My hard anodized was showing signs that I had mistreated it badly, so I wanted to go back to stainless where I didn't have to be as careful with the type of spoon I used to stir. This set is PERFECT! I love the silicone in the handles and around the lids. It is easy to clean following the instructions of the manufacturer--Bar Keepers Friend, then into the dishwasher.
Also, so many sets these days don't have enough pans, and pans share lids. This set has a lid for every pan, and enough pans to cook a large meal without wishing for another pan. I am really pleased with my purchase.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice, heavy cookware with solid lids. Silicone in handles and around lid edges is great!
This is a great looking set of cookware. The rubberized lids are really nice and do not rattle at all when you have a full boil. My only complaint is that food seems to stick really bad, but this is the first time I've ever owned cookware like this so perhaps it's normal. But once the food sticks, it leaves a stain if you wash normally. What I had to do was boil water and vinegar to get stuck on foods off (which worked really well) and scrub with a bit of baking soda if there were stains.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
This would be a perfect set of pots and pans were it not for two factors:
1) The pans are not balanced to sit flat when empty. It is close, but that's almost worse because they will hold in place sometimes, and topple over to the handle side other times. This is by far the biggest draw back, especially if you are preheating a pot/pan you can have a hot metal unstable item on your hands. With all the other high quality features, this just seems a dumb oversight;
2) The handles do get hot a bit too far up the handle, so if you have large hands as I do (and big feet...if you know what I mean, ladies! JK), you have to use a bit of care grasping the hot handles. Again, seems an easy fix on such a high quality set, I am surprised it made it through to production.
OTHERWISE, THIS SET IS JUST PLAIN AWESOME.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Hard to get stainless steel wrong!
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high, but pans should be balanced when empty
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I wouldn't recommend this set to anyone. I got them for Christmas 2012 thinking they would be fantastic, but just the opposite. I put them in the dishwasher every night, I'm not about to "baby" a set of saucepans that say they are disherwasher safe. I find the rubber seal on the lids to be the main let-down. They tend to suction on and be very difficult to get off. If you turn the heat off and just leave the pot/pan to sit while you get the rest of dinner ready, it will suck on and you then need to get a knife to stab into the side of the seal (while contending with a hot item) to break the seal to save your dinner. I have also found that since the steam can't escape while boiling, it just boils over everywhere; no matter what heat you have under it. I also find the rubber under the lid handles gets really hot! I know the rubber is meant to stop the handle getting hot, but doesn't work. The rubber under the handles on the pots/pans are starting to come off as well. The quality of the pots are actually not too bad, so it's just a pitty about the rubber add ons. The small pot is very handle heavy and tips over all the time.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good enough quality
This is a great set and a great value for all of the pieces that you get with it. I am very pleased with the quality and the style of these pieces. I have never had a stainless steel set before, so I was a little nervous about it but so far so good! I make sure to hand scrub and dry with a towel so I don't get water spots on them. After about three weeks of cooking with them, they still look great! I was happy about the amount of lids that came with it as well. Usually when you buy a set, there's only two or three lids. Almost every piece in this set has a lid which is nice when you are cooking multiple things and you don't have to keep switching the lids back and forth between pots and pans! I am extremely happy with this set and would definitely recommend this to anyone.
This set was a gift for our daughter. She was so delighted to get it! The weight was just right & the variety of pots & pans was exactly what any cook would want! As with any stainless set, you must remember to follow manufacturer's recommendations!
I recommended this product yesterday to a friend. Very pleased purchased as an extra set to be used on an induction cooktop. Works beautifully, but the lids do tend to suction on if left on as things cool, can take hours tp get loose.
I don't know. I have a gas range and it works great on that.hbbsopinion on Aug 20, 2013
Thank you for contacting us auntpajamy. Yes this will work on inductions cooktops. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 21, 2013
Could you tell me if the balance issues mentioned in the reviews have been fixed by kitchenaid. Some say that they tip over because the handles are to heavy... Is that still the case? Thankssuzyqqs on Jan 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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