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IKEA 365+ non-stick cookware, induction capable & inexpensive, I'm impressed!

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I replace my Teflon non-stick cookware every few years as it deteriorates. For this reason I don't like to spend much money for this "disposable" cookware. I also wanted to get one of the newer generation Teflon coatings that are safe for metal utensils and aren't made using PFOA (not 100% sure about PFOA in this pan but Dupont has been phasing it out over the last several years). Because I'm getting an induction cooktop I didn't want aluminum. These pans ave very nice! Thick stainless steel base, nice balance, ergonomically agreeable tubular steel handles & Platinum Plus Teflon, dishwasher safe. I bought 3 sizes 9,11 & 13 inch. They cost about $75.00 delivered for the lot, including tax. If you're in the market for inexpensive non-stick frying pans these are highly recommended

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/pro...

 
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  1. That is GREAT info and I thank you! I want a couple more skillets and this will do quite nicely. With TWO Ikea kitchens, what could be better?!?

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    1. re: c oliver

      Similar to the OP I go through Teflon pans every few years. With my father spending weekends with my family now we found ourselves in a store where I was looking at a large Teflon pan to replace mine. My father warmly reminded me of my mothers extensive collection of pans and his lack of need for them being alone now. I brought home a few tonight, these however I will be keeping for many years to come.

      1. re: c oliver

        c oliver,

        Dude and I watched Oblivion today. I opined that all the furnishings looked a lot Ikea. Dude went me one further, said the HOUSE looked Ikea.

        I think the house was more like the old Home of the Future at Disneyland.

        Still, I didn't see these pans, but the cookware was kept out of sight. No show kitchen for Tom Cruise, no sir.

      2. A couple years ago, I bought a set of Ikea cookware on sale. Included in the set was an 11" nonstick skillet. We have found it to be quite useful when cooking eggs and fried potatoes.

        The other items were a 1-1/2 quart sauce pan, a 3 quart kettle and a 5 quart kettle. The set was on sale for $20. The price yesterday was $49.

        1. Crap. I responded to this post yesterday, but I did not actually open the link. I wish I would have opened that link. If I had, I would have purchased the 13" nonstick pan when we were at Ikea on Saturday. Oh well, we've gotten by with the 11" pan for a while now, I guess we'll be ok until the next Ikea trip (It's a 50 mile round trip, but it's across the city, traffic and all that. I usually only go to Ikea when I make airport runs.)

          1. Just ordered some of these today. Thanks again.

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            1. re: c oliver

              LOVE these skillets! Great weight, nice heavy bottom. Heated super evenly and made a wonderful cheese omelet for breakfast. Got two 9" and two 11" and with shipping they were under $70. zackly, I'm really in your debt on this one. I'd been looking and looking and not finding anything that didn't cost more than I thought was necessary. Thanks again.

              1. re: c oliver

                I’m thrilled you liked them. The are very nice and a tremendous value.If you look at my posts you’ll see I’m always on my soapbox railing against paying too much for anything just because it’s a prestigious brand or some celebrity chef endorses it. Commercial (looking but not functioning)stoves, All Clad, Le Creuset , de Buyer(buy a generic knockoff, they’re just as good functionally) & most anything sold @ Whole Foods, Sur La Table, Williams & Sonoma have been in my cross hairs. I’m all about value for the buck function over form but I’ll spend a $100.00 for a small bottle of authentic Balsamic vinegar because there are no substitutes as good.

                1. re: zackly

                  I'm EX-zackly like that :) I just don't get it. But I guess that's a topic for another thread!

            2. Ikea is going to take over the world.....

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              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                We've done two Ikea kitchens and every room in our house has something(s) from there. Real work horses.

                1. re: c oliver

                  <We've done two Ikea kitchens>

                  What is an Ikea kitchen? Like cabinets and cookware from Ikea?

                  1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                    Like THIS is an Ikea kitchen! All the cabinets cost $3k. Since we live 200 miles from the nearest one we had our countertops done locally $1500. The DW and range hood are Ikea. They sell all kitchen appliances. Our whole kitchen including appliances was approx. $7k.

                    ETA: I forgot that $3k included the farm sink.

                     
                     
                     
                    1. re: c oliver

                      Nice. So am I correct that it is like a one-stop shopping at Ikea to renovate your kitchen? Do you buy individual pieces? Or does Ikea offers like "bundle" or "theme" packages?

                      1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                        Here's a link that will kind show:

                        http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/cat...

                        They have easy to use design software so you start with your measurements and design to fit/suit. They can also help you in the store. When you're done, it gives you a list of everything you're going to need and the price. Everything comes in flat boxes and you assemble - or pay someone to do it. Once we got our design we went to the store and they saw where we missed a couple of things. The kitchen people are fantastic. And, yes, they have all manner of cookware. Hell, they have everything :) At times we need to replace everyday glassware and that's usually where we do it. Highly recommend. And as you may have noticed, I cook a lot so my kitchens get a workout.

