This set rocks!! It's so Non-Stick it's crazy. We started playing around with cheese, milk, eggs and marshmallows to see if we could get anything to stick and nothing did. Everything is cooking very evenly also. Best set I've ever owned, hands down!!
I am enjoying my pans. I have had to do some research on how to care for them though. Yes, heat them and then add oil is a good idea.
That way it does not get too hot before you put in the food and splatter all over. Make sure to add the oil slowly. Cooking spray does not work the best. It tends to leave brown spots. They come off with a product
recommended by Kitchenaid. I accidently got the pan too hot and the bottom turned coppery colored. I tried vinegar, baking soda, and dish soap. It would not come off. I went and got this product and it saved my pan. Vinegar works well to polish. Absolutely no dishwasher for
these pans. I repeat no dishwasher!! Also Medium heat is high enough
to boil water in these pans. I did wash them once in the dishwasher and they turned bluish. Vinegar polished them back up, but I will be hand washing from now on. I have been cooking for twenty years and otherwise am happy with my pans.
I grew up on stainless, but for the past decades I've been using non-stick pans. Now with the evidence about non-stick, I asked for new pans for Christmas. I did a lot of research on stainless steel pans and how to treat them.
I learned new things in my research.
1- No dishwasher
2- Hot Pan - Cold Oil
Just say no to the dishwasher.
I used to put the oil into the pan and then heat them up. According to my research that is exactly wrong. Stainless will act non-stick if you heat the pan THEN put in the oil/butter.
Foods do have a tendency to stain cookware. [...] is a dry cleaning powder that helps clean the pans to the just-like-new state.
I find these pans wonderful and a good buy. Make sure you understand the difference between stainless and non-stick, and how to take care of them, and they will last longer than any non-stick pans you get.
IguanaAZ Jan 1,12
5 of 5 stars
Love this cookware !!! Fabulous!!! Best Cookware!!!
Love, Love, Love this cookware!!! This is a great stainless steel cookware set. I was so tired of the peeling teflon, non-stick pans, so upgraded to stainless. This set is great! I cook everyday, usually three times a day, my cookware must be durable and easy to use. I love every piece. From eggs, soups, stir fry, rice, beans, chicken and rice, gravy steak, fudge, peanut brittle, you name it and I cook it - I cook everything you can imagine and everything turns out perfectly. These pans cook everything like an expensive pro set. I especially love the easy clean up. These pans look beautiful, even after every day use. We have an old gas propane stove which is hard to cook anything on low, but that is no problem with these pots and pans. Thank you KitchenAid and thank you Target for such a great price on this set of wonderful cookware!!!
No complaints! I love the variety of saucepans and skillets. Everything you need. Clean up is a breeze. They heat up quickly and are high quality. Not what I'm used to with a non-stick cookware set. I get a lot of compliments on my cookware. I am careful only to use plastic or bamboo utensils while cooking or serving to protect the non-stick surface. I highly recommend this set! They heat up quicker than my old T-fal set did. I'm using lower heat settings which is better for the cookware.
I received these as a wedding gift and they are quite the step up from my old set. The heat seems to be very even from the first couple of times that I've used them. The style is slightly different than your "every day" set, so that is a nice bonus if you're looking for something different but not too flashy.
The reasons I didn't give 5 stars-
-The 10-inch skillet doesn't come with a cover - it's not the same size as the stock pot, so that one can't be used, which I thought was weird. That piece is sold separately from the set - and not at Target.
- And the Target description lists "non-stick" as a product attribute, but the box doesn't have any mention of that. So I'm unsure if they're non-stick, but I haven't had any issue cleaning them so far although I haven't really burned anything in them yet.
Other than that, so far these seem like a very good gift!