AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set: Review

Practical and budget-friendly; there's no need to go for style over substance when this pot and pan set performs so well

AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set

by Sophie Knight |
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You can’t have a kitchen without a set of pans. And there’s nothing quite like feeling you’ve achieved adulthood when all your saucepans match; it’s a certain level of status we didn’t realise we wanted to reach, until we get there.

But there are different classes of saucepans – there are your basic sets, then there are heavy-based pans, stainless steel, non-stick, and on to the heady heights of Le Crueset for the serious cooks among us.

This set of saucepans is non-stick, with glass lids, and comes with a matching set of five utensils too.

AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set

Rrp: $71.03

Price: $61.43

Features:

Glass lids

Non-stick

BPA free

Compatible with gas, electric, and glass stovetops (note: not induction compatible and do not place handle directly on heat source)

Includes:

20cm frying pan

25cm frying pan

1.41L saucepan with lid

2.12L saucepan with lid

2.83L casserole pan with lid

4.73L casserole pan with lid

5-piece utensil set: pasta server, soup ladle, slotted turner, serving spoon, and slotted serving spoon

The Review

These pans are easy to use, and, most importantly, easy to clean. They’re possibly the most non-stick of any pan I’ve ever cooked with. This is especially vital if you wash up by hand, rather than in the dishwasher, as it makes cleaning them a dream. Even scrambled egg, normally the stuff of washing-up nightmares, slides off without even being soaked.

They’re lightweight, easy to transfer from hob to table to serve up from; I particularly liked having two handles on the pots. The lids, made from glass, form tight seals. The lid knobs and pot handles didn’t get too hot during cooking, although I still used an oven glove to take the lids off and move the pots, to be careful.

Having glass lids is important to me – I like to see how things are cooking inside, especially when cooking something like rice.

One thing I’d change would be to have a casserole dish that can go from hob to oven – obviously with these pots, you can’t cook in the oven due to the plastic handles. Also personally I like a large saucepan, or saute pan, to come with a lid - great for softening up veggies and simmering dishes - so I do miss that.

They might not be the smartest-looking pans, but personally practicality is more important than style when it comes to cooking. I have a young, busy family and for me, ease of use and cleaning is far more vital – I won’t be hanging my pans up on display after all.

I’m also not fond of the utensils; personally I prefer metal or wooden utensils, but they’re good spares to have just in case.

AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set

Rrp: $71.03

Price: $61.43

Pros: Very non-stick Easy to clean Glass lids Lightweight Great value for money Comes with utensils Cons: Not the most stylish Utensils are a bit naff

Final Opinion

These pans are practical, useful, and easy to clean. The latter point is the reason I would gladly invest in this pot set - that, and the price point.

There's no denying that this set is very affordable and competes with much more expensive peers that don't necessarily perform in the same way.

This is a great-value option if you're setting up your first home, or if it's just time to finally have a matching set of saucepans. Don't go for style over substance - just think of all the time you'll save washing up thanks to this set pf pots and pans.

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AmazonBasics 15-Piece Non-Stick Cookware Set Utensils

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