                        1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                          CK have you ever been to an Ikea?

                          1. re: jrvedivici

                            Decades ago, and I think only once or twice in my whole life. All I remember was that people complain about Ikea furniture do not last.

                            1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                              Well, "people" are wrong. We have dressers, nighstands, side tables. (This was a family cabin that we redid so we needed almost everything.) And the kitchen cabinets are SO sturdy. If you get a chance to wander through, I recommend it. I promise you'll buy something :)

                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                When you said "Ikea is going to take over the world" I assumed you were one of the loyal. If there is one within a reasonable distance to you I would suggest taking a ride there one day. It really is a site to see........they have EVERYTHING now, including whole kitchens to answer your earlier question.

                                (They actually have whole apartments staged in in their showroom) You cannot walk through an Ikea and not buy something. I bet you!!

                                1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                  The living room chairs and sofas are really more suitable for a college dorm or first apartment rather than a home for middle aged and older adults, so I agree with you on that part of the furniture. The dining room sets and other tables appear to be quite sturdy as do the kitchen cabinets.

                                  1. re: John E.

                                    Yes, that is what I was hearing. Granted that it was like 10 years ago.

                                  2. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                    I know people with an Ikea kitchen, and it looks fine to me. They have a small kitchen and the cabs fit well and look very nice. I assume they work well.

                                    1. re: sueatmo

                                      Do they have Ikea sofas and futons in those kitchens?

                                      1. re: John E.

                                        :) Dang near! They have probably dozens of 'vignettes' set up and some of them are entire living spaces in small - really small - spaces." I don't have any experience with their upholstered pieces so I'll defer to others on that.

                                        1. re: c oliver

                                          We mostly go straight the the marketplace part of Ikea and then to the checkout. I've know several people who went in to look at the furniture and kitchen displays and were never seen again.

                                          1. re: John E.

                                            <were never seen again.>

                                            Ha ha ha.

                                            Probably ran away with another woman or man.

                                            http://www.npr.org/2011/11/02/1419048...

                                            http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/S...

                              2. re: c oliver

                                All those cabinets for $3K? When will you be moving in?

                                1. re: kaleokahu

                                  We've been here for a couple of years. Those pix were taken before the trim pieces were installed below the upper cabinets. AND the countertops have not been that bare since :)

                                  Attached is a picture of our daughter's new Ikea kitchen. All the cabinets and quartz countertop for $3600.

                                   
                                   
                                   
                            2. re: c oliver

                              I furnished an entire apartment for $3k 6 years ago - all of it at IKEA except for $900 was spent on a leather sofa and chair elsewhere.

                            3. re: Chemicalkinetics

                              Ikea & my beloved Costco!

                              1. re: Chemicalkinetics

                                Ingvar Kamprad as a good Nazi (look it up) is simply following the fuhrer's plan. Leaving that aside, IKEA is such good value - don't forget the surprisingly good and cheap cafeteria.

                                1. re: kagemusha49

                                  Hi, kagemusha: "Ingvar Kamprad as a good Nazi..."

                                  Well, after looking it up, that sort of locks the door on *me* ever buying from IKEA again.

                                  Aloha,
                                  Kaleo

                                  1. re: kaleokahu

                                    I just read about Ingvar Kamprad and it appears he was involved with a Swedish facist organization. It does not indicate he was a 'nazi'. He also has said he regrets it. He also is not on the board at Ikea. His three sons are running the company.

                                    I don't shop at Ikea often, at most once or twice a year. This information about the founder, while a bit troubling, happened a long time ago and there is no indication his invovement with that facist group had any victims because of his involvement.

                                    1. re: John E.

                                      Hi, John:

                                      If you're trying to draw a distinction between the National Socialist Party of Germany and the Swedish Socialist Unity Party, good luck with that one--it's a distinction without a difference in terms of ideology--purely Nazi.

                                      Of *course* he says he regrets holding views that could lower him on the Forbes' 100 list. He didn't even *attempt* to come clean about his "youthful stupidity" until 1988 (apparently reaching adulthood at age 68) Engdahl was also active in efforts to assist Danish and Norwegian Nazis to escape justice after WW2, and was a central figure in connecting Europe’s far-right movements in the postwar period. http://www.stockholmnews.com/more.asp...

                                      He apparently also still has had a lot of complimentary things to say about fellow fascists and their ideas, as late as 2010 (still a stupid child at 84?). See, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-...

                                      As to who really runs IKEA, there is serious doubt that it is anyone but Ingvar himself still at the helm. Certainly, a lot of money's been spent carefully creating the appearance he's no longer connected to IKEA.

                                      Aloha,
                                      Kaleo

                                      1. re: kaleokahu

                                        We'd like to keep this thread focused on IKEA's cookware and not the founder's politics, so we're going to ask everyone to head away from this tangent on this thread. If you want to start another thread on a more appropriate board, that would be fine.

