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Five Star Reviews:
August 25, 2017
It is hard to believe how much I love this utensil set. For most of my life I've used either plastic, silicone or wood utensils in order to preserve the nonstick coating of my pots and pans (not that that worked out very well). Not surprisingly, none of these worked all that well except for the very thin silicone turner.
Initially, I was a bit worried about the handle design, but that went away quickly. I like the balance and I already find myself reaching for these in preference to my other utensils. They feel good in the hand, the balance gives you great control, and they are pretty and shiny. Highly recommended!
Durable, as pictured, with no regrets
July 8, 2016
These proved a worthy upgrade to my kitchen, and over the past 9 months I haven't had a single issue with them. I love the style, they function perfectly, with great durability, and I can't think of a single complaint to be made against this product. None of them have been bent or otherwise damaged, and they all lived up to my expectations in terms of appearance.
If you like the look, go for it.
A tremendous value on a mid-grade utensil set
July 2, 2014
When I read some concerns about thickness, I was reluctant to order them. They're far thicker than I anticipated. No, they don't have "high school cafeteria" heft, but they're thicker than the metal on most non-commercial kitchen utensils. Characterizing them as mid-grade commercial would be about right.
They feel good. They're a tiny bit rough where they were cut from stamped metal and the "finish" on them is probably a 7 out of 10, but I paid about $10 for them. I went to a large box retailer and utensils like these, perhaps a little thinner, start off at $5 each. This is a spectacular bargain. And they look good in the utensil jar that sits on the counter next to the stove. Very pleased with this purchase. I'd say you get more than your money's worth with this purchase. Weary of nylon and plastic melting on my other utensils, I propped these up with a set of bamboo utensils for non-stick cookware. I have no complaints.
excellent set for the price
September 6, 2012
True, these utensils are probably not as heavy as a more expensive stainless steel set, but they are certainly durable enough and a welcome alternative to the plastic sets typically in the same price range. I took a gamble on ordering these after reading a couple of the negative reviews. Given some of the negative reviews, I half expected them to be hardly heavier than aluminum foil, but this is far from the case. This set will last you a long time. I am very pleased with these utensils and would recommend them to anyone who has been wanting to switch from the cheap and likely toxic plastic sets but can't afford the $10 per stainless steel utensil you typically see them for.
Well made tools
August 9, 2012
Good stainless steel! No rust no matter how many times it goes thru the dishwasher.
Tools are well sized for most pans.
September 26, 2016
I bought this set for my college apartment so i could cook for myself on occasion. Well it's not the best set ever, for the value i am very pleased. I steered clear of the teflon/non-stick pans as i saw little point to having it and i didn't want the pans to die on me quickly.
I really love this set
August 20, 2016
I really love this set!! My first set of stainless steel.. I don't know why I've spent all this years using coated ones!! The heat is more evenly distributed and they are so pretty!! The set I received was very well made with no noticeable rough edges like some reviewers mentioned.. I will say that they do get spots on them from the food.. Almost a discoloration but nothing a little Bar Keepers Friend doesn't take right off!!
Nice inexpensive set
July 12, 2016
Nice inexpensive set! Has held up well so far with at least weekly usage of each item, and daily usage with some. If this is your first stainless set I'd read up on how you should cook on your particular stove.
Heim Concept 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set with Glass Lid, Silver ... By Heim
June 13, 2016
Heim Concept 12-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set with Glass Lid, Silver ... By HeimWHATS IN THE BOX ... This set comes with all the pictured items, nested with packing paper between each pot in one box.GENERAL APPEARANCE ... of this set is good. They ARE INDUCTANCE STOVE COMPATIBLE, are a medium quality of stainless steel, clean up well and are ready for the next cooking experience. The handles are hollow or bent metal. If you want cast handles, you might look at another brand. For the most part I have had no issues with the handles that they are manufactured with.THE LAST WORD ... I purchased this set for the Stainless steel construction, the glass lids and the abilty to use an induction stove for my heat source. This set met all that. The construction is good. If you want better construction, prepare yourself to pay over 100-200 dollars for the set. The construction on this set is good and will serve you well over time. The handles are rivited, not screwed, the glass covers have sealed metal bands and vent holes. Overall I felt the quality for what I paid was a good transaction. I would recommend this cookware set.R 160613 1231
Hold up to bad cooking.
