Misen cookware reviews

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In the last few years, a new generation of cookware companies has sprung up. Brands like Great Jones and Made In offer pots and pans designed to look good and perform as well as the big names that have defined the category for decades—all without sticker shock. In addition to curated sets that include the key items beginners need to get started in the kitchen, these newcomers sell individual pieces, knives, and more.

Based on the direct-to-consumer model established by brands like Warby Parker and Away, these brands sell exclusively online from their own websites. By cutting through the clutter in the marketplace and eliminating the middleman, they attempt to offer stylish and “thoughtful” products free of markups.

We’ve found that three brands, Great Jones, Made In, and Misen, have led the charge. After a whole lot of sautéing and simmering, here’s our expert take on each of them.

Great Jones

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Founded by two childhood friends and named after Julia Child’s legendary cookbook editor, Judith Jones, Great Jones is a fashionable cookware company whose mission is to empower you to cook.

What’s it made of?

The Great Jones skillets and saucepans have a core of aluminum, fully clad (or covered) with shiny stainless steel. This combines aluminum’s ability to distribute heat evenly and stainless steel’s resistance to denting, discoloration, and interaction with food.

On the “small fry,” an 8 ½-inch skillet, there’s a ceramic nonstick finish. The Dutch oven, playfully named “The Dutchess,” is cast iron with a shiny gray enamel surface inside and a matte enamel finish outside that comes in seven colors, including black, white, and a dusty millennial pink.

All of the handles are stainless steel, but they’ve been polished to give them the bronze color that stainless steel develops over time, and they aren’t attached with metal fasteners called rivets.

What’s in the set?

The Family Style set includes one of each of the company’s offerings, including an 8 ½-inch ceramic nonstick skillet and a 10 ¼-inch skillet with a lid, 3- and 8-quart saucepans with lids, and a 6 ¾-quart oval enameled cast iron Dutch oven, available in seven colors. Each of the pieces in the set is also available as open stock.

How much does Great Jones cost?

The Family Style set costs $395. We think it’s a great buy. Even on Amazon, you’ll pay about $375 for a comparable-sized oval Le Creuset Dutch oven. Right now, Amazon is selling a 10-inch All Clad skillet for $99 and a 3-quart saucepan for $150. The suggested retail price for an 8-quart All-Clad saucepan is $345.

How does the cookware look and feel?

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Great Jones is attractive, but not as professional-looking as the other two brands. That’s largely due to the fact that the handles are a different color from the body and aren’t riveted on as they usually are in commercial cookware. On both the interior and the exterior, the stainless steel is highly polished. The skillets have straight sides as opposed to traditional sloped sides, which make them good for cooking dishes with sauces, but less convenient for sliding out an omelet.

The handles are comfortable to hold, and the helper handles on the saucepan and the 10 ¼-inch skillet make them easy to maneuver. Inside the saucepans are convenient measuring marks, and the smaller of the saucepans has a pour spout. While The Dutchess is pretty, I personally prefer the glossier finish found on most enameled Dutch ovens. Weighing in empty at about 15 pounds, it’s heavier that a Le Creuset.

What we like

  • The price is much more reasonable than cookware from established brands.
  • It includes a good assortment of useful pieces, including a large pot for big batch soups or pasta.
  • It distributes heat evenly.
  • There are helper handles on the small saucepan and large skillet.
  • The saucepans have convenient measurement marks.
  • The pot handles stay cool enough to handle during stovetop cooking.
  • There are no rivets to make cleaning harder.

What we don’t like

  • It doesn’t include a 12-inch skillet.
  • Only the small skillet has a nonstick finish.
  • The oval Dutch oven doesn’t heat evenly on the stovetop.

How does the Great Jones set perform?

The Great Jones skillets conduct heat evenly from their bases to their sidewalls. This means you won’t have to keep rearranging burgers to brown them uniformly or stir gravy to keep it from scorching at the point where the bottom meets the sides.

When we cooked spaghetti sauce in the 3-quart saucepan and chicken cacciatore in the larger skillet, the pans maintained a steady simmer and there was no burnt-on sauce on the bottom. Rice steamed up tender and fluffy in the 3-quart saucepan; however, the pour spouts let some water escape so the rice was slightly drier than rice cooked in saucepans with more tight-fitting lids.

As the Dutch oven is oval shaped, the sides hang over the burners, resulting in an uneven heat. You’ll need to regularly rearrange pieces of meat for a beef stew, say, and if you’re trying to achieve a steady simmer, you’re better off using the oven than a burner. While the ceramic nonstick finish made clean-up easy, we did get some sticking when we fried eggs.

Is Great Jones easy to use and clean?

When you cook on the stovetop, the pot handles, but not the lid handles, remain cool enough to be used without a pot holder. You can safely place any of the pieces in the oven or under the broiler up to 500°F, which means you can easily brown off a frittata or finish salmon in the oven.

If you’ve jumped on the induction cooktop trend, this line will work for you. Although Great Jones says its cookware is dishwasher-safe, it recommends hand-washing. For the most part we had no problem cleaning the pans with soapy water and a non-abrasive cleaning pad, and as there’s no rivets to clean around, there’s no detail work involved.

However, when we pan grilling a steak resulted in burnt-on grease that required considerable scrubbing with Bar Keepers Friend to remove. Complete instructions—which are written to sound as if a friend is talking to you—come with the cookware.

Nice to know

The lids in the set can be engraved with a name, date, or saying for an extra $50. Shipping is free for all orders over $100.

What owners say

The Great Jones website only has five reviews, with just one customer giving less than a 5-star rating for hot handles. In particular, reviewers love the look of the set.

Warranty

Great Jones offers a lifetime warranty against defects.

The bottom line

With the inclusion of an oversized cast iron Dutch oven, this collection is a real bargain. It also contains a large 8-quart saucepan, an essential for boiling pasta, that’s rarely included in a set. In addition, you get basic skillets and a saucepan. Best of all, the stainless clad pots and pans distribute heat well from the bottom up the sides, giving you even browning and simmering without scorching. Anyone who’s a serious cook will want to supplement the collection with a larger 12-inch fry or sauté pan for skillet dinners.

