Saturday, August 17, 2013

Emerilware sucks #10

From the Consumer Affairs website:

Jessica of Aliso Viejo, CA on June 18, 2008

One of my Emeril cookware pots EXPLODED when I was just boiling water. Moulton Aluminum came out of the pot onto my glass stove top. It left huge holes in my stove top- breaking the glass. My stove top is now ruined, and I was exposed to liquid aluminum-VERY toxic! Thank goodness none of it got on my skin. I can't tell enough people JUST HOW UPSET I AM over this situation- my health has been compromised. I am HIGHLY disappointed in this pan set- and urge anyone with the set to return it immediately! You can't put a price on your health!!!
My stove-top is going to cost a couple hundred dollars to fix- and my pots are ruined. I still have the receipt and will return at Macy's today!  

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Emerilware sucks - story #9

From the Consumer Affairs website:

Richard of New York, NY on June 9, 2008
Have had a one quart Emeril brand pot for less than a year purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Performed beautifully for awhile. Did not overheat the pot; it heats up VERY quickly and continues to hold heat for a long time, even off the flame. Just noticed that the bottom covering of the I would guess aluminum core is separating, making the pot unusable. Don't want molten aluminum dripping on my stove or body. Is this a common complaint. What do the manufacturer's suggest, beyond using a lower temp flame -- and what is THAT exactly?
A very expensive piece of cookware is unusable after less than a year.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Story #8

From the Consumer Affairs website:

Peggy of Newark, CA on March 16, 2008

My 83 year old mother received a Emeril Lagasse 10 piece stainless set of cookware last year as a gift from a family member purchased at Macy's Department store in Freemont, CA. Recently, she had a nearly disasterous experience involving one of the Emeril pots and its aluminum filled base. She was boiling water on the stove and attempting to move the pot from the stove to the sink when the pot bottom seemed to explode with molten liquid aluminum spewing over the stove, counter top, kitchen floor, and sink. She was very lucky that none of the liquified aluminum landed on her body. She was extremely terrified by this event and wants nothing further to do with this type of cookware.
I went to visit my mother and together, we took the Emeril 10 piece set back to Macy's Store to explain our plight. They were very understanding and after concluding that my mom didn't want an exchange or any aluminum filled base cookware, refunded the cost of the cookware set to her. My concern here is regarding the safety risks of using this type of cookware as it pertains to my elderly mother and all consumers, for that matter. Is this an isolated incident involving one bad pot or is a more frequent problem that we should all be made aware of?
Personal trauma of event and the costs of repair to stove, counter, floor, and sink.