March 09, 2010

Review: StoneDine

Description: Non-stick cookware with a stone coating
Main Pitch: "10 times stronger and will last you 10 times longer" than other non-stick pans
Main Offer: $29.97 trial for the 8-piece set
Bonus: FREE 11-inch pan and 11-piece knife set
Marketer: Brand Developers USA
Website: www.StoneDine.com
Prediction: Bomb

I like this product, and I love the pitch. What's not to like? The demos are fantastic, and the product has several strong selling points. These pans are virtually indestructible, and they redefine "non-stick" because food slides right off even if no butter or oil is used. It's amazing to watch in action. There's even an alluring pitch built around gourmet European cooking because these pans are supposed to deliver "the taste of cooking on natural hot stone." All well conceived and flawlessly executed.

Too bad this campaign has no shot of working. The obvious problem is the price: Even the trial is $10 too high for DRTV. When people learn that $29.97 (plus $25 S&H) is just "the first of ten monthly installments," as the Website disclaims, they will proceed directly to Wal-Mart where regular non-stick pans cost less than this trial offer.

194 comments:

  1. i really like the idea of this cookware, and it seems all too good to be true. Just watching the infomercials without knowing the price, i automatically thought about how non-stick pans aren't "careless-proof". By that i mean, careless mothers or fathers and children aren't exactly careful in not scratching or washing or (in any other way) destroying the pans.

    Although i'll pay a pretty penny for indestructible stoneware, 10 payments of anything is a bit much.

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    1. I don't mind paying $300.00 for this cookware, but I don't care that it has an aluminium base to it. I cook all kinds of foods and I need something thats good for light foods like fish, alligator, kangaroo and camel. I also need something tough enough thats going to let me make beef, bear or moose thats going to be tender and still nicely done on the outside with a nice thin crust of deliciously crusted meat. Theres times that I'll have friends come over and ask me to make them freshly killed raccoon and I'll slice it up, thats how fresh it is, and I'll fry up the chops and back straps just right for them. Now you can't do this kind of cooking with walmart pans. Its just not going to happen, sorry. I use stainless pans that I can fry in and also put them straight into a preheated oven. These pans here with the aluminium and plastic handles dont allow for fine dining like cooking I'm talking about, plus they aren't good for your health either. People bring the critters they just got done killing and ask me to cook them for the freshness of the meats and also the ourtity of the meats. No chemicals and no perservatives at all in the meats I'm cooking. I don't like how this stuff sounds and I'm not going to be using it on my friends and the fresh meats I'm used to cooking. Nope, not for me. Sorry, it dosen't matter how much they cost, thats not the issue here at all. healthy cooking just dosen't mean light or no oil in the pan, but also a quality made pan. Thats my thoughts on this.

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    2. Best post I've read in a blue moon

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    3. A very poor attempt to create a "Three Wolf Moon" viral. This one is a bomb.

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    4. EEuew. I don't think I'll be coming to dinner at your house any time soon.

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  2. Thanks for this. I love the idea, but I wasn't able to find the actual price anywhere but here. A little out of my price range.

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    1. 327.00 is the total

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  3. After looking quite a bit on the internet, I can't find one single review by a bonafide owner and user of Stonedine. That is bizarre that not one person who has used this stuff has actually posted a review.

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    1. I bought this product when it was stone line. I would not recommend purchasing it. They have discoloured and they are only non stick for a couple of uses, actually, after you wash them. They also take forever to heat up and cool down

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    2. I bought a cookware set much like this one (not quite as pricey, but far from cheap) & I found the whole idea of only wiping out a pan ridiculous & impossible to follow..ur always gonna have pans that need alil soap & hot water!..needless to say my pans aren't standing the test of time either :S

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    3. If you season your pans well enough (spread oil through the pan and heat it through), and do not wash your pans with dish soap or stick it in your dishwasher, and if you use plastic cooking utensils on your non-stick cookware your pans will not deteriorate. Trust me. Between both my husband and myself, we have had non-stick cookware for a long time, and because we used plastic utensils our cookware is doing well.

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    4. I am an owner and all I can say is save your money. spend the money the first time on a great cookware set and believe me this is not it. I bought this set and hate it. the set peals just like all the rest of the non-stick cookware. the outside is impossible to keep looking new and its not worth the money they want. Never again. The rock thing, what a joke. You are suppose to use any type of cookware with this set. will never be suckered in again.

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  4. Both the infomercial and the website advertise the product for $29.97 (+25.75 S&H). AFTER you give them your payment ifo, they ask if you would like to pay full price and get free shipping. FULL PRICE?!??!?!? NOWHERE on the website or commercial do they tell you what the full price is. You come to find out it's around $299.00 for the order. Now you're stuck getting the product shipped with no way of cancelling your order. You're stuck having to return the product and you're out $50-something dollars in the process. When you finally find a number to call they tell you they can't cancel your order because it takes 24-48 hours to process, which is BS. When I called a few hours later, they said it was already shipped. How s that possible? This is a total scam geared towards confusing the consumer and getting their card number so they could run up charges.

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    1. I felt the same way about Telebrands modes of operations. It seems to me that infomercials need to stop sucking money out of hard working Americans. Instead of paying $10 + $6.99 S&H, I was suckered into paying $34+change. Their website ALSO required a cc# first and I thought I was going to be stuck with that final cost without any adjustments. I tried calling them within seconds of putting the order online, and after receiving vague responses from the CSR, I asked to be put on hold for a manager. When a manager didn't appear on the phone in 16 minutes, I decided to call my credit card company and voided/cancelled the card. THANK GOD that they have such an inefficient billing system that takes 24-48 hours to process a payment (which having working as a CSR for 5 years, I also think this is B.S.) But Thank GOODNESS none the less because it was easier to just void the card. I have a feeling that they're going to call me on Monday once they get the error when they try to charge my credit card! HA! I'm NEVER ordering ANYTHING EVER AGAIN from infomercials!! Based on this experience, and reading yours!

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    2. I agree wholeheartedly. I was "mistakenly" charged for a monthly magazine, and the CSR was unable to void the transaction. I was given an 800 number which was incorrect, and had to call back for a good phone number. Once I reached the refund line, there was no transaction shown in my name. I have, nonetheless, been charged $14.95 for the magazine for two months. I WILL CANCEL THIS _HIT!

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    3. I did find the price on the first page of the web site, down in the small print at the bottom. $300 is what you can pay for a decent set so it doesn't look like savings to me. I was wondering if washing the pans cause the non-stick to quit since the ad says to just wipe it out with a paper towel after using. Not sure, but I'm not taking a chance on it, I don't have $300 to throw away.

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  5. I LIKED THE IDEA OF A HIGH HEAT, SCOUR-ABLE NON-STICK SKILLET, AND BOUGHT A SCAN PAN. iT PERFORMED FOR 2 WEEKS, AND THEN STUCK LIKE CRAZY. SO I'M SUSPICIOUS OF STONEDINE.

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    1. thanks for the heads up on the product. Also to everyone else who let me know the price BEFORE hand.

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    2. Why would you be suspicious of a brand that is based on entirely different technology. Surely the point is that although you paid up for an ordinary, but well known brand, it still failed to perform. You have no knowledge of whether Stonedine will do the same. A ridiculous post.

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  6. I think I like the product, but not at $299!

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    1. Well I bought the set and there is nothing like it and it does everything they said

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    2. Why aren't there more positive posts then?

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    3. I have had a set for about a year and a half and it works great nothing sticks. Some of you idiots should read the instructions and season the pans first then they wont stick after a few uses. They also need to be seasoned from time to time. Even tho you can use other utensiles take care of them use wood or plastic and dont wash them in a dish washer just use a soft cloth and a lil soap they clean up fast and easy. Also I saw exactly what the cost if you just take the time to read everything. They are worth every penny to me

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    4. Gee, an actual post by someone who uses them! I thought that's what reviews were supposed to be. I found these pans on Amazon where they reviews were all fantastic. Then I decided to purchase them from Stonedine directly to take advantage of the payment plan. I don't think $300 is unreasonable for a set of pans, I paid more than that for my kitchen aid set many years ago, but I'm looking to get away from the "non-stick" toxic materials. For those who complain about not realizing the total cost of the pans I don't quite understand that.... it seemed very clear to me what was happening when I was going thru the checkout process. Anyway, thank you to the person above for an actual review from someone who's owned them for a bit... mine shipped today, i'll be careful to read the directions.