Get the Great Jones Family Style Set for $395

Made In

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Made In was designed to give you professional but affordable cookware. After all, the website says, “the best experiences are ‘Made In’ our kitchens.”

What’s it made of?

The cookware is composed of aluminum clad in stainless steel. As with Great Jones, the aluminum promotes even heating while the stainless steel protects against denting, keeps the cookware looking good, and prevents the aluminum from leaching into food and turning it gray. The stainless steel handles are attached with rivets.

What’s in a set?

The Made In Starter Kit consists of a 10-inch fry pan and 2- and 5-quart saucepans with stainless steel lids.

How much does Made In cost?

The Starter Kit costs $275. If you were to buy the same pieces from All-Clad on Amazon, it would cost you $330. Opt for Anolon Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel and the same pots will cost you a comparable $280.

How does the cookware look and feel?

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Beautifully designed of brushed stainless steel, Made In looks like it would be at home in a commercial kitchen. The handles feel particularly good in the hand and they’re riveted onto the body, so it’s unlikely that they are ever going to fall off. However, foods like scrambled eggs or tomato sauce can accumulate around the rivets and make cleaning harder.

The fry pan has the traditional sloped sides that make lifting out wedges of frittata or sliding out a crepe an easy task. On the bottom of each pan you’ll find engravings that specify its inch diameter and quart capacity, which come in handy when a recipe specifies a pan size.

What we like

  • It distributes heat evenly.
  • The pot handles stay cool enough to handle during stovetop cooking.
  • The size of the pan is marked on the bottom.

What we don’t like

  • It doesn’t include a 12-inch skillet, nonstick skillet, or extra-large pot.
  • The handles are attached with rivets, which make cleaning tricky.

How does the Made In set perform?

The skillet conducted heat evenly not only on the bottom but also up its sides, illustrating the benefit of clad cookware. We used it for a one-pot chicken dinner and found we didn’t have to constantly rearrange the chicken pieces and stir the tomato gravy to get even cooking.

When we cooked spaghetti sauce in the 2-quart saucepan, it stayed at an almost constant temperature. The lid provided a nice tight fit on the saucepan so rice came out moist and fluffy.

Although a nonstick skillet is not included in the set, we did test the one they offer separately and found the traditional nonstick surface gave beautiful results. We could turn the pan over to release pancakes and fried eggs and virtually wipe it clean afterward.

Is it easy to use and clean?

When used on the range top, the pot handles, but not the lid handles, stay cool enough to maneuver without a mitt or pot holder. If you want to brown a thick cut of meat on top of the stove and then continue cooking it in the oven, you can place Made In cookware in an oven up to 500°F. It’s also safe for use on an induction burner.

Made In describes its cookware as “dishwasher-friendly” but suggests you give it TLC by hand-washing. After searing a steak, we used a good amount of elbow grease and Bar Keepers Friend to get the skillet looking pristine again. A booklet with thorough care instructions and basic cooking advice comes with the cookware.

Nice to know

Made In also makes carbon steel skillets, wok, and roasting pans, as well as larger, more expensive sets and cutlery. Made In is, well, made in the U.S., and they often offer free shipping.

What owners say

The Made In Starter Kit currently has 1,589 reviews, with 97% of them giving the set five stars. Users call out how much they like the feel of the cookware in addition to performance.

Warranty

The cookware comes with a 45-day trial period and a lifetime warranty.

The bottom line

Although we love the design and the performance of this cookware set and heartily recommend it, it isn’t much cheaper than the big-brand clad cookware that’s already out there. The Starter Kit itself offers the bare minimum pieces. Anyone who cooks a varied repertoire of dishes for a family will certainly need a larger skillet and most likely will want at least one nonstick skillet for items like omelets and pancakes.

And while the 5-quart saucepan is useful for small batches of soups and stews and boiling water for pasta, we’d recommend supplementing the set with a 6-quart Dutch oven and an 8-quart stockpot.

Get the Made In Starter Kit for $275

Misen

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In a professional kitchen, mise en place or “put in place” is used by chefs to describe the process of setting up their stations before service. Misen is an ode to mise en place, with the company claiming its cookware is designed to help you cook better by putting in place quality tools.

What’s the cookware made of?

Like the other brands we tested, Misen’s skillets and saucepans are made of several layers of aluminum clad in stainless steel. The aluminum gives the pieces even heat distribution while the stainless steel strengthens them, keeps them looking handsome, and prevents the aluminum from leaching into your eggs or cream sauce and turning it unpleasantly gray. The handles are stainless steel and attached with rivets.

What's in the set?

The Starter Cookware Set consists of a 10-inch skillet, a 3-quart sauté pan and a 3-quart saucepan. Both pans come with lids.

How much does Misen cost?

The Starter Cookware Set costs $250. Buy the same pieces from All-Clad on Amazon and it will set you back $430.

How does the cookware look and feel?

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We noticed immediately that Misen is heavier than the other brands, which meant it conducted heat more slowly and took longer to preheat. It also means it’s less likely to burn or scorch foods.

The body of the pans are brushed stainless steel and the handles are polished. On the sauté pan, there’s a helper handle that is, well, helpful as this cookware is heavy to begin with. We wished there was one on the 3-quart saucepan as well.

As the handles are attached with rivets, which gives the cookware a professional look and should make them exceptionally durable. However, you have to be careful to clean around them to remove food debris that gathers there. The skillet has straight sides which makes it convenient for simmering a one-dish dinner but less convenient for rolling out an omelet.

What we like

  • The price is more reasonable than cookware from established brands.
  • It distributes heat evenly.
  • The pot handles stay cool enough to handle during stovetop cooking.

What we don’t like

  • It doesn’t include a 12-inch skillet, nonstick skillet, or extra-large pot.
  • The handles are attached with rivets, which make cleaning tricky.

How does the Misen set perform?

