If it’s possible to marry your cookware – then consider me hitched for life!
I had the opportunity to review 360 Cookware’s 5 Piece Stainless Steel Bakeware Set last month and no, I didn’t want to share the awesomeness of this bakeware set because then YOU are going to want to get a set for yourself, and then your friends will want one, and then their friends will all have one too, and I won’t be special any more!
Let me give you a bit of background … my cookware and bakeware items come from the local Dollar General, Walmart, Sears, Kohls – whomever had the best deal running at the time I needed something. I have a few precious pieces that belonged to my nana and mother which are mostly Pyrex dishes. My mom always used teflon frying pans, so that’s what I’ve used all these years. I have one stainless steel frying pan that I don’t like – because no matter what I do, food sticks to it. So the mere thought of buying stainless steel bakeware was out of the question.
Until I got fed up with throwing money away. Now, I’ll be the first to tell you, the items that I bought were not high dollar items. If I could pick up two cookie sheets for less than $5.00 that was a deal – until I was having to purchase them once a month. See, when you have to soak the cheap stuff to get the burnt on gook off of them and then go back to wash them, they would have this rust-like substance on them that nothing would take off. I would have been better off buying disposable tin pans.
So the great folks at 360 Cookware dared me to give their bakeware a try. I was literally waiting to video the elbow grease that was going to be required to clean these items. Stainless steel? Pfft. Yeah, this should be fun.
I put the bake and roast pan to the test first with a batch of homemade brownies – without any cooking spray and no greasing the pan. Just mixed them up and dumped them in the naked pan.
I know right? I can hear you gasping and thinking, “Oh my God she’s lost her mind!”
As soon as I pulled the brownies out of the oven, I noticed where they had pulled away from the pan. I just knew that there was going to be cursing and some heavy duty elbow grease involved. Once the kids had demolished the brownies, all that was left was the aftermath of brownie residue. I sat the pan in the sink, put some hot water in it and a drop of Dawn. 10 minutes later I was taking a regular dish cloth – not a scouring pad or a Brillo pad – and literally just wiping the pan clean.
It was amazing!
I thought – this is too good to be true. So I cooked breaded fish fillets in the pan with just a bit of cooking spray. Didn’t stick at all. The secret is that this pan has the proper heat distribution properties needed so you have no burnt spots! I have used the bake and roast pan almost every single day since I received it and prayers have been answered because – amazingly enough – I haven’t had to cook two different dinners for the boys and for hubby! Everyone has been raving at how delicious the food has turned out and I haven’t had to deal with leftovers in the fridge either!
14″ x 17.5″ Large Cookie Sheet
Next we tested some cookies out on the cookie sheet. I had every intention of making some homemade cookies this holiday season, but what we actually ended up with was a tube of chocolate chip cookies that Tre made while I watched. He spooned them out onto the cookie sheet and we popped them in the oven. No grease, no cooking spray, just the large cookie sheet and the cookie dough. Not a single cookie stuck to the sheet! Even Tre was amazed!
You know how your cookie sheets will sometimes “pop” when you put them in the oven and they start heating up? You won’t hear that with the 360 Cookware cookie sheet. Warping, bending and burning are ALL in the past. This stainless steel cookie sheet is designed with multiple layers that conduct heat evenly and with the 14″ x 17.5″ cooking space, you can make a whole bunch of small cookies or a few monster cookies!
No matter what I made, hardly anything stuck to these pans, and clean up never needed anything more than some hot soapy water and a normal dish cloth.
I was so thrilled and amazed with the cookie sheet and the bake and roast pan, that I haven’t even tried the cake pans or the pie pan yet. I know without a doubt that they will be just as wonderful.
The 360 Cookware 5 Piece Bakeware Set includes two 9″ round cake pans, a pie pan, a 9″ x 13″ bake and roast pan, and a large cookie sheet. All of these items are oven safe and dishwasher safe.
About 360 Cookware – From the Website
360 Cookware is manufactured in West Bend, Wisconsin by Americraft Cookware, with their corporate offices located in Central Florida. This brand of cookware is truly one of the finest in the cookware industry. Americraft Cookware has taken advantage of the rich heritage developed by generations of cookware artisans in the heartland of America. They have expanded upon their technology, updated the design, and developed a product for the next generation of cooking enthusiasts!
360 Cookware was developed to ensure that there would be a viable domestic cookware option for consumers who preferred quality products and had a passion for supporting the American economy. The company helps employ more than 9,000 Americans through the various vendors and suppliers who help them provide us with the best stainless steel cookware. It’s not just about their company, it’s every company they do business with — from the company that makes their steel to the company that fulfills their packaging needs — its all kept in America.
Simply put, 360 Cookware is unlike any cookware you’ve ever tried. It allows you to taste your food as it was meant to be – and get way more out of your meals. Their stainless steel cookware is made with the highest quality stainless steel, so it is built to last, and all of their products come with a lifetime warranty so you can enjoy the energy saving benefits of green cooking and better tasting food as long as you’d like. I know the minute April sees these, she’s going to want them!
360 Cookware has what is called Vapor Technology and it is a revolutionary cooking method which is created by the design and high quality of the metals used. Vapor Technology allows you to cook utilizing a low to medium heat because the design and metal are so efficient that your food permeates evenly from all sides, allowing food to cook in its own natural juices without the excess water or grease other skillets and saucepans require. Check out their website and see the healthier versions of all your favorite recipes for entrees, soups, vegetables, rice, sweets, and even frozen foods that your family will love. You can also follow them on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Pinterest.
As I stated earlier, I’m in love with the 360 Bakeware. Next on my list is to own a complete set of the 360 Cookware as well. I’m done with the nickel and dime store cookware and bakeware. If you want your family to enjoy what you prepare for them, you need to enjoy your time preparing it!
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