                                  2. re: kagemusha49

                                    That's right. Yet, people have a lot more problems with Walmart or Chi-fil-A than Ikea.

                                    Ingvar Kamprad probably has achieved more global domination than Walmart.

                                2. That middle one is the one I use multiple times a week. They also sell a glass/metal lid for it that fits other size pans too. People don't believe me when I say it's from Ikea because it's really good quality.

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                                  1. re: juliejulez

                                    Dang, I wish I'd paid more attention when I was ordering. But we'll be in Seattle in about a month and will visit Ikea certainly. IMneverHO, cookware snobs are the...well, I won't say what, but they could take a few lessons in humility :)

                                    1. re: c oliver

                                      <IMneverHO, cookware snobs are the...well, I won't say what, but they could take a few lessons in humility :)>

                                      Agree, but that doesn't keep us utilitarian types (well, THIS one anyway) from lusting after stuff like this deBuyer Mont Bleu.

                                      Still, it is only "multilayer", so no telling if how many plies it is. *sigh*

                                      Oh, wait, that was snobby, wasn't it? LOL

                                       
                                      1. re: DuffyH

                                        Ah, my friend, I meant no offense but I truly don't get it. My attitude towards cookware is that it's a tool not art. I want it to do the job EXCELLENTLY. The cost means nothing to me. If I can get great results from a $15 skillet, why would I want anything else. Oh, yeah, my cookware is all in cabinets. I don't display them :) I broke Bob of 'decorating with audio-visual equipment" about 25 years ago. Figured I shouldn't either :)

                                        1. re: c oliver

                                          Well, as practical as I am, I still lust for tools that are also art. I'm not buying them, but I do appreciate them.

                                          My wall art is largely flea market finds, but I still like to look at Klimt. If I had the cash, I'd surround myself with gorgeous tools, preferably handmade and one-offs.

                                          1. re: DuffyH

                                            Now handmade stuff, I'm with you. But something's got to give; I can't have everything. Dagnabit!

                                            1. re: c oliver

                                              <...can't have everything.>

                                              So true. Doesn't stop us from wanting it. :-D

                                              1. re: DuffyH

                                                Hi, Duffy:

                                                It may well be true that one cannot have everything. However, it's been my experience when it comes to fine cookware (which I'll define for our purposes here as having excellent quality, proven weight/shapes/geometries, first-rate features and performance, and good aestheics/ergonomics) every dollar spent on wares which DON'T meet this definition makes it harder for me to afford the fine stuff.

                                                I'm at a stage in my life and lifestyle where I can't abide buying any cookware, furniture, or durable tools which I know or suspect I'll need to replace before I die. The few items I've bought from IKEA have all been steps in that wrong direction.

                                                Aloha,
                                                Kaleo

                                                1. re: kaleokahu

                                                  Hi K,

                                                  I've never owned any IKEA cookware, so will let others speak to their quality. I've got no opinion on them at all.

                                                  I'm in a different place than you are. We had the ability to buy most anything we wanted but gave it up in favor of a better quality of life. We retired early and are living much more frugally than before, because we're living off investments until we begin collecting our social security payments.

                                                  I have to balance cost versus life expectancy. This means that now I look for sturdy bargains, like my Tribute saucier. It's a trade-off I'm happy to make.

                                                  1. re: DuffyH

                                                    We're similar, Duffy. For a dinner at Per Se I can buy an international airline ticket. For what I can pay for the most expensive - and that doesn't mean the best - cookware, I can furnish TWO kitchens. If I give up an expensive piece of cookware, I can buy a whole duck liver. And, yes, planning for the future. The current national average for extended care in the US is $7k/mo. And that's in after-tax dollars. WE'VE done that math. I'm sticking with my good deals and bet I can outcook a lot of people who only want the most expensive 'tools.'

                                                    1. re: DuffyH

                                                      Hi, Duffy:

                                                      If you remove the rather silly necessity a lot of people have for buying new, truly fine is quite affordable.

                                                      Then again, you have certain requirements which preclude quite a bit.

                                                      Alaoha,
                                                      Kaleo

                                                      1. re: kaleokahu

                                                        Hey Kaleo,

                                                        <you have certain requirements which preclude quite a bit.>

                                                        Yes, that's true, and does rule out most vintage stuff except perhaps AC. And there are those handles to deal with. I wasn't happy about getting rid of my Calphalon, which while not the highest quality, had served me well and likely had another 12 years in it, at the least.

                                                        Still, I do appreciate your larger point, quality used stuff is absolutely worth seeking out.

                                                        OTOH, since I had to buy new cookware anyway, I admit it was a little exciting. Like moving into a new house, only on a smaller scale. But I get my jollies repainting perfectly lovely rooms every few years, so I'm not the best role model here.

                                    2. I've had my IKEA nonstick for years and it's served me well. About due for replacement now. Good to know the prices are still as reasonable.

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                                      1. re: inaplasticcup

                                        The way YOU cook, that's high praise indeed :)