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Cook With Brilliance! Nonstick Brilliance Cookware Set

Cooking With Brilliance!

Nothing makes cooking easier than having the right tools for the job—and with the Brilliance nonstick cookware collection, you have all the basics you need to cook confidently. The information below will set you up for success with your Brilliance 5-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set, show you simple recipes to make with each piece, and teach you basic cooking techniques that will help you make amazing meals with your new cookware.

Try These Brilliance Cookware Recipes First

They’re both quick, basic recipes made even better on the Brilliance nonstick cookware.

Basic Omelet

Cooking your eggs over low heat means you get a fluffy, evenly cooked omelet. And it slides right out of the 8.5" (21-cm) Nonstick Fry Pan!

Oven-Roasted Chicken & Veggies

Go from browning chicken on the stove to baking veggies in the oven with the 5-qt. (4.7-L) Nonstick Saute Pan.

Cooking Techniques to Try in Brilliance Cookware

If you’ve spent much time trying to cook with discount store pans or the hand-me-downs you got for your first apartment, you already know how much easier cooking becomes when you use quality kitchen products. Now, start matching great techniques with the right pans and you have—Brilliance!

Here are a few basic techniques you’ll use all the time with the pans from the Brilliance 5-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set.

Meat Sauce With Crushed Tomatoes


Use With: 4-qt. (3.8-L) Sauce Pan and 5-qt. (4.7-L) Saute Pan

Simmering is cooking food slowly and gently in a liquid that’s just below the boiling point to infuse flavor.

Keep a close eye on the temperature and look for a shimmering surface and small bubbles coming up every few seconds. You can bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer.

Want more? Get all the details in our How to Simmer post. You’ll use the technique in the Meat Sauce With Crushed Tomatoes recipe—and almost every other soup, stew, chili, and sauce recipe you make!

Meat Sauce With Crushed Tomatoes

This staple sauce is extra easy because of the 4-qt. (3.8-L) Nonstick Sauce Pan’s draining lid.


Use With: 5-qt. (4.7-L) Saute Pan

All sorts of shapes and sizes of pans will work for reducing liquid in your cooking, but the 5-qt. (4.7-L) Saute Pan is especially great for quick reductions.

The wider base helps the liquid evaporate faster, so you end up with a rich, delicious sauce in not a lot of time. And, the nonstick surface will help prevent stuck-on messes in the event your sauce reduces a little more quickly and thoroughly than you anticipated.


Use With: 4-qt. (3.8-L) Sauce Pan and 5-qt. (4.7-L) Saute Pan

Sweating is gently heating aromatic vegetables like onions, carrots, celery, and/or garlic to soften and remove moisture without browning. Often done as the base of a recipe, it lets flavors start to build and mingle.

This is called a mirepoix in French cooking and many other cultural cooking traditions use variations of this base as well. You can learn more about making and using mirepoix in this How to Make Mirepoix post.


Use With: 4-qt. (3.8-L) Sauce Pan, 5-qt. (4.7-L) Saute Pan and 8.5″ (21-cm) Fry Pan

Sauteing is cooking food in a very hot pan with a small amount of fat (usually oil) to soften and remove excess moisture and brown or caramelize food.

Nonstick cookware wins the saute game! The nonstick surface reduces the amount of fat needed to saute your food while still allowing it to slip easily out of your pan. Less oil, no scrubbing, more time to do the fun things—like eating delicious meals with family and friends.

Quick tips from our culinary experts for sauteing success are:

  • Keeping the food moving as you cook helps everything cook evenly and helps keep the pan hot.
  • When you’re sauteing veggies, add a little salt to draw out moisture.

Unrolled Cabbage Rolls

This recipe uses a few simple techiques and will reward you with a whole bunch of flavor in a short amount of time. Any leftovers can easily be made into a quick soup the next day.

Unrolled Cabbage Rolls

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