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Muscle testing cookware at Macy’s

Something interesting has come up often in my practice. People are not muscle testing well for various stainless steel things, like pots and pans, water bottles, thermos containers, that kind of thing. One patient asked if I would be willing to meet her at a department store to help her find some cookware that didn’t make her weak, I said yes. Today we did that at Macy’s. We found at least three inexpensive lines of stainless steel cookware that test just fine. We found that the most expensive line available in the store (All-Clad) also tested well. We found that pretty much all of the “middle-quality” lines did not test well, the ones that are generally between $150.00 to $350.00 for a set of cookware. For example, All-Clad tested well, but Emeril by All-Clad did not test well (the less expensive line endorsed by the celebrity chef Emeril). Here’s some affordable winners:

Martha Stewart Collection Stainless Steel

Tools of the Trade Stainless Steel Basics

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Steel

Kitchen Aid 2.25 Qt Curling Tea Kettle

Kitchen Aid 2 Qt Whistling Tea Kettle Porcelain Enamel

Fagor Duo 6 Qt 18/10 Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker