I was excited to purchase this new cookware and have used it several times in the last week since I bought it and it has outdone my expectations! I read the care and instructions book that came with it and it noted something I didn't know about the use of vinegar. It says before use, wash in warm soapy water with 1 cup vinegar to take off the factory oils to avoid discoloration and difficulty cleaning later on. I must say, something worked because I haven't had anything stick or scorch in these pans and cleanup is a breeze. Very top notch stuff. I almost spent $230 on 1 pan similar to this and so glad i didn't especially when I can get the same results with far less money. Reading the Instructions does wonders....
I bought this product and I was a little disappointed. They are beautiful but, when cooking in them they leave shadows of what was cooked. When I got them, I read the manual and it said to wash them in warm, soapy water with vinegar to get the factory oils out of them. I did that. I cooked with them and it left like a shadow, not sure how to discribe it on the bottom of the pots. I will continue to use them in hopes that the problem solves itself, but any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Food stick in the pot not matter how much old is in it
Love the pots and pans. I wanted a set that didn't have the coating on so many others have. It has the many pieces I need for my family cooking.
I love my Kenmore Stainless Steel Cooking Set. It is made very sturdy and love that the handles have rubber! I have decided to go with stainless steel to eliminate more chemicals from our everyday intake, if you really think of it, it is amazing how many things come in contact with plastic and chemicals! Now if you are not used to cooking with stainless steel it is a lifestyle change that you need to become familiar with. Foods don't need, nor do you want, to cook at high temperatures. It will only burn your food and cause a big mess in your pans. Also, be sure to read over the maintenance instructions before you use, and be sure to wash them how they refer to before your first use. I hope you enjoy your set as much as I do mine :D
Cleans up easily, heavy enough to be durable, light enough to be useable.
Stainless Steel Cookware is healthy, durable and should last many years with proper care and maintenance. I consider the purchase price to be a bargain.
Decent quality and good heat distribution but not the same as Kenmore stainless cookware sold 15 years ago. I bought some Kenmore stainless cookware 15 years ago and it was a lot heavier than this cookware. Don't get me wrong, it is good quality stainless - just not exceptional. I bought it on sale but I would never pay $200 for these. For $150 or less, these are a good deal. For $150 or less these are definitely a buy. When you approach $200, there is better stainless cookware out there that can be bought in that price range.
One thing I noticed in the Sears stores is they no longer have their Kenmore cookware out on display to view. I guess they no longer have pride in their Kenmore brand and I am sure some folks who owned Kenmore 20 years ago would not have bought these if they had seen them on display.
This set has to be hands down the best set of pans for this price point. Stainless steel? Check! Strong handles that will not bend under weight? Check! Steamer baskets included? Check!
By all means this set has everything needed for the average at home cook. I would recommend it. And as for the cleaning part? Well follow the instructions with the initial cleaning, and after that it is just a learning curve. I have only used cast iron or stainless steel pans and I learned how to not burn or scorch them.
You will not be disappointed in these!
I really like the feel of these pans, They are solid, but not too heavy. The only problem I have is when cooking on an induction cooktop, they never quite get up to temp. For instance, when boiling water, no matter how high I turn up the temperature, water will never boil, I think the pot is prohibiting enough energy to flow through. I can throw any of my other older induction capable pots on the cooktop and it boils no problem, so I know its not the cooktop. I mainly have this problem with the pots. The fry pans seem to be ok, and I can get those hot enough to cook with, still a bit below what my other pans will do, but at least I can use them.