Review: Farberware 15 pce Classic Series Cookware Set

farberware-15pc-classic-series-cookware-setThe Farberware Classic Series Cookware Set is made from quality stainless steel with an aluminum core for fast, even heating.

The set has a full-cap base made from the finest 18/10 stainless steel.

The Farberware cookware set is excellent value for the money and would certainly make an ideal starter set.

The set is has all the components that you require to enhance your cooking experience. The set is a combination of Stainless Steel saucepans and non-stick skillets.

This 15-pc. Cookware Set comes complete with:

  • 1 quart Straining Saucepan with Lid
  • 1.5 quart Straining Saucepan with Lid
  • 2 quart Saucepan with Lid
  • 8 quart Straining Stockpot with Lid
  • 8 inch Open Skillet
  • 10 inch Skillet with Lid
  • 4-pc. Tool set

What do we like:

  • The high quality stainless steel means this set will always look good
  • Easy to clean
  • The heavy gauge aluminum means no hot spots to burn your food
  • The Dutch Oven can be used with the straining or the non-straining lid.
  • Each piece is completely dishwasher safe
  • The pieces are oven-safe up to 350ºF
  • Well priced

What we don’t like:

  • Well it’s hard to find anything not to like.

Where can I buy the Farberware Cookware set with utensils?

Calphalon Roasting Pan: Calphalon One Non Stick Roaster with Rack Review

calphalon-roasting-panI’m a big fan of the Calphalon One range of cookware and this roasting pan is no exception. The Calphalon One Non Stick Roasting Pan has a non-stick surface that makes cleaning up a breeze.

The surface of this roasting pan is made from four interlocking non-stick layers which is also stain resistant making this a revolutionary non-stick surface. Foods just don’t stick.

This is the perfect roaster for Thanksgiving. It holds 25lb roast and is solid and durable. You won’t be disappointed with this roasting pan.

What’s Included:

  • roasting pan
  • removable rack
  • stainless baster
  • injector tip
  • thermometer

What We Like

  • Clean up is just so easy – I use Calphalon One and nothing ever sticks.
  • This roasting pan has a lifetime warranty. You don’t often get that with non-stick cookware.
  • This roaster is oven safe to 500F and broiler safe which is important if you need to brown the tops of meals.
  • This holds a roast up to 25lb!

What We Don’t Like

  • This is not cheap at just under $150 but believe me you will love it.
  • The roaster is not dishwasher safe but clean up is real easy with this pan.

Where Can I Get the Best Price?

We found the best price for this was as they also include FREE SHIPPING!

Is It Anolon or Analon Cookware

anolon-advanced-cookware-setSo many people get confused with the spelling of Anolon, and its quite understandable because Analon seems to flow better.

However, there is nothing confusing about the quality of the product. Anolon cookware is made from non-stick hard anodized aluminum.

The Anolon Advanced Nonstick Hard-Anodized Aluminum 12-Piece Cookware Set shown on the left has the DuPont Autograph 2 nonstick coating on both the inside and the outside so that you are assured of excellent performance, durability and importantly – easy cleaning.

Because Analon cookware has a hard-anodized finish you will find that your pots and pans have even heat distribution and there will be no hot spots, which of course means – no scorched food.

The SureGrip handles are made from silicone rubber so they are comfortable to hold and remain cool to the touch they are also oven-safe to 400°.

You can keep an eye on the food as it cooks as the lids are clear and made of tempered glass. Each lid has a SureGrip handle with a large loop so that you can pick up the lid easily.

This set shown includes

  • 2-qt. Sauce Pan with Lid,
  • 3-qt. Sauce Pan with Lid,
  • 4-qt. Sauce Pan with Helper Handle and Lid,
  • 10-qt. Stockpot with Lid,
  • 8-in. Omelette Pan, 10-in. Omelette Pan,
  • 5-qt./12-in. Saute Pan with Helper Handle and Lid.

The 10qt stockpot is large enough to make a hearty pot of soup, stew or chilli for even the largest family or for when you have friends over.

So you see it doesn’t really matter if you spell it Analon or Anolon, this cookware works just fine whatever you call it.

To read our full reviewon the best non-stick cookware set, click the following link: Anolon Advanced non-stick 12pc cookware set

Teflon Cookware – The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Wrong

teflon-select-fry-panTeflon, the non-stick material developed by DuPont, has been the gold standard of carefree cooking since it was introduced in the 1960’s. But is this material really all that it’s cracked up to be? Learn more about the advantages, disadvantages, and misconceptions surrounding this popular material

What Is Teflon?

Teflon is a trademarked combination of fluoropolymers produced only by the DuPont company. Coating pans with Teflon created a non-stick surface. DuPont has licensed the use of Teflon to several cookware manufacturers for use in their products, meaning that you’ll find it used with brands like Calphalon, Farberware, and more.

What’s Bad About Teflon?