June 1, 2016
Good Quality for the price. I'm the kind of person that doesn't buy expensive pots because well I can't cook. I have destroyed many pots and pans with my bad cooking so I end up replacing my pots pretty often. These are great. They are stylish and so far function well. I've already burnt several things in them but they clean up easy and haven't turned colors. I'm pretty impressed considering they are the same price as what you get from Walmart and I've sometimes had to throw away those pans after 1 mishap. I recently started a grease fire in the Fry Pan and to my surprise after I snuffed it out and cleared out the smoke, the pan cleaned up pretty easy. I've had a few successful meals in these pots and they look great hanging on my shelf.
My wife was impressed with the quality for the price and we both were amazed at the speed at which they arrived and in ...
October 8, 2015
bought two sets, one for the wife and one for our daughter and her family. My wife was impressed with the quality for the price and we both were amazed at the speed at which they arrived and in great condition. Thanks A.com
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Four Star Reviews:
Pleased overall with these stainless steel kitchen implements
September 15, 2016
Reasonably priced for a wide selection of kitchen tools. They're much cheaper on Amazon than in brick and mortar stores in my area, and they've stood up to repeated, everyday use for over 6 months now. They're lighter weight than some of my other kitchen implements of similar size, probably due to being thinner overall, and with rough usage the stems of the handles bend where they narrow. So far, they've flexed rather than bending, and returned to their original shape after the pressure was off the handle. I'm pleased overall with this buy.
A really nice affordable set of stainless steel utensils.
May 2, 2016
These days, I try to purchase glass or stainless steel when it comes to items that touch our food or drink. Plastics leach toxic chemicals. It seems everyone has health issues anymore and I want to opt out of the system that produces so many sick people. Every once in awhile I will find a quality utensil that I love and I purchase it immediately if I can. In the meantime, I have a couple of sets of stainless steel utensils that get the job done. I purchased the Amco Stainless Steel 5 Piece Utensil Set because it contained cooking utensils I used every day and frankly, they were offered at a really good price for the set. I am glad I got them and I use them every day. They are a bit flimsy, but I have stronger utensils I use when I need them.
WHAT IS IN THE BOX: 1 dishwasher safe set of 5 utensils including a ladle, a solid spoon, a slotted spoon, a spatula (slotted turner) and a skimmer made from stainless steel.
WHAT I LIKE: Stainless steel is a safe metal for utensils. It doesn’t leach harmful chemicals like plastic and it cleans easily. These utensils are dishwasher safe.
This set contains the utensils I use most often. I already own most of these things, but now when my other utensils are waiting in the dishwasher, this set provides me with a back up.
These 5 utensils are offered at a very reasonable price. I got 5 utensils for the price I typically pay for 1.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE: These utensils are pretty light weight. They definitely won’t hold up to any heavy work in the kitchen. But I purchased them as a back up and I already own stronger tools for heavier jobs.
PICTURES: I am including pictures of the spoon from this set in my hand. One is top down and shows where the handle narrows. The other is from the side to show the narrowness of the spoon itself.
I purchased the Amco Stainless Steel 5 Piece Utensil Set at full price and have undertaken this review of my own accord. This is a decent starter set, perfect for light weight duty in the kitchen and great for the price.
Great pieces at an affordable price!
November 27, 2015
I have been using these for a couple of months now and they are pretty great utensils. They are easy to handwash and they're dishwasher safe too. I would have given them 5 stars if it weren't for the fact that 2 of the pieces have slightly rough edges on the handle portion of the utensils. It's not sharp or anything, just a little rough. If you're looking to replace old utensils without spending a ton of money, or if you're just starting out in a new place, I would definitely recommend these!
A must buy at the $10 price point.
