Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Reviews

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Reviews
Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Reviews

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

When it comes to the world of cooking, Rachael Ray is a very popular figure. When Rachael Ray decided to sell her own brand of cookware, many people were excited and quite keen to see how it turned out. Today we are going to look at the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set. Is it a winner, or would you be better off spending your money on something else? Lets have a closer look at it below.

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Features:
Now in order to avoid any confusion, we are going to be looking at the 2nd revision of this cookware. The first set of Rachael Ray cookware was not dishwasher friendly, but this second version is. Presumably that means the nonstick coating is more durable on the newer version. Either way if you are looking at getting a set of this cookware, be sure to look out for the updated version on sale.
This particular set comes with the following items: 1 quart sauce pot, 2 quart sauce pot and 6 quart stockpot, 3 quart saute and then an 8.5″ and a 10.5″ skillet. Each item of cookware has a glass lid except for the two skillets. If you are looking for a more comprehensive set, you will find that there is a larger 14 pieces set for sale. In addition to what you get in the 10 piece set, you also receive a 3 quart sauce pan and a 4 quart sauce pot.

The cookware set itself is a really nice modern design. The stainless steel handles are riveted on, and feel nice and firm in place. The handles of the pots and pans are covered in an orange rubber, and this means they are oven friendly up to around 350F. The color of the cookware is a charcoal black, which makes for a very nice contrast against the orange handles. The lids are made out of tempered glass, and have stainless steel rims and handles. It certainly is a very nice looking design, and would look at home in any kitchen.
The cookware set is made out of anodized aluminum, and it does feel a little on the light side. Being that it is made out of aluminum, it means that this cookware set is not induction compatible. We aren’t sure what the exterior coating is, and there doesn’t seem to be any info on it online. There is also no info whether or not this cookware is PFOA free or PTFE free. This is often a point of concern for many people, so the lack of information on this subject is a little worrying. From what we can gather this cookware is made in Thailand, which is often better quality than cookware which is produced in China. So that is a rough summary of what you will receive, now lets move onto the performance of this set.

First up we put the skillets to the test with a variety of small dishes. A favorite test of ours is a fried egg with bacon, so this was an idea starting point. The pans seem to heat up fairly quickly, and our food was happily cooking away in no time. The eggs and bacon seemed to be quite slick on the nonstick surface, although the pans did feel like they were hotter in the very center compared to the outer areas. Lowering the heat seemed to remedy this a little, but it still didn’t give off the best first impression. The nonstick performance was decent at least, and both the bacon and egg happily slid out of the pan without any assistance from our spatula. There is no mention of whether metal utensils can be used with this set, so it is probably best to stick to nylon or silicone utensils. Cleanup was nice and simple, and a wipe with a paper towel was all that was required to get out cookware looking like new.

After that we moved onto the stockpot. A fresh batch of chilli seemed like a good idea, so we settled on a mix of kidney beans and beef. While we prepared the bulk of the ingredients on the stockpot, we seared our beef on the side. Again we were quite happy with the nonstick coating, and the lids provided a good seal to keep all the heat in the stock pot and really help to seal in the flavor. In the 2 quart sauce pan we prepared our rice, which didn’t stick at all when it was finished cooking. There was some traces of rice residue leftover, and a bit of soapy water left in the pot was enough to get rid of that.
After around 4 hours, our chilli was looking really tempting and we were ready to give it a try. Our homemade mix come out really nicely, and all the flavors had blended together very well. We left the stock pot to cool down for an hour, then came back to see how easy it would be to clean. The mixture had caked on a bit by that time, so we tried to rinse it out with some hot water. This removed most of it, and the rest could be wiped away using a sponge.

So that is a rough summary of our experience with the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Cookware Set. Sure it looks great, but the pans tend to heat up unevenly and it isn’t induction friendly. There is also the question of whether or not this set contains any PFOA or PTFE, which we still aren’t sure of. The 10 piece set retails for around $250, which is perhaps a little high considering some of the short comings of the set. At this price point it is hard to recommend when you can get more promising cookware for a similar price. The Rachael Ray cookware set comes with a 1 year warranty.

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Pros:

  • Decent price
  • Great looking design
  • Oven safe to 350F
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Easy to clean

Rachael Ray Hard Anodized II Nonstick Dishwasher Safe 10-Piece Cookware Set Cons:

  • Can’t be used on induction stoves
  • Pans heat unevenly
  • Might contain PFOA or PTFE?

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Rachael Ray 10-Piece Porcelain Enamel Non Stick Cookware Set Review

Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel Nonstick 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

Rachael Ray 10-Piece Porcelain Enamel Non Stick Cookware Set
Rachael Ray 10-Piece Porcelain Enamel Non Stick Cookware Set

rachael ray porcelain enamel nonstick 10-piece cookware set

Rachael Ray’s hard enamel cookware set is an exceptional value while still unique and colorful, bringing a sense of style to your kitchen. The hard enamel exterior is beautiful and functional, providing quick and even heat distribution with a stylish two-tone gradient finish. The long-lasting, non-stick cooking surface allows food to release from the pan, making cleanup quick and easy. You’ll really get cooking with this incredible set as it contains only basic pieces to ensure you’ll get your use out of each and every pan.

