I Ditched My Always Pan for Caraway Cookware & I’m Not Sorry (+ Over $180 OFF & Score up to $100 Gift Card!)
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Find out more about the game-changing, clean cooking Caraway cookware.
This cookware will actually make you love cooking. 🤩
Caraway cookware has been a game-changer in my kitchen. I’m sharing why your search for the perfect clean cookware (that’s truly non-stick) should be over.
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Not to brag, but I’ve made perfect meals ever since getting the Caraway Cookware Set… 😏
If you’re like me you may be tempted to fall for the latest cookware trends and I’m here to tell you this is one trend you’ll actually fall head over heels for. 😍 So, let go of any hesitations and second-guessing because it doesn’t get any better than Caraway. 🙌🏻 These pans are truly the best for all of your cooking needs, safe to say I am obsessed!
Did you know Caraway makes bakeware too? Here’s my full Caraway Bakeware review!
Now, I’m not one to bash another company publically, but I want all of you to know I previously fell for the Always Pan marketing. While I could write a novel about my sheer disappointment with this pan after dropping nearly $200, I’ll just keep it short and sweet by acknowledging its extremely poor non-stick capability, the disheartening green-washing I later learned about, and the lackluster quality overall.
Not to mention the bamboo steam baskets I bought to go with it almost caught fire twice… okay, I’m done. 😂
Thankfully, I was able to get a full refund. ❤️ All of that said, I couldn’t be more confident with my reasons as to why you should make this consciously-smart switch in your home.
Here are the top reasons you absolutely need a Caraway Cookware set:
1. They’re clean cooking like you’ve never had before.
Unless you’re cooking with 100% stainless steel or solid cast iron (neither of which are nonstick) then you’re likely not cooking with clean and chemical-free cookware.
Did you know when Teflon and other traditional nonstick cookware reach high temperatures they leak chemicals into your food? 😳 You may not see them but it’s happening.
It’s time to break tradition and cook clean once and for all. 🙌🏻
Caraway cookware is free of PTFE, PFOA, PFA’s, and heavy metals and their products release up to 60% fewer CO2 emissions when produced compared to traditional non-stick cookware. So, good for you, your family, and the planet. 👏🏻
2. Caraway pans are truly nonstick…even without butter or oils.
Eggs are my jam and I eat them daily so having a safe nonstick pan that’s actually nonstick is a must-have for me.
Caraway cookware is designed with non-stick ceramic that’s not only completely chemical-free but is legit nonstick. I’m talking about cracking-an-egg-into-a-bare-pan-and-flipping-it-seamlessly-without-a-drop-of-butter kind of nonstick. 👏🏻🤯. Every time I do this I am completely amazed at how easy it truly is!
While I still tend to add a tiny bit of oil for flavor, I have been blown away by the true nonstick capability of these pans. 👏🏻
On top of that, they have easily washed clean with very minimal effort on my end after every other meal I’ve whipped up so far…including my famous blackened fish tacos. 🙌🏻 And yes, they were my best ones yet…no joke. 😋
3. The pans and lids are durable, high-quality, and very well-made.
It goes without saying this post wouldn’t be complete without bragging about the great quality. I was astounded by the heaviness of these pans and the lids in the best way possible. They’re truly built to last! 👏🏻
They didn’t stop there either. The aluminum core allows for extremely even heat conductivity and the stainless steel handles are comfortable and ergonomic to hold. They also work on gas, electric, or induction so it doesn’t matter what you’re working with at home because you’ll get perfect results every time whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned chef. 👌🏼
4. The set is easy to store anywhere in your kitchen.
Magnetic pan racks and a canvas lid holder are just the beginning of explaining how much sense this cookware makes. Do you even know any other brand that so thoughtfully planned how you’ll store your cookware daily?! I didn’t think so. 😏
Each pan has a stand and since they’re magnetic you can line them all together or slightly stagger them to your needs as I did.
Although my canvas lid holder didn’t fit inside my kitchen cabinet doors, I did find the perfect spot on the back of our basement door (directly across from our stove) and it even came with adhesive hooks for hanging it immediately. 🙌🏻
Caraway’s thoughtful organizing products they include in each cookware set have truly made all of my dreams come true and set themselves apart from every other brand. 😍
5. Your new Caraway cookware set will provide everything you need in your kitchen and then some.
You can buy regular ol’ pots and pans or you can buy chemical-free Caraway cookware, save over $180, and get extras like organizers and two cork trivets.
