Blue Diamond Cookware Review – A Must-Have Brand in Your Kitchen?

In my Blue Diamond cookware review, I’ll focus on what recently seems to be one of the most advertised non-stick cookware sets in its price range.

It was introduced by the Cookware Company, a Belgium cookware manufacturer the brands of which are present in multiple countries around the world. The brand was heavily promoted with the use of direct response advertising techniques (with the help of Stephanie Christiansen, who was hired to help introduce the brand using her rich As Seen on TV experience). 

Blue Diamond Cookware Sets Review

Thanks to smart marketing moves, the brand became recognizable in its niche. But, is it as good as they say – and does it outperform all the other non-stick cookware sets?

That’s exactly what I’m going to find out in my Blue Diamond cookware review which I included in this article. 

But, before we do that, let’s go over a short FAQ to make it easier for you to find the most important answers:

Who Makes Blue Diamond Cookware?

Blue diamond cookware is a brand owned by the Cookware Company – a global cookware manufacturer, who manufactures the products.

Where Is the Cookware Manufactured?

According to the most reliable source I was able to find, it’s manufactured in the United States but from imported materials.

What is Blue Diamond Cookware Made of?

Each piece in the set is made of aluminum (the base) which is covered with Teflon-free ceramic infused with tiny diamonds. Technically, this should allow you to use metal utensils and ensure complete non-stick capabilities – but there’s a catch to that (you’ll learn more about it in the review)

Can the Cookware be Used on an Induction Cooktop?

Unfortunately, it can’t – it works perfectly well on all other stovetops though, including gas, electric, halogen, glass or ceramic. It can even be used in an oven (up to 850°F). Please note that if you get the handle covers, you’ll need to take them off before putting the cookware in the oven.

Can the Pans be Used on a Glass Top Stove?

Yes – as long as it’s not an induction top stove (see the previous question).

Is Blue Diamond Frying Pan Toxic?

The good news is, all of the cookware elements are completely safe for use in both low, medium, and high temperatures. They’re Teflon-free and manufactured without any PFOAs, lead or cadmium, so no toxic fumes get released. Naturally, when cooking in high temperatures, make sure not to burn the food as that’s not really healthy!

Are These Teflon-Free?

Yes – there’s no Teflon used in any of them whatsoever. This also means no toxic substances will reach your food 😊.

Are Blue Diamond Pans Dishwasher Safe?

In theory (and, according to the manufacturer), they’re dishwasher safe. According, based on my observations, it’s best to clean them shortly after use with warm water, soap and sponge. This will significantly increase the durability of the non-stick coating (which wears off with time, but when it happens will depend on how you treat the cookware).

Does Blue Diamond Pan Have Real Diamonds?

Of course, that’s the whole idea behind the brand. Their goal is to harden the surface and increase the durability of the non-stick coating (and make the cookware less prone to scratches from metal utensils). However, you can’t really “take” the diamonds out of the cookware and sell them or use in any other way if that’s what you have in mind.

Is the Advertising Right? My Blue Diamond Cookware Review Summery 

Ok, now that you (hopefully) have all your questions answered, let’s jump right into the review. I’ve decided to separate it into two parts. First, I’ll review the complete cookware set (focusing on the 6-piece one). Next, I’ll take a closer look at the Blue Diamond pans.

Blue Diamond Pan 14 Piece Cookware-Set

One of the main selling points of this cookware is the effortless cleaning (thanks to the perfect non-stick surface). Each of the cookware set elements comes with a forged base, which helps prevent warping. On top of the pots, the sets come with lids and nylon utensils, which don’t scratch the surface. The number of elements in the set will depend on the size of the set that you choose – the below table compares all three of them – the 6, 10, and 14-piece sets:

The 6-piece Set
(Best Value)

The 10-piece Set
(Best For Everyday Cooking)

The 14-piece Set
(Best Set For Home Chefs)

The 6-piece set consists of 8” and 10” open frypan skillet, 2-quart covered saucepan, one glass lid, and 2 black nylon cooking utensils.

The 10-piece cookware set comes with 7” and 9” open frypan, 2-quart covered saucepan, 2.5-quart covered skillet, 3 glass lids, and a 5-quart covered stockpot (3 glass lids included) and 2 black nylon multipurpose cooking utensils.

The 14-piece cookware set includes 7” and 9.5” frypan skillet, 2-quart and 3-quart covered saucepan, 5-quart covered stockpot, 4 glass lids, 1 stainless steel steamer and 3 black nylon cooking utensils.

