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I love these pots and pans
on August 6, 2015
I love these pots and pans!!! I've had them for a few months and decided to write a review because I read reviews- positive and negative- in order to make an informed decision. So here goes:
I cook just about daily for a family of 4. The instructions specify not to use cooking spray so I don't. They come with a couple of utensils, but I ended up buying my own wooden ones and they work for me. The small pot I use for oatmeal almost daily, and I like my oatmeal to dry out a bit and stick to the pan. I haven't scratched it yet, seems to hold up pretty good. The bigger one I don't really use often because I use the smaller one more- even for rice. The smallest pan I use for eggs in the mornings. I find it's the perfect size for spinach omelets. The one they call 10in is about 10in in total diameter, meaning the inside is just about 9- making it smaller than I'd like. The same goes for the other one, which most people would call a fryer...a bit smaller on the inside. The 5qt is great- no issues.
However, this is what I've discovered. You absolutely need to adjust your heat. A lot if you're used to cooking with high heat, with medium-high being the highest heat possible. If you like left-overs you won't have many using these, my kids eat everything. I've noticed a real need for a 12in pan. I often have to use one in addition to this cookware. It would be a great buy if they included a 12in pan in the set. But I suppose you can't please everyone.
I haven't used them in the oven because I'm just too nervous so I use my other cookware. I also wash them by hand myself, my kids aren't allowed to wash them or cook with them- kids are less careful than adults so I don't want them scratched. They heat up really fast, so I don't miss the high heat. They're lightweight, but not flimsy, and other than the sizes I really like them. They clean super easily- which I appreciate. But get a 12in skillet.