Air Core Cookware
Q: By now, many of you will have seen the latest infomercial on UHF TV for "Air Core" cookware. Supposedly, this special cookware can reduce meal preparation time to just a few minutes of work, after which the cookware slowly cooks the food on its own. In the commercial, two American fat ladies, Carol and Marilyn, are cooking up all kinds of things in this cookware. For example, the bake a chicken and a chocolate cake in the same pot (with a cake pan separating the two). Somehow, both get cooked to perfection, despite having much different time and temperature requirements. The claim is that this double-walled stainless steel cookware keeps the heat in because of the air insulation. You put the raw ingredients in the pot, put on the double lids, and heat the thing on the stovetop until a temperature dial indicates the temperature is hot enough. Then, you take it off the heat and the food continues to cook for hours to just the right doneness. How the cookware knows the difference between, say, a pot roast and lasagna isn't explained. But the demonstration that really set off my BS detector was to show how well insulated the pot is, they put raw uncooked rice, frozen chicken breasts, and some salsa in the pot, heated it up until the dial said it was time to remove the pot from the heat, then placed it in the freezer! Supposedly, the Mexican-style chicken and rice was cooked to perfection while sitting in the freezer! This just seems too absurd. The cookware set costs $350, so they're not cheap. Has anyone bought a set?
A: I occasionally watch infomercials as I think they're just hilarious.
UHF? Isn't that the knob that was worthless on the black and white
TV when I was a kid?
Is the air core stuff like the latest infomercial I've seen? Some
sloshing when you heated the pan? They wouldn't have taken the time and effort to make the infomercial if
they were'nt dead sure there would be a whole slew of takers. The
marketplace is full of this kind of stuff. I always get a kick out of
the creativity of the food prep charlatans and the exercise/weight loss
device scammers. I guess the next step is to come out with a device
that gives you buns of steel while brewing a perfect cup of coffee
...while your commuting.I don't know if this is the same stuff or not but we sell a set of
Stainless Steel cook ware (heavy 304 Surgical stainless steel) which
is comprised of 7 layers. Now I know from our other, less expensive,
cook ware that 5 of the layers are comprised of 2 layers of stainless
steel, one inside and one outside. 2 layers of an aluminum composite
which bonds nicely to stainless steel and to aluminum. and one layer
of pure aluminum for even heat distribution. Now I haven't found out
what the other two layers are (we just took on this line very
recently). The cook ware is waterless, greaseless and they claim that
if you start like 4 pans on 4 burners, when the steam vent starts
steaming, you can stack all four pans on top of each other, cover,
turn the heat to low and everything will continue to cook normally.
They do not make any claims of finishing the meal in the freezer, but
it seems possible if the food has very little cooking left to do.
Now, I didn't mean this as an advertisement but wanted to let you know
that there is cook ware out there that is technologically advanced.
Personally, I never buy anything from those infomercials because I've
been bitten too many times. Call six months later for service and the
company is gone and no one knows anything about repairing the stuff.
Of course now, I'm only allowed to buy from us
The Aircore cookware works exactly as advertized.
Tina K said:
The cookware works like a charm and when I left my spouse I inadvertantly left behind my cookware and am in search of another set. They work wonderfully. The best 350 bucks I ever spent!
Timothy Thompson said:
I purchased the Air Core Cookware set many years ago. The best TV product ever. It works well. Heat the food, go see a movie and come home to a hot meal. Wonderful Product!
I have never made comment on products in my life. But I bought the aircore cookware from the tv in Australia I. Believe it would be more than 15 years ago and we have used it every secondday. It still works as well today as it did when brand new. Fantastic product. Do yoursef a favour purchase a set.
MARY ANN APRIVELO said:
CAN ANYONE TELL ME HOW TO GET RECIPES FOR THE AIRCORE COOKWARE. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT. THANK YOU.
moe hunter said:
I got a set - no manual no instructions, no recipies - how do I get these ?
had mine for 20 years works just as advertised best 450 bucks i ever spent
Maryanne van Erven said:
I love my aircore! I am not rich but I did some research before buying it and I can honestly say I have never seen anything that can compare to the easy of cooking and cleaning of the aircore set! It does what it says it will do and there are not many products that can stand up to the test of time in my opinion
I bought the set over 20 years ago. I never used it. Im gonna try now. Does anyone have good recipes and how too secrets other than whats in the little cook book? Thank you for your help
Did you absolutely need to mention they were "fat ladies"/ Shame on you !!!
My family bought the aircore set years ago. I don't know why the other comments are glowing. The "set it and forget it" claims these ladies made are bogus. My mom and I followed the directions to make the spanish rice and chicken to a "t" and found that the chicken was still bloody and raw on the inside and that the rice was still as hard as bird seeds. However, if you just treat this cookware like any other ordinary pot and pan and not some "set it and forget" it BS, it does just fine. If anything, this pot is good at keeping meals warm for an hour or two. This feature, plus the pillows make it easier to keep food warm and transport food. Using this product like and ordinary pot and pan? It does great. Trying to use this "set it and forget it" feature? Bogus.
I love aircore! Our family used it for over 10 years, not bogus. Works like a charm.
Perfect for single moms. We leave food cooking, come back and ready to eat. Cant live without it.
Pretty skeptical in the beginning, but wife had already purchased it. Although frozen foods does not have a better result as fresh, overall it is a good product. Definitely worth the money because we got it on discount.
Kathryn Soll said:
My hubbie is retired, I still work. I can't tell you the variety of ways I use this, don't overcook the food, he can eat when he feels like it. Hot lunch, happy hubby ;-)
Can anyone tell me what the components of the stainless steel in the airecorecookware are?
Own 2 sets for over 20 years. Use almost daily during that time. Ease of clean, ease of use. Cook any and just about everything in it. Best results from soups and stews, gumbos, etouffees, creoles, courboullion, etc. just remember to bring temp up to the level needed, make sure you use the inner lid below the metal lid and all will turn out well. Great item. Will buy another set as soon as I find one.
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