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    5. I just bought this set a few months ago, and I have never cooked on anything like it before. I use them daily. There is no need for any oils when cooking, though I use them for flavor. Clean up is a snap, and the almost dry themselves once you dump the rinse water out. I only hand wash mine, i have not used the dishwasher so i dont know how the hold up there.

      Basically, I love them.

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  7. They cornered the market on the stuff but cant sell it, just way too much $$$$$

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  8. For all those who do not recognize a scam, overpriced inferior products; when they see one. Never buy anything being sold direct through TV only. Buy somewhere that it is possible to physically inspect the merchandise before you buy. Do this and prevent yourself from being scammed and having questionable companies from having your credit card information.

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    1. Also, for purchases of this kind and online purchases its wise to use a prepaid card. Most are reloadable and your credit card and bank info remains safe.

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    2. I bought a syndrome 28 cm pan about 6 months ago from Big W, I didn't read the instructions, I didn't season it and I wash it in the dishwasher every day, and the pan is still perfect, best non stick pan that I have ever used .

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  9. there's another product called stoneline that looks the same and claims to be better than stonedine mentioning stonedine by name. i saw that on eBay for $69.99 or make an offer for the complete set. but, as another poster said, i can't find a single review by a stonedine user anywhere. there are links claiming to go to product reviews but those lead everywhere but a review. i notice the commercial mentions no price at all any more which is always a warning that it's expensive and hard to get out of.

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    1. Do not buy stoneline, bought a set it is not a good product. Hot spots all over the fry pans.
      I returned the set ASAP.

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  10. Thank you for the information, forewarned is forearmed!

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  11. If you looked at the web site the 10 monthly payments is not that obvious. For close to $300.00 I bet if you looked you could find a comparable set at any up market store selling cooking supplies for half the price.

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  12. I so love the internet. I too saw the TV ad, but knew something was up. I too could not find the "real" price, but thx to you guys, I now know the truth. They will not be getting my money.

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  13. stonedine is manufactured by stoneline.they offer an 11" pan & a 9" pan for 79.99 thur amazon.com. and you can get free supersaver shipping!it's a shame that stonedine can run their phony scam on tv,but that's good old greedy sob,s that we americans have to put up with!stoneline not stonedine!!

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  14. Thank you everyone for saving me $300 and a headache

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  15. JUST SAW THE COMMERCIAL, IT DID ITS JOB IT HAD ME IN AWE...BUT THANKS TO THIS SITE...O HOW I LOVE LOVE LOVE INTERNET REVIEWS...SUCH A BLESSING TO US CONSUMERS..ESPECIALLY WHILE OUR MONEY IS TIGHT..THANKS AGAIN GUYS!

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    1. Just remember, only complainers and those who like to talk down ever post. Those who love the product are too busy cooking up a storm to bother.

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    2. I was going to buy a set to review on my food blog, but since apparently all I do is complain and talk down, so I will now not purchase this product.

      Good job, paid shill.

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    3. We bought a 'diamond' coated 12" skillet at a grocery store for $20 about 10 months ago. It works like a charm - much better than any non-stick type. It was made in some Asian country.

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    4. Thanks folks for helping me NOT making a mistake by purchasing this crap!

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  16. While I agree they do not tell you the full price up front, I knew immediately that $30 was not the full price when they mentioned (over and over) "Try it for 30 days for only $29.97" They don't say buy it for a reason.

    Decent cookware is never cheap and many infomercials with more expensive items do not tell you the price up front (think Bowflex, Vitamix, etc.).

    One thing I would like, as others have mentioned, is a resource for reviews by a variety of product owners. Still, they do offer money back for 30 days and a 12 year warranty.

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    1. your right, good cookware is never cheap. So if this stuff works and lasts as long as it says it does, then its actually a good deal for people that love to cook. The thing I don't like is the assortment of the pots, I wish there was a 12 qt dutch oven in there too. Then I also would like to hear about these pans from someone that actually did use them. The ones they do advertise look nice and thick and its make from stainless steel with a good coating on it like it claims it has, its not that bad of a deal, just wish you could pick the pots and pans you would like to purchace without them giving you what they want. I don't need 3 frying pans, I would like a larger pot for soup dishes and roasts. Then can you fry with these and then put them in the oven? Not a very informative commercial and not the selection I would like, other than that, I wouldn't mind a set.

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    2. Anyone who knows how to cook should be suspicious of any company that claims their product is the only product they will ever need.

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    3. I agree that I am interested in them completely because I love stoneware, so I can imagine how great the food will taste especially without having to add oils and things. The only down falls for me are the selection of sizes and that they can't go into the oven over 350*. I cook most things at 400. The handles and lids just look WAY too cheaply made. As with any good cookware set... or anything else in life some times you have to pay more in order to get more, so it's not really the price for me. These posts have helped me to decide to get the Rachael Ray's 14 piece Hard-anodized set. It comes with larger pots that I desperately need for my large family. Also if you go into order the stonedine and then click to leave the page (without adding any of your info even) they will give you an additional $60 off which puts them at the same price range as RRs set. Only thing is you don't get the knifes with RR. Happy shopping!

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  17. I reported this to WOT as a scam and I would recommend that others do the same.
    http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/stonedine.com

    Note that I have no affiliation with WOT except that I'm a user, just like a Google user. Just wanted to make that clear.

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  18. Oh and at WOT I posted a link to this post. :)

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  19. I will not buy this now that I read good advice from the reviews I read thanks.

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  20. Both my sister and my parents have bought this cookware about a year ago. Both report they are very happy with it. It actually does seem to be a quality, durable product! I was dubuious too, that's why I've hung off buying so far. It seems Stonedine and Stoneline are the same product marketed differently. I will invest in a single piece first before I dive in and pay big bucks for the whole set.

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  21. Got a prepaid CC from a Coinstar machine and loaded it with $55 before I ordered. Good luck getting any more payments out of me. Anyone can "buy" Stonedine for $55, you heard it here.

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    1. i luv it. I do the same thing all the time. 19.95 and 29.95 all day...

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    2. Where I come from people call that stealing!

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  22. I like the product and of course that the total price is not 29.99, I if I can get a good set of pots and pans at montly payments I will get it, because to pay 300.00 at once is hard for me. I probably will buy it tru my debtcard, that way they will only get the monthly payment.

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  23. I bought them! They are pricey for what u get...I do like them, they are easy to scratch, use rubber or plastic wear with it..The non stick part is great, i have cut down on the use of oil and butter...U should season them with only oil before u use them...helps the non stick part......Im happy with them....just seeing how long they hold up now:-)

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  24. Own it, love it! Worth every dime!!!!! Not everything is a scam. I was worried but decided what I keep paying for cookware adds up to this in 1 2 3 and if it works then I am the better for it and it works! My mom has had hers for 2 years and still works like the day she got it.

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  25. Has this even been around for 2 years?!?!?! Right.
    I love it when the seller starts writing their own reviews on sites like this.
    Try putting the product on Amazon. O wait, they won't do that because they'll get too many bad reviews. FAIL. Scam.

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    1. The product is on Amazon. With 5 reviews at 5 stars. They also have the full price listed same as on stonedine

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  26. Anonymous who said they would use their debit card. DON'T!!!!! Use a credit card instead. Once the charge(s) go on a debit card, it can take MONTHs to get them removed. Charges against a credit card can be removed much more easily.

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    1. it really don't matter if you report your card lost and get another card.

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  27. According to what we see on tv, it could be that good but $300 is just to much.

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  28. Go to bed bath and beyond see what a quality set will run you at that store. I have yet to be burned by any company that I pay with a credit card due to the fact that you have so many rights that you do not have with a debit card. Also you have a choice if you do not like it don't buy it however if you have not then you have NO reason to belittle the product. OH and yes it has been around for over two years.

    I have every intention to purchase it and at least try it before I review something I have never used or tried.

