Farberware is a well-known brand of kitchenware, accessories, and small appliances. The company is over a century old, and in that time they have acquired a reputation for quality and durability. They offer several different cookware lines divided into two types: nonstick cookware and stainless steel cookware.
Farberware and Me
I have been using Farberware for years, and here’s my story. I started out with some generic brand of nonstick pots and pans. After just a few months, they got all scratched up, and the bottoms were blackened and scorched from the heat of cooking. I did some research and Farberware’s name came up as a good option. On a whim, I went out and bought several pans from their nonstick line. The difference was obvious from the first day- the heating was much more even on the Farberware pans. I didn’t even know what I was missing with the generic stuff- I had no idea nonstick could be that good. Months later, my pans were just as good as the day I bought them.
The Move To Stainless Steel
After a while, I decided that I wanted to get more advanced with my cooking, so I went on the market for stainless steel. Of course, when I saw that Farberware had a line of stainless steel cookware as well as nonstick, I jumped at the opportunity. I grabbed a few of them on sale just to make sure that I was correct in my hunch that Farberware would be a good brand in this area as well. That hunch turned out to be correct- I was very happy with my stainless set. I read a lot of Farberware cookware reviews to get the right configuration of pots and pans for me and my family, which helped a lot. Aside from a cast iron skillet that I keep on hand for a few special applications, I use Farberware stainless for pretty much all of my cooking now.
Farberware and You
To help other people advance their cooking experience, I have put together some Farberware cookware reviews based on the most notable Farberware products. I’m not trying to be a shill- I’m just sharing what I found to be helpful for me. You are free to disregard my opinions, but the reason I am sharing them is because working with Farberware has really made a difference to me. I enjoy cooking in a way that I never did before, and I have the confidence to take on advanced recipes and cooking techniques now that I never would have considered without good cookware. To that end, I present some reviews of Farberware cookware items that would be suitable for a beginner, both nonstick and stainless steel.
This is it- the set that started it all for me. It has three saucepans- one quart, one and a half quarts, and two quarts in capacity. Each of them comes with a lid made of glass. The set comes with a big 5 and a half quart saucepot with its own lid. It also has two nonstick skillets- a 7-inch one and a 9-inch one. The bases of the stainless steel pieces contain aluminum for superior heat evenness, and the stainless steel itself is 18/10. The fact that it comes with some nonstick skillets makes this a good transition set. You can start using stainless saucepans without needing to adapt to stainless skillets at the same time. That matters, because there is a bit of a learning curve associated with stainless steel. The set lists for an affordable price.
Farberware Millennium Stainless Steel Tulip Series 10-Piece Cookware SetThis is a higher-end set, and it’s all stainless steel. While it costs more, listing for a mid range price, the increase in price reflects a real increase in the quality. Like the first set, the bottoms contain aluminum and the steel is 18/10 quality. Unlike the first set, the handles are also made of stainless steel and are riveted to the pans to ensure that they will never come off. The set comes with a one quart and a two quart saucepan, each of which has a cover. There is a three quart saute pan that also has a cover. The set includes two stainless steel skillets, one eight inches in diameter and one ten inches. The last pair of pieces are a big eight quart stockpot and its cover. The pots and pans are beautifully designed with a tulip shape, and they are all both dishwasher and broiler safe. This is a stainless set for someone who wants to commit to the idea of cooking with stainless, and it does not share any parts with the previous set, so you can move to this one from the first set and expand your collection without redundancy.
Farberware Dishwasher Safe Nonstick 15-Piece Cookware Set, RedSee, I told you I was going to cover nonstick! This is quite a large set. It comes with a one quart saucepan with lid, a two quart saucepan with lid, a five quart Dutch oven with a lid, an eight inch skillet, a ten inch skillet with a lid, and a cookie sheet. It also has five nylon cooking tools: a spoon, a slotted spoon, a spatula, a pasta server, and a whisk. Everything is dishwasher safe, and the cookware is oven-safe to 350 degrees. This is a comprehensive set, and it is quite a steal at a decent price. The quality of the pieces is great, as I alluded in the introduction- they are durable and cook evenly, and the depth of the saucepans means they rarely boil over.
Farberware Classic 17-Piece Cookware SetThis is a monster combo set. It costs a pretty penny because it is the biggest set so far and includes a mix of stainless and nonstick pans. It has three saucepans with covers: one, two, and three quarts. It has a four quart covered saucepan and an eight quart covered stockpot. It has an eight inch nonstick skillet, a ten inch nonstick skillet, two cookie sheets, and three nested mixing bowls! This set has everything. I wish that it included at least one stainless steel skillet, but the set will fill anyone’s kitchen as is.