If you are in the market for a cookware set, one of the options available is Paula Dean cookware. Paula Dean cookware comes in 10 and 12 piece sets and there are many color options to choose from. In this review we will look at the features of this cookware and look at things to consider before you decide if this is the right cookware set for you.
Features of Paula Dean Cookware
This cookware set is constructed of aluminum with a porcelain enamel exterior and a non-stick interior. The aluminum core allows for quick and even heating of food, as aluminum is an excellent heat conductor. The outside of the cookware is porcelain enamel. Porcelain enamel is quite stain resistant and makes for very easy cleanup. The interior of the cookware is non-stick, allowing foods to easily slide from the pan onto your plate. Metal utensils will scratch the non-stick coating so the set does include 2 rubber utensils to allow you to easily remove the food from your pots and pans without damaging the interior.
The cookware is very lightweight and easy to lift and balance. Some of the heavier duty cookware is heavy to lift and when you add contents to the pots, making them even heavier, it can be a struggle to lift them off the stove. The lightness and balance of this set should make it possible to toss and flip with ease. Solid Silver
The handles on this cookware set are rubberized and stay cool to the touch. The rubberized handles make it easy to get a firm grasp on your pot when lifting. The stay cool handles will eliminate the need for having to use a pot holder when you are lifting. Pot holders can make lifting awkward and there is a much greater chance for the pot to slip out of your hands. The set also features copper plated rings to give you the option of hanging up your cookware if you happen to have limited cabinet space.
The lids are tempered glass with copper knobs, making it easy to monitor what you are cooking without having to lift the lid and allow valuable steam to escape. There are many color options available in the cookware including red, orange, aqua, charcoal and yellow.
Things To Consider Before You Buy This Cookware
Paula Dean cookware is not recommended for use in the dishwasher. Placing the cookware set in the dishwasher can cause the outer coating to fade. Dishwasher use can also damage the interior non-stick coating and can cause it to begin coming off. Hand washing is definitely recommended and it is definitely not a good idea to use any type of abrasive cleaner or rough scrubbing device. When deciding whether to purchase this cookware set, decide if you have the time to devote to the hand washing this cookware set needs.
This cookware is not recommended for use with ceramic stove tops. Removing a pot from the burner and sitting it down on a portion of the stove that is cool can cause the pot to fuse to the stove. Be sure to consider that factor when deciding whether to purchase and be sure to read all instructions and warnings that come with your cookware.