Rachael Ray’s cookware sets always receive good reviews from satisfied customers, but the Hard Anodized 14-Piece Nonstick Cookware set in Orange is one of the best in this product line. The hard-anodized aluminum construction is known for its durability and even heat distribution. In addition, the nonstick interior is of high quality and will last for years with proper care.
The dark color of the hard-anodized aluminum cookware set is lightened by cheerful splashes of orange on the handles of the cookware and glass lids. The stay-cool handles have orange silicone rubber sleeves for a safe and secure grip. The lids are made of shatter-proof clear tempered glass.
What’s in the Box
This 14-piece cookware consists of covered saucepans with capacities of 1-1/2 quarts, 2 quarts, 3 quarts and 4-1/2 quarts. It also comes with a 4-1/2 quart covered sauté pan, a 6-quart covered stockpot, an 8-inch skillet and a 10-inch skillet.
Made of hard-anodized aluminum, the pots and pans are extremely hard and durable but not too heavy. They resist dents and corrosion. The cookware distributes heat quickly and evenly. The interior has a nonstick coat for quick release of food and easy cleaning. Each saucepan and skillet features a 7”-long handle stainless steel handle with silicone grip. The stockpot is equipped with two side loop handles.
The clear glass lids allow easy viewing of the food while it is cooking. As a bonus, the saucepan lids also fit the skillets. To protect the nonstick interior, avoid using metal utensils with the cookware set
The cookware can sustain oven temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Like all cookware made from hard-anodized aluminum, these pots and pans must be washed by hand without the use of abrasive cleansers and scrub pads.
This is definitely one of the best Rachael Ray cookware sets. First of all, it’s practical and versatile. The smaller pans can be used for preparing sauces or a hot cereal in the morning. The bigger pots are just right for soups, stews, and boiling pasta. Fried eggs just slide right off the skillet. Also, you can use the saucepan lids to cover the skillets if you wish.
It’s easy to store the pots and pans. They nest within each other. Be sure to put a paper towel between them to prevent scratches on the finish.
Hard-anodized aluminum is almost as hard as diamond. It is twice as hard as stainless steel but only weighs half as much. The nonstick treatment is also extremely durable and will not scratch or peel off if given proper care.
The Rachael Ray Hard Anodized 14-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set is a great investment and worth the price.
Benni Jenyfari is a freelance writer who provides informative and detailed articles and reviews for a number of cooking and recipe websites. Read a review of Rachael Ray cookware including her Rachael Ray cookware sets and other fabulous products.