You know what makes recipes even more pretty? Colorful cookware turns a simple pasta dish into a work of art with a simple pop of color!
Recently we were in the market to get some new cookware and being a blogger who tends to post recipes, I knew I wanted to get something that was more fun than my regular silver and black pots that I was used to. When I was given the chance to review the Lorena Garcia Technolon Ceramic Cookware in a beautiful “French Blue” shade I was pretty excited! The Lorena Garica collection is part of HSN Cooks which pairs up culinary experts with foodie products.
The first thing I noticed right out of the box is the cookware was SO LIGHT! I have incredibly weak arms (it’s often a joke about truly how weak I am) so sometimes trying to drain a big pot of pasta while keeping everything in the pot, while not being burned, is quite a challenge. This cookware is so light making picking up pots and pans so much easier. When I first used it I cooked a big pot of noodles and I just amazed by how easy it was to pick up and drain. If you aren’t weak, then you probably don’t know what it’s like, but this was life changing, I’m a light cookware user for life now! The pots and pan are made out of cast aluminum.
The cookware is a 6 piece set coming with a 2 pt soup pot, 3.5 qt soup pot, 9.5″ frying pan, whisk and 2 lids. What I like about this is that it’s not a giant set. Have you ever got a 20 piece set of anything and wondered 1) Where am I going to store this? 2) Will I ever need 7 frying pans at the same time for a 4 burner stove?. This is a great basic set that pretty much covers all my cooking needs. Quality over Quantity in this case definitely!
I love that I can cook these pots on the stovetop and then transfer to the oven up to 550 degrees. The lids are safe up to 420 degrees, making a casserole so much more enjoyable when you only need to clean 1 pot! The pan is not oven proof as it has a soft grip handle.
What else makes for easy cleanup? Ceramic technolon nonstick interiors! Have you ever made pasta, let the pot sit and then you have that pasta that’s stuck to the inside and you need to scrub it out to so hard you work up a sweat? I hear you sister. I let the big pot sit overnight and the next morning the pasta just came off with one little scrub. The pan was just as great, making greasy oils and butters easy to clean out.
The only negative thing to mention is that the pots handles get very hot. Thankfully I read a review of these before hand to know better, but if I didn’t, I would have reached for the handles and quickly backed away while muttering bad words. That means that removing the pot (not the pan) from the stove requires a mitt on the hands. This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but I do wish they didn’t get as hot.
Overall: I love these and they’re now a permanent addition to dinner cooking every night!
What color is your cookware?
Do you have weak arms like me and have to battle draining a pot of pasta?
This Lorena Garcia cookware set is now on HSN.com. Lorena is the face of Taco Bell’s “Cantina Bell” menu, Lorena is also a chef, TV personality and cookbook author. Note: I wasn’t paid for this review, they just kindly sent me the cookware to try!