If you wish for a reasonably price but nice basic cook set, Rachael Ray presents her functional Porcelain Enamel II which comes with many color selections for delightful cooking and gorgeous kitchen decoration.
What we like:
At glance, we confess that the vibrant color of this Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II series is pretty catchy. Then, we also agree that these pots not bad at all properties. The porcelain enameled cookware is a good alternative for having a budget gear in much lower price and Rachael Ray, the TV celeb chef, does have remarkable products. Talking about the performance, it surpasses our expectation---totally nonstick, quick and good heat distribution. So to speak, it does better than some pricier products in good heat distribution on gas and electric stoves. Like other porcelain enamel, itís oven-safe up to 350 degree F, which is pretty limited for some kinds of recipes but enough for many home meals.
The overall construction is acceptable. Itís light but still feels sturdy enough in hand, not trashy. To be honest, itís not quite heavy-duty like a professional set, but itís substantial for satisfying everyday cooking. The relatively lightweight may be a preferred by those with arthritis or who want not-break-the-arm pots. The colored silicone handles are soft and good ergonomic, as well as stay cool when cooking. The glass lids fit snugly and feel sturdy. The size suits for an essential gear for beginners, bachelors or new couples.
Probably one of the best parts is the appearance. We really love the vigorous vibrant color; the darker color fades to the bright shade, which adds more beautiful and fun in the kitchen. Thereíre six colors options, which are Orange, Red, Blue, Green Gradient, Fennel Gradient and Purple Gradient. Plus, you can complete your collection with other pieces, such as bakeware, grill pans and other specialties in the same color for matching them all.
For more reviews, the previous version of this cookware got high ratings, A-, from Good Housekeeping for Distributes heat evenly and good nonstick coat. Thereíre numerous positive reviews from real users in Amazon.com, Cooking.com, Overstock.com and other retailers.
What we don't like:
The big downside is not dishwasher-safe, but most users agreed for very easy to clean by hand washing. Moreover, like other budget nonstick, it needs more care properly, as manufacturerís instructed---no metal utensils, no scratchy rub, no nonstick spray, no burning on glass/induction stoves and no high heat cooking. Also, itís quite small for large families or serious eaters.
|Overall, if youíre looking for a starter set, simple nonstick cookware or just a nice beautiful set for new couples, the Rachael Ray Porcelain II meets every day needs for design and feature, in under $150 (retail price).