This set comes with all the essentials needed to make an elegant creme brulee dessert. And the pan can also be used for any recipe calling for an 8" square pan.Bake Ware4 x 6-oz. Porcelain RamekinsInterior RackAluminized SteelAluminized Steel BodyBake WareBakewareBakingBaking DishChicago MetallicDishwasher SafeFocus Products Group, LLCYeshttp://www.focuspg.com
I live waaaaay out in the country, but have developed quite a taste for Creme Brulee. So, on a trip to the city, I got this set. It worked great. Easy to use and handle.The rack for the custard cups made it easy to move the custard from the oven without getting scalded by the water bath. Everything cleaned up well. Of course, I had to get a flame thrower to burn the sugar, but I loved it. If you have the room, a great buy.
I used to make creme brulee the old fashioned way and always ended up with water in at least one ramekin. That ruins your efforts. The kit's metal rack holds the tops of the ramekins above the water level, so water cannot get in and ruin your dessert. The rack also allows you to remove the ramekins from the hot water without scalding yourself; It's a clever design. I ended up buying a second kit for Holiday Dinners. The ramekins & metal parts all clean easily in the sink, so don't put them in the dishw..
I love the set - works really well - but I broke a ramekin and Chicago Metallic doesn't offer extra ramekins to fit in the wire rack. They are supposed to be 6-oz ramekins and the closest I could find were 6-oz ramekins from HIC - but those just barely do NOT fit in the set's wire rim - so now my set only makes 3 brulees at a time. If you buy this set - don't break any ramekins because as far as I can tell they are not replaceable.