Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set

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Rachael Ray’s cookware collections are designed with regular people in mind. They are made for people who lead busy lives, but still want to prepare quality meals, always offering solutions that make your life easier and cooking more fun.

The Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel 12-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set is just that – functional, beautiful, and easy to use. Not only this, but it also comes at quite an affordable price. This all sounds wonderful, but how does this cookware set perform in real life?

We’ve tried it out, so if you are considering buying this set, this review should help you make up your mind.

Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set: What’s Included?

As usual, each pot, pan, and lid are counted as one piece to make up the 12 pieces in this cookware set. You get 2 saucepans, 2 frying pans, a stockpot, a saute pan complemented by four lids and two convenient utensils.

The utensils are especially handy, since they are made of silicone which is suitable to be used with the non-stick coating on these pots and pans. Moreover, the utensils come in a color that matches your pots and pans, which is always nice!

Here is a quick list of everything that’s included in the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set:

  • A small frying pan measuring 8.5 inches in diameter
  • A large frying pan measuring 10 inches in diameter
  • A small saucepan with a capacity of 1 quart, lid included
  • A large saucepan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A large stockpot with a capacity of 6 quarts, lid included
  • A saute pan with a capacity of 3 quarts, lid included
  • A slotted spoon
  • A slotted turner

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Rachael Ray 16344 Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 12 Piece, Agave Blue
  • Durable nonstick cookware design: nonstick pots ANSI pans are crafted with durable aluminum and sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors
  • Enhanced PFOA-free nonstick: cookware set features espresso-colored, PFOA-free nonstick for effortless food release
  • Convenience and control: The one-piece cookware set boasts dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles and shatter-resistant glass lids; Includes Slotted turner and spoon
  • Oven safe: oven safe to 400°f, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction
  • Set includes: 1-quart and 3-quart Covered Saucepans, 6-quart covered stockpot, 8. 5-Inch and 10-inch skillets, 3-quart Covered sauté pan, slotted turner and spoon

Features

Construction

All of the pots and pans in the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set are made of aluminum. The aluminum construction makes them quite lightweight, but at the same time sturdy enough to endure everyday use.

Moreover, aluminum is a great heat conductor, which means these pots and pans will heat up and cool down quickly and distribute heat evenly across the cooking surface.

The main concern with aluminum cookware is usually the fact that aluminum can react with certain acidic foods, thus changing the taste.

However, these pots and pans are covered with enamel on the outside and a non-stick coating on the inside so there is no need to worry about that.

Porcelain Enamel Exterior

As we have already mentioned, the exterior of the pots and pans in the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set is covered with an enamel coating.

This is really a high-quality enamel coating that doesn’t crack and chip easily (as long as you keep in mind that these pots and pans shouldn’t be washed in the dishwasher). Probably the best thing about enamel coatings is the fact that they can come in virtually any color.

The Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set is available in seven different color options: Agave Blue, Cranberry Red, Lavender, Lemongrass Green (which is actually more yellow than green), Mushroom Brown, Pumpkin Orange, and Sea Salt Gray.

While colorful cookware is always nice to have, finding the right match for the rest of your kitchen can be hard. However, with this many options, you’ll probably find just the right color.

Finally, if you’d like to stick with a classic color, the Sea Salt Gray option is quite elegant and neutral.

Non-Stick Interior

While the exterior is covered with enamel, the interior or these pots and pans is covered with an espresso-colored non-stick coating. The coating used is free of PFOA, lead, and cadmium, so there is nothing to worry about in this area.

However, the coating is not dishwasher-safe, and you shouldn’t use metal utensils with it in order to avoid scratching.

Lids and Handles

No cookware review is complete without a couple of words on the lids and handles. The handles on the pots and pans in this set are double-riveted, so they remain securely attached to the pots, pans and lids.

Moreover, they have a rubberized grip which is quite comfortable and comes in a matching color. Don’t worry, though, it won’t melt in the oven, at least not up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

The lids, on the other hand, are made of tempered glass that allows you to see the food while it’s cooking.

Final Thoughts

Overall, this is a nice, functional set. It comes with all the pots and pans you need to cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the whole family. No matter if you are simply making an omelet, or an elaborate dinner, you’ll find that you can do it with the Rachael Ray Cucina

Hard Porcelain Enamel Non-Stick 12-Piece Cookware Set. Most importantly, we guarantee you’ll be amazed by how easy the cookware in this set is to clean, both on the inside and on the outside.

Sale
Rachael Ray 16344 Cucina Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 12 Piece, Agave Blue
  • Durable nonstick cookware design: nonstick pots ANSI pans are crafted with durable aluminum and sturdy hard enamel porcelain exteriors
  • Enhanced PFOA-free nonstick: cookware set features espresso-colored, PFOA-free nonstick for effortless food release
  • Convenience and control: The one-piece cookware set boasts dual-riveted rubberized stainless steel handles and shatter-resistant glass lids; Includes Slotted turner and spoon
  • Oven safe: oven safe to 400°f, the pots and pans are suitable for all stovetops, except induction
  • Set includes: 1-quart and 3-quart Covered Saucepans, 6-quart covered stockpot, 8. 5-Inch and 10-inch skillets, 3-quart Covered sauté pan, slotted turner and spoon

FAQ

Is Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Non-stick cookware any good?

Yes, these pots and pans are quite good, especially for the price. They are lightweight, sturdy, functional, and easy to use. They are also completely safe as the non-stick coating doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals.

Is Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Non-stick cookware PFOA-free?

Yes, the non-stick coating used on the pots and pans in the Rachael Ray Cucina Hard Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set is free of PFOA, lead, and cadmium.

Is Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Non-stick cookware dishwasher-safe?

No, unfortunately, these pots and pans are not dishwasher safe. However, we believe you’ll find them very easy to wash by hand since the non-stick coating works really well.

Is Rachael Ray Cucina Porcelain Enamel Non-stick cookware oven-safe?

Yes, all of the pots, pans, and lids in this cookware set are oven-safe, up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, that is.