Buzzfeed Tasty food site is filled with easy recipes and videos to whip up an incredible meal. In fact, during the height of the pandemic lockdown, when many people were taking care of plants and baking bread, I followed their guide to making sourdough bread from scratch. Expanding from their brand, Tasty also has cookbooks and cookware, the latest being a 16-piece cookware set sold at Walmart.
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The nonstick, aluminum set is $59 in slate blue or pink. It includes:
- – Two fry pans (8 inches and 9.5 inches)
- – Two saucepans with glass lids (1.5 quarts and 2.5 quarts)
- – Dutch oven with glass lid (5 quarts)
- – Two felt protector mats
- – Two cooking utensils (spoon and spatula)
- – Three ceramic prep bowls (6 ounces, 4 ounces and 2 ounces)
- – Tasty Recipe booklet
What sets it apart from typical nonstick cookware is the “clean ceramic” that they are made out of. It is described to be made without PFAS, PFOA, PTFE and PFOS for a healthier (and tastier) cooking. With a longer lasting nonstick, the cookware is also dishwasher safe and claims to be suitable for all cooking surfaces — induction, electric, gas and glass.
Unboxing the Tasty cookware set
A representative reached out if I wanted to review the cookware and, because I do indeed need new equipment for my kitchen, I obliged. When I received the box, the first thing I noted was how incredibly light it was. I even wondered if everything, all 16 pieces of the set, was really in the box.
However, after opening it up, I was disappointed to find how much plastic was used. Each cookware is wrapped in a plastic sleeve along with paper separators as well. While the slate blue color looked really beautiful as an entire set, I hope in the future Tasty products will follow through in sustainability even in their packaging.
Into the test kitchen we go
As someone who lives with three other people, I had everyone use it daily for a duration of three weeks to really see what it can handle. To my surprise, not only is the cookware affordable, but it was ideal for everyone’s cooking necessities. It did what it needed to do — from crisping dumplings to cooking stews to grilling fish and much, much more.
The stainless steel induction base meant it not only heat up quickly, but it cooked food evenly. Furthermore, as I noted when I picked up the box, they are all lightweight — which is perfect for someone who does not lift weights on the daily. The handles did not get hot while cooking and the lid handles are raised high enough that it won’t get too warm, but I suggest if you are leaving it on the stove for long-term to make sure to check surfaces before you burn yourself.
Furthermore, the pots and pans could really take anything you cook on it, whether on high or low heat. In the duration that I tested them, the nonstick was still intact and I hope it lasts for a very long time. It made washing the dishes an easy task to tackle after making a complete mess of the kitchen. The booklet recommended occasionally conditioning the pots and pans with oil to maintain the nonstick.
Overall, I appreciate how the Tasty cookware achieves exactly what it set out to do — it is ideal for everyday stovetop cooking.
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Editor’s Note: This product review is not sponsored by Tasty. All opinions on the products and company are the author’s own.