This 10 piece hard anodized nonstick saucepan set is part of KitchenAid’s “Gourmet Essentials” range.
The pans are made from heavy-gauge hard anodized aluminum with a nonstick coating on the inside of the pans.
The handles are made from stainless steel and have a silicone wrapping around them, so that they are cool to touch.
The lids are made from tough tempered glass, which is break resistant, so that you can watch the food cooking.
Here’s what you get in this kitchenaid cookware set:
* two covered saucepans – a 1.5 quart pan and a 3 quart pan
* two skillets – an 8 inch frying pan and a 10 inch frying pan
* one 3.5 quart sauté pan with lid
* one eight quart covered stockpot with two handles
In summary you get six pans and four lids, ten pieces in total. In my opinion this set is better value than the 10 piece Rachael Ray hard anodized cookware set. It’s only a bit more expensive, and the stockpot is bigger (8 quart as opposed to the 6 quart in the Rachael Ray set). If you have a big family and do a lot of stockpot cooking, then go for this set.
The pans and lids are safe in the oven up to 400 F but note that you need to hand wash them to preserve the nonstick interiors. This is not as daunting as it sounds if you make sure you soak the pans in warm soapy water before washing and use a gentle sponge, don’t use anything abrasive when cleaning. I also advise you cook with wooden spoons to avoid scratching the nonstick coating on the inside of the pans.
This Kitchenaid set comes with a 1 year warranty which KitchenAid says is “no-hassle”, which means they don’t argue with you when you have a problem.
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