I know which one I would choose. 😉
In all seriousness, the sizes of the pots and pans couldn’t be more perfect in the most minimalist way. 🙌🏻 To put it simply, they’re truly all you’ll need. 🤩
Here’s what’s in every Caraway Cookware set:
- 10.5″ Fry Pan
- 3 qt. Sauce Pan
- 4.5 qt. Sauté Pan
- 6.5 qt. Dutch Oven
- Canvas Lid Storage (w/ adhesive hooks)
- 4 Magnetic Pan Racks
- 2 Cork Trivets
- + up to $100 gift card! ✨
6. They offer fantastic, must-have colors.
I will be the first one to tell you that when you’re cooking every meal with your favorite color pots and pans it truly does make a difference. 😍 I’m not even someone who likes to cook but ever since getting my pretty cream-colored pots and pans, I actually look forward to making meals! 🤩 (And my whole family is thankful too.) 🤣
That said, if the cream set isn’t your jam, they also offer other eye-catching colors. From a stunning marigold (shown above) or brick red and even a handful of tasteful neutral cookware sets from Navy, Perracotta (a pinker version of terracotta), Gray, and Sage.
All in all, I couldn’t LOVE this cookware anymore than I already do! They have elevated my cooking experience for every meal I’ve made and they’re incredibly easy to clean so I don’t even dread dishes…as much. 😉 Not only that but I have peace of mind knowing my family’s food is safe from harsh chemicals.
If you’re not in the market, I guarantee you know someone who is which would make for an amazing group gift (it is wedding gift season after all)! So what are you waiting for?! 🤩
I tested the Caraway Bakeware set too! Here’s what I thought…
Do the handles stay cool when cooking?
Hey Steph! I have not found the handles to get warm at all when cooking with the pans short-term. The only time I’ve noticed the lid handles to get a little too warm to handle is if it’s been sitting on the stovetop for over an hour cooking, but I think that would be with any pan. I truly couldn’t be more impressed with this cookware set!
according to the reviews on their web site, the handles get very hot.
The handles on the pots definitely get hot. But I love these pots and pans and can live with that.
Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, Carrie! So glad you love this cookware too!
I have caraway set. Only thing I dint like about it is the stains outside don’t go easily. I paid extra money for gold handles set. My cookware is light in color so those stains are visible.
Thanks for sharing your feedback with us! I haven’t experienced any staining yet, but will definitely keep an eye out for that.
Thank you! We have well water with high iron content but actually even stained a couple of my Corelle dishes when I left them in the sink with water. I was wondering about stains. Thank you for adding this!
These both seem like IG famous brands using chemical free to sell product when most cookware is chemical free generally. I rather just invest in Calphalon, All Clad or Le Creuset for cookware. Cookware isn’t something you should have to buy often and a true test of good cookware comes after a year. If you are worried about chemicals makes sense not buy non-stick cookware. If you can’t afford Calphalon or the sort, Kirkland at Costcos and Cuisinart make great cookware.
Thanks for sharing your feedback with us, kema! Non-toxic cookware was definitely my top priority so I couldn’t be happier with this set. I will be sure to update this post with a one year update. 🙂
Great response to a subscriber’s suggestion, Sara! Thanks for being open to suggestions and not deleting comments that do not go 100% go with what the post suggests!
I have All-Clad, and my only regret is that I was FIFTY YEARS OLD before I bought any…..I should have bought them in my 20’s instead of so much delivery pizza, lol Same with my Kitchen Aid stand mixer. I was 40, and regretted all those years of burning out cheap hand mixers LOL
I had several sets of All Clad I bought on a price mistake honored by the store deal. They were over $1k each and sold them for only $250 per set. I didn’t leave any for myself. I wish I did. I have a Calphalon set now and they are the one with teflon coating. uggh.
Same experience with the Always Pan… it lasted about a year for us, if that. Really disappointed in how it’s held up considering the cost. We’ve gone back to Calphalon for the time being since the Premier line tends to last ~3 years with near daily usage. Will keep Caraway in mind though!
