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Induction leaves my All-Clad out

Glenys's picture

Induction on a daily basis is proving a real struggle for me. Our kitchen is now armed with Viking induction and we have Demeyere induction cookware. I'm completely frustrated by the "electric" element centre pull of energy. Friday I took my All-Clad combination stockpot and found it wasn't induction functional- not magnetic. So once again, I'm frustrated by the inability of matching cookware to system to necessity of volume.

Give me gas, large pots and little frustration.

assibams's picture

(post #56436, reply #1 of 20)

Give me gas, large pots and little frustration.


LOVE your new tagline ;-) Here in Germany induction has become pretty common and popular. I'd rather keep my gas (not to mention the little advantage that I am able to cook when the power is out) and my old pots, warped bottoms or not.



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PeterDurand's picture

(post #56436, reply #2 of 20)

You are not alone in your frustrations. I have yet to see one chef at Barbara Jo's who likes it. We went to a class with Warren Geraghty last week and it was funny to see him gesturing to that cooktop in a damning way. I wonder if she will go back to gas.

Cheers,

Peter

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...
Glenys's picture

(post #56436, reply #4 of 20)

She won't go back for a number of reasons, one being that there's no frustration if you never use the stove! Mark and I really miss the Miele cutlery rack. Sigh.
On the bright side, I've never used a stainless skillet I love as much as that 14" Demeyere. A run through the dishwasher and it's like new, even when it began with scorched on food.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56436, reply #8 of 20)

<<one being that there's no frustration if you never use the stove!>>

I don't understand what you are saying.

Peter

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...
Glenys's picture

(post #56436, reply #9 of 20)

Barbara jo's not the one cooking for the crowds.

PeterDurand's picture

(post #56436, reply #10 of 20)

True. Still, one would think that with all the negative feelings about it... Oh well.

Cheers,

Peter

 


Better life through Zoodles and poutine...
Risottogirl's picture

(post #56436, reply #3 of 20)

Amen sister!!

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

Water is a great ingredient to cook with, it has such a neutral flavor - Bobby Flay

knitpik's picture

(post #56436, reply #5 of 20)

If you want to get rid of your All-Clad I'd be glad to send you my address. :)

Glenys's picture

(post #56436, reply #6 of 20)

Hey, now that's magnanimous spring cleaning help!

knitpik's picture

(post #56436, reply #7 of 20)

I'm always here to help. :)

shoechick's picture

(post #56436, reply #11 of 20)

Hey, I'm closer :)

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

knitpik's picture

(post #56436, reply #12 of 20)

I asked first. :)

shoechick's picture

(post #56436, reply #13 of 20)

Good Point ;)

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.  ~St. Augustine

MadMom's picture

(post #56436, reply #14 of 20)

But, but, I'm even willing to fly up there to pick them up!  Shouldn't that count for something?



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Gretchen's picture

(post #56436, reply #15 of 20)

I have an idea Glenys is only talking about her stockpot--not all her All Clad. Could be wrong.

Gretchen

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MadMom's picture

(post #56436, reply #16 of 20)

I know, but a girl can dream, can't she?



Not One More Day!
Not One More Dime! Not One More Life! Not One More Lie!

End the Occupation of Iraq -- Bring the Troops Home Now!

And Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

leonap's picture

(post #56436, reply #17 of 20)

Ladies, ladies, ladies. I will offer a simple resolution from a disinterested party and relieve Glenys of her All-Clad. Only to help you all avoid hard feelings, you know, saint that I am.

KarenP's picture

(post #56436, reply #18 of 20)

  You brought tears to my eyes.  Give, Give, Give....

leonap's picture

(post #56436, reply #19 of 20)

lol.

Glenys's picture

(post #56436, reply #20 of 20)

I'm reviving this thread so I could spread the word on a clever idea that my lovely Mark Holmes (my Welsh kitchen manager and superb starchy presser of napkins) came up with. He puts the non-responsive cookware in a skillet and it seems to work. Emile Henry gave me the induction plate to use with my tajines etc but it doesn't work, or at least, it barely gets warm. I've tried it on two separate induction cooktops. It does however get super hot on my gas element. :~)