Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware Review 2021
Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware Review 2021


Brand: Paula Deen

Pieces: 17

Colors Available: Red, Blueberry, and Purple

Body Material: Aluminum

Induction Compatible: No

Dishwasher Safe: Yes

Oven Safe: Yes

Items: 1-quart and 2-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart Dutch oven with lid, 8-inch and 10-inch skillets, slotted turner, slotted and solid spoons, a pasta fork, and five measuring spoons


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  • The handles are padded and do not transfer heat.
  • The nonstick coating works great for searing and frying foods.
  • Each piece distributed heat efficiently when used with gas cooktops.
  • The pans and pots are dishwasher and oven-safe.
  • It comes with utensils.

Full Review:

The Paula Deen Signature is one of the best cookware sets we would recommend for those looking for backup cookware pieces in their kitchen. The price is attractively affordable for a 17-piece cookware set that includes some handy utensils.

Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware Set
Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware Set

The Paula Deen Signature set comprises 1-quart and 2-quart saucepans with lids, a 5-quart Dutch oven with lid, 8-inch and 10-inch skillets, slotted turner, slotted and solid spoons, a pasta fork, and five measuring spoons. They are also available in three colors, giving your the choice to choose the set that will complement your kitchen design. On the other hand, the build of the cookware body is reasonably decent. They feel thick and have just the right heft. We wished the lids had vents, but they seemed to do their job when we tested them. They fit the pots and pans perfectly and sealed just the right amount of moisture inside.

lids of Paula Deen Signature Nonstick Cookware
The lids included fit nicely to the cookware pieces and effectively keep the heat, moisture, and flavors inside.

The handles are a bit thicker than we expected. They are padded and molded to guide your hands to establish a comfortable grip and prevent zero heat transfer. The inclusion of metal loops in them is also something to love as they allow you to hang the pieces. And despite the presence of pads, the cookware set is oven-safe up to 350°F!

Paula Deen Signature Dishwasher-Safe Nonstick Cookware set
The entire Paula Deen Signature set is dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup.

As for the performance, the PFOA-free traditional nonstick coating did an excellent job at preventing the stickiness of the food we seared, fried, and sauteed in the skillets. However, our experience with the Dutch oven and saucepans was different as they scorched the sauces we prepared. This part brought us to the ease of cleanup. Wiping the burnt sauces was easy, thanks to the effective nonstick coating in the cookware. They are also dishwasher-safe, so we had no problem cleaning them up. However, the exterior stains, which means it is almost impossible to keep them pristine for a long time. But for its affordable price, it can be ideal secondary cookware set for anyone.

Paula Deen Signature FAQs:

Is the Paula Deen Signature an induction-compatible cookware set?

  • The Paula Deen Signature cookware set is aluminum and will not work with induction stoves.

Are the handles oven-safe?

  • Yes, the handles of Paula Deen Signature are oven-safe up to 350°F.

Do the pot lids fit the skillets?

  • No, the lids of the saucepans in the Paula Deen Signature set do not fit the skillets.

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