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Ayesha Curry Cookware is another line of TV personality cookware. Much like Rachel Ray, Paula Dean and Pioneer woman, they use their fame to bring out another cookware set. While I don’t fault them for doing so, usually the cookware that is released is junk. There are exceptions to this rule, such as those released by Thomas Keller. But those are exceptionally rare. This review will take a closer look at how Ayesha Curry cookware is designed. We will take a closer look at the handle, design and general performance.
Ayesha Curry Cookware Reviews Quick Summary
|Categories||Ayesha Curry Cookware Set|
|Compatibility||Gas, Electric, Halogen, Glass Top|
|Colors||Range of Color|
|Oven Temperature||500 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Country of Manufacturer||Unclear Probably China|
|Thoughts||The overall construction and design of Ayesha Curry Cookware set is mediocore. The price is inline with the other brand. For the same money, the set from Rachel Ray would be a better choice.|
|Reviewed Cookware||Ayesha Curry 10291 Home Collection Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 9 Piece|
Ayesha Curry got her start in the food business with a blog then youtube. She started gaining fame and even got a show on the food network. However, that only lasted 13 episodes. Today, she host a variety of show which seems to be constantly changing.
Ayesha Curry Cookware Design
This section will talk about the various aspect of the Ayesha Curry Cookware. We will go over handle, shape and overall performance.
Ayesha Curry Cookware uses a stainless steel design. The center is hollow to prevent heat from traveling. However, this has a marginal effect. It still gets plenty hot. I recommend to wear a glove either way. There is another benefit to this metal handle. You can get a higher oven safe temperature. Usually handle with silicone or plastic handle has a oven safe temperature of only 350-400 degree Fahrenheit. On Ayesha Curry Cookware the oven safe temperature is 500, quite high. Something you only see on high end cookware.
The downside to this handle is that its not as comfortable. It does not taper downward like other cookware does. Meaning that it does not conform to the shape of your hand. It can also get slightly slippery if your hand is greasy. This will cause it to rotate in your hand.
The handle on the pots is thin and uncomfortable. If you use it for an extended amount of time, it can get uncomfortable. Luckily, its unlikely that will happen.
Shape and Pieces
The 8 inch omelette pan is pretty well designed. It has flaring sides that promote evaporation. The lips are rolled for easy pouring of liquid as well. The problem is that its too small. The bigger 12 inch one is almost like a giant saute pan. A mid size 10 inch frying pan would have been better. It’s an odd choice of cookware to skimp on.
For the pots those are shaped oddly as well. The base is smaller and the top is wider. Manufacturer will often do this to try and save money. By flaring the top, it increases the capacity of the pot. It is better than the other design where manufacturer will add a belly to the center. Those have smaller base and smaller rim. Other than that, the small base can and will cause food to steam if you crowd it. For that reason, this will extend cooking time.
The pieces on this set is slightly limited. But that is only because of the skillet. One thing you should note is that the lids count as individual pieces. Manufacturer often do this so that it seems like you are getting more of a deal.
The lids are made of glass. They let you look into the food when it cooks. However, it steams once you start cooking, rendering it pointless. An all metal design would have better since they are more durable. Glass lids are prone to shattering and you have to be careful. Some of the users on amazon experienced the same issues. Aside from that, there is no vent holes on the lid. This causes the lid to pop sometimes.
They are very ambiguous about the type of coating used. All they stated was that its pfoa free. They never mentioned that its pfte free which is teflon. As such, I believe its basically teflon. You can expect it to last a year or two before you have to replace it. There are a few ways you can extend the life of the coating.
1) Never use a metal utensils. We all do it, but this destroy it faster. Nylon scrubbers are also very bad for it.
2) Don’t overheat the pan. At temperature of 500 degree and above, the teflon coating usually degrades rapidly. At temperature of 572 degree Fahrenheit fumes can be released. This fumes can cause issue called the Teflon Flu. You will experience flu like symptoms.
Ayesha Curry Cookware Thoughts
Overall, the cookware is a pretty mediocre set. The handle gets hot and the shape is odd. While the set lets you do everything you need, it could be better with a ten inch skillet. They are also vague about the nonstick coating. Overall, the price is inline with the other nonstick cookware set. I would personally go for the Rachel Ray one instead.
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