Caraway Review – The Good, Bad and the Ugly

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I had been hearing so much about Caraway cookware that I just had to try it out for myself. And after owning it for 6 months, I’m happy to report back here with my Caraway review.

Now, I am not a food blogger or a professional chef, but I am a mom. And I do cook a lot. So, if you are in the same boat and you want to see how this cookware works for a busy mom then keep reading!

My caraway review - how is the cookware holding up after 6 months?

Caraway Cookware Cons

Most review type posts out there start with the pros. In this case, I’m going to start with the cons. Let’s get down to brass tacks. I think most of you want to know what’s wrong with this cookware – and if it’s still worth buying despite it’s faults. Because nothing is ever perfect. Not even Caraway Cookware.

I will say that I’ve been using this cookware for a good 6 months (slightly longer, in fact.) I use the frying pan almost DAILY. The baking pan, probably once a week or so. So what’s the problem with it?

My caraway review - how is the cookware holding up after 6 months?

The biggest con for me is that the nonstick coating has gone a little flat. And by flat, I mean it’s a bit sticky after 6 months. It started off like literal buttah – eggs would just slide right out this thing (almost dangerously fast). Luckily, I managed to get the food on the plate. But now, I find eggs stick a bit more. And it can take some scrubbing to get off the brown residue from cooking.

My caraway review - how is the cookware holding up after 6 months?

This could be user error. Because I found out a little too late that ceramic cookware holds more heat than traditional pans – and overheating the pan will cause the non-stick coating to wear away.

According to Caraway, you should only use low to medium heat with these pans, and 1-2 tablespoons of butter or oil is more than enough to lightly coat the entire pan surface. Allow 20-30 seconds to pre-heat before you add food.

The inside still looks brand new. The outside? Not so much. I’m sure if I scrubbed with baking soda I could eventually get it off. But again – busy mom and don’t really care that much.

My caraway review - how is the cookware holding up after 6 months?

So, did I use the pan on too high of heat? Did I cause the nonstick coating to get a little sticky? Maybe!? But, ok. Is the stickiness enough for me to not like this cookware and not use it anymore? Nope. And I’ll tell you why.

Because, as a Mom, using pans without chemicals is MORE IMPORTANT to me than a pan that sticks a little bit. And definitely more important than having a pan that looks pristine. Yes, my pan looks used. Because it is used. Just about every day.

Any other cons? Yes. It’s not dishwasher safe – you need to handwash. I’m a lazy a$& cook. I prefer everything to be dishwasher safe. And lets be honest, It’s kind of expensive. The frying pan will set you back $95.

Caraway Cookware Pros

The biggest pro for me is the lack of chemicals. Because that is kind of scary. Caraway products are made without any toxic materials like PFAS, PTFE, PFOA, or other hard-to-pronounce chemicals.

Caraway Pan in a pan rack under the stove

The one you might have heard before is PFOA. Otherwise known as the chemical compound perfluorooctanoic acid. It’s used in making Teflon and other products. It’s dubbed “the forever chemical” by scientists – as it stays in the body for years. And it’s been linked to cancer, thyroid disease, liver damage, birth defects, and other health problems. In 2015, DuPont agreed to pay $671 million to settle charges that it had deceived consumers about the safety of its PFOA-containing products.

Yes, chemicals are in just about everything these days. But if I can find a way to limit them in some way I’ll do it. And Caraway Cookware is one way to do it.

Bottom line? I don’t want chemicals leaching into my food while I cook. And I doubt you do either.

Another pro? They are pretty enough to leave out on your stove. I just love the ivory color, but they have other colors too.

Caraway Review – overall thoughts

Do I recommend? Yes. I definitely would buy another Caraway pot or pan. While it’s not perfect, it has the most important aspects I would want in a cookware product.

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Have a great day and thank you for visiting,

xo Karen