I bought my cookware from you.. you might remember me as having Saladmaster starter set for 30 years… I am loving my new sets!!!! I am asking you today for the items that you used in your presentation for the salad. I wanted you to know that I am thankful for your newsletter!!! I will be using the recipes!! We are eating more at home and enjoy it!! A much healthier eating habits. I am wanting to buy some sets for my son.. I saw their pans at Christmas…. yuck! I want my grandchildren to grow up healthy too. Any specials???? Thank you again for a wonderful Product!!! Wish I could spread the word and sell this product too!!!!!!
-- Darlene H.
I ordered a set of cookware from you at the State Fair. (I was the one that didn’t have my credit card and talked with you on the phone to complete my order.) I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the new cookware. It really cooks as good as you said it would. The food is very tasty! I am enjoying learning how to use it and converting the dishes I regularly cook, including some I cooked in the oven, to cooking with the new cookware.
Thank you very much!
-- Susan B.
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Ours was great! And, thanks to you I was paid the highest compliment from my Dad, he said my creamed Kale I made this year was as good as my Grandmother used to make. Instead of first boiling the life and nutrients out of the Kale, I cleaned and prepared the Kale, then chopped it very fine, and then cooked it on low, with only the moisture from the Kale and the pre-washing. The Kale cooked perfectly, kept it’s color and valuable nutrients and flavor.
-- Donna W.
I so enjoyed your informative presentation at the fair. Albeit I told you your jokes were bad, it was the fact that they were so bad that made them funny! I appreciate the education on nutrients and your interaction with the audience. You did a wonderful job. Your obvious knowledge and skill with your product is what motivated my wife, Kim and I to make our purchase.
I wish you the best of health and prosperity.
--Walter F. (Skip)
Just to let you know – we are loving our cookware that we purchased from you, we use it daily and along with a low fat food plan (but WONDERFUL food!), a decrease in serving size, and exercise, both my husband and I have lost a lot of weight – I have lost 35 pounds and my husband has lost 30 – your cookware was an important part of our success. I especially love to cook/steam a mixture of veggies in the big pot – they are delicious and we put them in a big bowl and enjoy them for 2-3 days.
Thanks a lot!
-- Linda K.
I think of you often – like every day when I prepare a meal. I have to tell you – I am loving my cookware. I have now parted with all my old “favorites”, and use this cookware faithfully, and it does everything you promised it would do. It has cut my cooking time in half, and everything comes out perfectly wonderful. It is one of those rare occasions when something actually does something they say that it will.
Well worth the investment!
I had watched your show for a few years, and then my husband said he wanted to get it for me. The cost was more than I wanted to spend, but I watched and you showed us how easy it is to cook and eat healthy, and I thought okay. I had eaten the food that he made and it was all great, but what got me was the boiled eggs, corn and how fast a salad can be made. When I got home in October I started to use the cookware and I love it!
That is all I can say about it.
-- Jenny N.
My husband and I went to a demonstration at a friend’s house and we ended up having a demonstration at our house. We really loved the cookware. We use it all the time. We have the Electric Skillet and it is wonderful. We have been using the cookware for 29 years. Esther C.
My son and I attended a show at a festival in November of 2004. I don’t know who was more excited when we received the cookware my son or me. We both love to cook with it. It was a very good investment. Cooking entire meals is quick and easy with this cookware.
Did I mention that my son is 13?
Just wanted to drop a note and tell you how absolutely delighted we are with our cookware.
My fiancée, Dick Harp, and I bought a set at the state fair a month or so ago. We were impressed with you demonstration and felt that the set was something we could really enjoy. We had recently combined households and, goodness knows, we had enough cookware to last us forever (and it wasn't bad stuff.)
The first thing I made was the pineapple upside down cake. I've done my fair share of baking over the years, but I can honestly say that was unequivocally THE BEST I'd ever made. Everything we've cooked in the pots and pans has been exceptionally good and it's with the minimum effort! Dick likes to cook and we share the cooking tasks. He tends to favor the slow cooker meals which are out of this world. They are so much more flavorful with these utensils.
