Lincoln/Redco is a well recognized company within the food service industry. In case you haven’t heard of them, they produce a variety of food prep equipment and commercial cookware. Lincoln cookware has been in production in one form or another since the early 1900s. Every chef is pretty particular about his or her cookware, which is understandable since these are the tools you use in the kitchen every day to ply your trade.
The nice thing about Lincoln is that the variety of their cookware lines has something for every taste and preference. At the risk of sounding like a salesman (probably too late…), I’d like to take a minute to outline the different cookware products offered by Lincoln. Again, there’s something for everyone here, from practical, durable standard cookware all the way up to high end, high performance stainless steel for the discerning perfectionist.
Arkadia®: This aluminum cookware is good, standard cookware without the frills and without the expense of other lines. If you’re on a budget and looking for a good value, Arkadia® is the line for you.
Lincoln Wear-Ever®: The Wear-Ever® line was registered in 1904 and has been a well-known name in aluminum cookware for over a century. There are also four variations on the Wear-Ever line for specialized cooking needs:
- Natural Finish® – The name says it all: natural aluminum cookware.
- EverSmooth® – Rivetless cookware that eliminates those annoying buttons on the inside of any pot or pan that are hard to clean.
- CeramiGuard® – Ceramic non-stick cookware that is much more scratch and wear resistant than traditional non-stick cookware.
- HardCoat® – Anodized black surface for high heat and heavy use applications.
These Wear-Ever® features are also combined on a lot of Lincoln’s cookware, like EverSmooth® CeramiGuard® fry pans, etc.
Lincoln also has two lines of stainless steel cookware:
Optio™ cookware is bottom-clad with aluminum for quick heat distribution. This line is more affordable than most stainless cookware but still durable enough for any commercial application.
Centurion® stainless steel cookware is top-of-the-line, 18/10 stainless cookware with bottom-clad aluminum for quick heating.
So that’s what’s available from Lincoln Smallwares. All in all, most people in the industry agree this is pretty good cookware, and you’ve got quite a few choices to fit the specific requirements of your commercial kitchen.