Pros: Pourspouts, strainers in lids, excellent non-stick coating, even cooking.
Cons: I don't have more of them!
We all have them. Your mother used them. Your grandmother used them. Heck, they probably came over on the Mayflower! What are they? Those blasted ROUND pots and pans.
Sure they fit the burners better, (Although I have to say the last gas stove I used had square tops on the burners, but the flame came out round) but they make pouring and straining a pain. Unfortunately, that pain can be real for many people. Whether you suffer from arthritis, an old wrist injury, or just clumsiness.. round pans can spell disaster.
Well, I'm happy to say Revere has come up with a solution! They took their already famous non-stick coating and specially designed pan bottoms and made them better by adding pour spouts at the top of the pan. Pair this with the specially designed lids, and you have a great combination for cooking spaghetti, ramen noodles, macaroni and all the other stuff you find yourself draining.
Before I received these pans (Christmas gift from my sister-in-law) I couldn't begin to count the times I'd tried draining pasta and ended up with half of it in the sink! Yeah, I have a collander, but who wants to spend the extra time digging around in the cabinet and then end up with yet another dish to wash? Not me. Don't need it now, just turn the lid and drain! And to make it more versitile the lid has holes on two sides, one with larger holes and one smaller. The large holes work great for larger things such as macaroni or rigatoni. While the smaller holes are perfect for spaghetti and rice.
And how about "Pan Juggling?" You know, that little acrobatic feat of juggling the pan in one hand while trying to carefully pour or scoup out the contents. The trick is to accomplish this without splashing yourself with hot pasta sauce. Or worse... dropping the pan, barely missing your toes, and making a huge mess. No more, not with these pans. Those pour spouts work great! Put them together with the truly non-stick surface, confortable handles and light-weight pan and you've got a winning combination.
When it comes time to clean up, that's where the pans really strut their stuff. You've seen those commercials on TV where someone just got done cooking something sticky and run the pan under a faucet for a few seconds. The pan comes out clean, ready to be reused. How many times have you found yourself wishing your pans cleaned that easy or just blowing it off and saying "yeah, right." Well, not anymore. I can take one Revereware Revolution pan, cook macaroni, drain it without loosing a noodle, add that gooey cheese sauce, pour it out of the pan (no spoon needed) then run the pan under the faucet and do it again! Now that's what I call easy!
If you own these pans, congratulations! You're on your way to enjoying not only easier and more convenient cooking, but a cleaner kitchen to boot. If you don't own these, what are you waiting for? Go buy some, or better yet, talk someone else into buying them for you! :) You'll be glad you did.