Naturally, the cherry on top is the great design (the individual elements look really great and high-quality) and the sets’ ceramic coating is reinforced with real diamonds. In general, the set is great and it’s only after some time of use that you might come across some of its drawbacks… except for one which becomes evident the first time you cook:

The Set Is Great…but the Handles!

If you were to go Amazon to read the reviews, you’d quickly see that the vast majority of negative reviews is focused on the design of the handles, which get really hot during cooking. In fact, I believe that handles may become hot is an understatement.

But, what’s important to keep in mind is that there’s a reason for that. The manufacturer didn’t put anything on the handles so that the cookware can be used in an oven even in high temperatures. 

Blue Diamond Pan Cookware Set

The good news is, if you want to be able to hold the handles without a cooking glove, you can just order special handle covers for this set. 

Now that we know the major reasons for its popularity, as well as its major drawback, let’s dive right into the rest of the review itself.

What I Like about this Cookware Set?

  • Reinforced for better warp control. As mentioned above, the bottom of the set has been reinforced to prevent it from bending.
  • Great nonstick qualities. They didn’t lie in the ads – the cookware really comes with an excellent nonstick surface. However, it’s still best to use a tiny bit of butter when preparing eggs as it might help extend the lifespan of the non-stick surface (and you really need a tiny bit of butter). The same principle applies to prepare any other kind of food.
  • Very lightweight and easy to maneuver. Despite the reinforced bottom, the individual cookware set elements are very light and easy to move around when cooking.
  • Toxic free. All elements are made of PFOA-, lead- and cadmium-free elements. This, plus its nonstick qualities, makes healthy cooking easier than ever before.
  • Versatility. The Blue Diamond set can be used on a variety of different stovetops and works on all surfaces (including glass) except induction. Considering the variety of food that you can prepare in it (especially if you pick the 14-piece set), its use is limited only by your imagination.
  • Amazing design. If you want a set that both cooks & looks great, this is your choice. In fact, thanks to its diamond-infused coating and beautiful blue color, it looks really professional and high-end. You’ll be proud to serve your meals in it.
  • Great price. Despite its heavy marketing, unique design, and great cooking features, all three sets are very reasonably priced – you can compare their current prices here (just switch between different sets)
  • Heats up extremely fast. It's lightweight and quality materials used to mean it’s great at conducting heat, what helps speed up the cooking (just be careful not to set the temperature too high to speed up the cooking as you might miss the moment you should lower it down).
  • Oven- and dishwasher-safe. As answered in one of the questions, you’re free to use it in an oven and clean in a dishwasher afterward. However, for the best, long-term results, it’s advised to avoid cleaning the pots and pans in a dishwasher or putting in an oven at too high a temperature.

And What I Don’t Like?

  • Not suitable for induction stovetop. Many modern kitchens come with elegant glass induction stovetops. While the cookware elements work perfectly well on glass, they don’t work on an induction stovetop. This is a real shame as their design really fits a modern kitchen.
  • Does not always distribute the heat evenly. Because of their lightweight, they heat up fast but aren’t always distributing the heat perfectly well (from what I saw, I’m not the only one and this has happened to multiple buyers).
  • No vent holes. This one is ridiculous – if you take a closer look at the pictured shared on their Amazon product page, you’ll see tiny vent holes on the leads which are usually added so that the steam has a way out. Surprisingly, there are no vent holes here – what you see is just a company’s logo.
  • Possible quality control issues. Some buyers reported getting damaged product (despite the package looking good) what could mean there are possible quality control issues in the factory.
  • You shouldn’t use any metal utensils on them. According to the manufacturer, you can do that. According to me (and other reviewers), you shouldn’t do that as it’s still quite easy to scratch the surface.
  • Small skillet. The skillet included in these sets is pretty small and is not comfortable for cooking for more than 1-2 people.
  • Handles get pretty hot. You need to purchase extra covers if you want to ever be able to cook using these without a cooking glove.
  • The coating wears off. You need to be careful and take proper care of this set to increase the lifespan of the non-stick surface.

Good looking, great at cooking, but I wouldn’t call this a revolution. There are other similar sets that are just as good (or better). I like the idea of making the handle oven-safe but I hate the implementation (no handle covers included out of the box) – and I’m sure this would save them lots of negative feedback.

