MAXAM WATERLESS COOKWARE REVIEW
Maxam waterless cookware has been around for many years, and has been sold at fares, TV demonstrations, and over the internet. Here’s one set that can be sold over the internet, so it is widely available.
The KT17 Ultra is the top of the line for Maxam. It’s a heavy set and has the 7-ply bottom with carbon steel between the stainless steel layers. This allows the pans to be used on any type of cooktop, including induction burners.
The sets are produced in China according to the manufacturer’s specifications. They seem well constructed and come with a limited lifetime warranty. The handles and knobs don’t carry the lifetime warranty, but the cost of replacement is very reasonable, each $15 or under (plus shipping).
In our opinion it is more cost effective to get a good set like Maxam and not opt for the very expensive sets of waterless cookware that includes lifetime warranty on all parts. The cost difference is probably about $2500 for a basic set. That would be a mountain of handles and knobs!
The top of the like Maxam Ultra 17 piece set can run from $325 to $500, some retailers have free shipping.
Here’s one cautionary note. You can buy Maxam just about anywhere online, including Ebay. HOWEVER we would advise making sure you purchase from a retailer that has good “contact us” information online. Try to find a retailer you can talk to, ask questions about their return policies, and will be there is a problem should arise.
Be sure and keep the warranty information you get with your Maxam waterless cookware set. It will have the information you need if you ever have to correspond with them.
These sets can certainly last a lifetime. They are heavy stainless steel and capable of withstanding repeated usage for a long time. Waterless cooking is meant to be done at lower temperatures. With the Maxam just like the others, start with medium temperature, and when the pot begins to whistle, close the valve on the knob and turn down the temp to low. You’ll get a good deal for the money.