Jun 5, 2015
I hadn't opened the set, because of procrastination. I needed to clean out my pots & pans cabinet, for one thing. I also had purchased a rack for lids & cookies sheet. So, here it is June, & I decided I wanted to use one of the new saucepans, one night. I didn't like the fact that my old largest saucepan was scraped up; missing some of the Teflon coating. So, I opened the box & thought I would never get all of the pans & lids out of the box. It seemed like a puzzle!
I finally got them all out & started reading the instructions on usage. It says use only low to medium heat on these pans. How do you make spaghetti, if you can't boil water? It says not to use nonstick cooking spray, due to invisible buildup. It can eventually cause the food to stick to the pan. Also, says not to use much oil. How do you panfry anything that way? It says to dab oil on a paper towel & carefully wipe the interior of the pan.
There were other confusing instructions. After reading them, I put the pans away, & used my bad pan. We don't know what to do. It has been 6 mos., since we received them. I doubt, if our family member could even find the receipt, after all this time.
What is anyone's opinion on using these pans. Or, should be take them back to where them came from?
Apr 4, 2015
Now (in my seventh decade of life), I have more pots, pans and knives hanging all over the place; though I find I only use a select few of each (most collect dust). Ironically, none of my best kitchen tools are expensive. They are certainly high quality and work rather well, just not expensive. In fact, most of the stuff I use to cook with is rather low cost, that most anyone could afford.
My point is that if you shop wisely, you do not need a lot of typical expensive “stuff”. Restaurant supply stores are a good place to start. There is a good reason they supply professional cooks and chefs. Further, their salespeople will help you with your basic kitchen needs; they will be able to give you good guidance and they are the first places ‘brides to be’ should visit.