If you are looking to completely stock up your kitchen or replace an existing set of pans, then look no further. This Jean Patrique cookware set has everything you need and all in very high quality 18/10 stainless steel* (see note below). It looks good and will last for a very long time.
This 15 piece set is one of their best sellers and comes with a 25 year warranty.
At its full price it sells for £249.99, but I have seen it sometimes reduced on Amazon to as low as £179 with free delivery, so it may be worth waiting. Even at the full price it is very good considering that you are effectively getting 10 items of quality cookware.
All the items are very well made, very strong and solid. They are also lightweight, easy to handle and very easy to clean.
The steamer is a good size with the base doubling up as a 7L stock pot. Some of the lids are interchangeable.
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The company was started by a French chef in the UK just over 20 years ago. On their website they claim to use only high quality and sustainably sourced materials and state, “Some cookware companies have taken shortcuts and use materials that have proven to be toxic. Not us.” According to The Daily Mail, they are now so trusted they are the go-to for chefs, hotels and caterers.
- 4 x saucepans of varying sizes (3 with lids)
- 2 x frying pans medium and large with lids
- 1 x small frying pan
- 1 x large saucepan steamer, which can also be used as a stock pot (see Stock Pot Guide and Review)
- 1 x large colander
- Self-basting lids
- Easy-pour rims
- Suitable for gas, electric, ceramic, induction and hot plate hobs
- Extra-long tubular stainless-steel handles
- Stainless-steel bases
- Dishwasher friendly
What buyers liked
- Good quality and solid
- Easy to clean
What buyers did not like
I could not find any complaints about the set.
All of the reviews on Amazon (although few in number) and on the Jean-Patrique website have been very favourable regarding this set, giving 4 or 5 stars, especially regarding the quality.
We bought this set about 14 years ago and it is still going strong! If you have read any of my other posts, you will know that I cook everything from scratch, so these pans have been used almost every day and have really been put through their paces. So, in my opinion, they have been worth every penny. Like us, others have stated that they bought this set many years ago (some even 20 years ago) and all the pieces are still excellent. Many people comment that they are the best pans they have had.
The price tag may, at first, seem a bit much, but as you are getting 10 good quality items – 4 saucepans, 3 frying pans, 1 colander, a steamer and a stock pot – this means you are paying less than £25 per item, which makes it an excellent price (their stock pot on its own costs £39.99).
For many years we bought cheap saucepans only to find that we had to replace them after a few years. When we had a little more money, we invested in this set, viewing it as a long-term investment (see jean-patrique.co.uk)
*Stainless Steel Grades
Stainless steel comes in different types – 18/10; 18/8 or 18/0. These numbers refer to the percentages of chromium and nickel in the steel. They help to reduce rust, add shine and make it more durable. The best quality cookware comes in 18/10 and 18/8, these can hold acidic foods and hot and cold liquids for longer periods of time without corrosion. Nickel is expensive so pans with a higher level of it will cost more, but you will get a product of a higher standard. Cheaper pots and cutlery usually come in 18/0 which is not as resistant to corrosion nor as durable.
- 18/10 = 18% Chromium, 10% Nickel
- 18/8=18%Chromium, 8% Nickel
- 18/0=18%, no Nickel
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