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  29. ok I bought a set because I am a buthole to companies that dont live up to their hype, and since my wifes birthday was coming up I thought why not. now that I have said that I can assure you these are good pots and pans but not $300 worth, I have bought similar sets at Walmart way below what they are selling these for. In all reality they are worth $125 to $150 either way they will be going back. and as for debit card versus credit card if you deal with capital one you better not use the credit card use your debit instead, becasue debit can be dealt with locally at your bank and the credit card goes overseas and takes months to get it straitend out. take it from someone who knows and had to deal with it.

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    1. Thank you for a true review

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  30. You're far better off to get the 15 piece Kirkland signature set from Costco for $159. They compare well with Calphon (some like the Kirkland better) for a lot less. We've had them for years and they still look new and eggs slide around without oil just like they show on the stonedine commercial. Keep metal instruments away from them (and all non-stick cookware) and wash with warm soapy water and they will last forever. Even if you are not a Costco member you can order from their website for a 5% surcharge. Still makes them a killer deal.
    http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11485000&whse=BC&Ne=4000000&eCat=BC|89|56625&N=4017652&Mo=36&No=5&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&cat=54916&Ns=P_Price|1||P_SignDesc1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&topnav=#BVRRWidgetID

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  31. i read all the reviews and i am thankful for them. this product HAS been around for 2 years. I checked out kirkland on-line but think i will check out what they have at bed bath and beyond before making any final decision. thanks for the heads up though.. if i do get it will go through amazon

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  32. I haven't tried stonedine yet and don't know that I will,but,to all the hard heads out there that obviously can't read or pay attention,whichever,No,on the web site it doesn't say in big blue ink "here's the total price" but it does say if you like it and want to keep it after 30 days then you make 10 payment of $29. So before you go mouthing off perhaps you should pay a little better attention.Oh,and for the other nut case,the $29.97 is for the 11 inch pan.Pay attention

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  33. Amazon offers two Stoneline pans for $66.00. Every review is positive. People should stop saying the comercial is bogus, these pans are high quality. People, you get what you pay for. If you want to purchase cookware on the cheap, be prepared to purchase a new set every few years.

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  34. I have the product and LOVE IT

    LONNIE M.

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  35. I have had the product as a gift for about two weeks and I have fixed grilled cheese in the STONEDINE and the cheeese melted wonderfuly and even melted into the pan and never stuck. I am getting ready to buy the larger pot. I will give another report the more use I give this product.

    My wife fixed scrambled eggs in the pan and you had to really lookinto the pan to see that it was used.

    LONNIE M.

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  36. I just saw the commercial in Bundaberg Australia, I waited and waited for them to mention the price and was irritated that after watching this long commercial no price was mentioned, what have they got to hide? I went to their web site and even there no price was mentioned just a trial for $29.97. With all this I would not even consider buying. Check their web site https://secure.stonedine.com/

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  37. This was under order now


    *If you're delighted with and keep your cookware, just make 9 additional payments of $29.97. Your total for all payments is $299.97 + S&H.

    If you are not satisfied for any reason, simply return the product within thirty days and your initial payment will be refunded (less S & H) and there will be no additional payments.

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  38. thanks to the internet i did not put my credit card information on this website..wheww

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  39. Hi Guys, Thankyou for all your reviews. I saw these pans today at a trade fayre and watched the demo which looked impresive. They do seem very expensive though. I still havent bought the set but may do. At least if you pay on the day you have no worries about credit/debit cards being abused. I just wish someone could say for certain that they are value for money. Heres hoping.

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  40. I've been keeping an eye on this products for a year waiting for the price to come down a bit. I don't know about some of you, though, because from the first time I visited the website, the price (trial and total) was always advertised; Not in big bold letters, but it has been there. I can't see myself spending so much for the set right now, but I would if I could afford it

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  41. I bought them, have used them, and love them. If you've ever bought good cookware that lasts it is not cheap and not something you can just pickup at Walmart, which is where I do a lot of shopping. The web site did say the price but you really had to look. I have 2 homes. At my main household I use salad master that was very expensive. I've had that set over 30 years. The stonedine heats evenly just like the salad master and needs no cooking oils for most dishes. I haven't had the stonedine very long so only time will tell of they live up to test.

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  42. I don't know when the info was posted, but I see two places where the full price is stated. Also, this cookware is aluminum (which presumably has been anodized). If you are concerned about aluminum leeching into food, check the web. A Canadian site has an opinion at
    www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/prod/cook-cuisinier-eng.php

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  43. Lonnie is back to give another review,
    I have had the product about month or more right I think so it may be longer, any ways I am the cook of the house and I have heated the 11in pan on an 19,00btu burner trying to get something to stick to make my dish washer mad (my daughter) but no luck. I ahve cook grilled cheese in the pans I have cooked noodles in the pots
    I can even taste the differance in the food and let me tell you it is better now then ever. my opinion is to buy them if you want to just wipe out the pots and pans after dinner instead of scrubbing them clean.
    One more thing the heat very even and NOT so FAST that you burn every thing but NOT so SLOW you can take a nap while waiting.
    LONNIE

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  44. Just a couple things.

    Thanks to Lonnie for the reviews, and to the person with the coinstar idea.

    The pith is that you can "Cook with no fats or oils!" Slightly misleading, as you can see, as the following is taken directly from the faqs of the site: https://secure.stonedine.com/faqs.asp


    Q:
    Do I need to “season” my pan?
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    Yes. Before you use your StoneDine pans for the 1st time, please clean with a soft sponge in warm soapy water. Be sure any loose metallic particles from production are removed. Allow the cookware to dry. Now season your COLD cookware by placing a few drops of cooking oil on a paper towel and spread over the cookware surfaces. Your StoneDine cookware is now ready to use!

    Q:
    My pan is losing its non-stick feel. What do I do?
    A:
    If you have put your pan in the dishwasher, you may feel it is losing its natural non-stick feeling. If so, re-oil the pan. Take a paper towel and wipe oil on the surface while cold. Wipe out any excess. This will re-season the pan.

    Yes, I'm nit-picking, but I do feel that one should know the full facts, with out the bs of having to hunt for it.

    Also, full disclosure of the full price is now listed under the payment area, so that you can see it before you go for the trail, however, it is in smaller print, and you won't see it unless you scroll down to see it:


    "Even if you're not satisfied and return the product, keep the 11 piece knife set with Lifetime Warranty (a $49 value) as our FREE gift to you!


    *If you're delighted with and keep your cookware, just make 9 additional payments of $29.97. Your total for all payments is $299.97 + S&H."

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  45. Any pan needs to be seasoned. People are so lazy that they soak pans then throw them in a dishwasher and expect the pans to keep working. While cooking we pick up a fork or spoon to mix our foods. These this ruin pans. Stonedine is trying to let you know the whole picture and help you keep your pans in peek condition. These pans are showing an alternate way of cooking...a healthy way of cooking. So if you like the idea of nothaving to use a lot of oil or butter while cooking and you would like pans that last...then buy them. Yes they are 300 dollars. You can make monthly payments, which makes this product affordable. It all depends on what you want. If you dont like them...return them. But be your own mind and your own voice. Don't take advice from a rumor mill or people who have no experience with this product. I will be buying them and will give a true and realistic review. Now you can take this comment and think what you would like.

    JStrick

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    1. sounds like an employee

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    2. You are 100% correct...I generally read the reviews and try to find the common denominator. I read reviews on a certain knife set, decided not to buy them, then someone gave me a set a few years later and started kicking myself for not buying them earlier. With the seasoning of the pans, this is a must as it help put a silicon type coating on them, but people get lazy and want everything done for them.

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    3. sounds like an employee who cant spell

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  46. The best skillets are either stainless steel with a clad bottom or good old cast iron. Yes, you need to use butter or oil when using either. But I'm from the school that high quality butters and oils are actually good for you and that those who say they aren't are typically pushing high cholesterol drugs. A single good 12" SS pan costs close to $100.00, and WILL last a lifetime. If you're food sticks to it, it's a good indication that you are cooking wrong! SS pans are only good for low heat frying. Use you're cast iron for the high heat frying like blackening. One other thing to consider is that eating Teflon and the fumes that Teflon emits when it over heats are far worse for you than good quality butters or oils. And no, margerin is not quality at all.