Thanks for sharing your honest feedback!💕 Glad you found cookware that works for you in the meantime! 😊
Isn’t it so sad how quickly the Always Pan disappoints, ecroston? I didn’t like it from day one! 😩 If you end up with a Caraway set you’ll have to let me know what you think!
I so so wanted to love my always pan, but like you I’ve hated it from the start. Everything sticks and burns. I can’t seem to get a good temp with it.
YES! That is exactly the case with mine too, Candice! Such a bummer! It’s now sitting in my basement waiting for our next neighborhood yard sale. Haha!
I found always pans on H2Save and love them. I have been using them since last December.They never burns or stick. Did you use high heat? I never use high but Medium heat . I hope they continue working good.
SO happy to hear that you’re loving yours, koffee! Thanks for sharing your helpful tip! 💖
Update: Mine started worn out last Fall. It looks like your right photo. How is your CARAWAY? Still looking good?
I recently bought the Tramontina 5-Qt. All-in-One Plus Pan from Sam’s when it was on instant savings for $49 and it is amazing. It looks a lot like these Caraway pans, granted it’s just one large size. I’ve had my stainless steel Calphalon pans for 15+ years (use every day) and just use this non-stick pan for things that need to be non-stick.
I have had my Caraway for about 7 months. I got it in navy, so I don’t notice stains. And it will scratch on the grates of a gas stove. But I did a lot of research and definitely wanted non-stick as well as nontoxic. These may be “trendy” but that are also great pans! I’ve used the Always pan (and it was fine for awhile) and I’ve had Calphalon hard-anodized cookware and those weren’t for me. I don’t have a gazillion dollars to invest in Le Creuset right now, so Caraway it was! Are they perfect? No. But they cook well, heat evenly, clean up nicely. The fact that they are blue and match my kitchen is an undeniable bonus!
Wow, Carrie! Thank you so much for sharing your honest feedback with us! I’m so glad you decided on the Caraway set! I think it is such an amazing and affordable set compared to other top brands. I appreciate you stopping by!
Can anyone comment on the weight of these pans? How heavy are they in general?
Caraway has the weights of each individual pan listed on their page as well as the weight with the lids. If you click our link that takes you to the Caraway set, scroll to the section that says “What’s included” and you’ll see hyperlinked text in the right bottom corner that says “weight & dimensions”. I hope this helps!
This deal is not $150 off. That is actually the normal price. I purchased this set last year for this price. They have just increased their price to look like it is $150 off. I think the quality of caraway it not good, especially for the price. I used my pot maybe 10 times before the coating started peeling. I followed the directions and only used a silicone utensil with the pot and always hand washed. I am hoping to find another set of healthy cooking pots with better quality.
I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had such a negative experience, Ash! I would definitely reach out to Caraway regarding this to see if there’s anything they can do. Good luck!
This post is just an advertisement. H2S gets paid to hawk stuff at the readers, not necessarily to provide you with a good deal. H2S needs to start being honest about it and put a disclaimer on EVERY sponsored post. That being said, I have Hexclad. I bought at Costco 6ish years ago. I use the green scrub pad on it and metal utensils when I need to. It still looks brand new, no flaking! I highly recommend them. It is expensive though.
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. I’m so glad you found some cookware you love! I also just want to mention this post is not sponsored or paid for by Caraway, hence why there is no mention of any sponsorship in our post. I genuinely do love this cookware after using it for a month and just wanted to share it with the Hip community. 🙂
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Sara, I am really impressed by your head-on, but respectful response to comments that may go against Hip2save post which may be polite, semi-rude to downright rude ones. In the past, my areas for suggestion which were carefully worded so as not so sound offensive, were all deleted. It was aggravating because I was pointing out deliberate WRONG information (such as the latest Hobby Lobby Easter Clearance 90% off which happened MONTHS AGO. The ones on clearance were Spring items, not Easter). The post was corrected to remove Easter Clearance, but instead of a thank you, my comment got deleted. It made me feel like Hip2save was being an ingrate deleting helpful comments like that. After all, we are a community that helps each other find good deals. We appreciate Hip2save, but remember, without your subscribers the website will be nothing. Also, you get great deals more from subscribers than your own research for sure. Please let your co-workers remember that. Thank you again for wonderful way of responding to comments!
