New Era Surgical Stainless Steel Cookware
Q: Has anyone used New Era surgical stainless steel cookware? If so, how do you like at? Is it easier to clean? Does it cook food faster? Does it distrubute the heat better? Any words of wisdom would be appreciated.
A: It looks like cookware made by P.B. Helms Co. in Dallas TX. This appears to be the company that makes a lot of generic cookware for other companies. I love their FAQ, which states: "If the stainless steel is called 'surgical stainless steel,' you can be certain that it is a good grade of stainless steel. The numbers you spoke of represent the grades of the steel. We're not familiar with all of the numbers, or all grades, but we do know that our Steam Control brand of waterless cookware is constructed of 304 Surgical Stainless Steel." LOL..... We're a manufacturer of stainless steel cookware, but we don't know "all the numbers, or all the grades of the steel..."! That's priceless. We don't know what the Hell were doing, but we make great cookware. LOL!! http://www.angelfire.com/az2/waterless/FAQ.html I wouldn't buy their stuff at gunpoint. I am not familiar with New Era cookware but, before you spend a bazillion dollars on MLM cookware, do a little research on "surgical" stainless steel. It would appear that cookware marketers have taken misrepresentation to a new (low) level. You'll find that almost all "surgical" stainless steel is non other than good old 304 stainless steel, the same stainless steel that comprises well over half of all stainless steel produced in the world today. It's used for everything from cutlery to beer kegs to pots and pans to nails. It doesn't clean easier or cook faster and, any cookware with aluminum sandwiched into or onto the bottom will distribute heat much better than straight stainless steel. As an afterthought, I did a quick Google search on New Era. You may want to check out http://www.consumeraffairs.com/in_home/new_era_cookware.htm Finally, it is my honest opinion that rather than buying a set which includes some items you may never use, buy from open stock and just get the things you want. If the price mentioned in the above URL is right, I could buy all the quality stainless steel pots and pans I'd ever need and still have $1000.00 left to spend on food to cook in them. As they say in Latin, Caveat Emptor ("Let the buyer beware.")
Yes, my sister just got a set and it is awesome. The 12 minute pineapple upside down cake in the recipe book was delicious, the poached eggs divine. I wish I had the set!
Linda Weathers said:
I bought a set back in 1991 love it but need to contact someone for warranty handles have broken off and need replacement pots and skillets to repace them can someone help me with contact address
Devlin Forsythe said:
Linda, You can contact New Era at: 1-866-987-7676 157 Airport Road Clarksville, TN 37042
I bought a set in the early 90's and have handles broken off that would need to be replaced and also need a new power cord for my dutch oven. We were told we would have a lifetime warranty.
Deborah Lantz said:
I bought a set around '89 or '90. I love it better than anything I've ever used before. It cooks great and still looks almost like it did when it was new. I am trying to contact someone to buy more and check on some broken handles on one pot and a lid.
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