What Our Customers are Saying…
Hello, Belkraft .... Here's a great story for you! (Sept.'06)
When my daughter was 2 (in 1964), a door-to-door salesman rang my doorbell, and pitched your cookware set. From looking at your website, I believe it was either a 19- or 23-piece set. If I bought the cookware, a set of china, service for 8, was thrown in for free. And if I bought the completer set (platters, gravy dishes, sugar/creamer, etc.), matching stainless steel flatware and crystal (both service for 8) was thrown in for free. To make a long story short, I think I paid $23.85 a month for quite a while.
My daughter now has the china. The crystal pretty much got broken. The flatware is missing many pieces. But that cookware has lasted all this time, and is only a bit scratched, but I only had one needed repair - the handle on the lid to the dutch oven came off and my brother-in-law had to fix it for me (this was within the last couple of years). It still cleans up remarkably well with a little Scotch-Brite on the inside and bottom, and I clean the shiny outside with a past of flour and vinegar and buff to a bright shine.
Needless to say, I have never regretted my purchase! You guys make a terrific product, and I expect my daughter to use it for over 40 years after she gets it, which I hope will be many years from now.
So, 40 years after the fact, I want to thank you for making such a fine set of cookware. Sincerely,
I have owned my cookware since I was 18 and love it. It was 1966. I wondered if I could get a catalogue to order pieces direct from you. Also I do not have an instruction book so I may never have used it correctly. But it is still wonderful. Thank You for your time.
I was searching the web for Vacumatic Cookware, trying to find replacement short side handles for a couple of my pots. This was when I stumbled onto your site. I never knew to contact BelKraft. I only knew to look for Vacumatic, because it's written under my cookware.
I was on my first job after finishing Nursing School when I saw a notice that a salesperson was doing demonstrations on this "waterless" cookware in the dietary department. I decided to see the demonstration and well, needless to say, I was sold.
This was my first major purchase. I don't remember exactly how much, but they were quite costly and they threw in a set of China, white with platinum edges. I still have those too.
With the exception of a couple of broken side handles, my cookware still looks and cooks like new. My china set is still beautiful also.
When my husband and I married, we received another set of "really nice", other name brand cookware from other nurses and doctors I worked with. Not many knew I had spent so much money on this other set.
A couple of my friends, also new nurses had said it was really stupid to pay so much money for this cookware. Well, I still have these and the other set has been long gone.
I'm still really close to a few of my friends from back then and they can't believe that the entire set still looks like new.
I have had this cookware for 40+ years and plan to pass it on to my daughter in maybe another 40 years or so when I'm finished with it. I am truly glad I made such a wise choice so many years ago.
Love my Vacumatic Cookware!
Thank you very much for helping me with purchasing set of knives and Cookware! I am very pleased with the service you provided, with the price, and your knowledge about the products. The transaction went very smooth and I received my purchase very fast. I would also like to thank you for the help with the registration of the purchased products.
I will definitely recommend your site and you, personally, to my friends and family.
In 1968 I purchased my ‘ first ' set of Vacumatic cookware, the 19 piece set. That was also the year that I purchased my ‘ last ' set of cookware. The very large salesman that I purchased from stood on the pans to prove their endurance. 39 years, 1 husband and 3 kids later I still use that same Vacumatic cookware everyday. Because the years have taken their toll on some of the handles, I was delighted to discover that I could still replace the handles.
As a young secretary in the sixties, the initial investment seemed enormous. Almost 4 decades later I appreciate the value of quality and am delighted that BelKraft not only ‘stand' on their products, they also ‘stand by' their products.
Greetings!!! We have been using your pans for over 30 years. They are in excellent shape. When my wife was doing the dishes and while I was behind my computer I ‘Googled' your company name. All is well in our Belkraft product home.
Ron Geyer - My set from 1975
"For the first time as far back as I can remember, I cooked on normal stainless steel cookware. I just came back from Orlando to take my boys to see Mickey Mouse. We rented a room with a kitchen to try and save money. (Not easy in Orlando) For the first time I cooked away from home and I am not used to using anything but 7-ply surgical steel cookware. After twenty-nine years of selling quality waterless cookware, I now truly realise what I did for thousands of people when I helped them acquire their sets. Just making breakfast in that warped 1-ply stainless fry pan was a frustrating experience. I had to use butter to make pancakes and they were black on the sides and the middle still needed cooking. I was glad to get home and away from sticking, burning and greasy foods. There are a lot of things you can try to buy cheap, but cookware is definitely not one of them. The only people paying for our cookware are the ones who don't have it. If you would like more info on our sets and how they can pay for themselves in a few short years go HERE or call me.1-877-523-7800
I have had my set for 51 years. I also bought 2 sets for each daughter.
