I've read through this forum and not found an answer to my question. Please forgive me if it's already been hashed and I just missed it.
I want to replace all the junk I've been cooking with (except my 12" cast-iron skillet, of course). I have my choices down to the Calphalon One Infused Anodized 10-pc set (NOT Nonstick) or the All-clad Stainless 10-pc set.
I know buying a pre-packaged set is not "preferred", but compared to the prices of Open Stock, I'll get just about everything I want, plus some extra pieces for about the same money.
I'm leaning towards the C1. But I have seen here that All-clad is a HEAVY favorite amongst you all.
If I believe the Calphalon Marketing department, the C1 stuff will cook just as well as the All-clad, but with less sticking and easier clean-up. The only downside (compared to the AC SS) is they are not dishwasher-safe. Cosmetics-wise, they both look fine to me, so looks are not a factor in my decision. I'm okay with not putting the C1 stuff in the dishwasher.
So, is the Calphalon Marketing department to be believed? Or would it be more truthful to say the C1 stuff cooks nearly as well and the real decision is whether I trade a bit of "stick"-iness and easy cleanup for slightly (?) better cooking?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.