Rachael Ray - 87630 Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Anodized Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 12 Piece, Gray with Red Handles(as of March 22, 2023 21:40 GMT -04:00 - More infoProduct prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.)
Rachael Ray Cucina Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware Set, 12-Piece, Gray, Cranberry Red Handles
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Hard-anodized aluminum cookware provides fast, even heating; long-lasting PFOA-free espresso-colored nonstick offers easy food release and cleanup;Eco-Friendly
Comfortable dual-riveted, silicone-over-stainless-steel-handles have a warm, earthy hue; shatter-resistant glass lids have wide stainless steel rims
Along with the pots and pans, the cookware set also includes a sturdy, flexible slotted nylon turner and spoon that match the handles’ stylish color
Oven safe to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction and are conveniently dishwasher safe
Lifetime Limited Warranty for a rustic, modern cookware set that makes a handsome addition to Cucina collection serveware and dinnerware
Color:Gray with Red Handles
|Product Dimensions||22.8 x 11 x 13.5 inches|
|Item Weight||16.7 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||16.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)|
|Domestic Shipping||Item can be shipped within U.S.|
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|Item model number||87630|
635 customer reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
|Best Sellers Rank||
#1,509 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
|Date first available at Amazon.com||March 26, 2014|
January 26, 2016
The answer: This set is manufactured by the Meyer corporation, one of the biggest cookware manufacturers in the world. They own and/or manufacture a variety of decent brands: Circulon, Anolon, and Farberware. They also manufacture the Paula Deen line, the relatively low end SilverStone line, and this, Rachael Ray. Circulon and Analon are good midline nonstick pans, and you’ll find the Farberware name on some nice midline stainless steel.
Where does Rachael Ray fit in? Basically, it’s somewhat lower end than either Circulon or Analon. And that assessment comes primarily from the weight of this cookware. This stuff is relatively light. Now, some will appreciate the thinner walls and smaller weight. But if you are a serious cook you know that lighter stuff tends to have more hot spots and doesn’t cook as evenly. It also doesn’t hold the heat as efficiently.
So this is NOT something you should buy if you’re a serious cook, or you’re looking to upgrade from a decent set of starter cookware.
The nonstick surfaces seem acceptable. I used the pans for a couple of weeks and haven’t seen any of the kinds of flaking that you see almost immediately when you use very cheap cookware. Whether they’ll last for the long haul I can’t say. But my guess would be, given the price point, that they’ll eventually start to scratch and chip, the way that most low/midline cookware does.
The handles are cute: Stainless Steel with a silicone cover that is color coordinated. The color accents are a nice touch, but to be honest, the silicone is not thick enough to prevent the handles from getting very very hot with extended use. In other words, you will need your own gloves or mitts to use with these pots if you are heating long enough that the handles start to get hot.
In terms of value, I’d say you get about what you pay for–certainly this is not a “best buy”. Oh, and the 12 piece set is really a 10 piece set. They’ve thrown in two extremely cheap (though color coordinated) utensils to up the count to 12. But cookware sets have traditionally been described by the number of pot/pan elements in the set–and most lines still do this. So when comparing price, consider this a 10 piece set.
On the whole, whether this set makes any sense for you will depend a lot on whether you’re upgrading from low end junk and how much the coordinated color accents on the handles are worth to you. If you already have a decent set of cookware, I can’t imagine replacing it with this. And if the color accents are not interesting to you, there are other sets of comparable or better quality that can be had (on sale) at a better price.
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