January 29, 2015
I was skeptical as to what a $10 set of Stainless Steel utensils would get me. I anticipated the worst, but came away quite happy. Let's be honest; you do get what you pay for to a degree. The handles are flat and not ergonomic. The thin shape does mean that the heat will transfer to the handle a bit quicker than some might like; don't leave these in a boiling bot or heated skillet because you might burn yourself on the handle.
That aside, this is fantastic value. The tools themselves feel very sturdy. The variety of utensils is great; I find it hard to find a $10 set that includes a skimmer. I found the ring that attaches them all together to be fairly useless, but I like that the handles have an opening so they can be hung from hooks.
If you are worried that these will fall apart have no fear. These are well made stainless steel utensils. If you need more features like ergonomic handles this set will probably disappoint.
Overall this is a 4 star product, but at a 5 star value.
Nice Utensil Set
December 26, 2012
I wasn't sure what the quality of these utensils were going to be, because of the price. I bought these as a gift, and was happy when I opened the package and felt them for myself. They are somewhat thin, but much better than the big box store quality. I would purchase these again.
Like the pots
September 12, 2017
Like the pots. It looks nice. Cleans good but stains or residue is left on bottom inside the pot. Tried washing it in the dish washer but left small spots on the inside bottom. So I wash the pots by hand and not in the dish washer. But I steal like the pots especially for the price.
August 19, 2017
Purchased these to use until I can afford the set that I want. Considering that Igot these for are about $50, they are a lot heavier than I expected then to be. Cook well, and stuck/burnt food comes out easy with soaking. While they can be dropped repeatedly with no noticeable marks, one drop did create a sizeable dent; luckily it's low enough that it doesn't effect the lid's tight fit.
A Solid Second Choice/Budget-Friendly Set
August 24, 2016
I have to give this set four stars instead of five for a couple of reasons. To be clear - if you're looking for a "starter" pots and pans set - this is great! But there were a couple of downsides:1. The handles and pot lids are not heat-resistant. I constantly am reminding myself to grab a pot holder for both, which is frustrating. The lids I can understand to a degree (pun intended!) BUT the handles really shouldn't need a pot holder to be able to pick up the pot.2. The cleaning process can be tedious. If you're not careful, these pots stain brown on the inside and out after a couple of uses. I am not the type of home cook who has time to polish my cookware or oil my cutting boards so this was a bummer. I don't burn food or deep fry (both of which can definitely cause the brown tint!) so I know this is coming strictly from wear and tear.3. I would have liked a bigger pot for the biggest option. There is a fry pan and sauce pan and the following pots: 1.75-Quart, 2.25-Quart, 3.25-Quart, 5.75-Quart. I would have preferred to skip the 2.25-Quart pot as it's not much bigger than the 1.75-Quart and not much smaller than the 3.25-Quart in order to include an extra large stockpot. This size option would have made this review a five star despite issues 1 & 2!Like I said, if you're looking for a starter set this is pretty great! I haven't tried to put them in the oven yet (they're glass and stainless steel and I anticipate they can do this) but I do use them daily otherwise.
Nice pots and pan
June 22, 2016
Nice pots and pan... One pot started rusting after only one wash. I usually wash and dry immediately. This one sat and air dried. My suggestion since the price is so nice, is to stay vigilant in your washing and drying. Also, pick up some Bar Keepers Friend [...]
May 12, 2015
I recently purchased this set and I have to be honest when I unpacked it I was a little weary with it, the pots and pans seemed a bit on the thin side and I thought my food will burn and hard to clean but I must say I was so wrong, nothing has burnt and all have been easy to clean, I recommend it especially for the price, not disappointed.....
A few minor flaws, but overall a beautiful complete set at a bargain price.
March 25, 2015
This is a well designed set and offers a large set for the price. A great value. But, several of the pans had "burns" in the stainless steel outside. Almost like sodering or welding burns. It appeared someone had tried to buff them out, but only left scratches. A couple of the lids had scratches as well. Structurally they are fine and the lids all fit snuggly. I will try to buff out the scratches on the pans and learn to live those on the lids. The pans are quite light weight. But, for the money I still think it's a very nice set. I am throwing out the old scratched anodized pans I have and will enjoy dazzling my dog, myself, and anyone who comes over for dinner.
