“Paula Deen says that this set was inspired by hunting through antique shops with her Aunt. It is a lovely looking set and is available in charcoal gray, olive green or red. The sets have tiny black speckles on them which you can’t see in photos on the internet but they are so pretty.
Even the bottoms of the cookware are good-looking, with ‘PD’ for Paula Deen and an ivy pattern in black. There are also many other pieces available so you can add to it if you wish.
This Paula Deen Cookware Set is basically aluminum (so it heats up quickly and evenly) but has a porcelain exterior and is non-stick inside. The non-stick inner means that it’s not safe in the dishwasher but it’s so easy to clean that this isn’t a problem.
Because it’s non-stick, you need to be careful not to stack them as this could scratch the surface but they are so pretty that they look amazing hung from a rack or from cup hooks under a cupboard. The pieces even have copper plated rings already attached to them so they are ready to hang!
The handles are color co-ordinated so the red set has red handles, the green has green ones and the charcoal set has dark grey. The handles are well fixed on with two rivets and are rubberized so they are easy to hold. The cookware is safe to use from stove top to oven up to 350 degrees.
The lids are glass so you can keep an eye on what’s cooking and the knobs are copper plated. This looks very pretty but does mean that the lid handles get hot, so you’ll need a pot holder or oven mitt.
The cookware is safe to use on any stove top BUT there is a warning that letting them sit on a high heat when they are empty may cause the porcelain to stick to a glass cook top. So if you do have a glass cook top, don’t ever heat them empty and keep the heat low.
Some reviewers have commented on how lightweight the pans are. It just depends how you like your cookware. You also have to remember that once the pan is full of food or liquid, it increases the weight. On a positive note, this set would be ideal for anyone with arthritis or just weak wrists who couldn’t manage a heavier pan.
This is an inexpensive, lovely looking set in a choice of colors which would brighten up anyone’s cooking and would look particularly good in a country style kitchen.”
However I must add that there are mixed reviews about the quality as can be seen by the reviews at the bottom of the page.
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