Circulon Infinite 5-Piece cookware set at Amazon for £97.30
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Circulon Infinite 5-Piece cookware set at Amazon for £97.30

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Found 18th Oct 2012
CamelCamelCamel says this is the cheapest they've ever been. The 20cm saucepan alone regularly sells for over £50, so getting 5 items for under £100 is a brilliant deal.

Not for everyone (you can get a serviceable 4 piece coookware set from Argos for £20 if you're an occasional cook) but for those who spend a lot of time in the kitchen or revel in the culinary arts, these rude boys are the shiznit.

They get great reviews and I love my set. Note that when comparing prices, this is the Infinite range, not the cheaper Elite range which aren't dishwasher proof. This set is fine in the dishwasher, although some purists suggest all frying pans should be hand washed and seasoned.

Includes the 20 cm/3.8 litre saucepan, the 18 cm/2.8 litre saucepan, the 16 cm/1.9 litre saucepan, the 24 cm frying pan and the 20 cm frying pan. Non-stick, dishwasher safe, works great on induction (and all other) hob types.

(my first deal, please be abusive and demeaning - I love it really)

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good price...but very pricey for me...heat still added..!

Bought these from the amazon.de (cheaper at the time) a few months back, they are superb. Voted hot.

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mechanicalman

Bought these from the amazon.de (cheaper at the time) a few months back, … Bought these from the amazon.de (cheaper at the time) a few months back, they are superb. Voted hot.

Yeah, it's hard to explain how good they are to people who are only used to cheap pans. I think the Amazon.de deal was about £115, wasn't it? Makes this look even better!

I have these and they are fab - well worth the money and virtually impossible to burn anything in !

I wish they were a bit bigger in size!

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ucannotmakeitup

I wish they were a bit bigger in size!


I know what you mean. They're fine for a single person, couple or a small family, but I often cook big quantities and I also got the bigger frying pan and 'wok' in the same range. That doesn't mean the smaller sizes aren't useful - I even use the little 20cm frying pan quite a lot for frying small quantities that need to go in a bigger recipe.

So it's still worth getting this set, you just have to supplement it a bit.
Edited by: "teflbloke" 18th Oct 2012

this is damn expensive ... have some cold from me

I've been waiting for the tefal gourmet range to come under a 100 as I like the stewing pot that comes with it.

Would you say these are of the same quality?

Banned

£92 on ebay?

Great price, paid 110 or so for mine last year. Excellent items. Been through my dishwasher loads too

i can afford..., but some one please explain why they are so pricey, is it worth spending nearly 100 on it..

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sprite127594

I've been waiting for the tefal gourmet range to come under a 100 as I … I've been waiting for the tefal gourmet range to come under a 100 as I like the stewing pot that comes with it.Would you say these are of the same quality?


Like most people, I haven't used both, so it's hard to be sure. However, I can find only a handful of the reviews for the Tefal range, whereas this Circulon set has over 160 reviews on Amazon alone, most of them five star. I find it hard to believe the Tefal range is better - it might be the same quality or it might be worse. But you can't go wrong with this range IMHO.

HCI2008

this is damn expensive ... have some cold from me



I don't get that attitude. You will probably use at least one pot almost every day and these will last 20 years. Some people will quite happily spend £15000 on a car that will lose half it's value by the time they sell it or £10 on a blu-ray they will only watch twice. £100 for some pots that will cook better tasting food (less burnt) and be easier to clean is a no-brainer in my mind. It is like buying a cheap mattress - you will spend 8 hours a day for the next decade on that thing...
Edited by: "davestavros" 18th Oct 2012

Its 20 quid a pan, you will use one pan 200 times a year probably, they will last you a good ten years or more if you use them properly. 2000 uses for 20 quid, bargain !

I would like to know if they are oven proof to gas mark 9 as some dishes call for a short blast at that heat

How are these in comparison to the Circulon Elite series?