Prep with one of the best. Celebrity cook Rachael Ray gives you a hand this holiday with her collection of gradient porcelain enamel cookware. Exceptionally durable and thoughtfully designed, the set includes all the essentials for creating family feasts and everyday meals with colorful personality. Make it a gift for yourself or your favorite foodie!

Tasteful designs–they’re Rachael’s specialty! From the oversized, oval stockpot and saute pan that can accommodate longer foods, to the fabulous new flared saucepan shape that makes pouring liquids easier, this set helps you prep like a pro. Tempered glass lids allow you to monitor foods without releasing heat by removing the cover, and the PFOA-free nonstick coating means food slides right off the pan–no more broken omelets or sauces that stick. And because the set is also metal-utensil safe, you can mix flavorful dishes with ease, no wooden spoon required. Even better, the nonstick surfaces ensure a quick and easy cleanup.

It’s the best–and the brightest. The beautiful gradient design brings equal parts bold color and stylish zest into your kitchen, making meal preparation more fun than ever. Your cookware will look so good, you’ll want to leave the pots and pans on your stovetop where everyone can see!

From Rachael Ray.

Includes:

  • 2-qt saucepan with lid
  • 3-qt saucepan with lid
  • 5-qt oval saute pan with lid; features helper handle for easier lifting
  • 8-qt oval stockpot with lid; features spout for easy pouring
  • 10″ open skillet
  • 12-1/2″ open skillet
  • One Burger Buddy tool (spatula)
  • One Last Drop Ladle
  • Porcelain exterior
  • Lids are tempered glass
  • Soft-touch handles
  • Metal utensil safe
  • PFOA-free non-stick interior
  • Oven-safe to 350F
  • Hand wash
  • Approximate measurements: 2-qt saucepan with handle 13-1/4″L x 6-3/4″Diam x 4-1/2″H; 3-qt saucepan with handle 19-1/8″L x 7-1/2″Diam x 5″H; 5-qt oval saute pan with handle 23″L x 9″W x 3-1/4″H; 8-qt oval stockpot with handle 16-7/8″L x 9-3/8″W x 5-1/4″H; 10″ skillet with handle 17-3/4″L x 10″Diam x 1-1/2″H; 12-1/2″ skillet with handle 20-1/4″L x 12-3/8″Diam x 2-1/4″H; Ladle 13″L; Spatula 12-1/4″L
  • Lifetime Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty

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Cookware Set Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Review

Cookware Set Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Review

You can’t turn on the television without catching one of Rachael Ray’s cookware shows, celebrity chef and author, Rachael Ray is taking the cooking world by storm. Her latest offering is the 12-piece porcelain enamel cookware set which is perfect for any home kitchen or to give as a wedding present.

Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Nonstick 12 piece cookware set
Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Nonstick 12 piece cookware set

Rachael Ray is no stranger when it comes to producing affordable cookware for the home and her cooking range extends from pots and pans all the way through to kitchen utensils and baking trays. Let’s take a closer look at the cucina porcelain enamel nonstick 12-piece cookware set.

Prepare delectable dishes for loved ones with the warm and rustic-styled pieces in the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set.

Adding earthy style and color to the kitchen, the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set features saucepans, skillets, and more for creating delicious, memorable meals. Curated by Rachael Ray for warmth and hospitality, the modern rustic design of the cookware enhances treasured places and occasions. Crafted with sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors and durable aluminum construction that promotes fast, even heating, the pots and pans incorporate the easy-to-use functionality and time-saving solutions Rachael is known for. Her color sense meets convenience with the distinctive espresso-colored, PFOA-free nonstick that releases foods effortlessly, complements the exteriors, and cleans up easily. Use the sauté pan for cooking salmon burgers and the generous stockpot for making Rachael’s Potato, Zucchini and Tomato Soup – a coordinating nylon slotted turner and slotted spoon are included to help with meal preparation. Rubberized stainless steel handles on the pots and pans are dual riveted for added strength, and shatter-resistant glass lids seal in heat and moisture. Oven safe to 400°F, the cookware is suitable for all stovetops, except induction. This stylish cookware set is a welcome addition to inviting serveware, dinnerware and other cookware pieces in the Rachael Ray Cucina collection.

Set Contents

  • 1qt. saucepan with cover
  • 3qt. saucepan with cover
  • 6qt. stockpot with cover
  • 8.5” skillet
  • 10” skillet
  • 3qt. sauté pan with cover
  • Slotted turner
  • Slotted spoon

Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Enamel Nonstick 12-Piece Cookware Set

  • Inclusive cookware set
  • Modern rustic design
  • Durable aluminum construction
  • Hard enamel porcelain exteriors
  • Promotes fast, even heating
  • PFOA-free nonstick coating for easy cooking and cleanup
  • Rubberized stainless steel handles with dual rivets
  • Shatter-resistant glass lids
  • Oven-safe to 400ºF
  • Suitable for all stovetops except induction
  • Hand wash only

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