Quality cookware

Posted on January 23, 2007 by Onlooker.
Categories: negative.

Because of the links of Aluminum to Alzheimer’s, I’ve been trying to filter out my everyday use of the metal.

In the last several years we have been replacing all of our aluminum/teflon cookware with stainless/glass. Just to push home the point, I’ve even tried to avoid buying tri-ply and aluminum based cookware. Manufactures know full well that copper is a much better heat conductor with a higher melting point, but because aluminum is so cheap, marketing goes to work and they sell it as the ‘best’… Note: If your pan boils dry the aluminum can melt and hurt the unaware when they pickup the pot to move it off the stove burner(My mothers elderly aunt was seriously burned this way).

I’m writing this post to vent mainly about:
This 2006/2007 holiday season we bought a larger 12 Liter Arcosteel “Stainless Steel Stock Pot with dome lid” (HWI Anglo Canadian Housewares) from Canadian Tire; and a Stainless Steel roasting pan from Superstore… BOTH of these pots on a single use have started to rust, the rivets appear to be made with aluminum and have an apparent white corrosion which could surely rub off into food placed inside the pans.

Compared to the MSR Stainless Steel pot set bought 6+ years ago, used almost daily, and not a trace of rust, I would suggest Canadian Tire and superstore do a LOT more quality controlled purchasing.
Rusted after first use.Rust after first use/washSuperstore roasting pan rust.

1 comment.

Comment on November 30th, 2009.

One way to avoid poor quality products of any type is to look for ?Made in China” and leave it on the shelf.

Doing that will leave many sub-par products on the shelf.

Not that crappola products do not come from other countries besides China but my experience with China-made products is that the vast majority of them are not worth the price but can also be hazardous or even dangerous to the purchaser.

I prefer saving a little longer and buying an often superior product from Canada or the USA or another modern 1st-world country.

Just as buying a China-made or other non-1st-world-made product is a guarantee of junk a product from a 1st-world source can also be a piece of junk.

However, I believe the odds of a well-made product coming from a 1st-world country are far greater than a non-1st-world country.

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