Sunday, 30 November 2014

Premier Housewares Ecocook Cooking Range

Do you have a good set of saucepans and frying pans? They never seem to last long in my household. Either they get scratched or the coating comes off, or food gets baked on and hard to remove, and I end up using scourers on it ( I know I shouldn't). So when I was invited to try some I was looking forward to it. Would I ever have a frying pan that was really non stick, that was difficult to scratch? Would a saucepan be economical, easy to clean and last me a long time?






So I was sent a range from Premier Housewares. Premier Housewares makes the Ecocook homeware range of saucepans and frying pans. This range has been developed to be super hard wearing, non stick and stylish. However in my opinion the most important feature is what makes the range 'Ecocook'.
The Ecocook ceramic coated range come in red, black or green

What does 'Ecocook' mean you may ask? The 'Ecocook' range is free from the synthetic substances that release harmful toxins and the way they are made makes them very economical too.

Often when pans are heated to a high temperature if a synthetic coating is used toxins can be released, with the 'Ecocook' range the coating is made of minerals so it is able to withstand tremendous heat – up to 280°C – without the risk of blistering or cracking and no harmful toxins are released. The body is also made of ceramic coated aluminium which is a very efficient heat conductor too, food cooks quicker and thus money is saved, and who doesn't want to save money in this day and age?




So I put the pans to the test

Firstly I noticed the lovely enamel coating. In the past I would have been wary of the bright coating, in case it chipped. So I was interested to see how the pans would last. 

So I put the pans to the test. Over the course of the week I made a variety of dishes, including pasta with pesto and tomato sauce, chicken tikka marsala and rice, and corned beef and potato pie filling.

One particular thing I noticed was that when I added boiling water to the saucepan, then added the item to cook, and the pan lid, that the water came to the boil very quickly indeed. I actually timed the rice coming to the boil and it took less than 30 seconds. Incredibly quick I thought. It was also easy to control the heat and once brought to the boil the pan only needed the lowest of settings to simmer gently. This, I think you will agree is a very economical use of energy.


Ecocook pans have been awarded the Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval

One concern I had, was how easy would the pans be to clean. I admit sometimes I don't do the washing up straight away and traditional pans can be a nightmare to clean if you leave them for a few hours. I needn't of worried as with some hot soapy water the Ecocook pans were very easy to clean. It recommends not to use any abrasive cleaner and you certainly don't need to at all. They are even dishwasher safe.



Ecocook ceramic coated frying pan with lid

Another thing I liked about the pans is that they are a nice weight - not really heavy but not super lightweight either. The lids fits perfectly and it was great to be able to see the mixture cooking with the glass lid on.

Prices for the pans are from £14 each, but you do get what you pay for in my humble opinion. They are far superior to any pans I have used before. However only time will tend how long the pans will last.



The saucepan came to the boil in a matter of seconds.

This nifty video below is great at showing the features of the Ecocook frying pan and highlights the sturdy design, ergonomic handle, it's suitability for all hobs and how the ceramic non stick coating is easy to clean.




In conclusion I would highly recommend this range of pans. Whilst they are not the cheapest pans you can buy, they are smart, affordable and ecologically sound. They are so great that they have been awarded the Good Housekeeping Institute seal of approval in 2014 and you don't get much better than that! 

For all the latest information offers, promotions and deals be sure to check out Premier Housewares on


Let me know what you think of these pans? Do you like the economical features, bright colours and ecological design?

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21 comments

  1. They look (and sound) fantastic! I wish I had shoppe more carefully when we replaced our last pans, mine don' have holes for the steam in the lids :( Love the bright colours too.

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  2. I need these pans in my life! Got some pans which were supposed to be non-stick but they really arent working well :( Thank you for the review :) x
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    1. It is worth investing in a good set of pans, I think. Worth checking these out.

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  3. They look like great pans, I tend to stick with stainless steel as non stick coatings never seem to last long enough, however the downside is that this can sometimes result in a lot of scrubbing. I think I could do with a set of these in my kitchen.

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    1. These are very easy to clean, no scrubbing here.

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  4. They are certainly cheaper than my Le Creuset pans that need replacing! I'm going to look into these as I need a whole new set of saucepans.

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  5. they look lovely, I really need a new set of pans

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    1. Check out the stockist links above, you can buy the pans on Amazon and Wayfair.

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  6. Love the vibrant colours - fabulous!

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    1. The red and black look particularly great in my kitchen, as it's all black and red :)

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  7. I need some new pans and these look brilliant, I love how brightly coloured they are x

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    1. They do make a style statement in your kitchen.

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  8. I have Stella Pans and they are great. Even win a scouring pad! When it comes to saucepans, it's worth spending a kit, or you just have to keep buying new ones.
    I love these colours though, a great way to brighten up any kitchen.

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  9. I really, really need some new pans - I just can't decide which ones I want x x

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    1. Good luck in choosing, and have a look at the video on my post, it may help in your decision.

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  10. We need new pans here for the same reasons you mentioned above. I will be interested to hear how these fair over time

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    1. I can recommend these pans however I do not know how they would fair over time obviously :)

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  11. We were bought expensive pans for our wedding and they are a great investment.......they are still going strong

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