The WearEver Pure Living Ceramic Coated Cookware adds the heat retention of aluminum with the nonstick but durable ceramic coating to create an everyday set of cookware that will last and be enjoyable to use.
Ease of Use/Performance: 5/5
How much I enjoy 5/5
Buying cookware can be a nightmare with so many chefs recommending their own line of pots and pans but even the familiar store setting can be intimidating. When you’re not sure what to get one place many people turn to is users themselves so here is my review of the WearEver Pure Living Ceramic Cookware.
The new Pure Living line of cookware by WearEver has an aluminum core with an outer coating that is easy to clean, I’m not sure what the outer coating is though. The inner surface is coated with a ceramic nonstick material that shows as a pure white inside and is very nonstick.
Each pan has a nice aluminum edge and bottom with handles riveted on to the base and a silicone handle that provides a comfortable and safe grip when using on the stove. You do have to be careful as the silicone will heat up in the oven so when taking any of the Pure Living cookware out of the oven mitts of some kind are required.
The Pure Living cookware is both stove top and oven safe up to 750 degrees so the high broil setting is no worry for the ceramic coating or the silicone handles. The bottoms of all the pans are textured with both a circular ridge pattern and the classic WearEver W logo’s to create more surface area on the bottom of the pan to increase the speed of preheating.
The thick aluminum adds to heat retention while cooking and the pans work well for everyday coking in the home for both general foods and those special occasions. I have been using the WearEver 10 piece set I received almost every day and can attest to their durability and clean up ease.
The nonstick coating really works well for eggs and meats cooked with or without oil and the cleanup of even the worst burnt on mess is easy. You will not have to presoak these pans in water to get rid of burnt on foods and cleanup is a breeze without having to put the pans into the dishwasher but they are dishwasher safe.
I tried to overcook an egg and cheese in the 8 inch sauté pan and it cleaned right up with a quick swish of water and a dishrag which I will have a video of on my website. The WearEver pans and lids are dishwasher safe but I really think you can just skip that part most of the time and save room for the things that really need the help of a machine to clean them.
I tried the Consumer reports method of testing cookware by using a dollop of oil in the pan and then cooking four eggs one after the other without adding more oil. After a few times trying this to get a good video I decided to quit and just use the one video tape I did before of just frying the one egg and showing the cleanup.
The four eggs came out well and the fourth egg slid around in the pan with as much ease as the first so the pans work well as a nonstick cookware set. I did a lot of cooking in a short time and tried to use the pans every day since I got them cooking a variety of foods like hamburgers, fish, sausage, eggs, pancakes and even straight cheese.
The pans are first and foremost very nonstick and food even when cooked slightly beyond done does not stick to the pan, even the little bits. I tried burning a few things after cooking like the leftover bits of egg when I cooked eggs and the egg simply wiped off the sides and bottom.
Cooking with foods like pancakes is great as you don’t need to use much spray or oil and a little dab of butter works just as well for tasty and light pancakes with that touch of butter. I tried a recipe of toffee and after pouring out the butter and sugar mixture I burnt the rest and it only succeeded in burning the sugar and leaving pools of oil with dark bits floating in them.
This was kind of interesting but cleanup was the real test and after a bit of cooling then a simple rinse and swish with a dishrag the pot was as clean as ever. Cleanup with the WearEver Pure Living Ceramic Cookware is probably the best feature after your favorite recipes of course and it is a nice treat not to have to soak pans.
The 10 piece Pure Living set comes with an 8 and 10.5 inch sauté pan, a 3 quart covered sauce pan, a 3.5 quart covered skillet and a 5 quart covered Dutch oven along with a plastic spatula and spoon. The lids for two of the pans also fit the sauté pans so all the pans can be used with one of the glass covers that has a central silicone handle.
The glass lids have a vent hole in the top and are riveted onto the glass with a steel rim around the edge of the lid the fits into the pans. The glass covers are also heat proof and can be used in the oven so you can cook on the stove top or in an oven for both gas and electric cooking.
The WearEver line of cookware comes in a red and champagne color and for the ten piece set costs about $95 but smaller sets and individual pieces are also available online. I highly recommend the Pure Living Ceramic Coated Cookware which adds durability and easy cleanup to the nonstick coating beyond what conventional Teflon does.
Pure Living @ WearEver
10 Piece Pure Living Set @ Amazon
Pure Living Cookware Video