the attractive black and orange Farberware set sitting on table

Farberware Cookware Reviews


About Farberware

Farberware was founded by a Russian businessman, Simon Farber, in 1900. He began his business career selling racks and gift trays on the lower east side of New York. Farber was well known for his business and expertise and skill in creating copper and brass bowls and vases.

By the 1930s, the company was an innovator in creating a coffee percolator and an original stainless steel electric frying pan.

Today, Farberware is one of the biggest manufacturers of stainless steel and nonstick cookware. They specialize in functional cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware, and you can find their products online and in most department stores.

Farberware Cookware Sets Reviewed

For this comparison, we have chosen 3 healthy collections from Farberware’s selection. Both the 11-piece Glide and the 12-piece Purecook cookware sets feature ceramic coating and the 15-piece Classic set is made from stainless steel.

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Top pick

1. Farberware Glide 11-Piece Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

- Base material: aluminum
- Interior: copper ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.0

Budget ceramic option

2. Farberware Purecook 12-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

- Base material: aluminum
- Interior: ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.6

Induction ready

3. Farberware Classic 15-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass, induction

Our Rating

8.8

Top pick

1. Farberware Glide 11-Piece Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

- Base material: aluminum
- Interior: copper ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

9.0

Budget ceramic option

2. Farberware Purecook 12-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

- Base material: aluminum
- Interior: ceramic nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top

Our Rating

8.6

Induction ready

3. Farberware Classic 15-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: nonstick
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass, induction

Our Rating

8.8

Farberware Glide 11-Piece Nonstick Ceramic Cookware Set

Design: 

This Farberware cookware set features 11 pieces, including lids, and is designed in black with copper ceramic accents. It is a durable cookware set constructed of aluminum so that it conducts heat optimally. The aluminum construction allows food to cook fast and evenly, and the copper interior creates a perfect nonstick surface so that your food doesn’t stick to the pan.

Materials:

This set is constructed of durable aluminum materials with a flared rim around the pans that allow for drip-free pouring. The interior of the pans is a copper ceramic coating. It’s perfect for heating glazes, sauces, gravies, and more. The nonstick surface of this cookware set is perfect for making almost any meal. The lids are glass, and you can see through them as you are cooking.

Usability:

This cookware set is oven safe and has heat locking lids. It is safe in the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The lids are shatter resistant. They are temperature controlled so that you don’t burn your hands, although it is best to use a potholder when checking on your food. The lids are made of high-quality glass to seal in heat and moisture as you cook.

It’s best to use the silicone utensil set that comes with the set as metal, as other sharp utensils may scratch the cookware.

The cookware is constructed in a durable aluminum with copper ceramic nonstick surfaces. Cooking is more relaxed with nonstick cookware as food simply slides out, and you can use less oil so you can create healthier meals.

It’s also the perfect cookware for breaded or fried foods as the meal stays intact when using nonstick surfaces. Foods that generally stick to pans won’t stick with this cookware. You can make omelets with ease, and foods like tomatoes or wine that are higher in acids won’t stain the cookware. It’s stain resistant.

Cleaning:

The Farberware Glide pots and pans are easy to clean and dishwasher safe. You can hand wash this cookware set and dry it with a kitchen towel if preferred.


The set contains:

  • 11.25-inch deep frying pan
  • 1-quart saucepan with lid
  • 5-quart Dutch oven with lid
  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 8.5-inch deep frying pan
  • There are also utensils, including a pasta fork, a slotted turner, and a slotted spoon

Pros

  • Cookware can be used on induction cooktops
  • The set is dishwasher safe, and can also be hand washed
  • The cookware set is compatible with ceramic stovetops
  • You only need a little oil to cook which results in healthier meals
  • Brings food to an optimal temperature fast for quicker meals
  • Cookware heats food evenly and consistently

Cons

  • Copper tends to wear on the interior when cooking with higher temperatures
  • The lids have no steam holes in them

Farberware Purecook 12-Piece Ceramic Nonstick Cookware Set

Design:

This 12-piece Farberware cookware set is made with aluminum, the company’s signature Purecook ceramic nonstick surface, and features stainless steel accents. The Purecook feature is a superior ceramic nonstick material with CopperSlide technology. It allows for the perfect nonstick release of food from the cookware. The set comes in a radiant gray color with glass heat resistant lids. It is a durable set that will last for years to come.

