Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14
Rated 2 out of 5 by Carly_S Professional? No.
I got this set expecting the same quality as my previous hard anodized Cook's Essentials sets. I was extremely disappointed. It is thin and feels very flimsy as far as cookware goes. I miss my last set dearly, but the nonstick had finally worn on a couple of the pieces. Beware. I would NOT call this a "Professional" set.
Rated 1 out of 5 by lidge Not So Much
I just received this set yesterday and today I sent it back. I have an 8 piece Cooks Essentials set I bought approximately 15 years ago and it is superior to this set in every way. It is more substantial in weight, thicker handles and just overall a much more durable set. I ordered the new one for the glass lids which I did not like either - they had a visible seam across the top rim of the glass and did not compare in quality as other glass lids I own. So lesson learned, I will keep what I have.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cathy in Ohio Old set was much better
I had an old set of Cooks Essentials Hard Anodized Cookware, (I think it was called Techniques Cookware) that I loved! After several years (maybe 10), I started to have issues with sticking. QVC replaced my set because of the lifetime warranty. Thank you, QVC! The problem is that the new set is not nearly as high quality as the old set. It is much lighter weight, for starters. Secondly, the handles get hot on the pans and the lids so I have to use a pot holder when cooking on the stove top. Finally, the skillets in the set do not have a perfectly flat bottom. When I put oil in the pan, it all runs out to the edges and there is none in the middle. I appreciate the replacement, but I liked my old set much better.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Best Wishes Nice Pans
This is a very nice set of pans and I enjoying cooking in them. I'm only giving 4 stars because I wish the lids had a tighter fit. Too much steam coming out. I have some silicone lids I use instead.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fanatic66 Jealous
Bought as a gift now I need my own set as I love this set. I have used it a few times and since I gave it as a.gift and rave about nice it cooks and cleans, I have been warned not to steal it back.
I will be getting my own set!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by CCC from LI Just What I've Been Waiting For
I have been waiting for a dishwasher-safe, high temp set with all-metal handles. I like silicone, but the handles limit the temperature that can be used. I will be passing my old Techniques non-dishwasher-safe set down to a relative because it still works well and treating myself to this set. Thank you QVC.
Rated 5 out of 5 by orange blossom Great little set
I received these pots about a month ago to replace some of my old cooks essentials set that I have had for about 20 years. It is a large set, because I bought all the extras they some times carry. That said I hope they bring in extras on this set. 2qt., 10 in skillet, etc. Reading the reviews maybe I should call the company and get some of my old replaced.
The handles do get warm, but I just use a towel or oven glove. I like the inside speckles and everything I've cooked in them just rolls out and the clean up is a breeze. I don't have a dishwasher so that is a plus.
Rated 5 out of 5 by KAT1966 Very Pleased!
Just received my cookware today and I am very pleased with the look and quality of this set. So happy that I decided to order them! Can't wait to add more CooksEssentials to my collection.