Emerilware Pro-Clad 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
We really love using this cookware. It's very easy to keep clean and always looks beautiful. Had some difficulty originally with cooking eggs in the small skillet. Have discovered that using butter is much better than oil and using a fairly low setting on the gas stove.
September 12, 2014
I bought these pans for our vacation home. I have calphalon pans at our main home and I thought these would be comparable, thought it would be good to try them. I do not like them at all, first time I cooked with them the food stuck on them and was incredibly hard to get off. I have never had that problem with the Calphalon and assumed these would be the same. It is definitely worth the extra money to buy the Calphalon, they are much better pans and mine, which are nearly four years old look brand new still. Don't buy these, its not like they are so much cheaper.
June 8, 2013
Love my cookware!
Bought this set about 5 years ago, when I remodeling my kitchen and added a glass cook top. The quality is excellent and I've had no regrets. I highly recommend it!
June 3, 2013
Best set for cost.
We bought the set 3 yrs ago and its been amazing. We have had no problems with discoloration, tipping or burning. I wash them in the dishwasher and no warping. We have glass top range and wanted good pans for it. We did our homework before getting these and I am glad we did. The other brands we looked at have received bad reviews in the past few years. If your looking for a set that will hold up this is it. Just remember to be patient when first using them till you find the sweet spot for heat.
June 1, 2013
First off, I am a very experienced cook, and have used all manner of cookware and ranges over my almost 70 years. The only reason for this purchase is my former stainless cookware would not work on my new range. I will be moving soon, and the new house is all-electric, so I am purchasing an induction range, which requires magnetic cookware.
That said, these pans do an excellent job. They are heavy, cook evenly, and as a bonus have glass lids to watch the action. (I just don't get the solid lids in the All-Clad line.) Hand washing and BKF keep them sparkling and like new.
I have to believe the negative comments come from young inexperienced cooks or those who are impatient by nature. Even persons coming off using non-stick understand, or SHOULD, that you don't use high heat... unless needing to quickly boil a large pot of water! To saute: heat your pan, on medium at most, and hold your hand over the pot, off and on, to sense the warming. When quite warm, place a little oil in the pan, and spread it around with a paper towel or silicon baster. Then add your food, perhaps with more oil, or some butter when cooking eggs, and lower the temp.
With electric smooth-top or coil, you need to anticipate and lower heat sooner since there is not instant control as with gas. But the whole process requires thinking about what you are doing and being patient.
One does not turn on the ignition in the car, then floor the gas pedal to back out of the garage! Similarly, if a cook is not willing to use excellent tools properly, they might as well buy the cheapest aluminum set available at a discount store and be done with it.
Used correctly, this cookware is a true gem...
February 7, 2013
Beautiful Cookware my Mother Envies
We received this set over a year and a half ago and wouldn't trade it for the world. My sister-in-law received the same set for her wedding three years ago and inspired us to register for it. This beautiful set is perfect for all cooking needs. The only problems I've had is adjusting to non-nonstick. I keep a small nonstick skillet for eggs and such but use it less and less each week. The Emeril set is just as easy to clean once we figured out some stainless tips (i.e. after cooking, simmer water or lemon juice in the pan for a few minutes to loosen up burnt food). I've never had trouble with tipping or major discoloration other than what is normal for stainless cookware--which, when used properly happens and when cleaned properly is simple to remove. My mother came to visit and saw the set in action for the first time this weekend and she couldn't get over how beautiful they were and how well they cooked. We'll be looking into another set for her for Christmas!
October 29, 2012
Love this set!
I switched from non-stick to this stainless set almost a year and a half ago. I've cooked with some piece of this set nearly every day for the past year and a half, and I love it. There is DEFINITELY a learning curve when learning to cook with stainless. After googling some cooking tips, I get much better cooking/food not sticking results. Some of the most useful tips for me were to preheat the pan, then add your oil/butter then food. NEVER use heat higher than med-high. Medium to medium-low work incredibly well with such amazing heat distribution.
As far as the reviews about the small fry pan tipping over, I don't see how that is even possible on this set., unless possibly you're stovetop has uneven burners or isn't level?? These pans are HEAVY, and even though the handles are heavy-duty, too, the pan itself is heavy enough to keep from tipping. Some of the reviews also talk about a tarnishing or browning effect...this can happen on the outside if your heat is too high, or sometimes there's a color change inside if you cook food that's very acidic or salty. However, a little bit of Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder will help you shine them right back to new looking again! Every time my husband and I use it we're amazed! We hand wash our pans, but cleanup is easier than I thought it would be. There's rarely any scrubbing necessary unless the pan didn't get properly heated. (This doesn't happen when I cook. :) ) Overall, I love these pans and recommend them. I definitely supplement with a non-stick griddle style pan for pancakes and grilled cheese, and a 12 inch non-stick would be nice for the rare occasion I want to cook a frozen skillet meal.
September 27, 2012
Although this wasn't the worst cookware I've ever owned, I was very disappointed with the quality. For the price, I'd at least expect a little better of a product: the pans were light and flimsy, the pans often tipped over easily when cooking (dangerous!). I was really hoping this cookware would work out, but I would much rather pay a little more for a much higher quality of product.
September 6, 2012