Non-Stick is Prone to Scratching.
One of the major disadvantages of using Teflon cookware is that it must be treated very carefully or the non-stick coating can be marred or destroyed. Teflon pans should never be used with metal utensils. If you tend to cut meat or vegetables directly in the pan, steer away from using Teflon!

Overheating Poses Risk to Animals.
Another disadvantage of Teflon is that some of its fluropolymers can emit mildly toxic gases if overheated. While this rarely has any effect on humans, birds and some other types of small animals can become sick from the fumes. You should not allow Teflon pans to reach temperatures above 300°F, and you should keep pets out of the kitchen while cooking.

Good Qualities of Teflon

More Durable than Other Non-Stick Brands.

One of the reasons why Teflon continues to be the top brand in the non-stick industry is that it is applied in layers, which do make it more durable than competitors. The bottom, rough layer allows the Teflon coating to adhere to the smooth cooking surface of a pan. A middle layer resists scraping and scratching, while the top layer provides a superior non-stick surface.

High Grade Versions Allow Use with Metal Utensils.
Some types of Teflon coatings are more scratch-resistant, meaning that they will last longer. Look for Teflon Platinum and other professional varieties for increased durability.

Food Won’t Stick or Burn.

Teflon’s multi-layer coating makes cooking much simpler. Food will not stick to the pan, which makes it less likely to burn. Coatings and batters will remain on the food where they belong, and sauces will blend more easily.

Quick and Easy Cleanup.

Cleanup is much easier with Teflon. Instead of having to scrape away cooked-on food, you can simply rinse away residue. Some Teflon pans can even be used in the dishwasher, though hand-cleaning is so simple that it might not be necessary.

Misconceptions about Teflon
One of the biggest misconceptions about Teflon pans is that flakes of the fluropolymers used in the coating are hazardous if consumed. Since Teflon pans scratch easily, this myth has dissuaded many people from using the non-stick coating. However, there is absolutely no proven heath risk to consuming Teflon flakes. The fluropolymers are inert, meaning that they will not react with your body. Scratches in your non-stick pans are only a cosmetic problem.

If anyone knows of any proven studies which show that teflon is bad for our health please leave a comment and we will write it up on this blog.

Another good post on this topic:

Calphalon Non-Stick Griddles – They Are Fabulous

calphalon-nonstick-griddleMy grandchildren and I love pikelets and pancakes. We each have our favorites and when we decide to have a pancake cooking time, everybody helps. I like my pancakes plain with butter added while they are warm so that the butter soaks into the pancake. Sometimes I like to add a jam such as  blackberry .

So if you and your family love pancakes then you are going to love this  Calphalon 13-in.  Simply Calphalon Nonstick Round Griddle Pan. It is always easier to use a pan that is made specifically for creating a particular item as using the right pan ensures that your cooking gives you the result you require.

Now although this griddle is ideal for cooking pancakes, I have found many uses for cooking things such as French toast, bacon, eggs, panini, cheese sandwiches and much more. In fact the only thing it really isn’t suitable for is making omelets, but that is only because they end up as crepes as the 12 inch pan is a bit big and the mixture spreads out too thinly for the end product to be considered an omelet.

I guess the key features of the Simply Calphalon non-stick range are, of course that it has a nonstick interior and this makes clean up a breeze, then there is the the healthy non fat cooking, the stay-cool, arched handles that are double-riveted to provide comfort while cooking and the heavy-gauge, hard-anodized aluminum for even heating and lasting performance. On top of all these fantastic features is the fact that the griddle is oven-safe to 450 degrees, so if you feel the need you can finish off cooking food in the oven.

This griddle is one of those items that is so versatile it won’t languish in the back of a cupboard, you will be using it all the time.

And Calphalon’s griddles cater to all tastes in cookware as they have come in round and square.

As you can see the Calphalon 11-in. Nonstick One Nonstick square griddle pan is also ideal for toasting ham and cheese sandwiches or for cooking blueberry buttermilk pancakes.

The wide, flat surface turns up at the sides, preventing any butter or oils from dripping onto your stove top.  Introducing Calphalon One Nonstick, the latest cookware line that boasts a special nonstick cooking surface – the only one of its kind on the market today. It’s the first to combine Calphalon’s exclusive infused anodized technology with a revolutionary nonstick cooking surface – the One and only cookware you’ll ever need. Calphalon 11-in. Nonstick One Nonstick Square Griddle Pan

The interior surface has a special matrix of four interlocking nonstick layers that gives the pan flawless food release of sticky foods like sushi rice, cheese or caramel as well as delicate foods such as eggs and seafood.

On the exterior, the pan’s heavy-gauge aluminum construction is infused with a special polymer that resists stains and cleans-up beautifully.

The pan has a long, triple-riveted, cool-to-the-touch stainless handle, perfectly balanced for lifting and carrying.

So here you are, two fantastic products from Calphalon to make your cooking experience pleasurable.

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