Curtis Stone – the good and the bad
I am a real fan of Curtis Stone and just ordered another small fry pan today; even my husband raves about his cookware and we have a good amount of it. However, we also have his sheet pans and that is a different story. The pan does buckle at medium temps but still works. Big caveat though: don’t try to roast red and yellow peppers on this sheet pan. They came out perfectly cooked with nice bits of charcoal look – BUT the pan was impossible to clean even after soaking for hours. After scrubbing, there is now a small chip. I’ve seen other people write about peppers; maybe there should be a warning about baking these on this pan. Wish he could do the same amazing coating he uses on cookware on these.
I don’t buy cookware from celebrity chefs. I bought Ming Tsai’s pots and pans and tossed them out in less than 6 months. I have had Curtis Ston’e’s pots and pans for about a year, the insides are still great but the outside is discolored with a few chips. They just can’t handle high heat. The only one that is still doing great is a Wolfgang Puck stainless steel large wok pan that I bought eons ago. I just buy higher end cookware and just buy what I need and for me that has worked out a lot better.
You aren’t supposed to use high heat with Curtis’s pans…he even made that comment yesterday. He said he tends to use high heat when he’s demonstrating the pans but that’s only so he can show more and that when he’s home he uses lower temps. I have never used mine over medium and they look brand new (I’ve had them more than 2 years) Also, in case you use cooking spray…never use it on non-stick pans, it will ruin them. I bought a 2 pan stainless steel set of Wolfgang Puck’s pans once…hated them! They were the worst pans I have ever used, everything stuck to them and were a mess to clean. Gave them to a guy at work that recycles metal stuff.
My first Curtis Stone purchase, was the sheet pans. I encountered the same problems. The pan buckled immediately. As for non-stick….HA….From the very first use and every time thereafter,
everything sticks, and they are not the easiest to clean. I have not purchased any more of his items. I figured if he was going to rip people off on these pans, then I don’t want to encounter the same problems with his other merchandise.
Posted in Kitchen & Food
07.30.18 8:37 PM