Comments: We have never seen the point of having pans that were all made of the same material. A stock pot does not need to function as a sauté pan, and a griddle should perform differently than a sauce pan. What is the point of throwing obscene amounts of money into a 37-ply stainless steel/aluminum/copper/tin/zinc/ad.inf. stock pot?
That's one reason we like this set from Regal Ware, bearing the name of celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson – it is a huge set with pans that are intended for different
This set includes:
- 2 quart and 3 quart saucepans, made of professional grade stainless steel sandwiched around a pure aluminum core. They are intended to provide precise, even heat to maximize flavor and prevent scorching of sauces, soups, vegetables, fruits, grains, chocolates, etc.
- 5 quart stockpot, made of cast aluminum to absorb heat and retain it for long periods of time. It features a non-PFOA nonstick coating
- 9-inch ribbed square griddle, also made of cast aluminum construction with the same nonstick coating
- 8-inch non-stick fry pan, made of stainless steel with a stainless steel-encapsulated layer of aluminum bonded to the bottom of the pan to deliver intense heat at the base, where it is most needed
- 10-inch sauté pan, made of stainless steel and featuring the same impact-bonded capped bottom
- A stainless steel steamer insert that fits both saucepans
- Four aluminum lids, one for each saucepan, for the stockpot, and for the sauté pan.
Happily, these pans are not so heavy that you can't lift them, but they feel solid. Additionally, the extra-long, stay-cool handles work, and feel great in the hand. The nonstick-coated pans are oven-safe to 400°F (205°C), while the other pans can go in the oven up to 500°F (260°C).
Are these the best pans on the market? We would not say so, but for the money this is certainly the best high-quality, large set of pans that we have seen.