When we greased and floured the skillet, we got even browning on the bottom and even up the sides of the pan. An Italian chicken stew simmered slowly and steadily in the 3-quart sauté pan. The rice to accompany it came out tender and moist from the 3-quart saucepan. A sirloin strip steak seared perfectly evenly to a golden brown without any overcooking.

Is it easy to use and clean?

You can comfortably hold the pot handles without a pot holder when you’re cooking on a stovetop burner. However, the lid handles get too hot to lift bare-handed. As the cookware is oven safe up to 500°F, you could make a skillet mac ‘n cheese and then give it a crispy topping by running it under the broiler. Misen can also be used for induction cooking.

Without any qualifications, the manufacturer says its cookware is dishwasher-safe. Like just about all stainless-steel cookware, it develops stains from pan grilling that take a bit of work and applications of a cleaner like Bar Keepers Friend to remove. No use and care instructions come with the cookware. To access them you have to check out the FAQs on Misen’s website.

Nice to know

Also available from Misen are larger, more expensive sets, as well as knives and open stock including stainless steel and nonstick skillets in 8-, 10-, and 12-inch sizes. On orders over $75, free shipping is offered.

What owners say

Misen’s cookware has a 5-star average rating based on 338 reviews. Quite a few customers specifically say they prefer it to All-Clad cookware.

Warranty

Free returns are offered for 60 days. There is a lifetime warranty against defects.

The bottom line

Misen is high quality cookware that compares with All-Clad in performance but costs considerably less. The Starter Cookware Set is aptly named because, before long, anyone who cooks for more than two people is going to need larger pans for boiling spaghetti water, braising stews, or making soup.

Get the Misen Starter Cookware Set for $250

Which set should I buy?

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Ultimately, all three of these sets are excellent choices. If not superior to the more well-established brands, they certainly can compete. Great Jones offers a well thought-out collection for a very reasonable price. Its pieces don’t scream, “I am a chef,” which can be a good or bad thing depending on what you find attractive.

If you want a pro-look, either Made In or Misen will fill the bill, but if you’re going to do a lot of cooking, you’ll need to invest in more than the basic set. Considering it’s the lower priced of the two, we’d give the edge to Misen. Looking for more cookware? Check out our roundup of the best complete cookware sets.

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Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.

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About Misen

Misen Cookware Review

Misen offers affordablekitchenware by cutting out the middleman and selling directly online. Misen is for those who love to cook, from novices to professional chefs alike.  

The brand initially raised over $1.7 million on Kickstarter for its direct-to-consumer cookware vision. Serious Eats acclaimed Misen for producing the holy grail of chef’s knives.” Misen is endorsed by other illustrious media outlets like Epicurious and Food52, and the brand boasts over 50,000 followers on Instagram.

This Misen cookware review will explore all aspects of the brand and its products. We’ll also look at customer ratings, promotions, and more to help you decide if their kitchenware is worth the buy.

Overview of Misen

Misen Cookware Review

The New York-based company was created in 2015by Omar Rada, with all Misen products manufactured near Shanghai. Misen is derived from mise en place, a culinary term meaning to put in place.

A crucial part of mise en place is being prepared with the right tools you need to cook. The inspiration for Misen came after Rada’s friend lost his only high-quality pan, and both were shocked by the cost to replace it.

Misen was born from the belief that “people should have access to quality tools at affordable prices. Because no matter your skill level, quality kitchen tools will help you cook better.”

This Misen cookware review will highlight the pros and cons of the brand. 

Pros

  • Wide range of kitchenware and cookware items
  • Affordable prices with no retail markups
  • High-quality materials for optimal performance
  • Products go through rigorous quality testing 
  • Thoughtful designs enhance usability
  • Free 60-day return policy
  • Lifetime warranty 
  • Helpful customer service

Cons

  • Some customers report issues with shipping 

Misen Knives Review

Misen Cookware Review

Cooks are often forced to choose between cheap, low-quality knives or overpriced premium options that never quite live up to the hype. Misen kitchen knives are both affordable and high quality—so you can slice, dice, and cook up a storm without breaking the bank. 

Our Misen cookware review will showcase the company’s most popular knives. Whether you’re looking for a versatile chef’s knife, effective bread slicer, steak knives, or a complete set, one of these tools may be the newest addition to your kitchen.

Misen Chef’s Knife Review

Misen’s Chef’s Knife combines the best elements of Western and Japanese-style blades. Built with premium AUS-10 Steel, this blade strikes a balance between long-lasting sharpness and durability. A unique sloped bolster encourages proper “pinch-grip” on the knife for comfort and control.

This multifunctional chef’s knife will help you excel at a variety of cutting tasks and techniques. Pont-Neuf? A breeze. Small dice? No problem. Rock chop? No sweat. The Chef’s Knife comes in four different colors for $65.

Misen Paring Knife Review

The Paring Knife is the perfect companion to Misen’s Chef’s Knife. This blade features AUS-10 steel and a razor-sharp edge designed for precision and fine-detail work.

Peel the skin off delicate fruits, prepare minced meat, dice veggies, and perform other intricate cutting tasks with this tool. Get the small but mighty knife in three colors for $30

Misen Serrated Knife Review 

The Serrated Knife is also referred to as a bread knife, but don’t let that mislead you. This blade can tackle hard items like squash or pineapple, yet has the delicacy to slice cleanly through tomatoes, bread, and other soft foods.

The knife is made from premium Japanese steel, which provides superior edge retention and durability. The blade features 32 pointed tips with deep and wide serrations for optimal ‘bite’ and smoother cuts.

Get this high-quality slicer for $60, and you’ll likely find yourself using it more and more each day.

Misen Steak Knives Review 

Whether you’re a fanatic for charred steak or enjoy that first cut into crispy eggplant parm, these Steak Knivesare a dining essential. The sharp, serrated edge is ideal for cutting into food without shredding or crushing. 

