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What is Calphalon"Select Savings" ?


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Was shopping for my new kitchen today, mostly picking up odds and ends (funnels, pepper mill, etc) but I did intend to make at least a perusal of the pots and pans section of the store to see if anything caught my eye.

Long story short, after some slightly glassy eyed wandering through racks of all-clad, calphalon and so forth, I ended up with a Cal "Select Savings" stainless 2.5qt saucepan.

What I'm curious about is the fact that it rang in at a little over half the price of comparable products --I paid about 40 for this, vs around 100 for the other smaller stainless items. The corporate website makes no differentiation but the prices they list fall in line with what I saw at a retail location.

I'm not particularly concerned I bought something sub-par really--I'm sure what I got will suffice for anything I'll likely to need it for, just trying to figure out what's up with the price break.

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I think it's just a promotion, from time to time they do that for an item or another in one of their lines. They're not sub-par in any-way, they're the same product but it's more of a manufacturer sale if you wish (as opposed to a store special)

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Caphalon has alot of different "models" of their cookware, from decent to flimsy. They discontinued their professional line a few years ago as they started mass marketing themselves. They go from Cadillac to Chevy.

I don't know in particular which you have. The weight of the piece is often a good determinate. The stuff Target sells is their least expensive, while Bed Bath and Beyond and Williams-Sonoma sell their better stuff.

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