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Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set Review

By: Kelly Burgess on September 08, 2017

Bottom Line

The Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set offers even heating and great nonstick performance in a highly affordable package. It includes a wide range of pans and skillets -- and even a set of measuring spoons.

Pros

  • Even heating
  • Excellent nonstick performance
  • Easy to clean
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons

  • Some durability issues
  • Feels a bit flimsy
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Breaking it down

Performance

Paula Deen cookware offers great performance for its price. In both professional tests and owner reviews, the Paula Deen Porcelain cookware set distributes heat evenly, maintains a steady simmer and has an effective nonstick surface. The pots and pans get good reviews across the board for browning food well, yet without sticking so that food forms an even crust that stays in place. A few owners say that liquids boil faster than in previous sets they've owned. They are oven safe only to 350 degrees, lower than some comparable pans.

Ease of use

Clean up is a breeze. Cooks love nonstick pans because they're easy to clean and the Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set doesn't disappoint. In expert testing at Good Housekeeping, the cookware released food easily, even when no fat was used, and owners agree, saying the nonstick coating is great for cooking even "sticky" foods like fried eggs and fish. And they clean up just as well, with just a swipe of a soft cloth. The entire set is dishwasher-safe; although many reviewers say they would never put their cookware in the dishwasher -- something we agree with. We did see a few complaints that food can collect under the handle rivets, which requires a bit more scrubbing.

Durability

This cookware has personality. If it's true that you eat first with your eyes, then the Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set means you get your dessert first. The set comes in four colors (at the time of this report; discontinued colors are still widely available) and even those who are unimpressed with the performance or durability of this cookware rave about its attractive appearance. Most also say the cookware holds up well to repeated use and washings -- especially if you take the time to hand wash these pans -- although we did find scattered complaints of scratching or peeling of the nonstick surface after just a few months, as well as some "out of round" issues with the pots. Paula Deen cookware comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Our Sources

Editors of Good Housekeeping, Aug. 11, 2017

The Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set is included in Good Housekeeping's roundup of the best nonstick cookware. Price is noted as a big plus, and they say "you can depend on it to brown steak evenly and release sticky foods like eggs and pancakes even when you don't use butter."

Contributors to Amazon.com, As of September 2017

In around 1,770 customer reviews, the Paula Deen Nonstick 15-Piece Porcelain Cookware Set earns a rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Owners say it cooks evenly, looks nice and has a great nonstick surface that's easy to clean. There are some complaints about durability, however.

Contributors to Wayfair.com, As of September 2017

This Paula Deen cookware set gets a high, 4.7-star rating from around 1,190 owners at Wayfair.com. Reviewers say the pans heat and cook evenly, have a great nonstick finish and clean up easily. As with other sites, we saw durability complaints with the coating and a few warping issues.

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