About

2- and 3-quart covered sauce pans; 5-quart covered Dutch oven; 9-inch square grill pan; 10-inch covered saute pan; 8-inch skillet; steamer insert

Stainless steel with aluminum core; cast aluminum; Eco-Satin nonstick surface for effortless food release

Riveted cast stainless-steel handles stay cool to the touch on the stovetop

Stainless-steel lids help retain heat, moisture, and nutrients

Oven-safe up to 400 degrees F (nonstick) and 500 degrees F (non-coated); limited lifetime warranty; dishwasher-safe

  • Type: Pan set
  • Color: metallic, black
  • Made In: United States
  • Warranty: Limited Lifetime
  • Composition: stainless steel, aluminum
  • Manufacturer: Regal Ware
  • Other versions: open-stock and other collections

Ambitions

Apparent goal: kids gift/registry home kitchens restaurants everywhere
Intended audience: novice advanced beginner good home cook gourmet professional
Diet/nutrition: does not apply scary empty promises helpful essential
Green?: not especially neutral mixed blessing earth friendly green!
Innovative: step back standing still progress trendy genius
Problem solving: no better baby steps solid steps giant steps a revelation
Competition: outclassed follower in the pack strong challenger likely champ

Utility/Quality

Ease of use: impossible frustrating OK simple child's play
Intuitive: Ph.D. required barely logical effortless brilliant
Instructions: missing incomprehensible adequate unnecessary excellent
Quality: cheesy questionable good years of service impressive
Parts to lose: inevitable some/many one-piece self-storing not a problem
Power source: none hands batteries outlet oven/range
Clean-up: nightmare wipe clean soap & water scouring pad dishwasher
Does it work?: not at all adequately well very well perfectly
Availability: airfare required online kitchen store department store supermarket

Packaging

Easy to open?: impossible maddening tolerable good opens itself
Green?: fills a landfill huge waste passable minimal waste impressive

Economy

Time saving: time wasting not really modest substantial huge
Labor saving: less efficient marginal a bit noticeable remarkable
Money saving: money wasted none $ $$ $$$
Beats the old way: worse no change better definitely entirely new
Where will it live?: garage/attic drawer cabinet countertop rack

Summary

Fulfills ambitions: falls short almost there satisfies exceeds home run
How often used: once/twice ≥daily ≥weekly ≥monthly ≥yearly/holidays
Worth the space?: no does not apply w/unlimited space w/limited space absolutely
Need it?: a luxury discretionary basic equipment for serious cooks get it
Value: ouch! a little pricey worth splurging on the money a deal
Overall rating: skip it fair good very good excellent

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 purposes.

This set includes:

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.