FAQs

How to Perfect Your Everyday Recipes in the Forever Pans

About the Cookware

What is included in each cookware set?
The standard pots and pans set includes:

  • 11" High-Side Fry Pan
  • Tempered Glass & Stainless Cook & Look Lid
  • Stainless Mesh Crisper Basket
  • Versatile 10" Fry Pan
  • 5.5-Quart Stock Pot & Lid
  • 1.5-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • Emeril's Favorite Recipes
  • BONUS Emeril's Professional Chef Knife
  • BONUS Grill Plate Insert
The professional pots and pans set includes:

  • 11" High-Side Fry Pan
  • Tempered Glass & Stainless Cook & Look Lid
  • Stainless Mesh Crisper Basket
  • Versatile 10" Fry Pan
  • 5.5-Quart Stock Pot & Lid
  • 1.5-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • Emeril's Favorite Recipes
  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon
  • Stainless Steel Spatula
  • BONUS Emeril's Professional Chef Knife
  • BONUS Grill Plate Insert


What is the difference between the standard cookware set and the professional cookware set?
The professional cookware set is over 15% thicker, which gives added durability, helps to distribute heat more evenly, and helps to retain temperature when food is added. Additionally, it includes a 3-piece stainless steel utensil set:

  • Stainless Steel Spoon
  • Stainless Steel Slotted Spoon
  • Stainless Steel Spatula


Is the nonstick coating PFOA free?
Yes. Every Forever Pan is finished with a triple layer of nonstick coating that’s PFOA, lead, and cadmium free.


What are the pans made from?
The Forever Pans are made of dual-sided, “double-anodized” hard-anodized aluminum coating with a protective oxide layer on the outside and inside that makes the pan’s core stronger than steel. 

  • Base: Hard-anodized aluminum.
  • Bottom and handle: Stainless steel induction plate and handle(s).
  • Glass lid: Glass with stainless steel handle and wrap.
  • Cooking surface/inside of pan: High-quality nonstick coating.


Why is hard-anodized cookware more durable than ordinary cookware?
Hard-anodized surfaces are durable, corrosion resistant, and non-reactive. You can cook anything in pans with hard-anodized surfaces, including acidic ingredients, like tomatoes, lemon juice, and wine. These surfaces also maintain the excellent heat conduction properties of regular aluminum; the surface heats up fast and distributes heat evenly. The Forever Pans are nonstick, which means there is less need for oils/butter when cooking. The pans heat evenly and quickly, react quickly to temperature changes, do not ding or scratch easily, and are stackable.


Using Your Cookware

What stove tops can I use the pans on? Are they compatible with induction cooktops?
Use your Forever Pans on all stove top ranges—electric, gas, ceramic, or induction—before transferring easily into the oven. The stainless steel induction plate on the bottom each pan makes the pans compatible with induction cooktops.


Are the pans oven safe? 
The Forever Pans are oven safe to 500°F.  That means you can use the pans to sear on the stove top and finish cooking in the oven.


Do the pans need seasoning?
We recommend seasoning the Forever Pans on a regular basis for best performance.


How do I season the pans?
Watch: How to season the Forever Pans cookware.


Should the pans be preheated when cooking?
Preheat the Forever Pan over medium heat before adding food. The food should sizzle when placed in the pan. Do not crowd the pan with food. Please follow recipe guidelines and instructions.


Cleaning Your Cookware

Do the pans require special cleaning?
No. The Forever Pans are dishwasher safe. We recommend using soap and water. A plastic scrub-type cleaner can be used to clean cooked-on food.

The best practice for cleaning pans with a nonstick coating is to wash by hand and wipe with a dry cloth. The pan can be air dried.

Giving Back to the Community

How do you give back?
We work with partners whose mission it is to create systematic change in every community. As part of our mission to help raise food insecurity awareness, our current charity partner is Feeding America. We have donated 1.5 million meals* to help Feeding America fight to end hunger and food insecurity in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

* $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.