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Three Star Reviews:
July 7, 2017
Sort of thin and cheap feeling.
Average grade utensils
September 25, 2014
Decent products for the price. However, I don't anticipate a long life from these utensils. I have used them a few times and you have to hold them just above the spoon/spatula area on the handle or they bend when breaking up food. It is not a severe bend, but enough to be dangerous when dealing with hot foods. These are better suited for simple stirring, flipping, and ladling. If you cook a lot of semi-frozen foods or like to break food items into smaller pieces while cooking, this is not what you're looking for. However, they are quite suitable for other purposes.
It's cheap crap, poorly made in India
September 23, 2014
It's cheap crap, poorly made in India. But you expected that when you ordered this set didn't you? These aren't well made stainless steel utensils. These are stamped steel with the edges barely smoothed to take the razor edges off from the stamping process. They are uneven, the finish is nowhere near as bright, smooth or shiny as pictured. They are a good value for the cost and very serviceable. This is the kind of stuff you might expect to see in a low to mid range restaurant kitchen. These are not chef's utensils. Don't expect something very high quality and you'll be satisfied with your purchase.
Poor Utensil Set
September 17, 2014
The material of the stainless steel utensil set was not as I thought it would be. The quality is poor compared to the described picture, originally I purchased them for a show piece in my kitchen, but I was very disappointed when the set arrived to my home. The price of the utensil set was a great bargain as a set, but the set appeared to be in poor quality, fragile and breakable.
Good quality for the money
May 14, 2014
I bought this set for the strainer to lift small items from boiling water or hot oil, the others will be camping or other utility use.
Made in India, medium to light weight material not made for pressing burgers or bearing down on a grill/griddle to lift up stuck items, but not as cheap as some of the grocery store utensils I've seen either.
The spatulas flex some when in use (supports a pound and a half jar with ease), and i doubt I will use them for anything that heavy anyway. The spoons and ladle I think would hold up to most things being stirred/scooped, just not lifting out a roast or whole chicken or the like.
If you prefer top shelf, this isn't likely to satisfy you, however if you want an extra set for light to medium use or maybe a cheap dorm set you can afford to leave behind. This definitely fits the bill
Glass lid broke.
August 15, 2017
Decent set of cookware. One top came broken. Looking for replacement but Amazon app won't enter replace menu -- just goes to a white screen.
Between 2&3 stars
August 8, 2017
Not bad but the handles heat quite a bit and after a single wash they're slightly stained/discolored
May 13, 2017
Nice a little thin get what you pay for
The quality of the pots were great but the pots were very small
April 27, 2017
Bought the 12-piece stainless pots for my future daughter-in-law for Christmas. The quality of the pots were great but the pots were very small. They might be good for one person but not big enough to cook for more that that. I would not boy them again.
It gets the job done for most meals.
February 20, 2017
Just okay. Nothing special here. The set I received had some damages [despite being wrapped in bubble wrap and double or triple boxed]. I had some lids with scratches from the factory and the handles are thin sheet metal, so a few were bent pretty badly. On the bright side, they're easily bent back into place and everything functions well enough. I needed something cheap that would just work. Knowing what I now know, I'd probably opt for a non-stick cookware set as the metal quickly dulls and is a pain to scrub clean if anything sticks. These serve their purpose if you're okay with small cosmetic defects from the start.
I like long handles better
May 11, 2016
I didn't like the short handles on the pots. You can't hold the pot in one hand and use the lid in the other as a way to drain the pot. Long handles work better.
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Two Star Reviews:
November 20, 2016
good quality metal. all handles are the size of cooking utensils but only the spoon has a normal size head. the slotted spoon has a small square head the spatula has small head with an upward curve like a server. the skimmer has a straight handle not curved for dipping. the ladle has a straight handle not curved for dipping and a small head. odd. seems like they were made by someone not familiar with USA cookware.