Materials:

This Farberware cookware set is made from aluminum, nonstick Purecook ceramic materials with stainless steel accents. The lids are made from shatter-resistant glass that won’t break when cooking and are perfect for locking in heat and flavors in your food.

The utensils that come with the set are designed with nylon.

Usability: 

This set of cookware is safe in the oven up to temperatures of 350 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass lids are shatter resistant and have cool sturdy handles with comfortable grips. They lock in heat and moisture for more flavorful dishes. This set is also durable and features a lifetime limited warranty from Farberware.

The nonstick coating surface is great for cooking many different foods. Food doesn’t stick, and you can use less oils or fats so that your meals come out healthier and more nutritious.

The nylon utensil set is perfect for this ceramic-coated set so that it does not get scratched. Nylon utensils are also dishwasher safe and easy to clean and store away. They are heat resistant to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and often recommended for ceramic-based cookware.

In addition to the nylon utensils that come with this cookware set, you can use bamboo, wood, or silicone because these materials resist scratching nonstick cookware.

Cleaning:

This cookware set is dishwasher safe, and they can be hand washed as well.


The set contains:

  • 2-quart saucepan with lid
  • 5-inch mini frying pan
  • 8.5-inch and 10-inch frying pans
  • 5-quart Dutch oven with lid
  • A larger 11.5-inch frying pan with lid
  • A slotted spoon, slotted turner, and a solid spoon

Pros

  • Durable and versatile cookware set
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • Effective nonstick coating for less oil use and healthier foods
  • Dishwasher safe cookware set
  • Oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Cons

  • Some consumers note that the ceramic surface is sensitive
  • A few users noted loose handles on the cookware

Farberware Classic 15-Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set

Design: 

This 15-piece set of cookware features stainless steel bases and matching lids. These pots and pans are constructed from aluminum and heat foods quickly and evenly. With an elegant design, this cookware set will last for years.

Handles are comfortable, unique, and easy to grasp. Each piece has a full cap base enmeshed in a polished stainless steel design.

Materials:

This set is made from durable aluminum between layers of polished stainless steel. The cookware distributes heat evenly for perfectly cooked dishes.

Usability: 

This durable stainless steel set comes with 15-pieces, so it is perfect for the cook who loves to entertain and make big meals. There are several large pots with lids for pastas and one-pot meals that satisfy an entire family.

The stainless steel cookware is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and the lids cover pots securely to seal in moisture and heat for more deliciously flavored food. Food doesn’t stick with the natural nonstick surface, and professional chefs often prefer this type of cookware.

Stainless steel cookware is durable and provides fast heating absorption for evenly heated food. They are also generally easy to clean and low maintenance. Stainless steel cookware looks great on the stove and coordinates well with almost any kitchen because of the polished silver look.

It is also resistant to corrosion and rust, making the set long-lasting.

Cleaning: 

This set is dishwasher safe with the exception of the skillets; you will want to wash these pans by hand. They can be air-dried or dried with a kitchen towel. They are stackable so that they store quickly and conveniently in most any kitchen cupboard.


The set contains:

  • Three nylon kitchen utensils
  • 1, 2, and 3-quart saucepans with stainless steel lids
  • 8-quart stockpot with a lid
  • Smaller 4-quart stockpot with a lid
  • 8-inch nonstick frying pan
  • 10-inch nonstick frying pan

Pros

  • Quick to heat sturdy stainless steel cookware set
  • Unique and timeless style
  • Dishwasher safe cookware
  • Oven safe to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Nylon kitchen utensils included with the cookware

Cons

  • A few consumers mentioned that the lids fit the pans loosely
  • Some foods stick and burn according to a few buyers
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