Made from high-quality stainless steel, these durable knives have a slim, angular design for a comfortable hold. The set comes in six colors to match any kitchen table aesthetic. Get 4 knives for $80, or 8 for $165

Misen Essentials Knife Set Review

For many home chefs, a select set of high-quality knives can tackle those dog-eared cookbook recipes. Misen’s Essentials Knife Set comes in 3- and 5-piece options, depending on the cook’s need.

Constructed from high-carbon stainless steel, the knives are thoughtfully designed to feel good in your hand. The basic set includes Misen’s bestselling Chef’s, Serrated, and Paring Knives.

For enhanced functionality, the 5-piece set adds on Santoku and Utility Knives. The Japanese-style Santoku knife is built primarily for larger meat and vegetable chopping, while a utility knife is ideal for chopping smaller foods. Both knives can slice and dice as well.

Get the 3-piece Essentials Knife Set for $159 or upgrade to the 5-piece for $206

Misen Pans Review

Misen Cookware Review

No kitchenware set is complete without hard-working cookware. Whether you’re a newbie in the kitchen or a culinary master, Misen has affordably priced pieces to handle whichever dishes your heart is set on.

From Misen’s nonstick pans and stainless steel skillets to a complete cookware set, check out these popular items:

Misen Nonstick Pan Review

Who hasn’t had to scrub stuck-on bits of food from a pan at some point? Cooks can leave that unpleasant cleanup duty behind them with this Nonstick Pan. Unlike other nonstick pans, the coating is free ofPFOA, a known carcinogenic.

Instead, the surface contains Dupont Platinum Coating that’s triple-layered for longevity. The pan uses a unique plasma primer that helps the nonstick surface perform better.

Misen’sNonstick Pan boasts an ergonomic design, featuring a removable stay-cool silicone grip, textured on the underside for comfort and control. The mess-preventing cookware is available in various sizes and sets:

  •  8” for $46
  • 10” for $72
  • 12” for $66
  • 10” and 12” for $123
  • 8”, 10”,and 12” for $170

Misen Stainless Skillet Review

The Stainless Skillet is the one pan to rule them all. This high-quality pan contains 5-ply stainless steel and aluminum for superior heat conductionandretention—creating an optimally heated surface for even cooking.

Get to work frying eggs, searing meat, sauteing veggies, and more with this multipurpose pan. Its stay-cool handle provides a secure, comfortable grip as you cook, even at high temperatures. The Stainless Skillet is available in the following sizes and sets:

  • 8” for $56
  • 10” for $66
  • 12” for $77
  • 10” and 12” for $144
  • 8”, 10”,and 12” for $200

Misen Carbon Steel Pan 

What’s lighter than cast iron, nonstick, and heavy-duty? Spoiler: Misen’s Carbon Steel Pan. Even stronger than stainless steel, carbon steel construction makes this pan nearly impossible to ruin (so it’s great for novice cooks).

Carbon steel possesses toughness comparable to cast iron while being much easier to transport around the kitchen. Seasoning with oil gives the pan a natural nonstick quality. It’s compatible with gas, electric, and induction stovetops. Choose between different sizes and sets for this Misen pan:

  •  8” for $56
  • 10” for $66
  • 12” for $87
  • 10” and 12” for $154
  • 8”, 10”, and 12” for $211

Misen Complete Cookware Set Review 

Serious cooks need serious cookware. The Complete Cookware Set is carefully curated to set you up for success in the kitchen. The comprehensive 10-piece set includes:

  1. 10” and 12” Skillets 

2. 2-Quart (with Lid) and 3-Quart Sauciers

3. 3-Quart Sauté Pan with Lid

4. 6-Quart Rondeau Pan

5. 8-Quart Stockpot with Lid

The 5-ply stainless steel and aluminum construction delivers optimal heat distributionandretention. Quality steel, combined with riveted construction, make this cookware especially robust.

Preparing meals on the stove or taking food out of the oven is made more comfortable with stay-cool handles on every piece. Assemble the ultimate cooking arsenal with the Complete Cookware Set for $622.  

Misen Cookware Reviews: What Do Customers Think?

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This Misen cookware review intends to reveal what customers honestly think. On the company website, thousands of buyers award the products with near-perfect ratings.

Misen’s Nonstick Pan has 4.9/5 stars garnered from over 4500 ratings. This highly detailed testimonial written by someone clearly well-versed in pan construction:

“The two most important criteria for me are heat and even heat. The 10-inch pan browns very well at medium heat and the heat is evenly distributed. The pan holds as much as many 12-inch pans and is easy to clean. Weight is well-balanced. This pan cooks the way pans should cook food.”

The Complete Cookware Set also has 4.9/5 stars, with over 700 ratings from customers. This Misen review sums up the general attitude toward the set: “They’re pretty, extremely sturdy, and cooking has actually been made easier. Not only that, but clean up is so easy!

Buyers on Trustpilot give Misen4.4/5 stars out of over 15,000 reviews. Customers describe the collection as high quality, affordable, and diverse.

Many Trustpilot users also noted excellent customer service, along with product performance. This Misen cookware review captures the general sentiment: “The products were of the highest quality, of course, and every contact with the company was marked by respectful and pleasant communication.”

Other than the Misen website and Trustpilot, we couldn’t find other sources focused on customer feedback. Our search did turn up general features on Misen, such as an article produced by Reviewed.

The Reviewed writer acknowledged that Misen’s collection has an attractive, “pro-look” to it. Overall, she described Misen as “high quality cookware that compares with All-Clad in performance but costs considerably less.”

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With thousands of glowing reviews to their credit, could there be any downsides to Misen?

Out of the 15,000+ reviews on Trustpilot, a mere 6% are overtly negative. The primary concern appears to be problems with shipping, with some customers reported to have waited weeks or months for delivery. 

For instance, one disappointed buyer wrote: “It’s been a week since I was supposed to receive my order and ten days since the last shipment update. I’ve contacted customer support with no help from them…How long do I have to wait until this is a concern of yours?”

Other negative testimonials on Trustpilot were based on difficulties with the refund process. In this feedback, multiple customers mentioned that Misen claimed to have returned their payment when in reality, the refund had not been processed.

