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).
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 CC001950-001 10 Piece Cookware Set
Blue Diamond Pan CC001950-001 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
The 10-piece Set
The 14-piece Set
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.
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?
And What I Don’t Like?
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.
The 6-piece Set
The 10-piece Set
The 14-piece Set
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.
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).
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?
And What I Don’t Like?
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.
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:
Time to Pick