We absolutely love this cookware and I will pass mine on to the oldest granddaughter.
Still use them.
Glad to have found you.
Back in 1975 we were a young couple just starting out trying to live on a buck sargent's pay when this door to door salesman came to our apartment selling pots and pans. My husband invited him in and we listened to his sales pitch. I was furious with my husband when he spent $1000.00 of our savings to buy a set of the surgical steel, stack-able cookware! I did at least get to decide if the bottom would be copper or plain. I hate polishing copper so we went with plain. It was a huge set of cookware. It even came with three graduated mixing bowls and cake pans!
36 years later there is not a day that goes by that I am not exceptionally glad that my husband was "suckered into" buying that cookware from a door to door salesman. Over the years people have permanently borrowed some of the set, much to my chagrin, and a few pot handles and lid handles needed to be screwed back on tight but I have loved that cookware since day one. I burned plenty of meals in my day, and one time it was so bad that everyone was sure I would have to throw the pot away. It took a good week of soaking and scrubbing but that pot looks better than a lot of the new pots my kids have. I bet a lot of other cookware manufacturers hated you in the day!
Best investment we ever made.
My fry pan from 35 years ago warped and now that I had a new flat glass type stove top it was spinning. I called BelKraft and was upset that they didn't replace it for free. I thought it was covered under the 50 year warranty but the girl said that warping falls under the “Full Hazard Warranty”. Under this warranty they only replaced it for half price. The new 7-ply pan seems to be twice as thick and so far so good. I suppose I should just be grateful that they're still around after 35 years.
I began my first full-time job in 1967 and I purchased (I believe 1968) the 23 piece set. I don't remember what I paid, I only remember it was a large sum of money for pots and pans at that time. I have been cooking in these pots for 37 years and they look as good as the day I bought them. (I'm attaching a couple of pics).
I am thrilled to find your website to be able to get a new handle. Your product is supreme. Back in 1968 I tried to convince my girlfriend to buy the same set but she said she couldn't afford it. Well, at least six sets of pots and pans later she said she wished she had taken my advice! I look forward to hearing from you about the handle and thank you for your time.
Buying my water-less cookware from Belkraft International nearly 32 years ago was one of the smartest investments I have ever made. Growing up, I was always surrounded by the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread, steaming robust stews and soups along with many other wonderful gastronomical memories that my mother so lovingly did day after day.
A friend of mine became a salesman for Belkraft International when I was 18 years old. I invited him over to let him practice his sales pitch so he could brush-up on his marketing skills. It was not my intention to make any such purchase for I was still just a teenager but the product sold it self to my mother and I without a blink.
The grand package I purchased cost me somewhere around $850.00 CAD and it included 5 saucepans and lids, electric frying pan, double-boiler pot, steamer and masher along with the 3 and 6 egg poacher and tongs. A four piece, 4 setting Pirouette china set was included as a free bonus. In a blink, 32 years of happily cooking with my water-less Vacumatic cookware has past creating some of those same memories for my two grown girls.
My own girls are now 20 and 23 years of age and I constantly remind them of the benefits of buying quality cookware. They also like to spend time in the kitchen creating scrumptious dishes to eat. My mother gave me sound advice 32 years ago and I have the same intentions for my girls.
I purchased the set in 1964! I love my water-less cookware and have used it everyday since the pots arrived! Boy, these pans have been great! If I got out the SST polish the pans would look new (except the handles do show wear and are no longer shiny).
Thanks for your help with everything. As for that testimonial…
I've owned my Vacumatic cookware set for 30 years and have often boasted about having the greatest pots and pans one could find. However, I never dreamt they could conceivably avert a near disaster.
One busy Sunday, in a preoccupied moment, I left the house for 1 and ½ hours with something cooking on my gas stove in a Vacumatic 2-quart saucepan. Getting out of my van on my return home, I could hear the smoke detectors going off. In fear, I opened the door expecting flames. Instead, I could see some smoke, and I could certainly smell it. Racing in, I found the contents in the pot burnt to a crisp and smoke rising from it. Except for charred food around the inside and some blackness on the outside bottom, the saucepan itself appeared to be fine. I have no doubt a lesser quality pot would have easily burnt through the bottom, possibly resulting in the handle meeting the flame and who knows what from there.
I still can't believe it. Nor can my friends and family when I show them the saucepan. What a lifesaver!