Nevertheless, if you want an inexpensive set that’s healthy, looks & cooks great, and don’t expect its non-stick capabilities to last forever, this Blue Diamond cookware set will be a great choice for you – hit the button below to learn more about it.

Blue Diamond Pan Cookware Set

The 6-piece Set
(Best Value)

The 10-piece Set
(Best For Everyday Cooking)

The 14-piece Set
(Best Set For Home Chefs)

Blue Diamond Frypans – 9.5” & 11”

Now that we’ve reviewed the flagship cookware sets, it’s time to get to my Blue Diamond pan reviews look at another popular choice from the company’s product line.

Fry Just About Anything

Sometimes, you might not want to invest in a whole cookware set. In this case, it’s worth considering getting a quality plan – especially that it will still allow you to prepare a huge variety of different meals – whether you want to stir fry, sear, or bake.

When choosing Blue Diamond frying pans, there are multiple different sets. 

Fry with Blue Diamond Frypans

However, I’ve decided to focus on the two, in my opinion, most convenient for everyday cooking– a 12-inch single pan, and a set consisting of 9.5- and 11-inch pans (non-griddle).

Single Pan

Pan Set

Blue Diamond CC001598-001 Toxin Free Ceramic Nonstick Metal Utensil Open Frypan, 12”, Blue

Blue Diamond CC002197-001 Pan, 9.5'' & 11'' Set, Blue

Naturally, before you go straight to the product page, you might want to read more about Blue Diamond pan set advantages and disadvantages – so let’s jump right into it!

What I Like about this Pan?

  • Toxic-free coating. Just like the above-reviewed cookware set, all blue diamond frying pans are covered with a ceramic, non-toxic coating which does not contain any substances that could get into your food or produce fumes when the pan gets overheated.
  • Durable coating. Thanks to the diamond-infused coating, the ceramic surface feels and looks even more durable. However, I would still advise against using any metal utensils, even if just for the sake of extending the coating lifespan.
  • Excellent nonstick. When you first start cooking on the Blue Diamond frying pan, you can have your eggs slide around the pan with ease – even if you don’t use any butter. However, with time, the nonstick capabilities weaken.
  • Flat bottom. The perfectly flat bottom allows you to prepare your favorite pancakes with ease.
  • The single 12” is huge and yet still convenient. Thanks to its lightweight, it’s very easy to maneuver it or move around – even with food already on it.
  • Easy to clean. One other benefit of the Blue Diamond pan set is that the pans are super easy to clean. A word of caution – always clean the pans shortly after cooking. Use warm water and soap instead of strong detergents and try to avoid scratching to make the coating last longer.

And What I Don’t Like?

  • Not for induction stovetop. Sadly, you can’t use any of those pans on an induction stovetop, which, in my opinion, doesn’t really make sense, considering that many modern apartments have only induction stovetops.
  • You can’t really use them in high temperatures. At least as long as you want to prevent the nonstick qualities from diminishing too quickly.
  • The handle gets freaking hot! As mentioned in the beginning of this Blue Diamond reviews article, article, if you want to avoid burning your hands when cooking with these pans, you’d better use a cooking glove or buy special handle covers.
  • Not resistant to metal scratches. Despite being diamonds-infused, the surface can still be scratched – that’s why, it’s best to use utensils made of materials that can’t damage the surface.
  • Warps. Some buyers complained that the pans warped quickly. While I didn’t have this problem, I believe you should be aware of that before making a purchase.
  • Shouldn’t be cleaned in a dishwasher. The detergent and hot water temperature could affect Blue Diamond pan set non-stick capabilities.
  • Could have been heavier. On one hand, it’s great that these don’t require too much strength to move around. But I believe they lack stability, especially when you have very little food on them.

As you can see, my Blue Diamond pan reviews have just as many drawbacks as they have benefits.

But, are they really as good as the ads claim, and are they worth the money? Well… yes and no.

What’s great about the Blue Diamond cookware line is that they look great and work exceptionally – at least in the very beginning. 

Blue Diamond Frypans Set

However, in the long-run, they’re not much different from typical ceramic cookware – which means that the final decision whether you should get them or not will depend on the less important stuff for non-stick cookware – like the design or the dimensions of the elements in the set. To make the choice easier, here’re the links to product pages of all 5 sets – simply click the one that interests you the most:

About the author 

Nate Lau

Nate is an aspiring chef, and father of two. He is always on the lookout to try new healthy recipes and kitchen gadgets. He has a passion for cooking delicious miso black cod and enjoys a nice sip of pinot on occasion.

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