Heating Capacity For Ninja Foodi NeverStick Premium Hard Anodized Cookware Set
Last Updated on by Segun Ayo
Even, responsive, and just a bit retentive
Thanks to the thick aluminum and the stainless steel base, these heat evenly and retain heat well, but they’re also responsive enough that I was able to turn down the heat when my eggnog started simmering lightly, and I was able to keep it from progressing to a boil that would have curdled the nog.
Besides being able to use these on gas or electric stoves, they’re also induction compatible and oven safe to an impressive 500 degrees. While I don’t often need to use cookware in an oven to a temperature that high, it’s good to know these can handle it if I accidentally adjust the heat too high.
When I cooked an egg in the smallest frying pan, it didn’t stick at all, and I was able to swirl it around in the pan and even flip it over to make a perfect over-easy egg.
The instructions for using this cookware were different from most nonstick cookware I’ve used. It’s suggested that the cookware be preheated empty on low or medium heat for 1-2 minutes before adding cooking oil. I used that method for cooking eggs and for browning meat, and I had absolutely no issues with sticking or burning.
Because of the excellent heat transfer, these don’t need to be heated on high heat for most cooking. High heat is fine when liquids need to be boiled, but otherwise, medium heat is sufficient, and sometimes low heat is plenty.
Cleaning: So simple
When I cooked an egg in the smallest frying pan, it didn’t stick at all, and I was able to swirl it around in the pan and even flip it over to make a perfect over-easy egg. When it was time to clean the pan, there was nothing stuck, so washing was simple.
I made a batch of eggnog and the delicate custard cooked evenly, with no sticking or burning on the bottom of the pot. I set the pan aside to clean it later as a test. When it was time to wash, I gave it a few moments to soak to loosen the dried-on egg mixture. Once again, cleaning was super simple.
The mac and cheese in the saucepan did stick momentarily during cooking because I had the heat a bit too high. I turned down the heat, stirred the pot, and the problem was solved. When it was time to wash the pot, it cleaned easily by hand.
No matter what I cooked, the lids were easy to wash, although I occasionally got water spots on them when I left them to air dry. Of course, that didn’t affect the cooking, and the spots were easy to wipe off.
Even better, this cookware is dishwasher safe, although I prefer hand washing large pots to save space for more dishes, bowls, and glasses. If using a dishwasher, the detergent should be free of bleach and citrus. Using a dishwasher can affect the look of the cookware, but that won’t damage its usability.
Price: Middle of the pack
This cookware set is firmly ensconced in the mid-range of the price scale. The pans aren’t budget buys that will need to be replaced in a short time, and they aren’t elite super-premium pieces. For the quality, and because the set includes pieces that are very useful, I feel the price is reasonable. Even better, extra pieces can be purchased separately, so it’s easy to buy a small set and add to it when more pieces are required.