I love my Rachael Ray Cookware. My daughter got this for me this past Christmas because she hated my previous cookware. It was getting old and worn I do admit. This set is the best. It looks great and performs even better. Nothing sticks, and cleanup is so easy. I would recommend this to everyone.
I bought this online and it is an expensive set. I thought that since she's a cook, the quality of her products would be great. I wash everything by hand. I used these for a few weeks and one day I looked down, there was grayish stuff in the food. I looked more closely and it was the Teflon!! Yuck and it's hazardous. I tried to get a refund and they said it sounded like I used metal utensils instead of nylon. I didn't use anything metal. I never got my refund.
Bought this pots & pan set, cause hey its Rachel Ray and they are orange handles. Everything in my kitchen is orange, so I figured it would match amazingly... and well it did. The handles are grippy, and easy to lift and use. Everything started to go great. I am chef by trade, so I do a lot of cooking at home to get my weekly menu plans ready to go so in the mornings before I leave its just throw it quickly in the crock pot, or labeled dishes for my husband to throw into the oven once he gets home. Let me set the scene for you; it's 5pm on a Tuesday evening, my husband has been home for a couple hours, the chicken in cream sauce casserole is in the oven and almost ready to go in the oven that I had premade with my Rachel Ray pots & pans a week ago. We are just about to sit down for supper, when I notice all these black specs in the light cream sauce of our dinner; inspecting it more it is the Teflon coating from the pots & pans that has been scarping off from use.. even with the use of silicone utensils, etc.
I continued to use this set for a while after, but everything stuck, and regardless of not scraping the bottoms of the pots & pans there were always little black specs in our food.
In the end... not even 6 months of purchasing this set, I was back at Wal-Mart searching for a better set that isn't going to leave Teflon coating in my food rendering it un eatable.
So the moral of the story is, just because the pots & pans will match your kitchen doesn't mean that you should buy them, because they are probably crap.
I love the look of this cookware especially the fun orange handles (convenient grippy handles). It heats up quickly and evenly and is not too heavy to lift. I like the glass lids so you can keep an eye on the cooking process inside. The 10 pieces provided me with the basics so that I really used each and every pan. It states that it is dishwasher safe but I have only hand washed my set. I didn't realize that there was a non-stick interior coating on this cookware set. After almost a year of use, the non-stick interior coating has come off (despite not using abrasive utensils that would scratch the coating off) and therefore, everything sticks to these pots&pans;now despite using a lot of oil while cooking. They are a pain to use and clean now. Very disappointed by the quality especially for the price paid for this set. Would not buy again nor recommend this brand.
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