Tonight we had fish, corn on the cob and fresh green beans. The fish was moist and the most flavorful I've ever cooked. I forgot to put the corn husks in the bottom of the kettle that the corn on the cob and green beans were in, but we still couldn't believe how tender and delicious the corn was. It was almost like a different vegetable than what we'd eaten before.
I've never written a testimonial like this before because I've never been so impressed with a product before. I just felt I had to share our satisfaction with you. By the way, the old cookware was in the yard sale we did last week!
Thanks again,-- Rosalie Stamos
Just wanted to send a quick note to thanks you for these emails and the recipes! I don't know if you remember me but we met at the Home Show. My wife is a doctor in the military and I was looking for some cooking solutions to help us both out.
We have had a great time cooking and using the recipes you have been sending so I'd call this venture a success. I also have become a bit more "useful" in the kitchen than before through her eyes.
-- Lee Elias
I have had my cookware since 1963 and wouldn't use anything. It's the greatest. It still cooks as good today as it did the first day I bought. I highly recommend it to everyone who cooks and has the health of their family at heart. Pay a little for a one-time purchase of the best on the market. I will be adding to my collection with the electric skillet and salad-maker in the near future. I would rather do without than to but something inferior. My health and my family's health are uppermost in my mind and I don't take chances with their lives.
Do yourself and your family a favor and buy what you can afford, even if it's only a few pieces. You won't regret it.
-- Jan from Arlington
I purchased a set for my mother in 1963 and received it back from the estate after her passing. I was thrilled to learn they were still under warranty. This information was shared at a recent show I attended.
Your representatives were very helpful and I am looking forward to many more years of service. West Bend cookware is the finest I have experienced. Since we live in south Louisiana and cooking is such a big part of our culture, nothing does it better than our waterless cookware!
Thanks for producing such a great product.
-- Kenneth from Livingstone
I was so frustrated when I received an article about how horrible and toxic non-stick cookware is and I have been cooking my eggs on them every morning and feeding them to my precious twins! So I immediately switched to my all clad stainless steel and what a mess that made! I barely got out any egg as it is all stuck to the bottom! When you were so kind as to give me one of your AMAZING pans to try, I came right home and cooked and egg. It worked wonders! Today I decided to truly test the difference by using your pan and my all clad pan and cooking an egg at the same time. In both pans, I used the exact amount of olive oil and cooked both on medium to medium low. Attached are the pictures I took right after I took the eggs out of the pans! Bottom line is my $90 all clad pan is going in the trash! Thanks a million!
My wife and I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that we are really enjoying our new cookware. I can't believe how my eggs taste in the morning along with everything else - amazing! I made some venison stew in our new Slo-Cooker and it was also AMAZING (slooooooww for 7 hours on low.) I have some to my friend who hunts a lot and makes it himself quite often. He said it was the best venison stew he ever had and wants the recipe. I attribute it to the cookware and maybe a little of my work too. My favorite is the Kitchen Kutter and the demonstration salad. We love it and we have put a few new twists on it so we don't get bored of the same ol' thing. Thank you again!
-- Scott and Karen
It was a pleasure to meet you at the. I was so impressed to see you there, I mentioned to you about having your waterless cookware since 1958. The handle broke on my 2-quart and I threw it [the handle] out. I did not have the heart to throw enclosed pan out, as it is my favorite cooking pot. You mentioned to return it to you and you would replace it. Thank you so much.
-- Angie from PA
Would you like to hear about how I sing (or talk) about my waterless cookware? I hope so!
It's only been a short while for me to experience the easy tasty treats. During the demonstration, the cooking show host emphasized to me the value of lower temperature and no additional water! Getting to taste the variety of vegetables and meat left me in the know. When I came to understand that the natural moisture content of these foods and a low heat setting combined with the high tech construction of the pans is all on needs to cook with waterless cookware. I was able to see that spices and rubs and other seasonings are not necessary. The taste is already there. One just needs to know how to preserve it.