I have been following hip from the start. I have rarely, if ever seen comments deleted. The good, bad or ugly. So maybe your just looking at the wrong post to find your comments? I highly doubt they would delete comments about Easter vs Spring. I frankly think it’s tiring to see comments where people have to micro manage every single detail. I don’t think it’s worth getting offended about “possible” but most likely doubtful deleted comments. Have a great day.
This may not be a sponsored post, but surely H2Save is making affiliate commission on every purchase that comes from this site. I get it. It’s part of how H2Save makes money too. I actually appreciated your review and all of the following comments. I’ve been following Caraway for a while now as I find their marketing strategy really interesting!
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us, Andrea. I’m so glad you loved this review! I’m looking forward to sharing another review once I hit the one year mark. 😊
What is the “green-washing” on the Always Pan?
Hey Ryan! If you’d like to read more about what I learned regarding green washing, this post gives excellent insight into the actual composition and testing of the Always Pan. I hope this helps!
I have never before written a negative comment to H2S. That being said, this one will probably come off negative. I am pretty disappointed in H2S, just a few months ago, I feel the site was really “pushing” the Always pans. I almost purchased 2 of them around Mother’s Day solely based on the strong recommendations of this site. So, at what point did you realize how horrible they were? I base a lot of my first-time purchases on H2S recommendations, maybe I shouldn’t do that anymore.
I hear what you’re saying and totally understand where you’re coming from, guerita_bonita2002. Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.
We are a large, diverse team with tons of varying opinions. Our recipe blogger, Lina, actually happens to own the Always Pan and loves it, but I truly did not. This post is strictly my own experience and opinions so please know I am not speaking for my Hip sidekicks who do love their Always Pan. Regardless, our job is to always bring value to our readers so I hope that you found my authentic review to be valuable and helpful in your decision on new cookware.
I have to agree with your concern, everyone contributing here the may have different personal experiences and opinions but as a reader I am looking for advice from Hip2Save (corporately). If one of you touted a product and soon thereafter another disses it that is confusing and effects the credibility of the site. Maybe it’s just too big to mange now but I don’t want to be misled. Ever.
Agree guerita. Plus when I read this post it screams paid advertising to me and someone was given these pans to make a post about them. I know they get commission off links but something with this post just feels off to me.
@guerita_bonita2002, thank you for saying this! I was thinking the exact same thing!!
guerita_bonita2002, you just wrote exactly how I’m feeling as well. I would have bought the Always pan a few months ago, too, after all of the posts about how it was the best pan ever but just didn’t have the room in my budget to justify the spending at that point. I’m glad now that I didn’t buy it. I’ve really started to take a hard look at things and read other reviews before buying something that was recommended on this site. More often than not, I’m finding that outside reviews aren’t quite as enthusiastic.
Thanks to Sara and whoever mans the website today. Comments like this get deleted quickly I am surprised this has not been removed lol
Still cooking happily with my Revere Ware Stainless that I have had for 20 years. The have a lifetime warranty and I have had a few replaced. Why keep buying new pots and pans for big money every year? I don’t get it! Just an old lady’s opinion.
That is so wonderful to hear, Lana! I am all about investing in quality products that will last for years to come. Sounds like you found some winners too! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
I actually just googled Revere. I have a few leftovers from my mom and they are the best. Unfortunately, it’s no longer made!
I use cast iron and they are nonstick, just keep them seasoned or add a dash of oil after washing and drying them. Nothing is longer lasting, durable, and retains heat like cast iron.
I love my cast iron, too.
Cast iron is a wonderful option too! Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experience with us, siena95!
We do cast iron as well. A year ago everyone NEEDED an Always Pan and now this…don’t know who to trust besides my cast iron!
so glad I saw this, I have been lusting over the Always cast iron pan and i almost bought it, even though I can’t afford it right now. This helped me greatly! Thank you Also, I am assuming they are, but hand wash only?
I’m so glad you found this post helpful, Judi! On their site, it says handwashing is recommended. Dishwashers can be very aggressive on cookware in general, but I can assure you I have never had to scrub my Caraway cookware once as the sprayer on my faucet does most of the work once my pans have cooled.
I have Lodge cast iron pans, a Staub dutch oven, a bigger Le Creuset dutch oven, a Le Creuset skillet and an old set of stainless steel pots and pans from Costco/Kirkland. I’m done buying pots and pans. Maybe 😉. But if I buy in the future, I’m not buying the fad. I’ll stick with Le Creuset and Staub.
