I puchased this item for my daughter for Christmas. I was at first hesitant about purchasing it, because it was not non-stick cookware. However, my daughter also puts everything in the dishwasher, and some (most) non-stick is not dishwasher safe. So this product, being 3-ply stainless, was purchased. The raves early Christmas morning were endless. I was called, at 7.30, about how happy she was and the cookware was great. Later that day, upon her arriving for our Christmas dinner, I was thanked again, and told how great the cookware was. So, what can I say, except : Great Product by Cuisnart, and thank-you Overstocked for carrying the product. My daugher is elated, and I am happy I purchased the product.
I was a little nervous at first based on some of the reviews, however when used properly they are fantastic! My husband was so used to the old non-stick set that he scorched one of the skillets pretty bad but that was operator error. He rarely cooks so I should have supervised :) One reviewer's suggestion about cleaning with vinegar was genius! The main thing I've found going from non-stick to stainless is just that you have to be more aware of your heat settings and clean/dry with more care. I am thrilled with this set!
I received my pans in a short time. They were very nice however one frying pan was scared when I received it but small change compared to the over all shape of the set. I believe they are a little harder to clean then some I've used. Over all I like them and feel that I got my monies worth.
I bought these for my wife and she was totally in love with the product. From the metal handles to the even heating bottoms these are the best we have ever had. Would recommend these tyo anyone who is looking for quality at a great price.
I'm not a chef or cooking expert, but I'm very happy with this set. I didn't do a lot of comparison shopping before purchasing, but it seems fairly heavy and durable and heats evenly. I had been using non-stick cookware before, but the coating always seemed to flake off after a while, so I decided to switch to stainless steel and am very pleased. This set is a nice combination of sizes/pieces, and I would definitely recommend it.
For me, this was a great buying experience. Delivery was on time. It was packed so well and not a scratch on any item. I use my stainless steel set a couple of times every day and wash them by hand. I have had no problems with sticking, marks, or clean-up. After reading mostly positive and some negative reviews, I decided to give the Cuisinart Chef's 10-piece Classic Stainless Steel Cookware Set a try and have no regrets. Maybe, I am fussy...but I wash the set by hand and do not use any higher heat than medium or medium high. So far, they work for me!
Beautiful--I can hardly bare to use them! They distribute heat more evenly on my electric glass top stove than my old copper-clad pans, which is why I ordered them. They are a bit slow to heat, but so were the old pans. I was surprised when the bottom of the pans became discolored after cooking eggs or boiling pasta, but vinegar cleaned them up, as advised by the directions. I'm washing them by hand because I want to keep them looking beautiful for as long as I can.
We love this cookware. It is much heavier than we anticipated for the price, and it heats quickly, cooks evenly, and washes up with minimal effort. What more could we want from cookware? We were very hesitant to order this online, because we'd been shopping all of our local stores and anything in this price range seemed much too light for the heavy use we'd be giving it. But because we have had great experiences shopping Overstock.com, we decided to go ahead and give it a try. We couldn't be happier with it!