Experiences like these are unfortunate, but keep in mind that they are in the minority. With every negative comment on Trustpilot, Misen responded directly to help resolve the issues.

Based on extensive Misen cookware review evidence, amounting to thousands of testimonials, the vast majority of user feedback is positive.

Is Misen Cookware Worth It?

Misen Cookware Review

Now, the ultimate question: is this brand worth buying from? Our Misen cookware review discovered high-quality materials, a diverse collection, and genuinely affordable pricing. Misen proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to access well-built cooking tools.

This Misen cookware review acknowledges the complaints about shipping and refunds. That said, in the context of an ongoing pandemic, we should all exercise patience. The negative comments are a tiny percentage of the whole, compared to thousands of glowing testimonials.

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Whether you’re just starting in the kitchen or a chef extraordinaire, Misen is a solid option. They’re continually stepping up their game and expanding the collection, so keep stay tuned for more cookware!

Misen Cookware Promotions & Discounts 

Misen Cookware Review

We couldn’t find a Misen discount code available, but multiple products and sets are currently on sale. Keep checking their website and social media regularly for new deals! 

Where to Buy Misen Cookware

Misen Cookware Review

Currently, the only place to shop their kitchenware is through the official website, Misen.com.

FAQ

What is Misen carbon steel?

Carbon steel is lighter than cast iron and stronger than stainless steel. Keep in mind that carbon steel is susceptible to rusting and should be wiped clean after each use. 

Is Misen nonstick? 

Misen offers nonstick cookware that is 100% PFOA-free. They strongly recommend cleaning the nonstick cookware by hand and advise against using it at high temperatures.

What is Misen’s Shipping Policy?

An in-depth Misen cookware review turned up little information on their shipping policy. The company ship throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Costs associated with delivery are calculated at checkout.

Misen does not specify delivery times. To check the delivery status of a Misen order, use the tracking number in the shipping confirmation email. 

What is Misen’s Return Policy?

Misen offers a 60-day return policy. To initiate a return, email [email protected]. Misen does not provide a return shipping label for customers based in Canada or Europe.

Upon receiving the shipping label, US customers have 10 days to ship the item back. If the product is not returned within this timeframe, a refund will not be issued. Shipping and handling charges are non-refundable

Do Misen pans have a warranty?

The Misen pan warranty provides a lifetime guarantee but excludes the Nonstick Pan. A Misen warranty applies to all knives, as well. Both knives and pans are eligible for a free replacement if they ever sustain damage.

How to Contact Misen

If you have questions that were not covered in this Misen cookware review, reach out to customer service using one of the following options:


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J. Williamson

I ordered a Dutch oven during the kick…

I ordered a Dutch oven during the kick start. It took a while to arrive as did most other things during COVID. When it arrived I tested it out the first night and here I am ordering 2 more for my daughter’s.
I was worried about delivery but they are scheduled to arrive in the next week.
I have lots of expensive cook wear such as a Le C. Dutch oven , in my opinion these are very comparable.
Great job Misen!

My Misen chef knife fell in half while…

My Misen chef knife fell in half while I was slicing a carrot....Yeah, that's correct, the blade broke in half.

I emailed them on Monday and have not heard a word by Thursday. Yeah, that's correct, too.

Hi FP,

We are sorry to hear this and we are experiencing a high volume of requests and we will be in touch as soon as possible.

Douglas Mauro

I’m not a chef

I’m not a chef. I followed the instructions that came with the pan. There is little information on the site about the variations of this pan that there seem to be. This is not a non stick pan.

Hi Douglas,

We're sorry to hear this and if you haven't already, please follow up with us at [email protected] for further assistance.

The Devil in the Details

I have purchased several items from Misen now, and have found the overall design to be really good. The problems seem to come in the details.
The chef’s knife is beautiful to look at, wonderfully balanced, and seems to hold a very sharp edge. However with longer use, specially using the traditional fingers pinching the blade grip, my hand quickly gets sore. The hard square edges of the spine continue back on to the bolster, nice esthetically, but digging in to my fingers. I like the knife otherwise and will try relieving the edges a bit.
The spatula is again great to look at and is comfortable to hold, well proportioned. For some bewildering reason they left the most useful long edge thick and rounded though. That would be the edge used to get down in to the recesses of a container. It was essentially useless for getting things scraped clean, so I reshaped the edge and it works fine now. The silicone is still a bit stiff for delicate scraping, but the spatula is great for stirring and scraping thick material.
I also ordered a 12 inch carbon steel pan. Again, a beautiful design, good and comfortable handle, but the details ~ ~ The steel is a much heavier guage than expected, making the pan seriously heavy. My other carbon steel pans are light and maneuverable, while still durable. The Misen pan is only slightly lighter than my cast iron pan of comparable size. It would have been good to at least have a helper handle as some larger steel pans do.
I have nothing but praise for the customer service from Misen. They have been very responsive.

Hi KS,

We really appreciate your detailed feedback here and we will pass this along to our team.

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Blane Andrews

Low quality

Discount pans I have purchased at tjmaxx have had a much longer life than this pan and it is no where near the quality of higher priced pans I have purchased

Hi Blake,

We're sorry to hear this and please reach out to us at [email protected] if you haven't already for further assistance.

Average non-stick pan.

I've used the pan for 4 months to have a good idea of how it performs in the long run before reviewing. It started out great, but unfortunately, it seems to be holding up as much as your average nonstick pan after a few months. Things are sticking similar to how an average pan would perform after this length of time. It definitely won't last for as long as claimed, and will be replaced as soon as a cheap pan. If it was a cheap pan I would rate it 3 or 4 stars, but based on the claims and price, I'm rating it lower, as it was less value for money.

Hi there,

We're sorry to hear this and if you haven't already, we suggest reaching out to us via [email protected] and we would be happy to assist further.