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  47. best skillets i've ever used.

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  48. They are incredible. The price is high I agree, I have just the 11 inch pan right now but will be buying the full set. I have had the pan a year, use it 5 or 6 days a week for everything imaginable (hate my other pots and pans now) and it's as good today as it was when I got it. The only negative (and it's kind of minor) is the handle attaches with a single screw and hand tight wasn't good enough, I used a cordless driver to tighten it and it has been fine since.

    I'm cheap, and it's taken me a full year to finally decide to invest in a full set, but having used and abused the pan the way I have it's clearly going to last a long time with little to no special care required. For me that's worth the price tag.

    As for being a scam - it's not. It may seem like one, it's hard these days to tell the real from the fake, but I can say 100% that it is not. There are very few reviews, if it hadn't been for direct contact I had with the people that market and sell the product, not only would I have never known about Stonedine, I never would have tried it out. I am glad I did and my experience with the company and the product has been very positive in every way (except the high price).

    A wise investment if you ask me.

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  49. I had to chime in...As much as everybody seems to like the non-stick pans nowadays, I firmly believe NOTHING compares or competes with good ol' cast iron...A PROPERLY seasoned C.I. pan will not stick, either, and will last a lifetime or two! You need to get quality pans like Lodges, old Griswolds or Wagners, etc., though, as the cheapie Chinese ones you buy nowadays aren't the same (poor heat distribution,hot spots, thin and cheaply cast). I have 3 pans that are 100+ years old, and all you have to do is wipe them out after use.Occasionally, you rub them with a handful of salt to polish the cooking surface, and reseason them.I very seldom have a sticking problem.I NEVER use soap or detergents on them.It's kind of like the grates on your grille.Plus, the flavor that a properly seasoned C.I. pan adds to your food is absolutely fantastic!

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    1. I absolutely agree. Cast iron pans are the best kind of pans on the market. Not only can you fry in them but bake with them also. Water does destroy them though.

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  50. You must really be an A-hole if you buy your wife pots and pans for a birthday present!!!!!

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    1. lol. Thats hilarious. I just laughed mu butt off at this post. Thanks so much.
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  51. The full price is on the web page you just have to read the small print.

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  52. has anyone used the knife set that comes with it? are they good or useless?

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  53. I had the same experience mentioned previously with a Scanpan. Disappointing for the price.

    Check out Starfrit's light cast iron pans. I have been cooking with mine for a year now and I'm still pleased. Just a light spray of oil and no sticking. Even though the ceramic coating isn't bullet-proof, it's cast iron underneath so not a problem.

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  54. The website does have the price unlike what is being said here.

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  55. Junk! Not worth the money.

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  56. You don't give any specifics, so I assume you have none -- that you have never used the product.

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  57. I have a StoneDine pan (the mid-sized frying pan) and I LOVE it! It IS and DOES everything claimed, BUT I got mine for free. Sadly, the price to complete (or just add to) my collection is prohibitive. =(

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  58. Do you people realize that any GOOD cookware set will cost AT LEAST $250. I've seen a set on a major retail store for $800. I don't think $300 a bad price at all.

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  59. I just bought a 10 piece set at Tuesday Morning for $69.00. I bought them for a Christmas present so will have to wait to see how they work out. Go to another place to buy them and they won't cost you so much.

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  60. Any good cookware is a least $300 you people bust me up with "too expensive". If you have cheap cookware do yourself a favor and spend the money for something you use almost everyday... Good grief.

    I just want the skillet non stick in every pan is silly

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  61. This is certainly an article to be read! This
    was a great and informative read! Fabulous work
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  62. We have had the stone dine hole set for three weeks now it does live up to what it say's. Great product the knives awsome very sharp watch out. I don't know why people bitch about the price for 299.00 that is a very good price. you go and price a good set and see how much you will pay. Yes you can buy a cheap set but that's what you get a cheap set. The stone dine product is worth every penny you pay for it . Take care of it and it will last you a long time. Thanks Robert from TN. PS. Don't knock it until you try it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  63. WARNING! Heads up people! This is a scam and if you don't see that then you deserve to waste your money and possibly your health on this product. Keep in mind that just like any non-stick surface the company will have to mix many chemicals with this so called "stone" in order to make it applicable to cooking pans. This will involve harsh and carcinogenic chemicals just like any other non-stick surface. So unless you believe the government is watching out carefully for you, we recommend you steer clear. Sorry for the bad news, but there is absolutely no data or research on the so called magic stone surface. There is nothing new here except the packing. It sounds great on TV, but you could be gambling with your health.

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    1. I have just bought the ss 28 cm pan and it is fantastic!!!! I have no idea why people are bad mouthing this brand, I don't think they realise that they need to be seasoned with a couple of drops of oil first. Rump steak cooked with this pan seems to taste better compared with my previous pan. I'm definitely investing in the full set, worth every cent!!

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  64. Judging from the reviews from people that actually own the set I've decided I'm going to try the set. Especially since it comes with a knife set and it offers free shipping. I believe you get what you pay for and if they give you 30 days to try it then I think that's worth it. At worst somebody ends up suing them for false advertising.

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  65. I've been thinking about a set to replace a couple good pieces of SS that got ruined by a dumb ex (scored with a brillo pad). Think I'll hold off given the mixed reviews and the fact that there's nowhere I can examine them in person - I dont trust "TV only" places that wont sell to Target or Walmart's "As seen on TV" section ... someone will make a copy soon and put it out there in retail.

    One other comment regarding the credit versus debit debate - I have twice had my debit card number jacked and someone run up charges using it. Once with a big national bank and once with a local credit union. The local credit union fixed it immediately, no questions asked. The big chain I ended up having to call Visa (since it was a Visa debit) - I had been speaking to different people at this bank for a week and everyone was saying that I "Couldnt prove I didnt buy the stuff"... to which my response was, I could, as I used the same card number 30 minutes beforehand at a gas station near my home, 5000 miles from where the fraud occured.

    I called Visa and within an hour was on the phone with a Director-level senior staff member, who conferenced in someone at the bank. Visa/Mastercard extend their fraud protection guarantees, which they are required to have by US federal law, to any debit card with a Visa logo. Basically, if the bank wants to issue debit cards that have the Visa logo (ie, be accepted anywhere) and use their processing system, they have to honor Visa's terms. The issue was closed on that call. So, debit card vs credit card? Doesnt matter from a fraud perspective, except the debit pulls from "your" money while the credit card doesnt.

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  66. Keep buying the cheap Teflon pans at Wal Mart people. Post your complaints about spending money on quality NON-TOXIC products from your cancer clinic. Please enjoy your Twinkies, hot dogs & Teflon from the corporate world that is also feeding you the prescription drugs that are killing you but do not complain about alternative decisions that conscience people are exploring.

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  67. I bought this set and it is FANTASTIC! It works just like they say it will. If the pan that you are using sticks, wipe it out with a papertowel and add a few drops of oil. Wipe the oil around the pan like you do when you first get them. Let it dry and you are ready to cook again. My husband loves these pans no oil yea. Eggs come out great no sticking. We tried all of the things they do on tv and it really works. As for the price it is well worth it. Go to Macy and check out the prices of their pan sets, $299.00 will look great!
    My husband and both love to cook and we would recemend Stonedine to everyone.

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  68. I bought the set over three months ago and have had great luck with them so far. Everything works just as promised. However, when I went to revisit the website to look at the FAQ my browsers, both IE and Firefox, are blocking the website stating it is not secure. Anyone else experiencing this? Seems very suspicious to me.

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  69. WOW! These are the best pot set i have ever purchased! I'm so amazed by how well these pots work! as seen on tv u can cook anything and it wont stick! this is a must have product! i love stonedine cookware!

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  70. Wow! I have to admit I have throughly enjoyed reading all these reviews! I have been debating about getting these, and convincing the husband, for a very long time now. I have pots and pans and in fact was given a set from Kirkland, from my grandmother as a wedding present, and it's done the job required of it. I really want a nice set that I'll feel comfortable with and also feel kind of awesome when cooking with it. I really appreciate all the different reviews on just about every aspect surrounding these pots and pans! If I do end up getting them I'll definitely put up my review!

