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Farberware Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Review

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Farberware Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware Review

Farberware Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Nonstick Cookware

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There's two reasons I like cooking with nonstick, the ease of cleaning and very little oil is usually needed for stick-free cooking. But not all nonstick are the same quality. This set has a premium finish, so my expectations are high going into this test.

Product Despcription

    Farberware® Premium Professional Dishwasher Safe Cookware Set - 12 pc Item #12765
  • Includes 8 qt covered stockpot, 3 qt covered saute pan, 3 qt covered saucepan, 1 qt covered saucepan, 10" and 8" skillets
  • Dishwasher safe
  • SmartGlide™ Pro nonstick system with DuPont™ Teflon®
  • Dimpled cooking surfaces for long lasting performance and superior food release
  • Heavy gauge construction for even heat distribution
  • Glass lids
  • Handles safe to 350degF
  • Set reviewed is Red
  • Includes Prestige® tools: Slotted turner, slotted spoon
  • This set is sold exclusively at Macy's. Buy Direct

How the Farberware Cookware Performed

June 28th, 2013
Out of the box, the shape of these pots reminds me of my mother's pots because of the straight sides and what I'd consider a traditional design. Though I'm not certain I would radiate to this shape style if I were looking for pots, nor would I normally select nonstick with a dimpled cooking surface in the bottom, I got to really like these features during testing.

The set includes a very good assortment of practical pieces - all the basics you need if starting a kitchen and it's really nice that the Saute pan lid also fits the 10" skillet. The color and overall look of this set is really beautiful; my hubby absolutely loves the color, which is surprising. Even the bottoms look nice. The pot and skillet handles offer a comfortable grip.

Something this cookware set has that many lack - sufficient (lid) handle height. I love the design of the lid handles and the stay-cool-nonslip aspect, but you can actually get a hand in/around one of these without fear of touching the hot lid - bonus. Other cookware manufacturers should take note. My hubby loves this as well; most lid handles are sized more for small hands.

The DuPont™ Teflon® Nonstick coating is a joy to cook on; cleans like a dream and the manufacturer says you can use metal utensils in it. This goes totally against my grain when it comes to care for nonstick. I cannot do it - so plastic, silicone or wood is still my utensil choice, even with this set. But it does tell me that this coating is more durable than many out there, when the manufacturer says you can use metal. Always refer to the manufacturer's care recommendations when it comes to nonstick - care tends to vary. See more about DuPont™ Teflon® Nonstick below.

As for performance, we both enjoyed cooking with this nonstick set. Eggs, omelets fried nicely in the skillets and regardless what we cooked, there was no sticking so the dimpling does seem to help with food release. I found the Saute pan very convenient for one-dish meals. Even overheated sticky rice did not scorch or create a difficult mess to clean. Pans heated up quickly. Though a lightweight set, the cookware construction seems adequate for even heating and no hot spots were detected during testing.

There is however something that could be improved. The rivets inside the two skillets are not laying flat enough against the curved interior, leaving an area where food can get trapped. It means that you need to be diligent to wash/clean well under the edge of the rivets. Also note that this cookware is safe up to 350degF, if using it in the oven.

Overall Impression and Related Resources

Our first cookware forty-some years ago was a Teflon® nonstick set. We loved cooking with it then and still love using nonstick skillets. So we are not knew to nonstick cooking or coatings. We so enjoyed cooking with this Farberware® set and certainly recommend it to anyone looking for affordable and durable nonstick cookware. This is a delightful set that offers ease of cooking, lightweight handling and quick clean-up.

We also trust Dupont's Teflon® nonstick coatings. Today's nonstick is much safer than it was in the early years. Note that not all nonstick coatings are the same and we tend to stick with trusted brands.

Dupont™ has been manufacturing its Teflon® nonstick coatings for more than 50 years. After decades of research and advancements in the development of their Teflon® coatings, they stand behind the safety of their products for home or commercial use. They also affirm that their coatings are made without using perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and that they meet the FDA's safety guidelines.

According to the manufacturer, you can use metal utensils in their Teflon® coatings. You'll find some interesting facts about DuPont™ Teflon® on related websites along with more care recommendations:

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