I purchased Cruisinart Multiclad Pro thinking it was 18/10 steel like All-clad, but cheaper. Apparently these pans USED to be 18/10 but after calling Cruinart up... they have "upgraded" their pans to a different alloy so that they work on induction stoves. Well that is nice and whatnot, but knowing that 18/10 is more durable... I am thinking about sending those pans back. And quite honestly, I am a bit peeved that these pans were advertised as 18/10 on Amazon when in fact they aren't.
Now I am thinking of purchasing all-clad. But, I read in several threads that Tramontina Tri-ply are essentially the same quality of all-clad because all-clad's patent expired. But seeing how an 8-piece set runs around $150... I am a bit doubtful they are the same quality of all-clad.
What I care about is quality. I am looking for 18/10 stainless steel with an aluminum core. Should I simply go with all-clad, and pay their premium price, or do other brands offer the same quality?
Thanks for the help!