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  71. I bought Stonedine 2 weeks ago. IT WORKS! I LOVE IT! (I will let you know in a year..2..12) Over the years I have bought so many sets of pans that just don't last, from cheaper Walmart to more expensive sets. None ever last even 1 year, this says it will last 12 years. If it lasts even 1/2 that long it will be worth the price.
    I have noticed that the only bad reviews are from people who haven't tried it.

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  72. By far the best cookware i have ever had!!! i have had them for two months now and absolutely nothing sticks!!! I dont have to add anything to make them nonstick when cooking. Best Money I Ever Spent!!! I highly recommend these to anyone!!! Exceptional customer service!!! And NO I am not a paid representative!!! I am a consumer just like everyone else!!!

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  73. THANK YOU for websites like this. I also was hooked and couldn't believe the price. Before I buy anything on the internet or t.v. or whatever I always pull up the item with the word complaints at the end and it is amazing how many sites have saved me from buying non USA products. Thank you again!

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  74. I'm really disgusted that a company would employ such deceptive practices to sell their products. Do they really think the American consumer is that stupid? With the vast amount of information available on the internet, it blows my minds that some companiescare so little about their reputation. They are very short-sighted to think that these kind of practices won't catch up to them very quickly. Bravo to all of you who did your homework when you noticed no full price on their site.

    I tried calling to see if they would give me a hard time if I asked for the full price right near the beginning of the call. Surprisingly, although they did answer in a somewhat roundabout way, they did tell me without too much prodding. Interestingly, they asked me at the beginning of the call if I had just seen the ad, which I had. To entice me to make a decision now (after I told them I'd have to discuss this with my husband), they offered to waive all shipping charges because the ad was now airing. Do the phone reps even have access to that information at their fingertips? Either way, I told them that as much as I'd love to, I can't make that kind of purchase without consulting with my spouse. They backed off and we ended the call courteously. Bottom line, IMHO, I still find their omission of this important information to be very deceptive. I'm sure they count on the fact that there are a certain percentage of ppl that will fall prey to it, which can lead to some substantial earnings while leaving a trail of disappointed customers as well. I'm a business owner and would never want to treat my customers that way.

    I do want to respond to one of the comments where someone suggests, "Anyone can "buy" Stonedine for $55, you heard it here." They go further to say. "Good luck getting anymore payments out of me." So, they're essentially giving everyone instructions on how to steal this product from the manufacturer. Not only that, they are telling people to commit credit card fraud (by representing they will be paying the balance with that card). Last, but definitely not least, if the package is shipped via US Mail, they have also committed mail fraud by knowingly committing a theft and using the post office in order to do it. Way to go loser! Two wrongs don't make a right and although this company employs shady business practices, you're no better, possibly worse, for suggesting such nonsense. By the way, just because you commented as anonymous, keep in mind that you posted on a third party comment platform which more than likely captures your ip address. If you really did this, you may want to consider making this right or risk lots of potential jail time, for essentially $250. It doesn't seem like such a clever idea now after all, does it?

    Thanks for reading and/or commenting. I would love to hear what you guys think about this.

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  75. If you don't own the cookware then you have no business posting a fking comment.

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  76. Has anyone had to return a damaged pan? I just ordered a set but am worried about the replacement piece. I have 60 days to try out so hopefully all will go great.
    Fish

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  77. I bought the whole set (a decent set WILL cost this much) based on a lot of reviews in the comments here and I have to say, I was floored at how well they work! I have never taken soap to them (Anthony Bourdain said in his book "Kitchen Confidential" that any good non-stick pan should just be wiped out with a paper towel and avoid the soaps, which can ruin them over time).

    I seasoned them as instructed, then proceeded to test them out. The frying pan I tested with bacon and the grease wiped out with just a paper towel. Then I made scrambled eggs, which not only did it not stick to the pan, but it also wiped out with a paper towel.

    My final test before declaring them suitable to keep was the spaghetti sauce test. I made a batch of sauce and let the dirty pan sit out overnight, not soaking or anything, to let the sauce crust over and see if it would still clean up as well as advertised. The next day, I ran it under the faucet for 5 seconds, then took a paper towel to it. It cleaned up shiny new in 15 seconds with zero scrubbing - just wiping it with the paper towel.

    I do not regret buying these for one minute. They are WONDERFUL.

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  78. Sorry, just to expand on my previous comments - while I am fascinated by how well it cleans up, I should also add that everything cooks wonderfully on it. The bacon didn't burn or stick, nor did the eggs. The spaghetti sauce poured right out leaving only a thin coating on the pan.

    I do take care and use bamboo utensils while cooking with them.

    Oh, and for those asking, the knife set is completely useless. Luckily it was free, or it would have gone back.

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  79. After reading some of the other reviews and of course watching the infomercials I was epxecting miracles. I didn't get them.
    To be frank I've only used one of these pans once but the results merited this review.

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  80. Why complain about the price? because the infomercial says 'You could easily pay $100-180 for a set like this!' 29.95 is far less than $100, yet $299 is far, far more. That's the false advertising. I also went to several different places on the website and saw nothing about payments. I did assume I could cancel the order once I made it-- too bad it will probably ship first. *ss holes.

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  81. People. Just open a Netspend card account, create a virtual credit card number, place your order, get the product, then cancel your virtual card. Get the scammers back and keep the product.

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  82. Okay, I saw the ad on television and looked online. I was not going to spend a lot of time reading through every post, but the price is on the online ad. It's on the right side in greyed-out writing. It does say nine more payments. I particularly liked when I was leaving the site, it opened a window offering free shipping. All in all, you won't pay $180 at first, just nearly twice as much later. I'll check into other stuff.

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  83. Your best bet here is to use a card you were going to cancel anyways then order the set, cancel the card and you have the set for $58. Hell at that rate you can buy 2 sets! for one third the cost on one!!!

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  84. To the people mentioning how to steal the product I hope you understand how low you sound.No-one is going to repeat your behavior. Those of us reading and searching info about products ARE HARD WORKING BASICALLY HONEST ADULTS and NOT A LOWLIFE LIKE YOU, GO CRAWL INTO A HOLE

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  85. I GUESS YOU HAVE A VERY VERY LOW CREDIT SCORE LOL LOL LOL and I hope you go to jail, you are telling everyone what a worm you are.and that you are short on brain matter.

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  86. After hearing about this Stonedine cookware, I checked the BBB. Stonedine has an A- rating. You can search "stonedine BBB" and see the 3 complaints against the company. I read the complaints, and thought that they were from users who did not read everything regarding the price (which is right there on the site), and a misunderstanding regarding shipping.

    No other complaints about fraud, so seems legit to me.

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  87. I agree with SK - before reading ALL these reviews I checked stonedine's rating with the BBB. And given the length of time the company has had a rating with the BBB, I'd say only 3 complaints is pretty darn good. Not to mention for all the naysayers on this site, if you have a valid complaint against the company try resolving it through the BBB. According the the BBB's website it would appear that the 3 complaints registered with the BBB against stonedine were able to be resolved. Thinking I may try out the product after all. Guess time will tell if they are truly worth the actual price (which has always been on the stonedine website, though it IS pretty in what everyone calls the proverbial "fine print" lol).

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  88. None of the complaints were about a misunderstanding regarding the price, although 3 of the 4 have been resolved with the intervention of BBB. 2 of the complaints regarded the billing (one person had difficulty cancelling the order because the FULL price was charged, not the 30 day trial amount), the one unresolved complaint involves the company DOUBLE-BILLING the customer's credit card account, which caused other problems. The other 2 involved back order/shipping issues, one person apparently waited 3 months to replace a defective pan. I'll note I went to the website, and when I tried to leave, without entering any payment information, a pop-up whines that you're leaving without entering any payment information. Thankfully, it's easy to just click on the leave button, but that's the equivalent of a hard-sell to me. I guess that doesn't affect their rating with the BBB.