Glad you’ve found some cookware you love, riss! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂
Unfortunately, all “nonstick” coated pans will lose their powers in a few years: https://worldofpans.com/how-long-do-non-stick-pans-last/
Maybe one of your crew can recommend a set of carbon steel pans. They need to be seasoned and there is some maintenance to keep the seasoning on it, but they are supposedly nonstick and last “forever”… when someone takes care of them.
Lordy! I LOVE my Wagner Ware Magnalite pots and pans. Most of them are 50 to 60 years old. I wouldn’t trade them for any new pots and pans.
I have some nice calphalons that we’ve had for more than 14 years but finally decided on a change. Hubby actually picked me up a beautiful set from Sams for Mother’s day that looks very very similar to the Caraways but for a fraction of the price. I had been eyeing the navy with gold handles, and that’s what I received. I’ve been enjoying cooking with it, and even my in-laws who came and visited for a few weeks asked about our cookware saying, “you can’t mess up food with the pans; they come out perfect every time.”
This is a great deal and fantastic product (I don’t own any *yet* but plan to eventually).
That’s awesome to hear! Happy shopping! 🙂
IMO all you need is stainless steel. I haven’t tried all nonstick but hat I have tried always fails after a year. I’m tired of gimmicky cookware touting nonstick capabilities. Proper cleaning, heating of pan and greasing prevents significant sticking of anything. I have Costco stainless steel pan set. It’s at least 10 years old and going strong.
In 1975 I bought Lustre Craft stainless cookware by West Bend from a door-to-door salesman. I think back in the day these salesmen saw engagement announcements in the newspaper and contacted those brides-to-be. I think I paid about $400, yes, $400, for a set of cookware, a set of bakeware, and a set of flatware, all of which I am still using over 45 years later. Nothing has ever broken or needed to be replaced. I think it was a good investment.
WOW! So happy to hear how well your cookware has been holding up for you, Luann! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts! ❤️
I have a bit of insight to add. I was very tempted to try the Caraway, but as one of the previous comments mentioned, Sam’s Club came out with a copycat set that was equally as gorgeous, but only $150. The set has the same qualities as the Caraway with the ceramic coating, beautiful handles and lids , and enamel exterior. I had been researching a while and knew that I wanted to try ceramic, so I gave the Sam’s Club set a try. They were definitely beautiful, heat distribution was fairly good, and clean up of course was fantastic! The things I didn’t like were that the handles on the pans and lids got very hot, it took a while for the pans to get up to proper temperature, and they seemed to chip somewhat easily as I had two small chips after owning the set for about a month and a half. The other brand that I had been considering was Greenpan and since I got a really great deal at Costco for a 13-piece set at $259, I decided to order that and try it simultaneously with the Sam’s Club pans. Needless to say, the Greenpan set won! The handles don’t get hot, the pans heat up significantly faster, and the Venice pro model that I got is stainless on the outside so no fear of chipping. I decided to stick with the Greenpan set and sent back the Sam’s Club set. I hope this might help someone to decide between all of the different sets. 🙂
We have a GreenPan set in reds and turquoise. It’s amazing in looks AND in cooks, heh.
The best replacement to the Always Pan is the Staub Daily Pan! It’s cast iron, pre-seasoned, and very pretty. Functions great and cleans easy. I love mine! They are heirloom products that will last through the years and don’t have any coatings like the pans in this post. Also, they are currently on sale on the Zwillings website starting at only $149.
All of these pans will get worn out after 6-18 months. That’s why I went with cheaper version and bought Green Pan, which I absolutely love! I bought all pans with gold handle which look beautiful in my kitchen and handle doesn’t get hot. You just have to make sure to care and cook with these pans properly and it will last longer. But definitely none of these ceramic pans will last as long as stainless steel.
Thanks for taking a moment to share your thoughts with us, Zara. So happy to hear that you have found a cookware item that works for you! 💕
@Lana, from one ‘old’ lady to another, my mom had more than one set of these pots and pans, I didn’t appreciate them at the time because they weren’t coated in Teflon so occassionally something would stick, but a little elbow grease, an SOS pad, and good as new.
-Hartselle They’re out there if you’re willing to look. I’m not big on yard sales, but I’ve found them at estate sales and some of those can be found online.
