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Rachael Ray Cookware Review

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Are you a Food Network fan?  I’ve said more than once that it is where I learned a lot about cooking as a new bride.  If it weren’t for Food Network Television, their website, and my dear ol’ mom being available every evening at the dinner hour {when I would call and ask a string of questions}, I wouldn’t be the cook I am today!  I still love to watch Food Network and often leave it on even when I’m doing something else.  Judah even enjoys some of the shows now, like Chopped and Cupcake Wars.

Since we are HUGE Food Network fans, I was very excited to get an advanced look at the Racheal Ray Collection kitchenware line which will be available at Walmart starting March 24th. The collection includes cookware, stoneware, and tools and gadgets. Walmart will carry 40 pieces in store from the collection and an addition 175 items will be available on Walmart.com.

I received a Skillet Twin Pack, a Garbage Bowl, Lazy Spoon, and Top This Lids.

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My favorite piece by far has to be the Garbage Bowl.  I have used it for anything but garbage! ;)   It is so beautiful and colorful and the orange speckled melamine matches my kitchen so well!  It also comes in other colors too, lie purple, green, blue, and red.  I love that it has a rubberized foot that keeps the bowl from moving around on the counter.

Since I have a compost bucket with a lid that I use for my veggie scraps, I have been using this bowl to hold all my fresh fruit on the counter.  My kids go through so much fresh fruit and veggies and this big bowl is perfect for holding 4 or 5 avocados, a bunch of bananas, and my fresh tomatoes.

bubble and brown ramekin

The ramekins are on the top of my WANT list.  I can’t wait to get my hands on some to make individual pot pies, desserts, and duchess potatoes.

The Top This! lids and lazy spoons are also very functional.  If you are like most home cooks you have a bunch of bowls that don’t have lids. Instead of using plastic wrap or foil for covering things you can use this suction lids {that create an airtight seal} on top of your bowls …. a much more “green” solution.

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a product sample and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own

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  1. What about the skillets? Do you like how they work? Are they non-stick? It seems like lately the pans I’ve been buying aren’t very healthy, as that coating peels off. Thanks! :)

  2. Rhonda,
    I am not terribly certain about the skillets. I know they are hard anodized cookware. This is not the same as Teflon but I am not keen on using aluminum pans – coated or not. Supposedly, the anodization of the pans keeps any aluminum from leeching.
    When I researched the coating this is what I found a chef to quote:
    “In my experience, anodized pots have a short life span. They seem to form a sticky coating after a while that is nigh-on impossible to remove. I prefer stainless steel and cast iron for 98% of my cooking. I only use teflon for eggs and oat meal.”
    I have to agree with the I prefer stainless and cast iron. I do have a ceramic coated skillet that is nonstick that I love – I refuse to use Teflon.
    So, I guess my final answer is…I’m not sure? It may be safe to use but, some brands say they add a nonstick surface to the anodized pans. They aren’t terribly clear on what that coating is, but I am sure it has to be Teflon-like. It is not clear as to whether these skillets have an added coating or not from the research I did.
    Denise Sawyer
    Wholesome Mommy

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