When you go to the effort of cooking yourself a meal, there are few things more irritating than food left cemented to your pan—causing a lengthy cleanup process on top of the time you have already spent over the hot stove. The Curtis Stone Company has designed a line of cookware specifically to save home cooks time and provide organization in your kitchen. Their Dura-Pan nonstick coating makes cleanup easy so that the joy of making a meal is not overshadowed by the dread of cleaning up afterward.
This red saucepan can hold one and a half quarts, making it perfect for gravy, pasta sauce or pudding—or simply heating up some milk for hot chocolate. Its Dura-Pan nonstick coating will keep even thick, cheesy sauces such as Alfredo from adhering to the bottom and sides. It is created from forged aluminum with a stainless steel bottom and a reinforced rim. Best of all, it has a vented, tempered-glass lid so that you do not have to have a separate pasta strainer—you can tip the pan and remove the water while keeping the pasta inside.
This dura pan can even be placed in the oven safely up to 400 degrees for the lid and 450 degrees for the pan. Its handle is stainless steel and double-riveted for security. With its compact size, nonstick coating, and affordable price, it will quickly become a favorite cookware item in your home.
This red cookware set is incredibly versatile, featuring several saucepans of different sizes and shapes up to a large stockpot. It includes all the crucial pieces, as well as some specialty items such as a crepe pan and an egg poaching set. All the interiors are covered in the metal utensil-safe Dura-Pan nonstick coating that transforms your entire cleanup process by saving you a considerable amount of time.
This set also features the same durable forged aluminum material as well as interchangeable strainer lids. Because there are so many items in this set, it has one of the highest prices of the sets on this list.
This five-piece stainless steel cookware set has a more classic look than the red sets in this guide, and its timeless, neutral style fits well in the décor of any kitchen. The Dura-Diamond nonstick coating makes food release its grip quickly, and the cleanup is so easy you will feel like you dreamt it. These pots and pans are versatile, perfectly suited for simmering on the stove, baking in the oven, or serving food right on the table.
Many pots and pans have handles that can burn you if they are on the stove for too long, but the handles on this cookware set do not get hot. Because this set is small and has all the crucial items for a kitchen, it makes an ideal starter set or a refresher for pots and pans in your house that have been used many times and are nearing the end of their life.
This set has a unique five-layer nonstick titanium coating to give each item four times the durability and strength of most normal nonstick cookware. The stainless steel handles have a Y shape that helps reduce heat absorption so that they stay cool on the stove. Each item is lightweight, and the steamer tray is perfect for vegetables and fits the 12-inch frying pan. This set works on every stovetop, which includes induction stoves. They are safe for use in the oven up to 400 degrees, and they are technically dishwasher safe—although hand-washing is recommended to preserve the look of the exterior finish. The freckled interior color of each piece is aesthetically appealing, and it is safe for metal utensils, but nylon, wooden or silicone utensils are better for giving the items a longer life.
The built-in vents in the lids release excess steam and allow you to monitor your food as it cooks without letting heat escape. Better yet, the domed lid can transform the 12-inch frying pan into a small Dutch oven. Despite the wide variety this eight-piece set offers, it is firmly in the middle of the price range of the sets in this guide.
This red cookware set offers seven pieces in a variety of sizes and styles. It includes one large round pot, one large oval pot, a small round pot, one medium shallow frying pan, one deeper medium frying pan, one large baking sheet, and one medium oval baking tray.
This set is perfect for a medium to large family or someone who frequently cooks a wide variety of food items. It has a slightly higher price than some of the other cookware set options, but it is worth it for the large range of essential pieces that it contains.
All the cookware items in this guide promise to make your cleanup process much easier to handle with their highly durable nonstick coating. The right choice depends on your cooking needs. If you usually cook for a large family or you cook a variety of specialized items, one of the 13-piece sets is ideal. If you still want a wide variety but prefer more essential items, one of the eight-piece sets or the seven-piece set is a clear winner.
The five-piece sets provide the perfect starter or refresher kit for your kitchen, and the single saucepan is well-suited for a dorm or your first small apartment. No matter which item is right for you, the Curtis Stone Company cookware sets will save you time and make your life easier.