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  89. The page "whines"? The pop-up and subsequent page is an offer to send you the set (while still opting for the 10 payment option) with free shipping.

    I see no problem with that, and don't consider it a "hard-sell".

    I honestly don't see how anyone could screw up ordering this set UNLESS they didn't read everything before buying. But, I guess that's Stonedine's fault.

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  90. SCAM. I have turned it over to my credit card company, pathetic company; dumb me.

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  91. According to the BBB this company began 1/1/2009 and is NOT BBB accredited. They have 6 employees and a F rating. Look it up yourselves. http://www.la.bbb.org/ Bad... bad... bad...

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  92. I rang them to find out the price just last night and it's now $428 if your one of the first 10 callers otherwise it will set you back $659 and the stuff is made in Thailand. I can get a full set of Jamie Oliver Tefal for $399 on sale which is made in France and worth $1,000 normally.

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  93. Not worth it. My mom had cancer and her doctor told her not to purchase this stuff or Teflon non stick pans because of the chemicals. I got stainless steel pots and pans with copper for even heat distributing for half of the cost of this set at Costco. My husband is a chef and said that the Costco pots and pans were the best available in that price range. Plus, it didn't cost us over fifty dollars in shipping like stone dine would. I tried calling stone dine to get more info about the chemicals they used in the process to make the pots and pans nonstick and they said it was classified. They were also very rude to me and pushy.

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  94. Is it me or is it scum way of doing business when you hide the true price of your product, and make the customer jump through a hundred hoops before they find the true price of your product. I was so ready to buy the product, even at $300 I would have. But after 25 times clicking and reading every damn thing on the 5 year old made website, I was fed up. " Stonedine" F**k your product and F**k you too. You wanna do business put the price in BOLD letters on your site and stop waiting people's time.

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  95. I read at least 1/4 maybe 1/2 of these comments. I don't think I saw anything on the following.

    What caught my eye on the ad was the small print referring to "properly seasoning" the pan for it to work correctly.
    I attempted to find how to properly season the pan to no avail.

    So, seasoning a pan usually refers to cast iron cookware.
    Applying vegetable oil or shortening and burning it on.
    Once the layer of "rancid grease" is built up the pot, skillet, griddle, or whatever is "seasoned".
    It is fairly "stick proof" but "rancid grease", is it worth it?

    Dutch Oven Officionados will talk at length about how important proper seasoning is and how you cannot wash with anything but warm water.

    So, these $300-$700 pots and pans need a cooked in layer of rancid grease to work properly.

    Carefully watch the ad next time it's on. You'll see the small print.

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    1. You get the instructions on how to season the pan when you get them. All it takes is to clean the pan and then wipe a small amout of oil with a paper towel into the clod pan and your ready. Nothing about rancid in there lol

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  96. I love the product, I love the pitch, I dislike the false advertising claim that "You would pay $100-$180 for the European style pans but you won't pay anywhere near that for this set." The fact is that they don't tell you that the price quoted in the statement is PER PAN and in that sense , they are correct, you won't pay anywhere near that price...But the total price after all payments are completed IS shown on the website ad at $299.97 for all eight pieces + the "free gifts".

    As to the "cooking-in" comments.. These pans like cast iron cookware needs to be "seasoned" for best results. When was the last time anyone complained about cooking in cast iron cookware????

    It's a shame though. I was really looking forward to trying these. But not at that price. I might consider $150.00 total price... that at least seems reasonable.

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  97. Oh man, I am currently on the website, credit card in hand. I was almost sucked in, then I remembered; I check everything else out for reviews, better check this, too. Ha! No way am I getting these now. Thanks everyone!

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  98. Listen people. .. If you cook alot , Get yourself a set ... All Clad, LE Creuset, Anolon extc ... Yes they are expensive .. Yes 1 pan Might run you 100+ buxx.. But they will last a Lifetime ...If you dont cook alot get Calaphon .. They are descent pans and they are cost friendly .. Anything you see off a infomercial Is going to be FAIL .... Dont be a couch potato consumer and spend money on garbage....

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  99. i'll wait and get it at the 99 cent store

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  100. I am surprised that nobody here mentioned the data shown in the FAQ section of their website. It says the coating is only good for 350 F temperature, and the handles are even less! They recommend covering the handles in aluminum foil if you bake with them in the oven! This is worse than regular Teflon pans!

    I am also surprised that nobody has mentioned the "Orgreenic" pans that make similar claims of being non-stick and scratch resistant, but also claim to go to much higher temperatures (I think 600 F?) because there is no Teflon in the coating. Their website is kind of strange in that they show all sorts of different pans, but they only seem to sell the frying pan? That doesn't make sense. It has a bit of a "scam" feel to it, just like the StoneDine site, but I can't quite figure it out. Like StoneDine, I don't see any actual user reviews online for the Orgreenics pans. The ones that are posted seem to be obviously written by the company that is selling the product!

    Oddly, this is the best discussion I have found on the web on this topic, so thanks to the guy who sponsored it!

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  101. Hey, I have an idea! Why not actually TRY the product before coming on here and writing a meaningless, non-educated review? I'm seeing 20% reviews from people who own the pans--and who, by the way, are all writing sterling review--and another 80% split between people who can't figure out how to READ the website for pricing information, people who think this company/teflon is a huge conspiracy theory to destroy mankind, and a smaller faction of cheap asses who think a good set of pans should cost $100.

    With all due respect, please pull your heads out of your butts. All but three of the BBB reviews show a genuine effort by the company to appease angry customers. And the three unaddressed? Posted by people who couldn't figure out the price of the pan set, even though it is clearly stipulated on the website AND any of the customer services representatives you speak to will iterate about a half dozen times during the ordering process.

    I have had the pans for several months now and they are, without a doubt, the best pan set I have ever cooked with. And I also own a SS set I purchased two years ago from Cuisinart (and some people might consider THAT highway robbery). I haven't reached for the SS since I've had these. They cook excellent, they clean up easily, they heat evenly and consistently.

    A few notes:

    1) Any decent set of cookware is going to cost you upwards of $300+. If you want to buy a new set of piece of crap Walmartware every year, that's your business. If you want a quality set that's going to last you a half decade or longer, get used to these prices.

    2) "Seasoning" the pan is and has been a typical process for cast iron cookware forever. Why are you complaining about this like it's some absurd concept? To get the same non-stick omelette from my SS pans I have to carve a healthy serving of butter or oil into the pan prior to cooking. I get that effect with these by applying three drops of olive oil before cooking. Oh no! How terrible!

    3) The pans aren't meant for baking. No non-stick cookware is, despite what temperature tolerance they publish. You cook in steel, iron or glassware that is made specifically for that purpose. I'm sorry that you don't know how to cook and enjoy baking your casseroles in teflon at 450 degrees. If you're out of college, you should know how to cook like a big boy now.

    In summary, the pans are great and well worth the money. Yes, you can get a SS set (an ok one) for about the same price. No, you are not getting ripped off by buying these. They're geared towards the casual cook and aspiring chef who wants a quality product without investing a thousand $ in professional cookware. For those of you posting without ever even touching the pans, piss off. You have no right to be posting a review.

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  102. Followed the directions on seasoning and the pans works well for about a month and now everything sticks.

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  103. I read all the reviews and was shocked only ONE person was concerned the cookware has an ALUMINUM base! The Journal of Alzheimers disease in 2007 showed a correlation between elevated aluminum levels in the brain and the development of Alzheimer's disease. Yes, I realize correlation does not equal causation however, I'm not willing to take the gamble with my health. I got a kick out of a lot of the comments I have to say. It's nice to see several people are aware of the health benefits of certain oils. For those of you who are encouraging theft, you reap what you sow in this life people.

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    1. One concern I have is people say to take a paper towel and just wipe it out.I was always taught to use soap and hot water to kill bacteria. Just wipping it out leaves micro bacteria in the pan to mold. don't seam to healthy to me!!!

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    2. Da! Heat kills bacteria.
      You can wash the pans out with hot water and soap if you want but just make sure that you re-season if necessary.

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  104. Their website does now show the full price way down in the tiny print at the bottom. Sleazy approach, but at least it's there somewhere.

