K35388 - Bialetti 8-Piece Nano-Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set
I've had these a few months now and still really enjoy them. I've read the other reviews about this set needing special care because they can and will chip, but they 'are' ceramic so of course that can happen; anything in life though that we'd like to keep nice and have for awhile needs to be cared for properly be it a car or a cook pot. And let me tell you with a family of 5 these are used every single day, have been washed quite a bit, and still rate as the best darn set I've owned to date. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because the handles on my large pot (and the lids) do get a bit warmer than I'd like.
Personally I wash them buy hand, dry them, and put them away with the lids on (I even found a lid form an old pan I had that matches this large frying pan :-) I cleared out the rest of my mismatched pans to make room for these beauties so I've got a 2 foot by 2 foot space for this set to sit and thus no stacking of the pans means I don't need to line them with anything.
I haven't had a problem with them at all and I've even managed to burn something in the pot and it didn't discolor it which I was pretty happy about.
I highly recommend this set, and you will be spoiled by it because they're so nice to cook with.
Love These Pans!!!
I ordered this set of cookware about a month ago and use it almost daily. These pans are so beautiful and wonderful to cook with. I cooked some hamburgers recently and DID NOT have to use any oil!!! These pans would be an asset for anyone trying to watch their fat intake.You can put them in the oven to finish browning without any worry. I used the larger stock pot yesterday to cook banana pudding and I didn't have to worry about it sticking to the pot. And clean up....OMG, simply wipe it out with a paper towel. Note..., DON'T put these pans in the dishwashers!
Functional and pretty
Opened up and used my new set tonight for dinner. I found the cookware to be functional and pretty (I ordered mine in red). I'd like to see a lid accompany the largest frying pan as it's an unusual size. However, no complaints on the performance. Clean up was easy despite using turmeric in my recipe...no stains or discoloration on the white ceramic interior. So glad I made this purchase. I feel much better using this cookware when cooking for my family rather than normal nonstick. I'd like to see additional complimentary pieces offered so I can expand my set. I might go back and order it again, as I need more pots. PS: If you like to put your pans in the dishwasher, this is NOT the set for you. Owners manual recommends only handwashing.
too much care
Pans and skillit need too mush care and don't work well with an electric flat top stove
Not worth the extra care needed
These pans are wonderfully non-stick and a pleasure to cook with. But the care that has to be taken with them diminishes their usefulness. Really, who stores their pans with cloths or paper towels in between them? That requirement was not mentioned during the on-air presentation. Also, one of my frying pans arrived chipped.
Can't steam veggies is these pots/pans
These pans scratch easily. I steam all my veggies and can't put my steamer basket in these for fear of scratching them. I put paper towels in between and still my small fry pan got a chip on the edge. I was excited to use the ceramic, but these pans are not the ones for me. I have to go back to my stainless steel. Bummer!
Great idea BUT....
These would be GREAT is you are a single person they really are wonderful pans BUT not good for a family, for a couple of reasons; 1) set a little too small 2) they are REALLY, REALLY not practical and chip easily. 3) even washing i'm nervous, I have to keep them separate not using scubber part of sponge or touching other silverware knives etc...AND they have to be stored in cabinet with paper towels in between pieces(per handout that came with set)
I did buy these to get rid of my chemical ridden non-stick 5 year old set. I should've went with my gut and bought a stainless steel set.
Better Luck Next Time
I was eagerly looking forward to using this set. When it arrived I checked everything out and the two frying pans either had a chip in the bottom or the coding was peeled away. I am not taking a chance ordering a replacement. I tried to get just the frying pans replaced but they can not do that unfortunately.
I received this set a few weeks ago and love using them but I am so disappointed that I didn't pay attention before I ordered. The large skillet does not come with a lid and I assumed that it did. I had planned to replace some of my older cookware with these new pans but unfortunately I cannot because I use the lid on my skillet more than on any other pan. They do work well and are wonderfully nonstick but if I had realized that there was no lid I would not have purchased.
great non stick
the non stick part is great, the weight is very nice, they look great ,they wash up great the only part i do not like is i feel i have to be so very careful with them and you have to store them with cloth in between them and only use plastic or wooden spoons my one pan has a chip on the bottom and i do not know why because i have been so careful with them other wise they are the best pans i have ever used
NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED OVER COOKWARE B4
THIS IS THE BEST COOKWARE EVER!!! Where has this been my whole life????!!! As soon as I got it I washed it up and used it. My ups guy always delivers around dinner time--lucky me!! I cooked sausage that normally is sticky and gooey mess by the time I am done this was a snap, no mess, no fuss, almost lost my sausage though--surface is very slick. Anyway when you wash it something amazing happens it is almost completley dry just by dumping the water out--oh and when I use these pans I have to use a lower setting. I have a glass stovetop--normally when I cook I use setting 7 and that still takes some time to get things brown--I set it as normal and withing about 2min my sausage started getting too brown I had to turn in down to 4 or 5--too cool--CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THIS SOOOOO GREAT--MAKE MORE PLEASE!!!! I would love to have a chicken fryer--that is the only thing missing in this set!!
I love it
This is the best nonstick cookware I have ever had I love, love love it