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I bought nuwave 2 induction cook top which love but none of my Calphalon pans were induction ready so needed to replace them. Christmas time Amazon had a sale on Emeril Pro Clad made by Al-Clad $169 set. Bought them and very happy, tri ply aluminum core stainless steal. Now if would have boughg same pans under Al Clad name the price would have been ten times more. What is the big difference since both are made by same manufacturer, only one type stainless steal and aluminum, food grade, to drastically change the price? There are pans! I did buy lot of Calphalon pans made in china over the american ones, quarter the price and worked just fine.
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Don't know, I have six Emeril pans that I bought close to ten years ago at a liquidation sale for next to nothing at one of the bed & bath stores that was going belly up, solid performers. I use them daily next to the two All Clad pans I have and like them equally.

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All clad is doing a 7 layer pan process for a number of years now. Haven't sold tri ply for a while now under the All Clad name.
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I see now they run a number of different count clad lines. Which line were you comparing?
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http://www.amazon.com/Emeril-All-Clad-PRO-CLAD-Stainless-Cookware/dp/B001GD2YRW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436708822&sr=8-1&keywords=emeril+pro+clad

 

aluminum encapsulated base with bonded base, I never liked these kind of pans that is why I picked these, true aluminum core runs through the pans. my old Calphalon pans were like this.

 

I have 2 9" Nuwave fry pans with the 9H Duralon; ceramic coating- stronger, more durable than Teflon, well it may not chip or peel off but I have found pancakes stick less in my stainless steel pans both using the same oil.


Edited by Dagger - 7/12/15 at 7:01am
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I wouldn't spend a whole lot of money on a new set of pans just because you ought a newwave. Unfortunately it's probably not going to last too long.
But IF you're going to buy stainless for a lifetime of use or if you're going to get a better indution top, good stainless pans are going to last a lifetime as long as they are not non-stick.
When you look at a pan, country of origin is NOT a factor. craftsmanship IS. There are some great products coming out of all countries and just because Emeril is from china does not mean a thing. It IS a good quality cheap pan.. As much as I HATE celebrity cookware the Emeril line IS pretty decent.
Analon also makes a pretty good cheap induction ready set. I own some now and like them alot. I got them from the JB house and if it's good enough for the very best chefs in the US, it's good enough for an old semi retired sous.

Those new wave pans are absolute garbage and will cease to be nonstick quickly. They probably already don't heat evenly. I've seen them and tried them. They are cheap junk. Just give them to goodwill.

When you replace your newwave, don't give up on induction just because you had a poor or mediocre experience.
 Look at Max Burton, or Waring Commercial (and the duxtop isn't too bad and is a good value for the dollar). I'm not talking just wattage (1300 vs 1800) I'm talking about durability and reliability. Look at the fans, look at the coils. NO COMPARISON. It's like comparing a vitamix or a blendtec to a magic bullet.

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The nuwave2 was an inexpensive way to try induction and its great. 100x better than gas, million x better than electronic range tops. The nuwave is holding up well and if it out last the 2 year warrant, money well spent $89.
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