1x 8" Fry Pan
1x 9.5" Fry Pan w/ Lid
1x 3 Quart Stainless Steel Steamer
1x 1.5 Quart Sauce Pan w/ Lid
1x 2.3 Quart Sauce Pan w/ Lid
1x 6 Quart Stock Pot w/ Lid
Here’s a Fun Fact for You
Despite all claims, the true granite king is not the company who makes this product. In fact, the true granite king is one Arthur Roberts Wilson (A.R. Wilson, for short). In the year 1900, Wilson founded the Granite Rock Company and helped, ahem, lay the foundation for all granite-related business ventures henceforth.
@therealjrn Dude! Ya got that totally WRONG! I’ve used a granite frypan for several years and I love it. I’ve burnt cheese to a crisp, totally black and it just slides right out. Never had to use even a scrubbie on it. l’ll never use anything else.
@shahnm I thought about posting a visual representation… but urban dictionary will suffice. “The Cleveland Steamer: A sexual act by nature (fetish) - when one person craps on another person’s chest and (very important) then sits down and rocks back and forth like a steam roller”.
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@RogerWilco@therealjrn I cannot unsee that mental image. I’ve been to Cleveland many times and apparently not in the right neighborhood, as to have missed this most colorful local practice. I’ll just consider that one of those life experiences I’ve just missed out on. I’m ok with that.
So it has a granite texture but how was it achieved? I a textured spray? Will it come off if I were to, for example, scramble an egg with a metal fork in it? What is the actual material for everything but the steamer? Probably aluminum right? The similar product is anodized, but its probably not safe to assume this, is it.
@florgenjorgen It is unlikely to be aluminum because they work on an induction cook top. It has to have some ferrous metal so yes, I would assume it’s a finely ground granite mixed with an adhesive that they spray and bake onto the metal pan.
EDIT: Reviews and other info say it DOES NOT work on induction cook tops.
Cast Iron is the workhorse in my kitchen, those are nonstick enough with care, and you don’t have to worry about eating the nonstick coating or fumes.
I advise my grown kids to avoid sets like this and get one pasta pot with a lid, and one cast iron skillet (and a big knife, a whisk, a big bowl and cutting board) to start out a kitchen. Branch out from those as money allows.
So after doing some research…this is not the same set that is sold on most other sites. This seems like it may be an older model. All other sites have a newer looking box design that says dishwasher safe on top and also oven safe up to 500 degrees. This box does not say dishwasher safe anywhere in the picture and it says oven safe up to 450 degrees…even though meh’s description says up to 500.
Bottom line…this set is cheaper than anywhere else online…but that may be because its an older model that isnt currently being sold at many other places. The newer model is the one linked to on Amazon that costs $85…so it comes down to which do you prefer?
Kind of a bummer for me as I was hoping it was the dishwasher safe one. Lowest price in the last 3 months on amazon for that model was around $77 for those who want to know if the current price is a good deal.
A couple of mine (largest saucepan and the stock pot) are a bit warped. Oh well. I’ll use them as best I can. I did stick the stainless steel steamer insert into the stock pan, hoping to un-warp it. Maybe next time they need to clearly state that these are factory seconds (or thirds!).
So… yeah - about that whole “it works on induction” comment???
While I suppose that at face value I was correct in saying they work with induction… but the truth is they don’t work well with induction. It takes 10 minutes on high to boil a quart of water. In my All-Clad this takes about 3 minutes, 3 clicks lower on the heat setting.
But they are, so far, very non-stick. So there’s that…