Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Dishwasher Safe 11" Square Frypan w/Press
not as expected
Purchased this to replace my cooks essentials bacon pan that I had for many years ( it wore out from much use). This pan is much too thin on the bottom to cook properly. Only the center of the pan cooks evenly and the outer edges are left uncooked and not just a little undercooked. The glass lid is a bit heavy for the bacon. Overall, since I previously had purchased a great pan, my reference is based on that pan and this Rachel Ray pan is not a great purchase. I really wanted it to be good but I was very disappointed.
Not impressed with this Frypan. The press was useless, I would have rather had a lid for it. The pan itself didn't last, the finish scraped off easily after only just a few months. This was my first purchase of Rachael Ray and it will be my last.
I purchase this to be used as a bacon skillet, but the press is much too heavy for bacon, unless you like bacon with the texture of potato chips. I wish I were kidding, but sadly, I am not. The pan itself also has "cool spots" - in the four corners, (imagine that!).
Had the manufacturer bonded a plate to the base to distribute heat better, and offered a lighter press this would have been close to perfect. As it is, I will be passing it on to my daughter-in-law who cooks a lot of chops, hamburgers and steaks.
It's fine for those meats, hence the fair rating, and I will continue my search for the right bacon skillet.
Glass Press was chipped
I received this in the orange, but was so disappointed that the glass Press was chipped on the edge and very noticably. VERY expensive to return, so I would not recommend or at least be aware you have no control over getting a quality product.
I just bought RR's set of pans and the only thing missing was a more flat pan. The set that I bought was burnt orange color so I bought the orange in this pan and it doesn't go well with the set. This isn't RR's fault - I knew that they weren't the same color and I will keep it anyway. Just a warning to others that they aren't the same. I actually bought it for the pan but we have used the press numerous time (BTW it is very heavy!) and really like it. A good purchase,
Love this pan/press
This pan is perfect with press for bacon, which is what I use it for. Six slices of thick bacon fit perfectly and really don't need to be turned over if using the press. I can actually be doing other things in the kitchen while the bacon is cooking. The bacon does not curl, cooks evenly and does not splatter all over. Cooks bacon quickly and the clean up is a breeze. I have used other presses but they were not as good as this one (probably due to the weight). Well worth the price, may get another as a gift.
Rachael Rae Rocks It
I have never been disappointed in her products. While there are some pots offered at a lesser price, this one holds up and cleans easily. Love it.
I wanted to try the press and I really love the way it cooks bacon. I use the pan for so many things and will keep experimenting with the press. Cleans up great and no sticking.
So Versatile !
So hard finding a square pan without the raised grill, so glad Rachael puts this out! I use it for breakfast lunch and dinner! Perfect for bacon and 4 good sized pancakes, panini and Stir fry! Clean up is a breeze! You will reach for this pan constantly it's a great investment
Love this Frypan!!
Love this frypan. It works very good. All of Rachel Rays hard anodized cookware is great. The only thing I will say about this, why isn't the handle on the press the same color as the handle on the pan? We got a blue pan with the blue handle and then the handle on the press is black? I know, that is not a big deal and certainly not a deal breaker, but it is the little things. Clean up is easy.
Already my favorite go- to pan. Square better than round for just about anything, definitely non-stick so quick cleanup. Worth the price, love it..
Love This Pan
I couldn't wait to receive this pan. I wanted a pan I could use ontop of the stove and in the oven. This pan is fantastic. The food cooks evenly, doesn't stick and since I live in the Northeast the weather is to cold to barbacue, so I put the steaks/chops meats I only cooked outside in this pan and finish them off in the oven. Talk about Delish...just as good and as fast as if we used the barbacue. This is my go to pan. Can't and will not ever be without this one.
PS: The spatter lid makes cleanup around the stove a cinch.