, 10:24pm; Reply: 25
gee, if we were as good as your son....we'd be mighty healthy, more power to him!
Posted by: LuHu, Monday, March 26, 2007, 5:52am; Reply: 26
Quoted from BuzyBee
I am in the market for new cookware and this weekend I found the Emeril cookware on sale. It was 18/10 stainless steel but on the bottom was alumium and copper. Would you think with the alumium & copper on the outside of the pots it would be okay. THe interior was the ss. IT was a great price 199.00 w/$30 coupon. Today is the last day of the sale. They also throw in a cast iron griddle.


Hi BB,

Apologies for not seeing your question until the sale had passed. I hope you got it anyway and kept your receipt in case you needed to return it.  The aluminum & copper used to enhance conductivity is fine imo. NONE of that will be on contact with your food. I have a super Cuisinart stock pot with the same kind of sandwiched super-conductivity bottom while the food surface is stainless steel. It is a wonderfully-functional piece.

Arlene,

I'm looking forward to reading your review!  ;D
Posted by: RedLilac, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 12:50am; Reply: 27
So far so good!

Last night my son made Bison Chuck Roast in the big one.  He put a little beef broth in the bottom, then added parsnips, onions, chives & tarragon.  After he took it out of the oven, it was so tender and very tasty.  Good “B” meal.(clap)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, April 24, 2007, 12:55am; Reply: 28
yummmmmmmm!!
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