Song of My Magma 10 Piece Cookware

Recently I promised Dani, of Sundowner Sails Again, that I intended to post a review of my [amazon_link id=”B002TV7QCS” target=”_blank” ]Magma 10 Piece[/amazon_link] cookware. The usual type of review is simply too prosaic to fully represent the quality of my affection for this cookware. And so, a poem. Be still, my heart!

Nesting, shiny steely slickness sitting smartly, waiting there,
Sturdy, everlasting Magma, darling of marine cookware.
What creates the marriage of your form and your efficiency?
Who were your creators, engineers with such facility?
Fast, delicious, even heating; repast cooking without sticking;
languid dining, cleanup waiting, Magma still too warm for licking.
One among your virtues, easy cleaning, never scrubbing,
gentle cleansing, paper toweling, only very lightly rubbing.
Nesting, steely shiny slickness, form and function to entwine,
Queen of marine cookware, Magma, I will ever make you mine.

A thing of beauty!

A thing of beauty!

The end. Buy it. You won’t regret it.







21 thoughts on “Song of My Magma 10 Piece Cookware

  1. Oh sheesh, Joanne! You know I’m not a poet! But I do love my Magma. Now that the boat is cleared out for sale, I’ve brought it home and plan to use it here. It’s better than what I have at home.

    • We do have the teflon coated. I know some people don’t like the idea of teflon because it allegedly gives off toxic fumes, but my understanding is that the temperature has to be much higher than normal cooking temp. Also, we don’t leave any pans on the burner for long periods of time without food in them, so I feel just fine about using these.

    • I don’t think you would regret it. The ease of cleaning alone is worth something on a boat. I have another skillet that I used for years before Mike bought me the Magma. The difference in how fast the cooking goes, how the set holds heat (efficiency) and how easy it is to clean is palpable. Also, even though I miss my metal spatula, teflon-safe spatulas do not rust in marine air. To clean, I literally rinse it with salt water and wipe it out.

  2. Here, Here to Magma! We quite agree. I’m no poet but you seem to have covered all the bases.

    TEFLON; We approached with a different logic. Toxins or no, eventually all teflon wears off. Very pleasantly, we’ve found few instances of sticking in the plain stainless and we know that it should truly last for our cruising lives. Just buy it. You won’t regret it.

    Fair Winds

    • So true! And I’ll remember that when ours wear out. It may be our imagination, but it does seem as though the coating is extra thick on these. Or maybe I usually just buy cheap pans. Ok, that’s probably it.

  3. Heave Ho the bowline, sir, the Magma’s on the stove
    The galley smells of flavors grand…set sail for yonder cove.
    The sun is up…the winds are fair, there’s ripples on the water.
    Our stomach’s soon will be content…with Magma they should aughter!

    Okay enuff – it just happened but I must tell you I AM impressed with your poetic ability. Re “aughter” that’s poetic license…

    • Awesome, Betty! That could be a little sailing shanty! Is that the right word? Gotta love wordplay. Keeps the brain cells moving and active.

  4. Love the poem! Now if only Magma would make a ceramic coated set. I’ve given up on Teflon both for health concerns and the durability issue and have found ceramic coating to be the answer to the problem of difficult clean up and sticky foods. *sigh*

    • That would be the best of both worlds! Maybe they will hear your plea. It seems like it would be a natural combination for a boat.

  5. What a fantastic poem, very fun! I’ve never heard of this magma cookware that you love so much. We have a Magma bbq on the boat, but I’ve never seen the cookware. It sounds great! I want.

    • I wonder if they carry it at marine stores in Australia? Don’t see why not, if you have the Magma barbecue. If not, they probably have an equivalent. I love the removable handles because it makes storage so much easier.. I forgot to include that in the poem, darn it!

  6. I gotta let you know, yours is one of the first sailing blogs I have read, and now I am hooked (no pun intended). I blame you for Awakening a desire in ,me to own my own boat… LOL… I am going through all of the usual deliberations… can I afford it, can I maintain it, Can I sail it, Etc… I go back and forth. I guess some experience might help me decide. I have sailed and raced Hobie cats, but have very little experience in a monohull. I kind of have my eye on a 1984 Hunter 31, although I do like the CALs very much. I live right here in the Tacoma Area where I am a Server Geek for Madigan Army Medical Center and live in the North end. If you guys ever need a crew, or a hand working on your boat, drop me a line!

    • Ah oh, John! It sounds like you are on the verge of becoming a boat owner and monohull sailor! We are willing to take the blame for this. We’re big enough to take it. We know the deliberations of which you speak and would be glad to share information with you to help you in your quest to become South Puget Sound’s next addict (I mean, sailor). Server Geek at Madigan, huh? Well then you are in our very back yard as we live in Lakewood and, of course, Moonrise is in Foss Waterway. We also have a friend who lives in the north end and owns a Catalina 36 on the same dock a us. I know he’d be glad to swap advice, too. One thing sailors always have plenty of: advice. Both my parents retired at Madigan, my father as the head of Pastoral Care, my mother as a Social Worker (both many moons ago). Since you are looking at a Hunter, I would advise sailing on one and comparing to the Cal. Of course, we are nothing if not prejudice and I’m sure a Hunter owner would feel the same. I don’t know much about the Hunter 31’s design, maybe Mike does. If you shoot Mike an email through our ‘contact us’ page, we can start a conversation about owning boats in this area, what marina fees run, etc. We’d be happy to take you out on Moonrise if we get some decent weather: i.e. wind, but not heavy rain and preferably above freezing. Even so, we’d also be glad to take you down to the docks to poke around and visit Moonrise and her systems, etc. I was just saying last night that I believe Moonrise has been feeling a little abandoned by us lately and we need to go down and spend some time at the docks.

      • That would be so Cool! that is really nice of you ! I will make sure I contact Mike. thanks a LOT. I haven’t really been on any boats yet in my quest for one, but I have done a lot of looking on the internet… I am looking for a boat that I could singlehand, and it would be great if it had some electronics like a GPS, Auto pilot, wind, depth etc… I don’t want to go too big because I will be singlehanding a lot (I am Single), but not too small as I would like to take friends and family out for some overnighters… I am thinking in the range of 38 to 31 feet or so… do you have any thoughts on this?

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