The IKEA POLERAD is a durable and induction-compatible stainless steel cookware set. It costs $99.00 for 11 pieces, so it's a good value for money for people who cook a lot and need a large set of pots and pans.
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Pro Ideal for kitchens with limited storage space
The pots and pans in this set stack neatly into one another, so there's more shelf space left for other kitchen essentials.
Pro Good for oven use
There are no plastic parts in the set, so every piece is oven safe up to 500° F, lids included.
Pro Pots and saucepans in all sizes
This set has an 11-inch frying pan, 2 saucepans (1 and 2-quart), 2 pots (3 and 5-quart), and a 10-quart stockpot. All pots and saucepans have accompanying glass lids.
Con Only one frying pan in the set
POLERAD set includes 5 pots and saucepans, and only one frying pan. There is no way to add another matching frying pan: the line is sold only as a set with no separate products available.
Con Less scratch and rust resistant than higher steel grade pans
This set is made of stainless steel with no nickel (grade18/0). The lack of nickel makes it more prone to scratching and rusting if metal utensils are used (in comparison with grade 18/10 sets). On the other hand, the lower steel grade also makes them more magnetic and suitable for induction stovetops.
Con Takes more time to clean than non-stick cookware
Stainless steel can discolor if overheated or have some stuck-on food after cooking. It takes more time and effort to clean than non-stick cookware. However, food can be removed by soaking the pan in water and washing with a soft sponge, and the stains can be taken care of with a cleanser.