The first time I ever heard of Oneida was during my wedding preparations. My husband and I went out to the stores, armed with the scanner gun, to register for wedding gifts. I had lived on my own for many years already, so I owned most of what we would need, but my dishes, silverware, furniture….basically everything I owned, was a mixture of yard sale finds, hand me downs and dollar store specials. I was enchanted with the idea of dinner parties where the dishes all matched and I had enough cutlery for everyone (not including the plastic stuff), so I was registering for exactly these items. I found a set of Oneida silverware that I just adored, and thankfully my future husband agreed, and we added it to our registry.
After our wedding, while opening the gifts, I was faced with a box of this lovely silverware. It was perfect and I loved it. Little did I know that I would have four children and soon need another set just to have enough for my immediate family, but I digress…
Despite admiring their items over the years, I have never owned any other Oneida products. When I was given the opportunity to choose something from their site, I was really excited! It took hours of searching the site to choose something, because I just liked too many things. I gushed over the Holiday Dinnerware, the charming drinkware, the adorable settings for baby and of course the flatware. After much debate, I let the practical side of me take over and I chose a set of saute pans. These are something I will make great use of all year long.
From the Oneida website:
This 2 Piece Sauté Pan Set is professional-quality cookware for your home, expertly made for longevity and durability. Two convenient sizes offer versatility in the kitchen from sautéing and pan-frying to grilling sandwiches and preparing meats. The hard anodized non-stick surface is easy to clean and the base of each piece is designed to provide uniform heating while cooking. The stainless cast handles are riveted, providing hardwearing stability and adding to the professional construction of the series.
When my saute pans arrived, I was really surprised by the weight of them. They are much heavier than any of my other frying pans, and they just seemed more sturdy and well made. The labels say they are made with a hard anodized aluminum exterior. They have riveted stay cool handles and a premium nonstick interior that is safe for all utensils.
The smaller pan is 8″ and the larger pan is 10″. I decided to try the smaller pan and make something that even I can’t mess up, a fried egg. Normally, I would spray some non-stick spray on my pan, even though they are also non-stick pans, because eggs always stick. I wanted to test how well these pans worked without the cooking spray, so I chose to skip it this time. I just washed the pan by hand and put it on the burner. After letting it heat up, I put my egg in.
I swear, I broke the yolk on purpose 🙂
After a few minutes of cooking, I tried putting my spatula under the egg, and it slid on the pan. I gave the pan a little shake, and my egg just slid around on it! No sticking at all!
I flipped my egg over, and the egg was cooked perfectly underneath. And when I flipped it back over, it was cooked perfectly on the other side as well. No sticking, no spots cooked more than others, just a perfectly fried egg.
And when I took the egg out of the pan, it barely looked like it had been used.
I did not test the theory that this pan is safe for all utensils. I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. I believe the people at Oneida, but I love my new pans too much to try. In time, my husband or children will most certainly take a fork to my new pans and I will find out if there is damage…or I won’t ever know they did it. I will be sure to update if needed.
When reading the inside labels for my pans, I learned that they are safe for use on all conventional oven tops, and the bases of the saucepans are made to conduct heat quickly and evenly. And the best part is the warranty! Oneida cookware comes with a ten year warranty!
Check out the Oneida website. They have great deals and awesome products. http://www.oneida.com/
*I received no monetary compensation for this review. I received a sample of the product to review and my review is based on my own opinions and experiences.