@Sara You’re doing great. Everyone has different preferences and opinions and that’s ok. I like H2S over other coupon sites and rarely find ‘fluff’ the way I have on other sites. I take H2S’s opinions of products serious, especially for a high dollar purchase, but I also read the comments and the variation is a plus in my opinion.
This is meant as a complement, but you look to be around my daughter’s age.👍 I suppose I’m a bit more reluctant to try things, perhaps with a bit of cynicsm, especially after the back and forth on what’s safe and what isn’t. I hope you’ll continue to research and report back what you find. I can’t describe the emotion I feel, some sort of anger/sadness mixed with the occassional migraine and a touch of brain fog since testing pos for COVID a couple years ago. That mixed with the overwhelming feeling each time I drive my dad to the local VA. He’s a 100% service connected disabled Veteran, with a list of major health issues from exposure to Agent Orange and I’m his live-in caregiver. As angry as I am at times, mostly I’m grateful to have this time with him. So please, change your mind as often as necessary.
Ok, enough of that, @Those in favor of Iron skillets, I’m with ya’. But if I were to write an honest blog post about them, I’d have to include the time my ex complained about my cornbread and let’s just say the smaller sized pan has a good weight and grip for throwing.🥰
@CJ Yes I believe you’re right, they’re always watching. I just hope I’m giving them something interesting to talk about.
Why exactly are Teflon coated pans still being sold anyway??
I just read my post and I’m a little embarrassed at the typos! It must have been one of those brain foggy days.😇
-The pots and pans my mom had were Revere Ware. I never mentioned that.
-Lastly, I was much younger and immature when the when the iron skillet incident occurred. It’s also embarrassing and not something I’d agree with now.
Hey Allie!! We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us!!💕
Been a H2S reader since the very beginning, first post today – love that you have discussion, because honestly that helps all of us. Would love to see your review updated in a year because I’ve almost bought these many times but read countless reviews that the ceramic chips – and objective, industry writers talk about the quality and properties of all pans with ceramic coating (and how they will all chip), pans with other nonstick coatings( Misen: no pans with coatings will last forever – that’s why they came out with carbon steel pans they claim will last), pans that are cast iron (we finally got Le Creuset – LOVE!!!!,) etc. Everyone cooks differently – some cook every day, some have kids who use metal utensils even when told not to, some are super careful – some cook a lot of food that is acidic….and the biggest problem is using heat set too high that ruins basically every pan. I bought scan pans many years ago as they were guaranteed not to warp, and wanted you to put them in cold water after cooking.
Anyway, these pans have a great look, great storage solution, and work well. But ceramic does chip and pretty fast and high heat is the fastest way to ruin any coating. I hope you enjoy the pans – they are beatiful (I love your shorts too!)
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us, benniebuffett! I have had these for about 9 months now and use them daily so I’d be happy to update this post after a full year and will look forward to touching base then. 🙂
Always Pan – landfill. Giant sigh. I am not surprised. At. All. Caraway. I dunno… Luann, I bought a set of Aristo Craft stainless cookware, cost about the same, around $400. in the early ’70’s, door-to-door salesman. Excellent investment.
Has anyone tried the Drew Barrymore Beautiful cookware? I have heard they are comparable?
Hey Isillen! Our Hip sidekick, Lina, shared about that line of cookware in this post, if you’d like to check it out! Hoping that might be helpful! 💖
I have quickly looked to see what the base of these pans is and can’t find anything. I know the coating is ceramic, but I don’t like using aluminum as a base. I mainly use stainless steel and have a couple of ceramic-coated saute pans. These are interesting to me, but I am wanting to know more about them.
Great question! 💞🙌 I did find more on this on their product page, under “Features & Materials” – “Non-Stick Ceramic, Aluminum Core, & Stainless Steel Handles”.
I too was wondering about the aluminum being the core. I honestly believe some of that aluminum is leaching into the food when the metal is heated. Anybody else have any thoughts on this?
I’m definitely not with the norm but I have not fallen in love with mine. They are okay but as stated earlier the outside is very tough to clean. Maybe I’m just hard on them!! I’ll stick with my cast iron, they always look the same, ugly but I can go from stove top to oven and nothing bakes as well as cast iron.
Thanks for taking a moment to share your honest thoughts with us on the cookware, Janice! So sorry to hear the are a bit harder to clean than others. 💕