Rust forms on edges after 1st wash - beware.
May 25, 2016
They're cheap, as expected. punched sheet metal. I was expecting average - which I was willing to go with. However, when the sides and inside edges of the punched holes rusted after the first wash, I realized these are below average. I don't want rust in my food, and I'm not about to scrub the rust off the inside of slotted spoon holes with green scrubbies every time I use them. If you get these, good luck. Either you'll be adding oxidized iron to your meals, or you'll spend your "abundant" free time scrubbing it off.
Like I said
April 17, 2016
These seemed very generic and not very durable. They do the job, but they just appear to be poorly made. Like I said, they serve the purpose, but I would probably not buy again. But, I am kind of picky... I noticed small things like the rough edges... I did like the ladle.
On the cheap side.
April 2, 2016
They are definitely a little flimsy...not so flimsy that they will bend on you, but not stiff like you would expect at this price. I think you could probably pick up a set of this quality at Wal-Mart or something for ten bucks. In a hurry (like I was) and they will work out....if you are looking for pro quality, keep looking.
Thin, sharp handles hurt your hands to use them
January 4, 2016
I shouldn't have been so excited about the price. These are somewhat sturdy enough, but the edges of the handles hurt my hands to use them. They are very thin and sharp. What is the point of having a utensil that you can't actually stir the pot with? I wish I had spent a bit more to have better quality handles. They are shiny and a good size, but you need to wear your oven mit to use them.
Wow in a bad way.....
August 9, 2014
For 10 dollars, I guess I shouldn't complain but I feel the need. There were so many positive reviews of how sturdy and great these are that I couldn't pass it up. The few that said these are flimsy are definitely correct. They flex very easily and just feel like the price..... cheap. They are stainless steel and look great but that's about it- all show and no go. I would have paid twice as much or even more for a thicker gauge of metal that doesn't flex (and I will for the next purchase to replace these). The handles are skinny and not ergonomic whatsoever. Looked bigger in the picture. Also, the spatula has a slight curve at the tip. Not good for scraping a frying pan during or after cooking. Not even going to bother returning.
August 4, 2017
The quality / make of the set is good but arrived so dirty and had scratches on many of the pieces. Wouldn't buy again.
Rusting after just 3 weeks, handful of uses
April 20, 2017
So frankly I like the idea. I like the style. But at the end of the day, you can't very well market these items as 'stainless steel' if they are already rusting within 3 weeks! We have an item that has been used about 8-10 times, never dishwashed, only hand washed, no abrasives, standard household detergent and rust is already forming.What's worse is that when you contact the manufacturer, they ignore you. There is no number to call, only an form on their website, to which they haven't responded in 4 days. To me, totally unacceptable. And, to make it worse, there seems to be no way to file a warranty claim through their site OR through Amazon.So, I encourage you to avoid these products.
First Apartment cook wear
April 17, 2017
I was disappointed in the size of the pots and pans, a little on the small size!
Honestly I don`t like the quality
October 4, 2016
Bought it a year ago.Honestly I don`t like the quality...One of the pan starts to flow. There is a hole in the pan on the seam on the bottom.All pans appeared strange spots that does not wash out.
August 12, 2015
While I get it a 3 for overall quality it appears that I one of my pots was either carelessly dropped several times or that my units have been sold and returned. I could see minor defects in most of the pots and pan. But one with multiple dents and blemishes stood out the most. Sad for a supposed brand new product.
June 24, 2015
Yes it had the minor dings and dents and defective lids as seen in other reviews. However, I was not expecting the quality to be so low that the bottoms of the pans (inside) stained with first use. Disappointed in that. Stuff sticks, but that is me getting used to using stainless steel. I like the variety of sizes, the handles because I usually have more than one pot on the stove at a time, and that the lids are clear that I can monitor the contents cooking. For a starter set, this is fine. But the next time, I will spend more money on a better quality set.
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One Star Reviews:
June 3, 2017
These utensils are definitely NOT "stainless" steel. They rusted only after a couple weeks. I ended up throwing them out. Thoroughly dry them after cleaning because they WILL rust.
