Rachael Ray Orange 10 Piece Stainless Steel Set Review

Rachael Ray 10 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware SetThis set contains a 1½ quart saucepan with lid, a 3 quart saucepan with lid, an 8 quart stockpot with lid, an 8 inch skillet, a 10 inch skillet and a 10 inch (3 quart) sauté pan with lid.

This is a very ‘Rachael’ set with her trademark favorite  color orange.  If you like orange you will love this set – and it is also quite a good safety feature as it makes you more aware of where the handles are positioned on the stove top and so you automatically turn them in for safety. 

The stay-cool handles are also attached to the pans with double rivets making them extra strong.  They are easy-grip silicon and angled high so it doesn’t hurt your wrist to lift a full pan.

Stainless steel is not known for its’ ability to heat up quickly and evenly.  However the Rachael Ray 10-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set has a thick, flat aluminum base which makes up for this deficiency and it is great when you’re cooking as you don’t get hot spots that cause the food to stick and burn. 

It also has a nice satin finish rather than a shiny one  which is aesthetically pleasing – it looks really good. The slight rounding of the interiors from the base to the side makes them work like professional chef’s pans and gives great results.

The edges of the pans are slightly flared which makes it possible to pour from them without annoying drips. Dishwashing is not recommended but to be honest, because the bases are so thick, you don’t need a high heat so not much sticks to these – so hand washing isn’t a chore. 

If anything does stick, just give the pan a good soak in hot, soapy water and use a non-scratch dish scrubber.  Bar Keepers Friendwill get rid of even the most stubborn stuck or burnt on food.

The glass lids are great for seeing what’s happening to the food but the drawback with these is that there is no vent in the lid.  This means that as steam builds up, it clouds the glass so that you can’t see the contents and you do end up having to lift the lid off anyway.

A helpful bonus with this set is that the lids for the sauté pan and the Dutch oven also fit the 10 inch skillet so you don’t waste time hunting for lids. The set is compatible with all stove tops, even induction and is safe in an oven up to 400 degrees. All in all, a great ‘starter’ set for a reasonable price, which you can add to as there are many other matching items available.

Where Can I Buy the Rachael Ray 10 Piece Stainless Cookware Set?  Amazon

Product of the Week – Rachael Ray Saute Pan

Rachael Ray 5qt Saute PanPopular celebrity chef Rachael Ray has her own range of excellent cookware which includes the  5qt hard anodized aluminum non stick saute pan.

And it is the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Oval Saute Pan with helper  and glass lid that we are featuring  as our product of the week.

Now there are some features that make this pan a real asset in the kitchen.

  • The handy 5qt size makes it ideal for cooking up a decent sized meal.
  • The non-stick surface makes for healthy cooking as you require only a little or no added oil.
  • It cleans up quick and easy because no food will stick to the non-stick surface.
  • Oven safe to 400° F.
  • There is a convenient  handle helper .
  • Although it is a large pan it fits on one burner, so you save cooking space on your stovetop allowing you to have other pots cooking at the same time.
  • It is made from hard anodized aluminum which is an excellent conductor of heat, giving you an even spread of heat so that your food cooks evenly without hotspots.


One of the drawbacks with aluminum is that it is a relatively soft metal which means it can dent and scratch easily. However this problem has been overcome by a process known as anodization which causes the aluminum to oxidize and ultimately harden, thus giving you a strong durable piece of cookware.

This piece has the signature Rachael Ray orange colored silicone handles which give you a comfortable grip, are non-slip and heat resitant to 400°.  So you pop the whole saute pan into the oven if you want to finish off the cooking process.

When it comes time to lift the pan, whether to serve or remove from the stove, the handle helper will ensure you have a good grip for when you are lifting a pan full of food.

You will find that the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Nonstick 5-Quart Oval Saute Pan will be one of those pans that gives you a great deal of practical use and will be a great addition to the Rachael Ray cookware set.

Click the following link to read our full review of the Rachael Ray 10pc  Cookware Set.