Its still aluminium and you get what you pay for, they are not the best - if you are seriously wanting a good pan look at Fissler, or even All Clad.

This is what I would get http://www.amazon.de/Fissler-Kochgeschirrset-collection-Bestehend-Stielkasserolle16/dp/B000FDAAP2/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1350578851&sr=1-3

and in the Amazon.co.uk have it for £675

Bought this set along with the 26cm Stock pot and the Chefs pan with vouchers from my wedding this summer. Absolutely love them.

Paid £132 I think. So this price is HOT.

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lillypush36

i can afford..., but some one please explain why they are so pricey, is … i can afford..., but some one please explain why they are so pricey, is it worth spending nearly 100 on it..

It's like a luxury car or a luxury smartphone, whether it's worth the money depends mostly on you. Do you cook a lot? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like owning and using high quality equipment? As I said in my description above, you can spend £20 on a cheapo set in Argos if you are just heating up beans and frying an egg from time to time or if money is tight. And in the end Gordon Ramsay can cook better than me even if you give him the thinnest crappiest pot on the market. But I spend all day on a computer, so I like the extra speed that an SSD gives me and I spend a lot of time cooking, so I like having great pots, pans, knives etc.

Anyway, to get to specifics, these are expensive because they hold heat very well and heat very evenly, but aren't too heavy. They clean very easily too, no scrubbing required. They look good and after years of hard use continue to look good, the non-stick works brilliantly (you barely need oil and you can simmer for hours without anything sticking to the bottom) and they come with a lifetime guarantee. You can put them in the oven (up to 240C), you can put them on an induction hob, you can stick them in the dishwasher.

As I said, not for everyone, but neither is an iPad or a Mercedes or a Microserver. For what they are (high quality pots), this is a very hot price.

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lordzaz

I would like to know if they are oven proof to gas mark 9 as some dishes … I would like to know if they are oven proof to gas mark 9 as some dishes call for a short blast at that heat


Yes, it says on the Amazon description page that they're good up to gas mark 9. Mind your fingers when you take them out, though!

Was about to buy when I noticed the real price is an extra £10 (unless you sign up for credit card) I know...... not much difference but amazon pi$$ed me off with that little con.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alessi-Casserole-Stainless-20-SG102/dp/B000PS6RLI/ref=sr_1_3?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1350578649&sr=1-3
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31TphLqnsFL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

I bought one of these when they were on offer,
Reason being, its big enough to use a stew pot, it can go in the oven, to roast with,
then I can fry, saute sizzle braise and even cook drop scones on it as a griddle.
The base is very thick and keeps a nice even heat.
I've even used it with a wire cake stand as a steamer.
If you can only buy one (or like me prefer to have less things) then wait till this is on offer £25ish is what I paid
Did get the lid for it for another £20 though....

Anyway, buy quality and you buy once.

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Shadows1990

How are these in comparison to the Circulon Elite series?


My understanding is that the Elite can't be used on induction hobs and they aren't as good in dishwashers as the Infinite. I think they Elite are pretty good, just not quite as hard-wearing.

teflbloke

My understanding is that the Elite can't be used on induction hobs and … My understanding is that the Elite can't be used on induction hobs and they aren't as good in dishwashers as the Infinite. I think they Elite are pretty good, just not quite as hard-wearing.



Thanks for the speedy response, but it looks like these have expired

Yep, gone up to £120.

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Shadows1990

Thanks for the speedy response, but it looks like these have expired

Well, dammit, that didn't last long. Put in a CamelCamelCamel alert for them, they drop under £110 every couple of months.

