Rachael Ray 14-Piece Hard Enamel Set Hands-On Review

Rachael Ray’s following is almost unmatched in the cooking world. Her products are no sham either. In this review of her 14-Piece set, we’ll explore why. 

So far, this set has worked out great for a couple of young adults. The bright orange color has sparked some life into our otherwise dull looking kitchen, even if it is fading somewhat. Let’s take a more in-depth look at the Rachael Ray 14-Piece cookware set.

Included Pieces

  • 8.5in Skillet
  • 10in Skillet
  • 1qt Saucepan plus lid
  • 2qt Saucepan plus lid
  • 3qt Sauté pan plus lid
  • 6qt Stockpot plus lid
  • Baking Sheet
  • Spatula
  • Spoonula
  • Turner

Each of the items (save for the utensils) in this set are constructed of hard aluminum. I can testify to their ability to heat up quickly and I can usually cook small meals in six or seven minutes. The silicone handles are comfortable to hold and use.

The baking sheet is a nice inclusion and it’s been great to bake on, easy to clean, and very versatile.

The skillets have suffered some damage to the exterior, with some fading and scratches that definitely mark them as being heavily used. Over the years the nonstick has become less nonstick as well.

This set is not dishwasher safe, but they are easy to hand wash.

The color fades over time for some, but not all, of those who own and use this set. Ours has faded considerably, but I do take into account the fact that there are several of us using the cookware nearly every day. However, it’s worth pointing out the possibility of color fade in the future.

Cooking

Cooking all sorts of foods has been a breeze with all the various pieces in this set. The nonstick coating makes it simple to make any of our favorite recipes. There isn’t any warping on any of the cookware two years in, but there are some scratches on the interior (likely due to metal utensils, which are always a bad idea with nonstick).

Though I haven’t tested it out, the cookware is rated oven safe to 350 degrees (450 degrees for the bakeware).

Basically, this set has done all the cooking we’ve needed it to.

Conclusion

There are plenty of negative reviews online regarding this set — mainly due to the color fading or issues with the nonstick interior. I think it’s worth considering those, but I have to say from my standpoint, this set has worked well for a couple of guys in our 20s who cook basic meals and aren’t exactly taking it easy on the cookware.

I’d recommend this to any new adult as a first set as it’s inexpensive and comes with useful pieces. One particular thing I like about RR’s skillets is that they have sloped sides. My generic brand is more straight around the sides and sometimes makes it hard to cook bacon or thinner foods evenly.

If its satisfied my roommates and I for this long, I’m sure it will do the same for you. The spatula, spoonula, and turner that come with the set have also been very useful too. In all, the price and the array of products make Ray’s products an ideal beginner’s set.

The amount of meals I can cook in a short amount of time is staggering and at their age, the cookware shows no sign of lacking in its cooking ability.

There are multiple vibrant color options available, too.

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