    While I'm highly skeptical of anything that is available exclusively through late-nite TV infomercials, I'd be DRASTICALLY more likely to believe the claims if it costs $300 for a set; at that price it's at least possible it's made out of something other than aluminum foil. Still skeptical, but not nearly as skeptical as I'd be if they were trying to sell me 6 pans for $50.

    I assume these are similar in construction to the ceramic-coated eco-pans available in regular stores, and it would be interesting to read a real review somewhere by a professional cook.

    Incidentally, on the aluminum thing, it doesn't matter what the pan is made out of so long as the cooking surface isn't aluminum, which it presumably isn't if the coating is at all useful. It's not like the aluminum molecules can magically transport themselves through a ceramic coating into the food, and I rather hope your food never touches the underside of the pan--I'd wager you're doing it wrong at that point.

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  105. If you pay attention to the commercial, the set of tongs that they use to remove the steak from the pan are designed especially for nonstick pans.
    This alone should give everybody a clue that they are ordinary nonstick not meant for high temperature use and will probably damage easily.
    There are high temperature nonstick pans available for about the same price and they are your best bet.

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  106. You don’t have to be a genius for some things. But an unbiased open mind, common sense, understanding and being very thorough may allow an individual to go far in life.

    I have not used and I do not own Stonedine so I have no opinion on the cookware itself but my comments and intent should be clear.

    I just watched the Stonedine infomercial which made me curious. So I visited and read their website *carefully*. Did you notice the $29.97*, asterisk? There was also a notation at the very bottom of the page which stated – Offer Details: With this exclusive offer you can try StoneDine for the low price of only $29.97 plus S&H. If you're delighted with and keep your cookware, just make 9 additional payments of $29.97. Your total for all payments is $299.97 + S&H.

    Yeah the notation was in a smaller font, but nonetheless the notation was still there at the bottom of the page where it belonged. All you had to do was read the entire page.

    Good cookware sets cost more than bargain/average cookware sets, and retail prices for good cookware can range from a couple hundred dollars to a couple thousand dollars.

    I found a 14-piece cookware set that its suggested retail price was $2755 because of its patented Copper-Core™ five-ply bonded design with a thick copper center core to maximize heat conductivity. The copper ply is bonded to aluminum to enhance heat distribution while reducing weight. The bonded exterior and interior layers are highest-quality 18/10 stainless-steel, providing the ideal cooking surface, ease of cleaning, extreme durability and oven-safe up to 500 F.

    So $299 for good cookware may be reasonable if it is good cookware. Personally, I have been using a multi-ply bonded aluminum, copper and stainless steel set of pot, pans, and lids for over 25 years. I also use a couple different sized well seasoned cast iron skillets, a high-end non-stick skillet, and a steel wok.

    Different metals and finishes cook differently and react differently to different foods. Buy the best you can. And remember, take care of your cutlery, utensils, and cookware and they will take care of you for a very long time.

    I’m done with my rant and rave, but I would like to include a post someone made earlier which is why I posted my thoughts in this thread in the first place.

    -Keep buying the cheap Teflon pans at Wal Mart people. Post your complaints about spending money on quality NON-TOXIC products from your cancer clinic. Please enjoy your Twinkies, hot dogs & Teflon from the corporate world that is also feeding you the prescription drugs that are killing you but do not complain about alternative decisions that conscience people are exploring.–


    That's All Folks.

    Eat Well, Live Long, Live Strong, Happy Cooking...

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  107. It is very useful and interesting information

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  108. Stonedine is worth every dime spent!

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  109. I must confess; I, too, was taken in at first by the infomercial. But, I have, thanks to all of you can infer that we are dealing with a bogus product. And thanks for saving me over $300.00

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    1. The price, The price, The price !

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  110. I have bought similar sets at Walmart way below what they are selling these for.

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  111. Rick loved your post very well stated! People don't tend to read things carefully, I also read the disclaimer at the bottom of Stonedine's web page. What's with the product bashing if you haven't tried it how can you judge it. It's very rare a scam will be publicized on National TV!

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  112. cool review bro...., i agree with your opinion about stonedine

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  113. Rick - great review / information. I like what I see in this product. We always purchase the $180 - $250 sets of pans and they've lasted us years. The "seasoning" of the pans is a normal process in "real" and "healthy" cooking. Especially if you're cooking in a Primal way. A dab or two of olive oil wiped over the pan can keep any higher end pan non-stick and healthy. We have Calaphon pans that we use bamboo utensils and wipe down with olive oil and they've continued to perform very well for a decade now. Was looking to upgrade so I could send these older pans with the kiddos to college and these caught my eye. Didn't pay much attention to the sales pitch accept that they stayed non-stick with some good "seasoning". Will likely purchase these in good time aside from the freebies you get. Been looking for a decent set of pans for cooking - good to see so many decent folks that have actually owned and used the product that were happy with it. Also nice to see there are other level headed consumers out there that do their due diligence prior to purchasing online products by checking the BBB and other reviews. How can a company be scamming you if they've been successfully selling the same product now for 2 years in the exact same manner and the BBB has only 3 or 4 complaints and most that have been resolved. Do your due diligence as a consumer and you'll never have to worry about being uneducated about a product and the companies true intentions.

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  114. I just received one 11" pan as a gift. We have been using it everyday for 2 weeks. Whole family loves the pan and will buy more. It is really non-stick, and food turns out cooked beautifully (not just tastes good).

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  115. Honestly I do not think that 299.00 is that high a price when you consider what you are getting, including the "free gifts". I have see crappier sets sell for more, just because they have a fancy chef's name on them. I bought my parents a 400. cooking set for Christmas a few years ago, the set lasted less than 2 years of normal routine cooking.

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  116. Stainless Steel is not magnetic!!! How did they magnetize it?

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    1. Stainless steel can be either magnetic or non-magnetic. All stainless steels, with the exception of the austenitic group, are strongly attracted to a magnet.

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  117. None of the reviews say where the product is made.
    Where are the pans made?????

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  118. Just ordered the 11 inch pan. It did seem like it would be $30. But instead its 3 payments of 30 plus 13 for shipping. Totaling $103. Whatever. I ordered it, if I like it I will return it for money back and order the whole set for $300. Like many others have said, you get what you pay for. I'm not afraid to pay $300 for quality.

    However. If they are not worth the money, I will definitely tell EVERYONE and try to get the word out. Same goes for if I like them. But I will not sit here and dis on a product I've never tried. If its crap, I'm out $100 and hopefully I can get the word out to help others from losing money. If I like them, I'll buy more and let everyone know.

    Keep an eye out for my next post, they said it will be 3-4 weeks til I get them.

    I will let everyone know.

    Seth - Wyoming

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  119. Thanks for everyones comments on Stonedine. I appreciate comments to find out the truth about infomercials.

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  120. This is another wonderful product with a horrendous marketing approach. It reminds me of Wen hair care. Why do these companies feel they need to be so A. secretive and B. deceptive in their marketing and customer service practices when they have an excellent product? I will NEVER understand that. That being said, people may very well trot off to Walmart to buy cheaper non stick pans and they will continue to poison themselves with their toxic *bargains*. Personally, cooking in something that releases chemicals into my organic food is not my idea of intelligence.

    Renting...you may have seen something that looked like this but you did not see something COMPARABLE to this at Walmart.

    Holly...there are scams on National TV every day, do you seriously believe just because you saw it on TV it must be true???

    Anonymous...to magnetize stainless steel: http://www.ehow.com/how_8114627_make-stainless-steel-magnetic.html It took me less than 5 second to do a search and find that information.

    I fully intend to buy these pans. $300 for a full set of cookware is not unheard of for quality that not only won't poison you but will last for years. I also appreciate that I can make payments on them since I can't afford to pay that much at once. Just waiting to get a bill paid off so I can fit this into my budget.

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  121. I got the stone dine pans in August 2011 and in November 2011 the Teflon started pealing up in 2 of the pans now everything sticks! They said they were going to replace my defective pans and now 2 months later they said they are in "back stock" and they have no idea when they will get a shipment. Their customer service is horrible! Im about to just cancel payment on them and be done with it.