Ironically, I had a Camelcamelcamel alert set up but saw it here first.
Will be keeping a close eye on these!

teflbloke

It's like a luxury car or a luxury smartphone, whether it's worth the … It's like a luxury car or a luxury smartphone, whether it's worth the money depends mostly on you. Do you cook a lot? Do you enjoy cooking? Do you like owning and using high quality equipment? As I said in my description above, you can spend £20 on a cheapo set in Argos if you are just heating up beans and frying an egg from time to time or if money is tight. And in the end Gordon Ramsay can cook better than me even if you give him the thinnest crappiest pot on the market. But I spend all day on a computer, so I like the extra speed that an SSD gives me and I spend a lot of time cooking, so I like having great pots, pans, knives etc.Anyway, to get to specifics, these are expensive because they hold heat very well and heat very evenly, but aren't too heavy. They clean very easily too, no scrubbing required. They look good and after years of hard use continue to look good, the non-stick works brilliantly (you barely need oil and you can simmer for hours without anything sticking to the bottom) and they come with a lifetime guarantee. You can put them in the oven (up to 240C), you can put them on an induction hob, you can stick them in the dishwasher.As I said, not for everyone, but neither is an iPad or a Mercedes or a Microserver. For what they are (high quality pots), this is a very hot price.



Thanks for the explanation, i'm concerned about my health, if they are healthy choice than the Teflon coated ones i'll go for it, since they are used to make food what i eat everyday money is least concerned.

I paid around £80 for the 2 frying pans 3 years ago, they are fantastic, nothing sticks at all, you can put them straight from the hob into the oven (ideal for duck breast) & look good as new, they will probably last longer than me

HCI2008

this is damn expensive ... have some cold from me


HCI2008

this is damn expensive ... have some cold from me



Cold because you cannot afford them or because you can find a cheaper deal on THESE pans?

Great pans but spend the extra and get the circulon elite instead.Amazing pans and ill.never buy cheap again.

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muckspreader1

Great pans but spend the extra and get the circulon elite instead.


Err... the Circulon Elite is (as I wrote in my description) the cheaper version of the Circulon Infinite. Compare the same size saucepan in Elite and Infinite.

Nothing wrong with the Elite, but you've got the ranges the wrong way round.

@tefbloke well pardon me im so sorry pan man expert:-)Bought the elite 2years ago half price in debehams and thought they were expensive but there no ordinary pans.Worth every single penny and still look brand new.Dont waste yoir time with cheap crap.Might take a look at these so called infinite pans as recommended by our in house hot uk deals chef tefbloke.

Realise now why i didnt buy the infinite and bought the elite.Infinite have metal handels ideal for firat degree burns when using then for a while on the hob.Elite has silicon handles thay dont get hot and can be used in the oven.Still a hot deal

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The metal handles on the Infinite stay perfectly cool, as the reviews on Amazon attest. I've just made a curry in an Infinite pan, had the hob on full and the handle was only warm to the touch. Yes, silicone handles are a little cooler, but they mean that the manufacturer doesn't recommend putting the Elites in an oven over 180C. The Infinites go up to 240C. They can also be used on induction hobs and in dishwashers, neither of which are recommended for the Elites.

Don't get me wrong, as I said before, you are right that the Elites are excellent pans and they would be a great choice for someone who doesn't need the advantages of the Infinites, wants to save a few quid or has very sensitive hands. But people need to make a choice based on facts.

I wonder if some are getting confused with Elite and Steel Elite? The Elite are hard anodised and not dishwasher safe. The Steel elite are dishwasher proof. I have Anolon (very similar to the Infinite in original post) and Steel Elite. My own personal reason for favouring these over the Infinite is the glass lids, which mean you can see the contents of the pans whilst cooking. Both give amazing non-stick results.

These are great pans we have had a set for about 5 years and used them every day, they still look new! They clean with the wipe of a kitchen role and then a rinse, its all good. Got our off ebay for under £70. Its one of those things, you get what you pay for, and these are great try, T.K Maxx for single Circlon pans at around £20 each......if you can find one.

Mines arrived today I also ordered the circulon wok for 70 sick of buying cheaper woks and them lasting less than a year


oh wish i had found them at this price i will hang off, ive been a householder for 17 years and have spent around £300/£400 in pots al well known names this will b my nest and hopefully last buy
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