KitchenAid 10 Inch Grand Reserve Hard Anodized Nonstick Open Skillet Reviews
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I have been in need of a medium-size nonstick skillet for quite some time. My husband decided to get me one for my birthday and I couldn't wait to get it when he said he had ordered the KitchenAid Grand Reserve.
I received the skillet about a week and a half ago and the first thing that set me back a bit was the weight; this skillet is extremely light when compared to others in the same price range. This could be considered a bonus in some respects, particularly if you have hand or wrist difficulties and/or you're someone who likes to flip your pan when you are cooking. The first thought that usually comes to my mind with a pan this light is "cheap". This skillet when purchased by itself is hardly cheap! This is a time-will-tell point. I'm one of those people who do have hand and wrist problems and I appreciate the lighter weight but my spidey-sense keeps sending off warning signals.
The skillet is definitely nonstick! Food glides across the surface of the pan with no difficulty whatsoever. The pan heats evenly and you can cook quickly at a lower temperature which is the way good nonstick should function; however, I have only had this skillet about a week and a half and it is already scratched. No metal has been in this pan and it hasn't been near my dishwasher. The rivets which hold the handle on leave a great deal to be desired as well. I'm not sure what metal they are made of but they are very difficult to clean. The rivets in my stainless steel pans are easier to clean by far.
I did compare this pan to my 8" All-clad nonstick saute pan which is comparably priced; the All-clad is 7yrs old, weighs twice as much and has NO scratches. For me the smaller skillet was a better pan hands down.
All-in-all the KitchenAid skillet is adequate but I would consider it overpriced. I would never purchase a complete set. I would rather invest in good quality cookware that will last me a lifetime than pay near the same price for something I will have to replace in a few years. If you are a beginner in the kitchen and just learning the ropes, then this product might suit your needs. If you are someone who practically lives in your kitchen and spends a great deal of time cooking, I think you will be fairly disappointed.