April 9th, 2014

Green Pots and Pans: Introducing 360 Cookware

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Over the years I’ve been searching for safe and non-toxic cookware. Despite the ease and convenience of non-stick pots and pans such as Teflon, many health conscious people (including me!) are tossing their non-stick and replacing them with healthier options.

I’ve always been a stainless steel fan. Much of my cookware is stainless steel and I’ve recently added a few cast iron pieces to our kitchen.

When 360 Cookware asked me to test out a piece of their stainless steel cookware I was intrigued. They sent me a one quart saucepan for review.

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What is 360 Cookware?

Their cookware is stainless steel (my favorite) and comes with a lifetime warranty. Here are a few other favorite features:

  • The handle stays cool while you’re cooking.
  • The pots and pans are oven safe up to 400 degrees.
  • You can actually bake in a pan on your stove-top.
  • No water or oil required for cooking.
  • There are no harsh chemicals used in the finish of these pans and food rarely sticks.

360 Cookware’s claim to fame is their Vapor Technology that’s used when cooking food. 

What is Vapor Technology?

Vapor Technology allows you to cook on low to medium heat without water or oil. The design and metal of the pans enables food to cook in its own natural juices.

Forming a vapor seal is key to vapor cooking. Once the domed lid is in place and steam is coming out the sides of the lid you then spin the lid. Once this happens the heat should be reduced to low and the Vapor Technology is active. 

The design of the pan is interesting. Aesthetically it’s a very nice looking pot. The domed lid cradles perfectly on top of the pan and truly does hold in the moisture.  The pans heats the food evenly, surrounding it 360 degrees with heat. Hence the name 360 Cookware. The concept is pretty simple-the pot essentially turns into a mini-oven on your stove top. 360 Cookware has tested the vapor technology against other cookware claims that it can result in energy use reduction of 200-600% while conserving natural resources.

My favorite feature: There is no grease or oil needed for cooking in these pans! I’m still finding this a hard concept to get used to.

I’ve been using my one quart saucepan for sauce, vegetables and other smaller side dishes. It’s really not big enough to cook chicken or other main courses for a family of 5. 

Clean up of 360 Cookware

One night while multitasking I accidentally left steaming vegetables in the pan for too long. The pan was in pretty bad shape after this mishap. After a bit of elbow grease the pan looks as good as new. HERE are some of my tips for cleaning stainless steel pots and pans.

My Take on 360 Cookware

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I really like this pot. It’s a nice stainless steel addition to our kitchen. It’s a bit wider than my All-Clad Stainless 1-Quart Saucepan, which I like. It’s easier to stir food and it cooks everything evenly.

I’m still not completely sold on the Vapor Technology. The lid does fit tighter than my other stainless steel pots and pans, however the jury is still out on whether 360 Cookware has this special edge over other brands.

Cost: $109.95

This is a bit pricey for a one quart saucepan, but the quality is there. It’s priced the same as the All-Clad Stainless 1-Quart Saucepan. If you’re buying top of the line cookware this is a great brand to check out.

What stainless steel pots and pans are your favorite?

Disclosure: 360 Cookware sent me a one quart pot for review. Some links are affiliate links meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may get a small commission if you make a purchase. All opinions are my own. Thanks for your support in this way!

2 Responses to “Green Pots and Pans: Introducing 360 Cookware”

  1. Thank you for posting this. I battle several various mental health issues and have been looking for ways to clear as much of the toxins out of my life as possible. Your blog has become one of my go tos for information about all things green. I cant wait to try these pots out!

  2. Thank you Courtney. I hope 360 Cookware works for you. I still use many of their pots and pans.

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