In my Customer Care Certificate (which I think I should have handed in at the demonstration,) I did tell how the waterless demonstration affected me right after the show close to where I live. I praise the delicious flavor the utensils bring out in the food. Also, it is a good a selling point that one can buy a lifetime product and that if something should happen there will be no additional cost - it would be under warranty. I have addition praise now that I see that the utensils do the same for me as how was talked about. Unfortunately the Basic set, with all its extra features of the Kitchen Kutter, Gourmet Skillet, Gourmet Slow cooker, and white bowl almost didn't get delivered on time. I'm happy to report that I did get it in sufficient time, but the salesman spent a good quantity of his tracking and talking skills when it mattered most to this customer to have the shipment by Christmas.
The Gourmet Slow Cooker, which I easily renamed the "Slow Cook Crock Pot," was used Christmas Eve with a turkey-noodle mixture. I raised and served 24 frozen whole wheat rolls on the double burner griddle (seems like the company wants to retire it.) I have also taken a large frozen pizza, given it a slice through the middle, and stretched the halves so that all the crust lays flat and served also on the same surface. Pizza is a finger food for us so I used a plastic knife for slicing the smaller pieces. It took a second batch of corn-on-the-cob before I understood how to "brown" food. I used the Kitchen Kutter and I thought the suction self stand was a really good feature. You have an amazingly good lifetime warranty!
I can't stack four units together like chef at the demonstration, but each of my kids (each received three pieces of the Basic Set) would do it for me if I asked.
It was impressed to me, in both my Home Economics class in high School and in State Teacher's College, the value of not throwing away water from cooking utensils and of watching to preserve vitamins and minerals that are just below the surface of the skin in vegetables. I learned to be mindful of healthy cooking.
I think that you made real good selection of the Farm and Ranch show as a venue for the demonstration I watched, because we farmers are the roots eating healthy and conserving water. People need to know about these things. I'm finishing up this account of the use and features of my waterless cookware. My next point is concerning my way of cooking oatmeal: when I bring the steel-cut oatmeal up to a boil will the heat produced be enough to cook?
I think that everything I ever want to cook can be done with my waterless cookware utensils.
I checked the YES box on the returned Certificate because I wanted to read more recipes. My girl and hubby did the pineapple upside down cake. They loved the taste.
-- Louetta Morse
We went to a demonstration of you r products at a friend's home in 1983. We were so impressed by the display that we purchased a set. Since that time we have never had to purchase any other cookware. Your cookware has probably been the best purchase we have made since then. We promote all of you pieces to everyone! Thank you for everything!
This set of pots and pans are without a doubt the best I've ever owned (and I've tried many!) Nothing has held up as well and stayed flat with no warping. You need that kind of quality these days with glass top ranges! With thirty years of a wonderful product I thank you!
Thanks for the Replacement knob. The lid now works fine. We sure do enjoy using your product. Thank for your friendly service!
-- Michael and Sally Bruce
My cookware has arrived and I'm so excited to start using it. I just got rid of all my pots and pans, along with all my old bake-ware. All I have and need is my new waterless cookware. Just wanted to let you know that I love my set and the Kitchen Kutter. I also got rid of my old food processor.
-- Lori Birdenbaker
I have owned the basic set of pots since the early 1970s. I have never owned another set of pots since and they are as nice today as they were when I bought them. I plan on handing them down to my daughter some day. Thank you for the best pots ever!
-- Eileen Elliott
My wife purchased a set of West Bend's Kitchen Craft cookware in 1960. She loves it, and wouldn't know what to do without it. However, the welded handle connection to the two-quart sauce pan has broken off.
She purchased this cookware from me at the time. I had just met her while demonstrating the cookware, and totally lost it half way though the demo. I was smitten. I didn't make any commission off the sale, and instead persuaded her to marry me. Your cookware has been very durable, and last - just like my wife. As per your instructions, I am enclosing the pan for repair, with a check for $8.00.
Thank you for the effort.
-- Gary Krueger
I have never had a kitchen product better than my Family Set of pots, purchased in 1985!
