There are people who still prefer the clean look of pure stainless steel, no matter how many other kinds of beautiful cookware that comes out in the market. For those who want the best in stainless steel cookware when it comes to looks and quality, they should try using this 10-Piece set from the Gourmet Essential collection of KitchenAid.
The set is made up of the best stainless steel (a perfect combination of nickel and chromium) in the world, which makes each piece very durable, with magnificent luster. The high quality of the stainless steel gives each piece a very professional look, perfect for those who want to have handsome-looking cookware hanging from their shelves. The common kitchen owner will feel like a chef when he gets his hands on this beautiful KitchenAid set.
Each set contains the following:
- 1-quart covered saucepan
- 2-quart covered saucepan
- 3-quart covered saucepan
- 8-quart covered stockpot
- 8-inch skillet
- 10-inch skillet
First thing we noticed when testing the pots and pans is their weight. Each piece is a bit heavier compared to the usual good stainless steel cookware. Though a little on the heavy side, we can still lift each piece easily, which should be a good thing for those with delicate wrists.
Each piece has cool grip handles that has inserts made of silicone rubber. The handles are oven safe up to 400°F. We had no problem holding the handles given the weight of the pots and pans. The weight is actually a good thing because it provides a nice balance when you place the pots and pans on the stove.
Uneven cooking is not a problem with this cookware set. The base of each piece has an aluminum disk fully encapsulated by stainless steel. This ensures that heat is distributed evenly around the pot or pan, with no hot spots that can ruin a portion of the food. The even distribution of heat of these KitchenAid pots and pans are definitely comparable to most non-stick pans, even better some brands, we daresay.
Cleaning each piece in this set is as easy as most non-stick cookware. No need to scour and use abrasive material to scrape off food from the surface; regular dishwashing liquid is enough for the job.
Honestly, the 10-Piece Brushed Stainless Steel Cookware from KitchenAid looks a little plain compared to other cookware types in the market, but those who prefer the classic stainless steel look shouldn’t have a problem with this set aesthetic-wise. The high polish of the stainless steel gives the set a classic, long-lasting beauty, which is probably a given since each piece is built to last.
We say this is an affordable cookware set for those who are looking for high quality ceramic pots and pans that can stand constant use. If you want to get a durable set without paying the steep price tag of luxury cookware brands, then the KitchenAid Gourmet Essential 10-Piece Brushed Stainless Steel Cookware is one of your best bets.