West Bend Premiere Lifetime Cookware Sets Reviews

West Bend Premiere Lifetime Cookware Sets

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  • Lifetime Cookware – cooks for a lifetime

    Mar 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent warranty; healthier way of cooking
    Cons: Price

    Summary: Proud, but somewhat embarrassed owner (“You paid HOW much for these?”) of a set of these amazing pots and pans since 1991… Yep, that would be me. Wrote the check and never looked back (until I had to balance the checkbook, yikes!)!!!! These ... read more

  • best thing you'll ever buy

    Nov 24, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: cooks faster, better flavored food, healthier, cleans up better
    Cons: Initial outlay (worth it)

    Summary: IWe purchased a set of lifetime back in 1989 and it was the best thing we ever did.  I demonstrated this cookware for 3.5 years and it was a lot of fun as well  as providing a good service.  The main thing you need to remember is TURN THE ... read more

  • Lifetime cookware

    May 4, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Ummm, how many words is that? I need 15, so I better keep writing.
    Cons: Cost, performance, quality. I think that covers it.

    Summary: I wanted to try it out, but now invest in a whole set, so I bought a single 10" frying pan. Overall, I am not sure that I like this cookware. I spent a considereable amount of money for the single peice I bought, but it doesn't perform as well as ... read more

  • Be Prepared For A Big Change

    Jan 12, 2013 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: None
    Cons: Difficult to cook with; difficult to clean; complete waste of a large sum of money

    Summary: A few months ago we purchased a set of Lifetime Cookware. Since then, after unsuccessfully struggling to learn a new way of cooking, we are just sick that we spent the money we did on cookware that simply does not work for us.We are extremely ... read more

  • so worth it! and green!

    Mar 9, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Does exactly what is says it will do--non-stick, no babysitting food!
    Cons: It costs a bit more than dept store -but will never replace one!

    Summary: Good Grief even dupont says to throw away their non-stick pans after 3 years!  How much waste, toxins and aluminum do we want in our ground water?? I looked into their green manufacturing (West Bend Wisconsin) and they are rated very high for ... read more

  • 39 years and counting

    Mar 29, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: sturdy, heavy, easy to clean, I love the way the lids seal when cooking.
    Cons: Metal tabs under handle came off. They only lasted about 20 years.

    Summary: When I was a Jr. in high school back in 1969, teenage girls were stocking hope chests in hopes to snag a nice young man someday and live happily ever after. In the hope chest, you stored things you would need to start a household and bring to the ... read more

  • Royal Prestige West Bend Cookware

    Oct 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Sears and browns meats without fats and oils. Keeps flavor in vegetables.
    Cons: none

    Summary: My wife and I purchased the set at a home preview 11 years ago. We were very impressed with the ease of use and quality. Almost every day we use the cookware and it sill looks great. In the beginning the only problem we had was not realizing that we ... read more

  • I Love LustreCraft!

    Dec 5, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Versatility, durability, ease of use, nutritious cooking capability
    Cons: cost

    Summary: I purchased this West Bend cookware set when visiting the State Fair of Texas with my parents. I saw the demo and was hooked! Although they are not inexpensive, they live up to their promise- to deliver nutritious, home-cooked meals quickly and easily. ... read more

  • I couldn't cook without it!

    May 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use and clean - wonderful results
    Cons: Cost

    Summary: My husband and I bought the Lifetime cookware in 1976 so I have had my Lifetime cookware for almost 24 years and have cooked enough food for an army. At the time, it was difficult to come up with the money, but I am very glad that we did. It has been ... read more

  • It will outlive you......

    Jan 29, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durable and healthy
    Cons: Initial investment can be pricey for a new family

    Summary: About 11 years ago I purchased West Bend's 1989 version of Premiere Lifetime Cookware...a cookware set called "Permanent". I was sick and tired of constantly buying pots and pans that lasted less than a year, and non-stick skillets that ... read more

  • Healthy cooking in half the time

    Jan 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, quick-cooking, retains vitamins
    Cons: expensive

    Summary: I bought this product after seeing it at a county fair. I was so impressed with the speed of cooking -- I steam vegetables for five minutes with hardly any water, and then turn it off. Fifteen minutes later, the vegetables are crisp, retain their colors, ... read more

  • Best Ever

    Jan 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Even low fat good cooking
    Cons: Expensive

    Summary: I purchased my West Bend cookware a couple of years ago at a Home Show. I got a large set of pans, the bakeware, the electric skillet, and the slow cooker. I love it. It took me a few weeks to get use to cooking with it but now I would not trade it ... read more

  • Clean up made easy!

    Jan 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: heavy, nonstick
    Cons: $$

    Summary: I have always loved cooking but hated the clean up. With the Westbend Cookware, clean up is a snap. The pans cook great etc...but the clean up is a snap. Nothing sticks to these pans. I didn't use a ton of oil with them either--just a few squirts from ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • West Bend Cookware

    Nov 2, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Great Pans!
    Cons: None

    Summary: I bought my set in 1975.  I had the black set and the finish was wearing off a bit by 2010, was told I could get replacements but I had gotten more than my money's worth...sent them to Haiti after the earthquake because they are such a great pan I ... read more

  • Garbage Warranty

    Aug 7, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Good cookware when its not broken.
    Cons: Warranty service is awful!!!

    Summary: WestBend will charge you for shipping your product back to them for repair.  For the price of shipping you could buy a new pot.  Their life time warranty is pure ... read more

  • MiracleMaid Lifetime Cookware

    Apr 24, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Still cooks wonderfully, but...(see below)
    Cons: The matte black finish deteriorating,  you can wipe it off with your fingers.  Health hazard?

    Summary: I bought my set of Miracle Maid many, many years ago at a cookware party in my home.  Loved cooking with ... read more

  • Best Investment

    Mar 19, 2012 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Even if you burn something they scrub up looking new.LOVE MADE IN USA
    Cons: Really dont have any the whole LifeTime experience is interesting and FUN

    Summary: Best Investment ever After 35 years these pots have had 100's of trips to dishwasher and still look new.They are every-thing they tell you they will do.Like the fact you can get together with family and friends and learn how to cook and take care of ... read more

  • Since 1978-still like new and I COOK!

    Apr 22, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Pan shapes fit burners well. No hot spots, hold up forever.
    Cons: Had to replace handles/knobs after a housefire that totaled my place back in 1983.    

    Summary: I thought I was crazy paying that kind of money right at the end of college for "pots and pans". BUT, they have been through a tons of daily cooking, and my Westbend Waterless Cookware looks great!  I really like shape as shorter and wider because ... read more

  • Yes and No For Buying Again

    Mar 1, 2011 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Cook evenly. Lids seal when heat off to keep the food warm.
    Cons: You are charged $8 S/H for "FREE" replacement parts.

    Summary: We bought our set many years ago and don't regret buying them AT THE TIME... BUT DIFFERENT NOW. Broken handles and feet used to be replaced free of charge by any dealer. Now you have to send the broken part to Lifetime for replacement and you are charged ... read more

  • Best investment I ever made!

    Nov 16, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Made learning to cook easy and successful.
    Cons: None.  $300 for 42 years of fulltime cooking for a large family is inexpensive.

    Summary: I have used my Lustre Craft for 42 years with only a few replaced lid handles or knobs.  These pans were even on our boat for 3 years and sometimes washed in salt water and rinsed with fresh.  I have never had one other set.  I still have ... read more

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