For the reasonable price, the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set have no real competitors, thanks to their solid performance and attractive design.
Various sets available for any size of kitchen
Attractive granite-style finish
Handy stacking sizes
Reasonable price point
Tough non-stick coating for healthier cooking
Good, medium weight
No straining feature on lids
No pouring lip on saucepans
Regular seasoning of the pan needed to keep them in good condition
By Rosie Conroy
If you're thinking about buying the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set, you've come to the right place. Our dedicated tester has undertaken hours of testing to bring you an honest review of the pros and cons of the pan set, to help you understand it's the right option for you and your kitchen.
While you're need to read on to see our tester's thoughts, the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set has made it into our guide to the best induction pans—so you can imagine how impressed with it we've been. With brushed stainless steel elements and a matte black speckled finish, the ProCook pans make both an attractive and practical addition to any kitchen. The pan sets come in various sizes, so you can pick and choose between four to 12 pieces to suit your needs, and the reasonable price point makes them a popular choice for anyone looking to invest in new pans.
Read on to see our reviewer's opinion on the pans performance, value-for-money, and durability, amongst other things.
What do you get for your money?
ProCook claims to cut out the middle man, which is great from a price point of view, but that does mean you’re limited to buying the pans from the company itself, or from Amazon. But you can buy the set in almost as many pieces as you want. The full breakdown of prices is:
These prices do often fluctuate, however, with frequent offers available through the ProCook website, so keep an eye out for discounts.
How does the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set perform?
When you receive your pans, you’ll notice that you’re advised to “condition” them. While this isn’t a complicated process, and something a lot of the best cookware requires, it does add a layer of admin and this process should be done on a regular basis, so it’s something to be aware of before you buy. Having said that, the process is quick, simple and well explained on the included notes.
We love that these pans are compatible with best portable induction hobs, which means we were able to boil water for pasta super quickly and make meals in minutes. While using the saucepan, we were really impressed with its non-stick quality—even scrambled eggs didn’t stick at all. With the other pans, we found that heat spots were rare, ensuring even cooking for things like perfect browning on pancakes and great searing on steaks.
● RRP: From £174.99
● Materials: Aluminium bodies coated in a ceramic reinforced non-stick material. Lids made of brushed stainless steel and glass
● Oven-safe? Yes—guaranteed up to 260ºC
● Dishwasher-safe? Yes
● Guarantee: 25 years
● PFOA-free?: Yes
● Included in the set: Saucepans (number depends on set
The weight of the pans in general was a positive, too—while they have a substantial feel, they’re also not as heavy as something like cast iron, making them easy to manoeuvre. A very slight niggle was that the handles are quite long, which means you’ll need a good spot to store them in. Additionally, the dark interiors can make a few things tricky to cook—if you’re looking for a specific color when frying in oil, for instance.
In terms of after-care, ProCook Professional Granite pans can be washed in the dishwasher and we found no deterioration in doing so. We’d just advise minimising use of overly abrasive dishwasher cleaners and keeping your rinse aid topped up to ensure the pan lids maintain their clean, clear look.
How durable is the ProCook set?
The non-stick coating on the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware pans is enhanced with the use of ceramic and during our testing we were really impressed with the durability. As long as you regularly condition the interiors of your pans, the non-stick coating should withstand years of cooking. We liked that the dark sides didn’t mark over time and found the entire range to be super easy to clean, thanks to it being dishwasher-safe.
And if you like durable non-stick pans, you can also see our guide to the best non-stick pans here.
Did we like the style of the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set?
The black granite coloring, similar to many types of pans, might not appeal to every single cook, but we liked that it had a lustrous quality to it and will maintain its finish over time without marking.
The brushed stainless steel handles and lid surrounds also have a high-end look and would look great displayed on open shelving. We'd suggest that these pans would look great out and displayed, but would also be fine to be tucked away as well—see our guide to some great pan storage ideas if you need inspiration.
What is the guarantee?
ProCook is so confident in its pans that it offers a 25-year guarantee, which seems plenty for the average cook, although there are competitors who do offer lifetime cover.
You should expect your pans to last for at least 10 years if you have invested in some quality products, so a 25-year guarantee is a pretty solid number—so you can feel secure in using these products knowing that they should last for a good few years to come.
w&h's overall verdict on the ProCook Professional Granite Cookware Set
For their shape, size and spec, we think the ProCook Professional Granite pans represent really good value for money. While they’re not the cheapest pans on the market, for the quality we think they’re a sound investment. The dark mark-resistant sides mean they maintain a high-end feel even with consistent use, and the non-stick coating makes cooking easier and more efficient. There’s little need for oil or fats, so these are also great if you’re keen on healthy cooking. The smaller worries of long handles and dark interiors are soon forgotten once you’ve experienced the excellent practicality of these pans.
Rosie Conroy is a food and drinks journalist with over a decade of experience working for national, big-name titles in both print and online. Formerly the Digital Food Editor of woman&home, Rosie now heads up the team at SquareMeal, reviewing the best London restaurants and hunting out emerging culinary trends. With previous experience in food styling and recipe development, Rosie knows what to look for in a good piece of kitchenware. On a freelance basis she works for brands like The Independent to test consumer goods—from kitchen electricals and cooking accouterments through to new foodie treats. In her spare time Rosie enjoys amateur photography and runs a small floristry studio in Scotland.
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