Today we are going to be talking about an exciting new range of cookware known as Stonedine cookware. This range of cookware has been taking America by storm the past few years, but is it really all that it is made out to be? Is it worth spending your hard earned money on this type of cookware? With such a temnpting retail price, it is the choice of many people looking for affordable nonstick cookware. In this article we are going to look at where it comes from, what is special about it, and of course where you can buy it. Read on below to find out more.
Where did Stonedine originate?
This particular product was developed in Germany by gourmet chefs, who were eager to try to develop a affordable set of cooking equipment that could be used to create healthy food in every home. Once it was released in Germany, this 8 piece set of cookware quickly took Europe by storm, and the phenomenon soon spread to America. Thanks to infomercials the popularity has been widespread, and Stonedine is now considered to be one of the top non stick cooking brands. The low retail price really cemented the brand as a affordable choice, which has been a large part it the brands success.
So what makes this cookware so special, and why is everyone making such a fuss over it? Let’s talk about some of those features below.
What are some of the advantages of this cookware?
The first and foremost of the benefits of this cookware is the coating that it uses. Unlike conventional non stick coatings, Stonedine uses a revolutionary new coating which is comprised of microfine stone chips. These tiny stone chips are heated and forged together to create a coating that surpasses any other non stick coating. No harmful chemicals are involved in the production of this coating so you can be sure that you are getting a safe product to use in your home.
The main benefit of this coating technology is that it is 10x more durable than any other non stick coating currently available. It also means you don’t need any form of grease, oil or butter in order to prevent the food from sticking. Thanks to this amazing coating you get food that tastes much better, and is much healthier for you!
The base of the cookware units are made out of magnetized steel, which means that the heat is evenly distributed during the cooking process. The fact that it has a magnetic base also means it is induction stove friendly.
Another handy benefit of the Stonedine cooking set is the ability to clean it. All you need to get the cookware clean is to wipe it with a paper towel and all the residue will come off. No more scrubbing for hours to remove stubborn grease and caked on food. There is no need for a traditional scourer as this actually shortens the lifespan of the cookware, however a sponge will work just as well to wipe them clean.
What piece of cookware do you get with the set?
Included with the Stonedine set are 8 pieces that should be able to cover whatever type of meal you intend to create. Included in the sets are two pans, a frying pan and a saucepan. You also get three pots, which include a roasting pot, a cooking pot and a stewing pot. Also included are three interchangeable glass lids to ensure maximum heat efficiency and so you can keep an eye on your food while it is cooking.
As a bonus you also get a 11″ frying pan with your order for those larger dishes like fish or big steaks, plus you get a 11 piece stainless steel knife set. Now that is great value for money!
What kind of warranty do they come with?
At this point you might be wondering what type of warranty these bits of cookware come with. The good news is that they come with a 30 day no quibble money back money. Basically what this means is that if within 30 days you are unhappy with your purchase (for whatever reason) then you can get a no questions asked full refund. In terms of manufacturers defects, these units come with an outstanding 12 year warranty! This is an unmatched warranty in terms of cooking units, and goes to show how confident Stonedine are when it comes to backing their product.
Is it oven friendly?
The answer is a resounding yes! This cookware can safely be used in the oven without any issues. The only thing you need to remember is that the cookware needs to cool down a little before you put it into cold water. If you take it straight out of the oven and put it in cold water there is a good chance the coating will crack, so please keep this in mind!
Now the pots and pans may be safe, but what about the handles? The handles are made out of a resin called crystalline polyethylene terephthalate, which can withstands heats up to 170 degrees Celsius / 338 Fahrenheit. If you intend to use it for grilling food, then the best way to prevent damage to the handles is to cover them with a bit of aluminum foil.
Anything else you need to know?
There are a few things you should know about the cookware. When you first receive it you should wash it with cold water to remove any particles still present during the manufacturing process. Next up you need to put a few drops of oil in, then wipe around the whole pot or pan to give it an initial coating. If it feels like the particular pot or pan is losing its non stick coating then you only need to do this again to get it back to normal. This is known as “re-coating” or “seasoning” the unit. Keep in mind that the unit is supposed to be wiped down with paper towels or a sponge – putting it in the dishwasher or using dish washing liquid will hasten the degradation of the non stick coating.
Where can you buy Stonedine cookware?
You generally won’t find Stonedine at the larger retail shops such as Walmart, however there are other places where you can get hold of them. At the time of writing there were only one or two sites offering it for sale online, so that is one option. These weren’t big reliable sites, so we haven’t linked to them since we aren’t 100% sure if they are trustworthy. Ebay is another option, as new sets seem to occassionally appear on there.
Another interesting option are some of the competitor products, such as Stoneline cookware, which features a very similar branding and product. In addition to selling invididual pots and pans, they also offer a 8 piece set of cookware. At the time of writing this set has a impressive 4.4 star user rating on Amazon, and it is cheaper so it is certainly worth a look. You can find out more about it and read some of the user reviews over on Amazon.