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  122. I just received my Stoneline (aka Stonedine) 20cm pan (paid $99aud) yesterday. It was recommended by a friend who has been using one for a few years - I didn't see the commercial.
    Although I have yet to use it - maybe tonight? I will keep you posted on how it performs.
    I feel I must comment on the delivery. I only put my order in late on 5 Jan and it arrived 10 Jan. Those 5 days included a weekend so I congratulate Stoneline Australia on their fast delivery. The delivery charge was included in the cost. And to all those 'whingers' - you get what you pay for and as for the 'THIEVES' I wonder if they will squeal so loudly when they are caught out and end up in court.

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  123. The cookware performs as advertised and is great to work with.

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    1. loved my stoneline cookware for the first year But now after 6 years it is ready for the bin

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  124. Has anyone ever heard of CHARGEBACK! As someone who has worked for credit card processing companies who are not legit and abiding by visa / mc regs... they will have to pay a fee for each chargeback and give you your money back. Dispute with your credit card issuers people. If they have too many chargebacks visa /mc will not allow that company to process, which for a business like this IS Thierry lively hood.

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  125. I. Love. These. Pans.

    Ordered the whole set, they were just delivered yesterday. I've only used the small omelette-type pan so far, but it is amazing. I don't think you could stick anything to this pan with glue! Sorry, that may be a bit of an exaggeration...but you get what I mean. I can't comment on whether they are over priced, I just haven't done the research - but, they aren't a scam as far as doing what they say they will do. No problems ordering, super fast delivery (even though they warned that it may take weeks, it only took 3 days). The only question that remains is whether they really last, and only time will tell. Here's hoping.

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  126. I too have purchased the whole set.i have had them for a week now and am more than satisfied.we live on a large farm so i am cooking all the time.
    love the easy washing and there seems to be nothing that sticks to these pans.
    My opinion is to try before you bitch about anything.
    cheers

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  127. I must admit they look interesting, but i havnt seen any world class chef or company back the product?
    A light splash of a quality olive oil is better then any fancy pan.
    Mabye sve ur mony and learn how to cook? Take a few cooking classes and uw willsee that its not the pan, its the cook! :)

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  128. I ordered the single frying pan over 1 year ago, and have used it a lot since then, and other than a lil peanut oil wiped in and then out of that pan with a paper towel, have had no issues with this pan. I have burned a white bechamel sauce and it wiped out with no problem. I very much recommend this set, and while I have not purchased the whole set yet(budget thingy u know), I do plan to in the very near future, oh and as a side I spent over $600.00 usd for a SS set of pans also, so 300.00 to 400.00 is not a extremely high cost for a excellent set of high quality cookware.

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  129. I really want to try these pans but I'm not sure yet. All I know is that they have them at Amazon.com for about $80 and not much on shipping. I haven't made up my mind. I don't cook heavy meals consisting of fatty meats or anything like that. Also going through Amazon.com you skip all the $30 3 month trial and having to pay extra. Just thought I'd share.

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    1. That 80 bux is for the one pan not the whole set

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  130. I haven't yet ordered. Enjoy the reviews although they are very mixed. I have sent an email to the company 2 days ago about possible alternative ways of paying including through PayPal or all at once. They have not yet responded. I don't feel the price is too much if they are half as good as they say but I am very disappointed in not receiving any reply back as of yet. Customer satisfaction and attentiveness is a priority in determining whether I will do business with a company. I understand we live in a busy world but most trustworthy and reputable businesses will at least send out an automated message to say that they will get back with you in a specified timeframe. It would be worth whatever inconvenience it might be to set that up. So, based upon the mixed review and poor consumer response, I will be shopping with other companies.

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  131. I beleive that a person should be able to contact your credit card company and explain that you feel you have been scammed and you want the charges canceled and then you can refuse the shipment when it arrives. DON'T open the package or you will have to pay return postage

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  132. In reading the FAQs, I immediately noticed that the company does not answer the second question regarding where StoneDine is made. It’s a very simple question. It was not an inquiry pertaining to where the product was developed and invented. My immediate deduction was that it's made in China. Before I make any purchase, I require a direct answer to this question. Where is StoneDine cookware made?
    They're not even smart enough to get their FAQs straight:

    •Where is StoneDine Made? How Many Have Been Sold?
    •StoneDine was developed and invented in Germany over a decade ago. Over 1.2 Million StoneDine cookware units have been sold in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.!

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  133. i was able to buy just the 1 off 28inch pan stonedine for $59.95 in australia at the shops (harvey norman) 3months still works. i think it was worth it but i dont think the whole set is worth $299. in australia they sell a 28inch pan by itself or the whole set.

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  134. It seems kinda pricey but I would like to try one pan before I buy all. I have circulon right now and its the bomb! I can let gravy dry in the pan and still wipe it right out! You can get the set on Amazon for less than these. I've had mine 6 years and still look the same as day one:)

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  135. For about $299, you can get the big Stonedine set from amazon.com--with FREE shipping. And you can read a lot of reviews{some iffy, but most of them good)from people who actually use Stonedine. With the set, you get the 11-inch fry pan and the set of knives. People in general rave about the cookware--although the knives are purported to be cheap-o. But who cares? The main thing are the pots and pans--right? I order a lot from amazon.com because they stand behind the merchandise better than the infomercial sharks. Keep an open mind and visit the stonedine page at amazon and see what others have to say. Also, every pan needs to be seasoned properly. I use stainless a lot and find that if I gradually heat it up--I don't even need cooking spray most of the time (I used to be a perpetual PAM person}. I'm just saying......

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  136. I purchased two of the 11" pans and they are great. The food taste so much better therefore I am ordering the full set. You want lose on this cookware.

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  137. I'm surprised all those who say the cost is $299. Yes, it says so on the site. But Patience is a virtue. Go to the Order page, like you were going to place an order. Then either try to close the page or go back, and you will get a $59 discount. They will cut two instalments if you order after walking away. Does $240 sound better than $299?

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  138. Hey All, Im from Australia and we sell Stone Dine in SOME store's here. I have just recently bought the FryPan and thought i would let you all know that i have used it 3 times this past week & it has worked beautifully. i was thinking & in another 2 weeks i will post a review of the product to see if it starts sticking or anything like that. i can't at this stage fault the product. Lise Canberra

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    1. Hi Lise, I'm Aussie too. I bought the 28cm frying pan from Harvey Norman today and I noticed that there is no direction sheet included and the box tells me the Materials are: Stainless Steel and Aluminium. Can you tell me the structure of the pan? I believe aluminium has been connected with Alzheimer's Disease. Is the aluminium in the coating, and if not, does your literature tell you exactly what is the coating made of?????
      Thanks, Suz - South Coast NSW

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  139. I recently bought the StoneDine cookware as advertised on a TV informercial. As it came with a money back guarantee I decided to give it a go. I can truthfully say it is performing exactly as advertised, comes with a 12-year warranty and is the best money I've spent on cookware in a long, long time. I've wasted good money on so-called non-stick cookware over the years, only to find it losing its lustre and function after 3-4 weeks. I'm betting my Stonedine will go the distance, and well worth the money which is payable by an initial instalment plus P&H and five more manageable monthly instalments.

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  140. I bought the 28cm frying pan. There is no instruction sheet or anything to tell me about the product's coating makeup! I can't find any literature about the scientific structure of the pan. The box tells me it is made of stainless steel and aluminum. I am of the understanding that aluminum has been connected with Alzheimer's Disease. Can anyone tell me the structure of the pan and whether the aluminum is in the cooking surface? And exactly WHAT is in the coating?

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  141. Purchased Stonedine frypan. Washed and seasoned as it should be, fried an egg. It stuck. Would not wipe off with paper towel. Washed again, seasoned again, fried hamburgers. Stuck again, would not wipe out with paper towel. Had to soak the pan. Now I guess I'll have to fight for a refund. Very disappointing Stonedine.

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    1. The clue is in the advertising. It can stand abrasion with a metal brush..but you can't use metal utensils, wash it in water, and need to heat and add oil to the hot surface to make it non stick?. I guess its the old adage, a picture makes a mockery of common sense.

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