No customer response

I ordered the 10 & 12" carbon steel. They arrived with black spots and scratches in the finish which did not come off after removing wax. I have contacted them 3 times with no response and on their facebook page. On facebook I got a reply saying they were sending a private message. They did not. I want to return these for money back.

Hi there,

We're sorry to hear this and it looks like we've since followed up with you regarding this issue.

Celina Lozano

This was a great pan at the beggining

This was a great pan at the beggining, I could cook with no oil and nothing was sticking to it. I started using it a lot, I always use silicon utensils with it and always wash it by hand to take better. are of it. BUT now, after a little bit over than a yer, things started to stick to the pan, even when using oil or adding a little bit of water. It's not hard to wash it and everything comes out, but it is still very dissapointing that the non-stick material only lasted a year.

Hi Celina,

We're sorry to hear this and we've reached out to you directly and please follow up with us there for further help.

Christopher Clarke

Multiple repeat customer

Multiple repeat customer. I have bought several different things. All are very high quality. The website is easy to navigate and ordering is straightforward and simple.

Hi Christopher,

We're glad you're enjoying everything and happy cooking!

Excellent

Excellent quality. Totally satisfied with the product.

Hi David,

We're glad to hear that you're enjoying your cookware!

I have been reaching out to Misen for…

I have been reaching out to Misen for several days now to return a pan. I’ve gotten no response. Emails and via their contact us page nothing. Their customer service is atrocious. Now I am stuck with a pan I want to return and I am still within the 60 days but they won’t reach out.

Hi there,

We are sorry to hear this and can you try following up with us again at [email protected] so we can try to assist further?

Great products

Great products. My only complaint is I can’t seem to locate the purchases I made to determine whether I bought a paring or utility knife.

Hi Jack,

We're glad you're enjoying your items. Also, you can follow up with us at [email protected] and we can assist you with your past orders.

I'm in emails right now with Misen…

I'll start this off with this quote from their website:

"Lifetime Guarantee

Forever knife means forever. We’ll replace your knife free of charge if anything ever happens to it. No questions asked."

Bull s__t!

I'm in emails right now with Misen because my knife is showing rust spots. They are blaming me, even though I've stated that I've taken care of my knife EXACTLY like they recommend. I hand wash it, with soap, immediately after use and then dry it and I store it on a wooden magnetic wall mounted strip. I've done this for months. But, slowly over that period, the knife has been developing spots.

In the latest of 3 emails (so far) Victoria states that, "We replace items that are defective but since this knife can be brought back to its ideal look through these previously mentioned steps, we will not be able to replace." How is this not defective? It's normal for Misen knives to slowly rust when they are properly taken care of? On top of that, the methods that she said for ME to do to restore my knife are things that I've never done before and I could easily ruin my knife even further. That's okay to do according to Misen.

Where is this lifetime guarantee that you so boldly promote all over your website? The #1 reason that I bought your knife to begin with. You make it sound like there is nothing to lose, then sell me a faulty knife that rusts for no reason and then tell me to deal with it myself. That's a lifetime guarantee? What guarantee? The guarantee that you'll treat me like crap and leave me with a rusting knife that is doing so at no fault of my own.

Pathetic excuse for a company. They are liars, don't believe any of their claims. Now I have a rusting knife and I have to go out and search around AGAIN for a new chef's knife. Just gross...

**UPDATE** I'm still not satisfied with this customer service. Borderline bullying happening the whole time. however, they just sent me an email that said they will finally take the knife and fix the issue, WITH THE CAVEAT THAT THIS IS "A ONE TIME EXCEPTION"! Anyone out there want to help me understand how a LIFETIME GUARANTEE that states that ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE KNIFE EVER will be REPLACED WITH NO QUESTIONS ASKED is now a "one time exception"? Anyone? I'm all ears for anyone out there to make sense of this.

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Candice DeRiso

Good quality pan

Good quality pan. A little frustrated by the pan size because it was based on the measurement of the outer rim instead of the pan base, so it was definitely smaller than I expected it to be.

Hi Candice,
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We appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear this.

You can always feel free to reach out to us for any product specifications at [email protected] and we would be happy to assist further.

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Misen Pan Review: Testing Misen's Nonstick and Carbon Steel Pans

Test Drive: The 10” Carbon Steel Pan

The Carbon Steel Pan, which comes in multiple size options, claims to be easier to use than cast iron, and develops a nonstick surface through a seasoning process.

Carbon steel cookware is a favorite in professional kitchens, and now home cooks are also learning the benefits of working with this type of pan. Carbon steel combines the best qualities of stainless steel cookware, cast iron, and nonstick. It's also a versatile piece of cookware that will sear, saute, bake, and deep fry, at any cooking temperature.

Carbon steel combines the best qualities of stainless steel cookware, cast iron, and nonstick. It's also a versatile piece of cookware that will sear, saute, bake, and deep fry, at any cooking temperature.

Misen 10" Carbon Steel Pan key features:

  • A “seasoned” carbon steel pan retains microscopic layers of polymerized oil which creates a naturally nonstick patina — without extra chemicals
  • Its carbon steel body has the ideal 99:1 iron to carbon ratio — the right proportion for greater strength and lighter weight than cast iron
  • Use it with gas, electric, or induction stovetops, or in the oven.
  • 42% lighter than a cast iron pan
  • Dishwasher safe

The Misen Carbon Steel Pan also comes with a lifetime guarantee, so if anything ever happens to your pan, Misen will replace it for the rest of your life.

One thing to note from my experience is that while the pan is 42% lighter than a cast iron pan, it is still extremely heavy, and not necessarily going to be your go-to option for making a quick scrambled egg, like its nonstick counterpart above. Building the seasoning coating also takes some time, though eventually, it will have the same barrier to prevent food from sticking as your dad’s oldest cast-iron skillet.

Misen says that carbon steel is "a secret favorite in professional kitchens," and this is due to the flexibility of the material. To unlock the pan's potential, you first need to season the pan — when seasoning, the layers of fat and oil, along with heat, create what’s called a “patina,” which develops over time and even changes the color and appearance of the pan (a bit darker the longer you have it).

