The EuroCast by BergHoff professional cookware chef set is a 10-piece cookware set that will enable you to cook a variety of dishes across cuisines. Each piece of cooking surface in this set has the Ferno-Ceramic non-stick coating, which is a EuroCast signature. The company claims that its non-stick coating, unlike Teflon, doesn't contain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) or any other toxic chemical, which makes its range of cookware safer.
Each piece of cookware is well constructed and the glass lids fit very well. This set is oven safe and has removable handles. Don’t let the Chef Set tag put you off. What it essentially signifies is that this is a professional quality cookware range for home cooks, though professionals can definitely use it as well. This EuroCast cookware review will look at all of its features and attributes. The pros and cons will also be explored in this EuroCast cookware review. So, let’s begin with quick look at the company behind this cookware set and then proceed to the features.
EuroCast is a well-known cookware brand in Europe and has now entered the American and Canadian markets as well. They sell professional quality cookware that can be used both in your home kitchen and in the kitchen of a top restaurant. The company has combined years of technical knowledge in the European culinary industry to craft its cookware, which reduces the dependence on oils and other fats during the cooking process.
Components of the Set
The Chef Set includes 1 1/2 Qt Sauce Pan (1.2 Qt.), 3 Qt Saucepan (8-inch 3.2qt), 5 Qt Dutch Oven (10-inch), 10-inch High-Sided Sauté Pan (9.5-inch), 8-inch Sauté Pan and a 11-inch Sauté Pan.
The non-stick coating on Eurocast cookware pans is known as Ferno-Ceramic. As mentioned earlier, it’s free of PTFE and PFOA, which are known to be extremely toxic and a health hazard. The presence of these elements has attracted a lot of negative publicity and scrutiny for Teflon. The twin layered titanium-infused Ferno-Ceramic non-stick coating doesn’t chip, crack or peel, which ensures that food cooked in it doesn’t imbibe any toxic substances. Ferno-Ceramic is comparable to Thermolon, which is also a ceramic-based non-stick coating. While this coating isn’t completely scratch resistant, it doesn’t get scratched easily by metal utensils either. It’s worth noting that all non-stick cookware, including the ones from EuroCast, need to be used properly or else the non-stick coating can get damaged. The two key things to keep in mind are that you shouldn’t cook on high heat for extended periods of time and you shouldn’t cook moisture-less food. This damages the coating and results in food sticking to the pan. Note that this type of wear nullifies the warranty.
The rubberized handles on EuroCast cookware resists heat during the cooking process and ensures you have no issues handling the pots and pans. However, if you want to transfer the cookware into an oven, the handles will have to be detached, because the handles aren’t safe in the oven above 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Even if what you’re baking in the oven can be done under 300 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s best to remove the handles beforehand. The process of removing the handles is really simple and takes no more than 10 to 20 seconds. The handles slide into grooves on the pan and then need to be secured with a few turns of a screw. Even though the handles are detachable, they are completely safe to use. This is a EuroCast patented feature.
EuroCast cookware is lightweight and durable. It's made of warp-resistant material and about half the weight of a cast iron skillet. The light weight enables people of all ages to cook using the cookware. Unfortunately, EuroCast hasn’t provided a detailed list of materials used to make its range of cookware.
EuroCast cookware can be used on almost any type of stove, including induction cooktops, electric cooktops, gas-powered stovetops, halogen-powered stoves and vitroceramic hobs, among others.
- Without the lids, this set is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. With the glass lids on, you can turn up the heat to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- The lids have built-in straining holes, which means you don’t need a colander.
- The non-stick coating is effective and the heat distribution is excellent. This prevents food from sticking to it, which makes cleaning a lot easier.
- The even distribution of heat and the low requirement of oil or other fats means that food cooked in the EuroCast cookware is healthier. The essential vitamins and minerals are retained, along with flavor.
- Since this line of cookware was launched in 2014, it’s still early days to come to a conclusion regarding longevity and durability.
- This cookware set is priced so high that you can buy two decent quality cookware sets from other brands with the same money.
Hope this EuroCast Cookware review has helped you in your decision making process. This cookware set will be an excellent addition to your kitchen and makes the process of cooking a fun experience. The dishes for which you used a tablespoon of oil will require half or quarter that amount with this cookware set. The health quotient is further amplified by the fact that the cookware set doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals. While the EuroCast cookware set is undoubtedly a premium product with a premium price, it’s versatility does make it an attractive option. You won’t need separate cookware for the induction, stove and oven. Plus, all you need to clean it is warm, soapy water.
If you do decide to buy the EuroCast cookware set, buy only from an authorized reseller like My Smart Living Products. They are on Amazon as well. If you buy from any other seller, there's a chance that the cookware could be fake. Plus, EuroCast will not honor its warranty or accept returns if the cookware set isn't bought from an authorized reseller.