Rachael Ray 11480 Brights Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set, 10 Piece, Orange Gradient Review

Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set Review

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This is a basic all-around cookware set that you will love using every day. It has all the pieces that anyone in the house will need to cook any meal. Although basic, it is very stylish and durable.

The stainless steel construction makes for something that will last a lifetime and the satin finish gives it a very handsome look.

The high arching handles are covered with an orange silicone that provides you with a very good looking, nonslip grip.

They do not heat up as most handles do after sitting on a hot stove for a while, and they are safe for the oven up to 400 degrees, so browning food under the broiler of your oven will not be a problem.

The glass lids also have the same orange silicone coating on their handles that stay cool to the touch. No more burnt fingers from lifting hot lids.

Being that the lids are made from glass you do not have to lift the lid to see how far along your food is.


The Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set is built with satin-finished stainless steel with a pressure-bonded aluminum base.

The aluminum works to heat the pans quicker and to distribute the heat evenly while eliminating hot spots, and the stainless steel adds to the durability of the cookware and helps the cookware to retain heat longer.

The handles, which are high arching to keep your hands away from the heat, are riveted to the cookware for strength.

They will not warp or bend under the weight of a full pot or from overheating and no more loose handles because the screws came loose because of repeated handling and heat. The orange silicone coating provides a cool, comfortable grip that is also non-slip, even with wet hands.

The handles on the glass lids are also riveted for a lifetime of use, and the orange silicone coating is always cool and comfortable to the touch. The lids, being made from glass, allow you to see what is happening without lifting the lid and getting scalded with steam.


Clean up is a snap. The Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set is 100% dishwasher safe.

For any stuck-on foods, there is no problem using a brillo pad or a scouring pad because you will not scratch the stainless steel finish.

I know some people have complained about white spots forming on the base of the cookware that would not come off with regular washing, but a little bit of Barkeepers Friend quickly removed the spots.

Stainless steel will not react to acidic foods and naturally resists corrosion and scratches so the cookware will easily clean up with a sponge.


The performance of the cookware is exceptional. Since stainless steel is naturally a nonstick surface, most people will not have a problem with food sticking to the cookware, but then again nothing is perfect.

With care and a little spray cooking oil, you should not have a problem. The use of metal utensils is also not a problem.

Since everything is made of stainless steel and naturally nonstick, you will not have to worry about scratches, unlike Teflon coated cookware that will scratch very easily.

You will not have to worry about the handles coming loose since they are riveted to the pots and will last you a lifetime.

The pressure-bonded base helps with heat retention and the nonporous stainless steel will not react with your food. This set can be used with any heat source.

They work well on older cooktops wit heating elements, glass top stoves, and gas stoves as well.

What Do I Get:

The Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set comes with a 1-1/2 quart and a 3-quart saucepan with glass lids, an 8-quart stockpot with a glass lid, an 8 inch and a 10-inch skillet, and a 10 inch saute pan with a glass lid.

The lid from the 8-quart stockpot will fit the 8-inch skillet and the lid from the 10 inches saute pan will fit the 10-inch skillet. The cookware set also comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

What Do I Think?

The bottom line is that this is excellent cookware set with professional-quality construction and would be an ideal addition to any kitchen, whether you are a beginner or a person who is just looking to upgrade their old cookware set the Rachael Ray Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set, Orange is perfect for everyone.


Pros And Cons

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, works good on glass top.

The Rachael Ray 11480 Brights Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set is made in china.

No, the Rachael Ray 11480 Brights Nonstick Cookware Pots and Pans Set are not induction ready.

Only the outside, the inside is nonstick.

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