Misen says that carbon steel is "a secret favorite in professional kitchens," and this is due to the flexibility of the material.

First, you take off the coating by washing the pan, ridding it of shipping wax covering, and then you season the pan on a baking sheet after applying oil or seasoning wax. Creating this thin coating is a bit of an art form--you don’t want areas with too much wax or oil. You leave the pan in the oven on 400 degrees for 40 minutes, and then leave to rest for 20 minutes. While you can cook on it right away, repeating the process again periodically can help. Over time, you will need less and less oil or fat when you are cooking, as the pan becomes nonstick through the patina. If you find your pan is too sticky, it can help to start over by washing the pan and trying again. (Misen doesn’t recommend olive oil or butter for the seasoning process, but rather soybean, corn, vegetable, or similar oils.)

But once the seasoning is complete, you can see why Misen says carbon steel is a professional chefs secret weapon. As one reviewer simply wrote: "Where have these pans been my whole life?" Learning to love a steel pan is a bit like a long-term relationship--it needs some serious attention in the beginning, but over time becomes your old favorite with less effort and fuss.

Misen's Carbon Steel Pan is available in three sizes: 8", 10", and 12".

Misen Carbon Steel Pan

Easier to use than cast iron, and develops a nonstick surface through seasoning.

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Misen Pan Review 2021 | Cookware Reviews by Kitchen Infinity

Can’t Decide? Go With a Misen Cookware Set

If you can’t decide on one type of non-stick cookware, or your cooking tasks vary from day to day, you might consider the Misen Cookware Set. This set comes with most pans you need, including the following:

  • 10″ skillet
  • 12″ skillets
  • Two-quart pan with lid
  • Three-quart saute pan with lid
  • Six-court Rondeau pan
  • Eight-quart stockpot with lid

Misen also is a leading provider of other necessary cooking utensils, like a chef’s knife or other kitchen Misen knives. You can easily buy Misen products and fill your kitchen with premium cooking tools.

Types of Nonstick Coating for Stainless Steel Pans

Nonstick pans are made up of different types of coating. Here are a few of the most common types:

Polytetrafluoroethylene, or PTFE, coating is the type you usually find on the cheapest cookware. It doesn’t last long and is minimally non-stick.

Ceramic coating may prevent sticking, but only at lower temperatures. It is not ideal for medium heat or higher.

Silicone coating is nonstick with some products. However, some ingredients will still get stuck. Additionally, proper cleaning is important with silicone coating as bacteria can get stuck.

Porcelain enamel coating offers better non-stick capabilities than cheaper options but is much heavier than other products. It is also expensive and prone to chipping.

Seasoned cast coating is versatile, allowing you to sear or grille ingredients. This material does require that you properly care for it to maintain the non stick properties.

Aluminum coating offers average non stick properties. It also requires careful cleaning, because if you scratch the pan’s coating, it loses its non stick properties.

Stainless steel is a top choice because it is not only non stick, but also is lightweight and durable. You will find that most of Misen’s top products are made with a stainless steel design.

Why Is Misen the Best Nonstick Pan?

Why did this Misen Nonstick Pan get awarded the best nonstick pan without teflon? In summary, it is versatile and durable. It is long-lasting and meets the needs of most customers.

Misen’s benefits go even deeper than that. If we take a look at its unique design, you will learn why Misen products are worth the price and more.

Misen markets its products as being nonstick. But, so do a lot of other companies.

Did you know that almost half of non stick pans lose their non stick surface within a year or less? This is because once the initial non stick layer wears off, the pan is subject to scratching and peeling.

The Misen Nonstick System does things a little differently. In addition to the high-quality non stick surface, the pans also have a durable primer that seals them securely.

Even better, the seal is PFOA-free. This means that your Misen non stick pans are also safe. These two products work together to make it 2.5 times more effective.

Misen products are also compatible with most kitchen setups, meaning it will fit your stove and is also oven-safe. You can enjoy all types of cooking styles with your Misen products.

The actual design of Misen products is approximately 45 percent lighter than a Cast-iron, but with the same size. Its design resembles a commercial-grade product at a household cookware price.

Misen Cookware Key Facts

Here are a few key facts to know about Misen products:

  • Most pans can be reheated up to 900 degrees.
  • Misen comes with a 60-day satisfaction policy.
  • Misen carried even more cookware than what is compiled in this list.
  • Misen offers some of the most affordable, premium products in the market.

One of Misen’s top-selling points is that it offers these features but at a competitive price, especially when compared to similar cookware.

Misen Design

Let’s consider what makes Misen different than other cookware available.

Misen Stainless Steel Cookware Design

Misen pans are classic and functional. But, in addition to their modern design, Misen products are best known for their durability. Each of the stainless steel and non stick cookware items is made with duplicate layer construction for scratch-resistance, as well as exceptional heat conduction.

The design of Misen cookware tends to be traditional and functional. The company puts most of its focus on the stainless steel pans and their durability, rather than how they look.

Yet, they still feature a design that won’t stand out in a professional kitchen.

Let’s consider the design of each individual element:

Comfortable Handles

If you cook a lot, you know how important a comfortable, heat-resistant handle is on your stainless steel skillet. The Misen stainless steel cookware handles are comfortable and simple.

They feature a multi-layer design that is breathable and versatile. Stainless steel handles also prevent denting, making your pans last even longer.

You can also remove the handle to transfer the pan into the oven. But, even with the handle in place, the pan itself can handle up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit.

Misen cookware products have a brushed silver exterior that can easily get smudged but does the job otherwise. You can also easily wipe the smudges away with a cloth.

Interior

The pan’s interior is important in directing heat and providing you with the space you need when cooking meals. While the available stainless steel cookware designs vary, depending on the type of stainless steel pan you choose, you can expect each of the Misen products to be modern and scratch-resistant.

With a unique grain design on the interior, these pans do a good job of evenly heating the cooking surface without causing food to get stuck.

Exterior

While the exterior of the pan may not be as important as the cooking surface, it is an important feature to consider. The exterior of the pain affects the weight and durability of the pan.

