Caraway Home Cookware Review and FAQ

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Caraway Home Cookware Review

Now that I’ve had the Caraway Cookware Set for about a month, I wanted to make sure to write a review. This post contains affiliate links, which means I will make a small commission if you purchase through my links, at no additional charge to you.

Caraway sent me their PFAS free, nonstick set in Marigold at no charge.

Caraway is one of the better known, safe alternatives to traditional nonstick cookware. If you’ve been following along with the recent Thinx lawsuit, you’re probably already aware that PFAS (most commonly pronounced peefass) is a toxic coating used in clothing, shoes, and nonstick pots and pans.

PFAS is a class of chemicals that includes PFOA, the coating found on old school cookware. It’s extremely dangerous to human health. And once it’s in the environment, it’s there forever. Scientists have found PFAS in tap water, blood, and even breastmilk.

Fortunately, there are safe alternatives to PFAS nonstick cookware. Topping the list are ceramic coated pots and pans.

Caraway guarantees that their products are PFAS free. And independent lab tests confirm it. Beyond safety, their products are also really well made, and come in a variety of beautiful colors.

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My Thoughts on Caraway Cookware

So far, I have used my Caraway cookware for a variety of cooking projects. I melted down sugar and cocoa powder for no bake cookies. I’ve made a few batches of rice. And I’ve also whipped up different variations on stir fry (one of the best ways to use old veggies, too!).

Today, I made a curry chickpea saute with jasmine rice. The verdict: no complaints! I really like this cookware.

Is Caraway really nonstick?

Yes. I am used to using stainless steel for a lot of my cooking, so the first thing I will note about Caraway is that the nonstick component is exceptionally good. Rice doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot. And even dry spices don’t burn and stick to the bottom of the pan.

For a spice-heavy dish like curry, the Caraway pans are ideal. You can still get nice browning on your veggies without sacrificing some to the bottom of your pan.

Is it good quality?

Yes. These are sturdy pots and pans! They’re made with ceramic coated aluminum with stainless steel handles. The lids are also hefty. One of my favorite things about them is that the handles don’t heat up too quickly, so they’re generally safe to lift without an oven mitt.

Just be careful. This is dependent on how long they’re exposed to heat (and obviously, irrelevant if you’re using them in a hot oven).

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Can Caraway cookware go in the oven?

Yes. I haven’t tried this yet. But the site says they’re safe up to 550 degrees.

Is Caraway cookware fragile?

While this cookware isn’t going to break like porcelain or glass, the ceramic coating is a bit delicate. You’ll want to make sure to use wood or silicone spatulas and spoons when cooking.

You’ll also want to avoid using steel wool or scratchy sponges when cleaning. The good news is that the nonstick surface doesn’t hold much grime. All it takes is a gentle wipe and rinse for these to get clean again.

Is it worth the money?

Yes, especially if you bundle. The Cookware set comes with a 10.5″ fry pan, 3 qt sauce pan, 4.5 qt saute pan, 6.5 qt dutch oven, lids, and a cabinet storage system for $395. It’s a competitive price for ceramic cookware.

In addition to cookware, Caraway Home offers bakeware, linens, and other kitchen products.

Shop my Caraway Cookware Set in 9 colors

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Leah Wise

Leah Wise is the founder of StyleWise Blog. She has been writing, speaking, and consulting on sustainable fashion, the fair trade and secondhand supply chain, and digital marketing for over ten years. An Episcopal priest, Leah holds a B.A. in Religion from Florida State University and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School. When not working, you can find her looking for treasures at the thrift store.

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  1. Thank your sharing your caraway home cookware review, this appliance is amazing for kitchen and very essential tips for vegetable and others recipes. I love your blog and enjoy to read this blog.

  2. Melissa at Welcome Objects

    I love the marigold. I think they do a good job with the color offerings. Glad to hear they’re performing well too, and not just pretty.

  3. Thanks! This cookware is so pretty, and I am tempted to get one since I do need a saute pan. But the being gentle on it does worry me. My household is a bit rough on things. How have you cleaned the pans if you aren’t supposed to use scratchy pads on them?

    1. The set comes with a soft sponge you can use, but I usually just add the tiniest bit of dish soap to the soft back of a scrubby sponge and gently wipe off residue. It doesn’t take much since the surface is nonstick. It’s also important to store them without stacking other pans on top of them. There’s more care info here:

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