Farberware was started in 1900 by a tinsmith named S.W. Farber who opened a shop on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Farber started by selling brass and copper vases, bowls and other giftware. Today Farberware offers a variety of products including cookware, cutlery, bakeware, appliances, tableware, cutting boards and barbecue accessories. Since this is a cookware website this article is going to focus on the cookware side of Farberware.
Farberware has been around for over 100 years and during this time they have created numerous cookware lines. These lines include Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel, Farberware Affiniti, Farberware Classic Series, Farberware Accents, Farberware Classic Nonstick, Farberware Enhanced, Farberware Pink Collection, Farberware Restaurant Pro and Farberware Specialties.
Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel: A stainless steel line that combines polished stainless steel construction with a non-stick coating. This set is made using an 18/10 stainless protector that surrounds a thick aluminum base. Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel is oven safe up to 400 degrees, dishwasher safe, suitable for induction stovetops and features a lifetime limited warranty. This line features see-through glass lids and silicone enhanced stainless steel handles that are riveted securely to the cookware. Click here to know more about top stainless steel cookware sets.
* 1qt., 1.5qt., and 2 qt. Covered Saucepans
* 8 qt. Covered Stockpot
* 8″ , 10″ and 12″ Open Skillets
* 4.75 qt. Chef’s Pan
Farberware Accents: A top Non-Stick Cookware line that is available in a variety of colors including silver, red, black and blue. The Farberware Accents line features riveted stainless steel handles with silicone enhanced stay-cool grips, see-through glass lids, is oven safe up to 350 degrees and is dishwasher safe. This line comes with the Farberware Quality Assurance Warranty.
* 1qt. , 1.5qt. and 2qt. Covered Saucepans
* 5qt. Covered Dutch Oven
* 7″, 10″ Skillets
* 10.5″, 12″ Deep Skillets
Farberware Affiniti: A porcelain line that combines a lustrous metal flake porcelain exterior with Teflon Professional nonstick coating on the inside. The nonstick coating is safe for use with metal utensils however, sharp-edged utensils are not recommended. This line features stainless steel and silicone handles that are riveted to the cookware. Farberware Affiniti is oven safe up to 400 degrees features a lifetime limited warranty. Available in Black, Grey, Bronze, Orange and Red.
* 1qt., 1.5qt., and 2qt. Covered Saucepans
* 6qt. Covered Stockpot
* 9″, 10.5″ and 12″ Skillets
* 3qt. Covered Sauce pot
* 10″/3qt. Covered Saute Pan
* 11″ Square Griddle
Farberware Classic Series: An 18/10 stainless steel line with an aluminum core in the base for quick even heating. This line features see-through glass lids and classically styled phenolic handles. The Farberware Classic series is oven safe up to 350 degrees, dishwasher safe and comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Although this set line is dishwasher safe it is recommended for hand washing.
* 1qt., 1.5qt., 2qt. and 3qt. saucepans
* 4qt. covered sauce pot
* 8qt. covered stockpot
* 8″, 10″ nonstick skillets
Farberware Classic Nonstick: A polished aluminum cookware set with a nonstick surface. This line is oven safe up to 350 degrees, dishwasher safe and comes with a lifetime limited warranty.
* 8″, 10″, 12″ Deep Skillets
* 11″ Square Griddle
Farberware Enhanced: A European-Style bell shaped aluminum cookware set with a nonstick surface. This line features see-through glass lids, riveted silicone handles, is oven safe to 350 degrees and is dishwasher safe.
* 1qt., 1.5qt. and 2qt. Covered Saucepans
* 5 qt. Covered Dutch Oven
* 7”, 10″ Open French Skillet
* 8″, 10″ and 12″ Skillets
Farberware Pink Collection: A porcelain cookware line that features a Teflon Platinum non-stick interior for added scratch resistance. This cookware line features glass lids, stainless steel handles and is oven safe to 500 degrees. A portion of the sale of this product will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
* 8″, 9″, 10″ and 11″ skillets
* 6qt. Stockpot
* 1qt, 2qt. and 3qt. Saucepan
Farberware Restaurant Pro: A Non-Stick cookware line featuring the Teflon Platinum non-stick interior for added scratch resistance. This line is NSF certified, guaranteeing the highest construction and performance standards. The Restaurant Pro line features non-slip silicone handles, is oven safe up to 400 degrees and comes with the Farberware Quality Assurance Warranty.
* 8″, 10″, 12″ and 14″ Open Skillet
* 11″ Square Griddle
* 10.5″ Deep Fry Pan
* 8″, 10″ and 12″ Open Skillets
* 8″ Egg Poacher
* Double Burner Griddle
* 11″ Square Grill Pan
* 1qt. Open Saucier
* 10.5″ Stir Fry
Farberware Classic 2-Qt. Covered Double Boiler Reviews
The Farberware Classic 2-Qt. Covered Double Boiler comes with a 7-inch pot and an 8-inch pot that fit perfectly inside the lip of the pot to create a double boiler. A lid is also included. The construction of the pots allows you to use the pots as a double boiler or independently as two separate pots. This increases the usability of the two pots. The stainless steel construction allows you to use the pots on an induction oven as well as the traditional gas and electric stoves.
Quality and Construction
The Farberware Double Boiler is built from 18/10 stainless steel with a polished and mirror finish. While the boiler pots do not have a nonstick coating, the stainless steel material creates a nonstick surface that will last for the life of the pots provided that it is cared for appropriately. The base of the pots is an aluminum core which provides for even heat distribution and even cooking. The aluminum base is compressed with a stainless steel finish that resists both corrosion and discoloration.
The Farberware line is perfect for the home cook who wants a quality product that will last for years of moderate use. The double boiler provides ease of cooking candies and melting chocolates creating great tasting and great looking desserts.
The Farberware Classic 2-Qt. Covered Double Boiler has two pans that are built with the same quality construction. This provides double duty in the sense that you have two pots you can cook with as well as a double boiler feature. One lid comes with the two pots for sealing in the heat during the cooking process.
The handles on the pots are long, angled and easy to grip for easy movement of the pots during the cooking process and easier lifting. They are made of a material that will stay cool during cooking, and the pots and handles are ovens safe up to 350 degrees. The pots have rolled rims which provide for easy drip-free pouring and increased durability. The pot handles come with large metal loops that provide hanging storage as an option.
As mentioned earlier, the Farberware double boiler is made from 18/10 stainless steel material. This material creates a lightweight yet durable cooking product that will last for years with proper care. The stainless steel offers basic nonstick properties which will make both cooking and cleaning easier. It is important to clean the pots immediately after use to prevent food and residue from sticking to the bottom of the pot. Heavy scrubbing can damage the stainless steel surface and reduce its nonstick properties. The Farberware Classic 2-Qt. Covered Double Boiler comes with a lifetime warranty from defects in material and workmanship.
Maintenance and Cleaning
The double boiler pots and lid are dishwasher safe. They can be cleaned with warm soapy water and a sponge if cleaned immediately after cooking. The pots are not nonstick so if you are cooking without water oils must be used to prevent sticking.
For the double boiler application, there should be very little that will stick to the surface. Do not use hard metal utensils during the cooking process as this can scratch the stainless steel and reduce the nonstick qualities that naturally occur in stainless steel.
Cost and Value
The Faberware double boiler is priced for the everyday cook. This very affordable and functional piece of cookware can be enjoyed for years if it is properly cleaned and maintained. The unit is lightweight making it easy to move from the stove to the counter and is built for moderate use. The boiler is priced so that everyone can enjoy a quality double boiler that can also double as separate pots when needed.