Poorly made and very uncomfortable handles
October 10, 2016
These utensils are poorly made, with marred finish. But the worst thing is that the edges of the handles are extremely uncomfortable because they are sharp. I can't even use them because they are so uncomfortable to hold.
July 22, 2016
I ordered this set based on the stellar Amazon reviews. I was disappointed in the product received. Specifically, the utensils did not appear to be high quality stainless (if they were actually stainless steel). Finish on the product was lacking, with the strainer holes containing stray casting materials that were rough, and what appeared to be thin plating on whatever base metal they were cast from. Edges on the handles were not rounded, and were uncomfortably sharp for a handle. Returned to Amazon for refund, as there are better products out there for the money.
Not what I had hoped for...
July 18, 2016
Compared to the reviews here I thought this would be a good deal. I was disappointed with the utensils. The quality seemed more in the "previously used" department and not new: lots of scratches, dents and bent corners, strange wear. The "brand names" stamped on the utensils were from three different companies and had differing styles. They work just fine but seem really cheap and of poor quality. Shipping took close to two months from the seller also.
March 28, 2016
January 15, 2014
Thin flimsy uncomfortable handles that bend easy. I sent it back right away. Nothing you want in even a modest kitchen,
October 7, 2017
Food sticks to Pan's and takes much scrubbing to clean.
I am so disappointed in this set of pots
February 6, 2017
I am so disappointed in this set of pots. Most of the pots have double handles rather than 1 long handle. The worst part is that the handles heat while you are cooking so you can't touch these pots unless you use a towel/pot handler. I have also found that they are not non stick. These pots are pretty much useless to me. I would not advise buying them.
Came apart at the seam
June 18, 2016
purchased Aug 2015 for our son and his fiance'. By June 2016 one of the pots had come apart at the seam and started sizzling.
dont buy this product
May 12, 2016
The Box arrived broken also some of the handles are ben...
February 29, 2016
Stuff I cook in these pots burn the bottom of the pans
Very cheap! The pots and lids flex and bend ...
January 20, 2016
Very cheap! The pots and lids flex and bend. I took one pot out of the box. Put it back in and returned that day.
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Lipper International 826 Set of 6 Bamboo Kitchen Tools, in Mesh Bag
Cuisinart 77-11G Chef's Classic Stainless 11-Piece Cookware Set
Perfect 5 starter set of stainless steel utensils
Set includes: ladle, slotted turner, skimmer, slotted spoon and solid spoon
Each tool measures approximately 14-inch long
Hole in handle allows for hanging
Includes 10.5-inch Fry pan with lid, 1.75-quart Sauce pan with lid and 1.75-quart, 2.25-Quart, 3.25-Quart, 5.75-Quart Casserole with lids
Mirror polished stainless steel, inside and outside, capsulated bottom for even heat distribution
Suitable for all cooking source electric and gas stove or glass and ceramic
Stainless handle rivet to body provide durability
Tempered glass lid to clear view while cooking
Three wooden spoons and three wooden spatula's in mesh bag
Made of bamboo wood - A renewable resource; Harder than maple
Natural Color - Not a stain
Easy to wash, mild soap and water; Dry thoroughly
Coordinates with other Lipper International bamboo collection accessories
Stainless steel and pure aluminum encapsulated in the base for fast and even heating
Break-resistant glass covers allow you to monitor food while it is cooking without losing heat or food flavors
Tight-fitting covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook
Solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop. Drip-free pouring rims are tapered for drip-free pouring
Set includes 1.5 Quart Saucepan with Glass Cover, 2.5 Quart Saucepan with Glass Cover, 3 Quart Saucepan with Helper Handle and Glass Cover, 8 Quart Stockpot with Glass Cover, 8" Skillet, 10" Skillet, and 18cm Steamer Insert
Problem with sizesAccording to your review, the Cuisinart is 366 inches by 720 inches. That's not even going to fit in my driveway, much less my kitchen.Problem with sizesUSA