Cook'sEssential Color Smart 11-pc. Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set
I thought this would be my forever really good set of cookware, but within a short time after I got it, the red paint started peeling off. Surely the manufacturers knew that this would happen. Unless I just got a bad set. I won't get this ever again since it doesn't look nice on my stove when cooking. I will be embarrassed when more family members see it. I will have to look somewhere else for my really good set of cookware.
Best non-stick ever !
I have to disagree with some of the negative reviews. I have had this set for several years and they have performed magnificently ! I use the pots frequently and the skillets even more. Fried eggs , potatoes just fall right out of the skillet and never stick. They have held up very well, with no scratches or loss of color. Now, I will say that I recommend that you do not clean them in the dishwasher. Some of those soaps can be very abrasive.
Poor Quality - Scratches & Stains
I purchased a set of green cookware, and they were scratched within 6 months - without the use of metal utensils. Pieces of the coating would appear in my eggs! The outside of the pans are heavily stained, and nothing can remove the stains.
If you are looking for pans, stick with heavy-duty classics like Calphalon or Le Creuset.
NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT
I ordered this set a couple of years ago. I thought I was purchasing a nice pot set, NOT. I only used plastic utensils on this set but still the pots and pans scratched very badly and the paint on the outside of them peeled, You can not clean the sides or the bottom of the them which makes them very ugly. THEY ARE NOT A GOOD INVESTMENT.
Scratches VERY easily
The interior scratches very easily causing the paint to chip off.
Love This Cookware
I absolutely love this cookware. Really pretty and clean up is a breeze. I would not hesitate to recommend this to any one
Love Love Love these
Bought the green, they go so well in my kitchen. Love how nothing sticks. Good purchase.
It scratches too easily even with the silicone spatula. I regret ordering this brand.
Normally I am very happy with the products offered but this one was not. The skillet was pitted in a number of spots and has not held up as it should have. The other pans also have pitted and I will not buy another Cooks essential pan set.
Not Induction Ready
Bought this set specifically for use on a GE induction cooktop. The smallest pan will not work on it. It just doesn't have enough ferrous metal content "iron or steel" weight to make the induction system work. So, I use in on my gas cooktop, however, it's so light that if it's not exactly positioned with the handle directly over one of the arms of the gas burners, it will slide off before I put food to a utensil into it. Also, the rivets that hole the handle on are a pain to clean. Also the exposed metal at the base of the handle get's hot, and if you don't make sure you hand is fully on the silicone, you will get burned. I hand wash them and don't use metal utensils, but still have some scratches on the inside and paint chips off on the outside. There's better stuff out there than this.
I'm very disappointed with this product. once the last payment was made, the cooking surface started pealing, even though we've never used metal utensils. I also don't care for the handle buttons, inside the pan. they are very difficult to clean. I purchased a total of 3 sets and wish I had found these issues before purchasing the last 2 sets, for my daughter and daughter-in-law.
I just received my set last night in copper color and the set is gorgeous! Took some time to unpack (swear was all new & never used). I was expecting "slightly used" and praying the set wouldn't be too used as I gave my other cookware to my son. HAVEN'T cooked with it yet but wanted all to know AS IS was a great purchase!