Top positive review
60 people found this helpful
on 7 April 2011
These pans are stainless steel and the three pans in the set are 16, 18 and 20cm saucepans with glass lids which hold 1.5, 2 and 3 litres respectively. A set of three was fine for what I needed as I already use a steamer and also have a couple of other pans which are still going strong.
What impressed me the most before buying these pans was apart from the bargain price, they actually are good quality and are attractive to look at. Whilst they are not too heavy, they are certainly not flimsy. Indeed the pans feel solid and the handles on both the pans and the lids are firmly attached. The stainless steel is also very shiny and the black silicon on all the handles not only ensures the pans and lids are comfortable to lift in your hands, but also it adds to their stylish appeal.
The pans are suitable to use on all hobs including induction hobs, so no worries about whether or not these pans are suitable for your particular hob type.
Using the pans has presented me with no problems at all. The black handles on the lids and pans feel like soft rubber and this makes lifting the pans comfortable as they are easy to grip, but also more importantly I like the fact that the handles do not get hot, therefore when it comes to removing the lids and lifting the pans, you can safely do so without needing to use a tea towel or oven glove. The handles remain cool at all times and this is one of the best features of using these pans.
The largest pan when filled with water for example, does feel a little on the heavy side, but it is not the heaviest pan of that size I have experienced. It is just worth bearing in mind that if you have trouble lifting at all, then the largest pan in this set could be deemed as heavy and a more lightweight set of pans may be more suitable for you. If this is not an issue for you however, I recommend these pans as the quality and solid look and feel of them is what stands out.