My bride-to-be dragged me to some cookware show where they tried to sell us a set of heavy-duty cookware, some china, flatware and crystal for over $2000. That’s way beyond our budget, but she nearly had me sold on buying just one skillet. When I saw that the skillet was going to cost me about five hundred bucks, I soon decided we could live without it.
I did some research and discovered that what they were selling was just a high-end version of what’s called “waterless cookware”. It’s stainless steel wrapped around aluminum. The idea is that the food steams in it’s own juices which is supposed to preserve a lot of the flavor and nutrients that get lost in boiling or frying.
It sounds nice, but I haven’t been able to find any hard science to back up all the glowing testimonials, so I figured I’d ask the experts before doing anything stupid.
So does anyone here use the waterless or “steam control” cookware, and what do you think? Thanks in advance for any input.
For the record, the company that almost bilked me is called Royal Prestige. Their products are, in my opinion, vastly overpriced, and their selling practices are shady to say the least.