Misen cookware features a thicker-than-average design, making them feel solid, without being too heavy. Most of their pans still allow you to cook with one hand.

Lid

Misen lids offer a modern design that is consistent with the rest of the pan. They fit firmly and securely in the pan, preventing heat from escaping.

Misen Cookware Features

Choosing the best nonstick pan requires you to consider things like durability and features. Here are a few features that make Misen cookware a top choice:

Oven Safe

Misen products are oven-safe with the following capabilities:

  • Misen silicone pan handles: Oven safe up to 900 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Non stick Misen products: Oven-safe up to 450 degrees
  • Misen carbon steel pans: Oven-safe up to 500 degrees

Always check the heat capabilities of any Misen pan you buy before putting it in the oven.

Dishwasher Safe

A perfect meal can be ruined by stainless steel that won’t clean. Even some of the best non-stick pans in the market do a bad job when it comes to cleaning, as foods commonly stick to them. Most Misen products are dishwasher safe, making cleanup easier than ever. Both the stainless steel skillet and nonstick pans are dishwasher safe.

The only exception is the carbon steel pans, which should be hand washed to preserve the steel materials.

Misen cookware is one of the easiest products in the market to clean. Many customer reviews have stated that Misen products make it easy to clean up the most stubborn of foods, including scrambled eggs.

It is important to note that while the non stick coating itself is easy to clean, some do complain about the bottom of the stainless steel pan. Some of the Misen non stick pans come with a grooved, textured design on the bottom. If you’re not careful, food can get stuck in the grooves. Placing the pan over medium to high heat can then cause the food to solidify in the pan, making it difficult to clean.

Compatibility

Compatibility is also important to consider when choosing a pan. Not all stainless steel cookware is induction oven compatible. Every Misen product is oven safe, including stainless steel, non stick, and carbon steel, making it one of the most versatile cooking products.

Returns

If an easy returns process is important to you, then you will enjoy Misen products. If you are dissatisfied with your Misen cookware for any reason, they have a great return policy. You can return your non stick Misen pan, Misen skillet, or Misen chef’s knife within 60 days for any reason, no questions asked.

About Misen

Misen is a relatively new brand. Misen refers to mise a l’ordre, which is a phrase that translates to order. This New York-based company was founded by Omar Rada in 2015. He founded the company with the strong belief that even the least experienced chefs should have access to quality tools, without it costing a fortune.

While Misen products are not the cheapest pans in the market, they do offer some of the same features as high-end pans with a much higher price tag.

Misen got its start with a high-quality chef’s knife. Rada secured funds through a Kickstarter to release a premium chef’s knife. The knife was 8-inches in length and offered versatile cooking abilities. Since the success of the paring knives, Misen has thus expanded to offer non stick cookware with Dupont platinum coating and superior heat conduction.

Misen products are made of high quality stainless steel materials and truly nonstick properties, something that a lot of other non stick coating pans promise to do, but don’t succeed at.

Here are a few pros and cons to consider with Misen products:

Pros:

  • A wide range of nonstick cookware is available.
  • Affordable price that doesn’t come with a retail markup.
  • High-quality products made with durable, stainless materials.
  • Each product undergoes an extensive testing process before release.

Cons:

  • Relatively new company meaning it may take time for them to figure out efficient shipping.
  • Limited inventory, meaning they may limit the number of pans you can initially buy.
  • Pans may be heavier than other options, which some customers may not like.
  • While the stainless steel pans tend to be easy to clean, the bottom has a grooved design that can collect food.

When you consider the price of Misen’s top stainless steel products, especially when compared to other pans in the market, you will notice that price is easily one of their biggest benefits.

They offer the public access to commercial-grade, durable pans, at an affordable price. Most Misen pans are at, or below, $100, making them a competitive brand to consider.

Misen cookware does not currently come with a lifetime guarantee. This could be from them being a newer company, but if a lifetime guarantee is a requirement for you, this may not be the best for you.

Who Should Buy Misen Products?

Non stick pans may not always be the best choice for certain cooking styles, including searing or grilling. With Misen products, you truly can cook in your favorite style with ease. Misen cookware does a good job of preventing stuck food, even a tiny bit. Even those with limited cooking skills will enjoy the non stick properties of Misen products.

Whether you choose the Misen carbon steel pan, stainless steel skillet, or any one of their other non stick products, you are sure to enjoy how durable and easy they are to clean. Additionally, you can also branch out and enjoy other top-rated Misen products, like metal utensils and knives.

Ultimately, Misen’s non stick pans aim to make cooking easier and cleaner. If that’s what you want out of a non stick pan, then definitely try one of their products.

You should buy Misen products if:

  • You want high-quality products in your kitchen, but don’t want to break the bank.
  • You want cookware that is comfortable to use frequently.
  • You want to take your cooking to the next level with a stainless steel skillet that heats evenly.
  • You want a good cooking pan that can be used on most oven types, including induction.
  • You want to try out cooking pans with a low-hassle return policy.
  • You prefer cookware that is made with stainless steel.

If you want a brand that has been around for a long time or the weight of your cookware is a priority, then Misen may not be right for you.

While Misen has a lot of good products, including the stainless steel skillet or the carbon steel pan, their products do tend to be heavier than other options.

Misen Customer Reviews- What Do Customers Think?

Misen products have 4.9/5 stars over 4,500 reviews. Common reviews describe the pans as:

  • Good quality
  • Affordable
  • Convenient with features like dishwasher and oven safe
  • Premium induction compatible pans

Customers tend to love the stainless steel skillet and the carbon steel pans. They often rave about how they can use Misen products in their dutch oven or how easy they are to clean.

Reviews that are less than five stars are usually due to slow shipping speed. This could be due to the fact that Misen is a newer company. It may take them some time to figure out the logistics of shipping.

You have the knowledge and information you need to buy the best pan for your household. You can always take advantage of the satisfaction guarantee to buy Misen cookware with no risk to you.

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