-- James Wear
This cookware is absolutely amazing. The most prominent feature of the cookware, in my opinion, is not that is waterless, but that it heats evenly. I have a thirty year old electric range that is not suitable for most cookware, as the heat is not evenly distributed. With waterless cookware, I can cook on a not so level burner and it does not affect the distribution of heat of the cookware. I care for my cookware according to the manufacturer's instructions and the cookware remains in nearly the same condition as when I purchased it. I have never set my burner above the medium setting, so as one can exercise patience in cooking, this is definitely cookware for life.
-- Matthew Zubia
It just dawned on me when I was doing my dishes, how long I've had my set of waterless cookware. It has been at least forty-three years and they are still going strong. I can't say enough about the quality of this product. I use it every day and I couldn't tell you how many meals and how many batches of fudge they've been through and they don't disappoint. My kids have tried to get me to switch to Teflon cookware and have bought it for me only to have to throw it away because after a while, it starts peeling and really looks bad. I'm sixty-seven years old and when my husband purchased it, I told him it was too expensive, but he bought it anyway. I am so glad he did. My dear husband passed away six years ago and his legacy goes on. Again, thank you for making such a great product.
-- JoAnne Fisher
P.S. I wasn't even sure you were still in business.
I purchased the my set in June of 2001 after watching a demonstration at the fair. I weighed 290 lbs. at the time and was very unhappy with what fast foods had done to my body. I was able to cook my meals at home in the same time it took to go out and get fast food or junk. By January of 2002 I weighed in at 215 lbs. without going on a fad diet. I had just good food at home. At the first demonstration they mentioned the effects of aluminum on memory loss and that was me. I removed all aluminum from my diet, including pans and soda cans. My memory is back and clear.
I love it! I save on buying vitamins. Healthy cooking does it alone.
I have used it for 30 years. My son, a chef, tried mine and loved it! Now he has his very own set.
Super! They last for many generations. They look the same as they did 34 years ago. I love to stack them up and cook!
It has been great to use for cooking for our family of 7 for 45 years. It has served us well and it's wonderful not to use grease or water.
We went to a demonstration of your products at a friend's home in 1983. We were so impressed by the display that we purchased a set. Since that time we have never had to purchase any other cookware. Your cookware has probably been the best purchase we have made since then. We promote all of your pieces to everyone. Thank you for everything!
I have a little 1 quart pan that I've had for a very long time. I use it so much as I live in a home where we are fed our dinner but must make our other meals. (I'm 93 years old.) Nothing burns in my little 60-year-old pan. Thanks for such a great, long-lasting, product.
-- Mrs. Ruth Knadle
I love the fact that I don't have to use any oil or butter when cooking. I made chicken breasts that were some of the best I've had! I definitely share your information with my foods students here at Badger Middle School. I truly believe you have a winner!
My mother's first set of cookware was purchased it in 1946. Mom passed away in 1997. I am still using these pans today! They are still in excellent condition!
This set of pots and pans are without a doubt the best I've ever owned ... and I've tried many! Nothing has held up as well and stayed flat with no warping. You need that kind of quality these days with glass top ranges! 30 years of a wonderful product and I thank you!
When I purchased this set, I kept thinking, God, I hope it was worth the money. Well, it was and still is. I love the fact that I don't have to use oil or water. The meats come out so tender and full of juice, and the vegetables don't lose any of their nutrients.
My father was a waterless cookware rep and gave us a complete set as a wedding present in 1951. They are made of aluminum, not stainless steel. They have served us well for 52 years. I don't think I could cook with any other type of pans. Thanks so much for your excellent craftsmanship.
My mother bought waterless cookware 35 years ago. Sales men went door to door and even cooked a meal to demonstrate the efficient way this cookware is. To this day my mother still uses and has this set in its entirety which is I think more than 15 pieces all have been cared for and are in mint condition considering they have been in use for the past 35 years!
I purchased your cookware on impulse years ago. I was a young girl not even yet out on my own. It was the best purchase I ever made. I use it every day. It has moved with me through 6 states and I couldn't imagine using anything else. I recommend it to everyone.
-- Kelly Manning