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Jul 13, 2010 06:41 AM

Microstoven cookware (Maxwell and Williams)

Has anybody tried Microstoven cookware? I came across it by chance just now and I'm intrigued.

It's microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and freezer safe.

More info here:

I didn't find it on has a range, but alas - no reviews as yet.

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  1. If you find you need to put a large casserole dish or a tagine in a microwave (of all things...), then you could maybe benefit from this. Otherwise it sounds like just another mediocre cookware company.

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    1. re: Shaw Oliver

      I'm most intrigued by the stovetop functionality... just the thought of browning something in a stoneware casserole dish does my head in.

    2. I am so glad to see someone else intrigued by this collection. I own nearly every piece and am in complete love. Nobody is suggesting to use the tajine in the microwave but it's the sheer brilliance of the product and quality which makes this the best cookware I have ever used. The fact that they have managed to include any function you could possibly ever want into such good looking cookware is incredible. FYI.. the pieces look like they're incredibly heavy but are super light. Highly highly highly recommend. It's available in Canada but not yet in the US.. hmm.. that's a first!! To shaw oliver: M&W is the most recognized brand of tableware in Australia...Hardly mediocre.

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      1. re: goldenlady

        Yes, I was so surprised that I didn't find it on! I go there every time I want to find a review on something and this is the first time it came up empty.

        I think I'm going to have to seek some out :)

        Thanks for your reply, goldenlady - are you an Aussie like I am?

        1. re: ursy_ten

          I'm not Aussie but my parents live there now. I first heard of it because my mom has a dinnerware range. Then I ended up seeing it in Canada at the bay. It's distributed by a company called Northdale in Toronto. M&W is such a huge brand in Oz.. hope one day it will be the same in Canada. akki, I actually didn't buy the tajine because I prefer the clay ones. All the other pieces in this collection are brilliant though. The large pots and casserole dishes are my favourite!

          1. re: goldenlady

            Thanks for your reply - I'm gonna seek some out :)

        2. re: goldenlady

          goldenlady, what is the tajine like? I am considering buying either the Microstoven tagine or an Emile Henry one - your thoughts would help the decision.

          1. I was hunting for ramekins this morning and found microstoven at the Paderno store. I bought a dozen. It's always been a fear that when applying very high heat (for creme brule, coquilles st-jacques, individual moussaka's), that the ramekin will crack. So I will try these out in the coming week making a variation of Sultan's Delight for 9 people. Hopefully it will go well. I'll let you know how it turns out.

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            1. re: hloraine

              Terrific, thanks a lot! I hope it works out well for you!

              1. re: ursy_ten

                I love this stuff! Discovered it about a year and a half ago. It cleans up great, does not chip like teflon, and as advertised works in microwave , oven and on the stove. I love it!

              2. re: hloraine

                After two years of use, am very satisfied with the ramekins that I bought. Would like to get other microstoven products. Does anyone know who carries an extensive line of this product in Canada?

              3. I have a dozen of the ramekins in which I can freeze individual servings and then heat whatever way I want. I am most impressed with how easy they are to clean. Only drawback in expense, but I think they are worth it. Easy to order the product on-line.