Buying Cookware Should Be Easier

We know "investing" in good cookware is daunting. That's why we created Misen.

First things, first: Is good cookware really worth it?

Great tools make great cooks.

You don't realize it, but cheap cookware can sabotage your cooking.

Cheap, crappy pans are just that. Crappy. They cook unevenly, burn food, alter the taste, and won't last more than a few years.

Premium cookware, on the other hand, is made from quality materials, designed to cook better, and will last for generations.

But will it really make a difference in my cooking?

Check out the difference between a premium Misen skillet and an average one as they heat up breadcrumbs :

See the burn spots forming in the average skillet because they cook unevenly?  You'll notice right away that your food browns better, cooks faster, and is always evenly cooked in a great pan. 

Okay, so what's the most important thing to look for when picking out premium cookware?

Don't get overwhelmed. All premium cookware is going to be great. Focus on these two things:

1. Pan thickness 
The thicker the better since it allows heat to diffuse evenly across the entire cooking surface and stay incredibly hot while you cook. We made Misen cookware 3.0mm to ensure you get an incredibly even and hot cooking surface.

2. Materials
Copper is a fantastic heat conductor but you'll need a loan to buy those pans. Cast-iron pans tend to cook unevenly, require a lot of care, and are extremely heavy, which makes them hard to handle. We prefer stainless steel with an aluminum core because it'll give you even heating, more control, and stand up to a lot of abuse.

"But I prefer non-stick. Isn't stainless steel hard to cook with?"

We love non-stick pans too, but here's a little secret no one wants to tell you.

Putting aside for a moment the health concerns of using a pan that's been treated with chemicals, non-stick pans might seem easier to use, but they come with more rules and care instructions than a newborn baby. (If you want to keep them working properly.)

Stainless steel is great because you can beat the crap out of it and it's going to still last a lifetime.

AND...drumroll please...
You can easily make your stainless steel non-stick.

So why does the good stuff cost so much freaking money?

Because heiratige are greedy.

Honestly, it doesn't need to. The cookware industry has been dominated by a few brands who know there is little competition at the high-end level. Historically your choice has been between crappy stuff that you'll end up throwing away after a few years or the good stuff that only a few brands make.

Thankfully now you have a choice:
High markups passed on to you vs. Savings passed on to you.

But Misen can't be as Good as Those Brands, Right?

We think we are. Take a look for yourself.

Okay, but I don't need anything fancy for the amount of cooking I do. My current pans are fine.

We get that. But let's assume your current skillet cost $40, doesn't work that well, and will need to replaced in five years. For only $15 more, you can get a Misen skillet that will cook better and last a lifetime. 

What if I don't like Misen cookware?

Let's try to stay positive here! But hey, we get it. This is a big purchase and you want to feel great about it. And we want you to feel great as well.

So if for any reason it doesn't live up to the expectations, send it back. We have an at-home 60-day trial period. If you don't like it, just send it back.

What pieces do I need for my kitchen?

It really depends on how much you cook and how many people you cook for. Most people only need a few essential pieces including one to two sauté pans, a saucier, and one good stockpot. With those pieces, you'll be able to cook pretty much anything your heart desires.

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