I purchased and received this cookware about a month ago. I couldn't be more pleased with the product. I read all the reviews and noticed there were several complaints of food sticking. I consider myself to be a good cook and having had many years of experience, I realized the complaints had to have come from those who did not "season" the cookware before using it. I took the time to do that and have not had one thing stick in the cookware. It heats evenly as stated and everything I cook in it cooks as if I'm using non-stick cookware. I have to say, I do not put it in the dishwasher or use soap on the skillets as I feel the detergents are too harsh for any cookware and ruin the finish. I have had several different sets of cookware that claim to be some of the best but this definitely wins hands down. The product was received very quickly and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Overstock.com for excellent service and an excellent product at an excellent price.
The pots and pans are beautiful. First time I have dealt with Stainless steel. Instructions do not include seasoning the pots and pans before use. Without it they do not cook very well. Food sticks even if you add oil to the pan. I found this information on the internet after a lady told me she had seasoned hers. There is a lot of extra care that has to be used on the cookware but I am sure that once I get use to it, it will not be a problem. At least they sit flat on my ceremic top stove.
I bought these pots and pans as a set, and have since added a few extra pieces. They are wonderful to cook with. It is not hard to cook, food does not stick, you have to know how to cook with stainless steel. As far as clean up is considered, it is not a problem, you have put a little bit of elbow grease into it, but it is not a issue. I am so happy with this purchase. i can make the most perfect omelet without it sticking. You just add a little bit of butter. In regards to cooking, you should heat the pan a little then add the food. I usually cook on low or medium with these pans. They are well worth the price and think they should last a very long time. What are you waiting for , put your order in.
This Cuisinart cookware set is awesome. I could hardly wait for my new shiny pots and and pans to arrive. I have a family of five and the 12 inch skillet and large size of the saute pan are most appropriate for fixing large amounts of food. I shopped around and Overstock.com had the best price for the quantity received (17 pieces). I wish Cuisinart would have included a Dutch over in the set. That would have made my set totally complete. I would have given the product an excellent rating except for the fact that the handles to the lids get hot and I have to use a potholder to remove when cooking for long periods of time. Nevertheless, I still love my new cookware.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Appropriate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
A great set of pans. I have nothing but kudos for their usefulness and functionality, but must clear up one point in other reviews I read before ordering this set. You DO NOT have to season stainless steel. You season cast iron. The secret to cooking with stainless steel is cooking at lower temperatures. The aluminum base of the pan distributes the heat evenly. You should not use more than 3/4 of the maximum heat no matter whether you have a gas or electric range. If you do use high heat, food will stick.
We bought this as a replacement; we had some low-end colored cookware that tried to leave a residue on my new ceramic cooktop. Decided to get this set to prevent that possibility, even though it's not non-stick. So far it has been great, and it cleans up nicely. The sizes on this and another vendor's site were listed differently, but they were actually referring to the same set so there must have been a proofreading error. Anyway, we are enjoying the set. Our set has a 1 1/2 qt, 2 1/2 qt, and other pots as listed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Heavy duty cookware that works with my ceramic cooktop
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? fine--not sure if it said it was dishwasher safe but it is; also not sure the pot sizes were listed correctly
This was the set I wanted for many years. It is my Christmas present to myself and I couldn't wait to start using it. It has all the size pots and pans that I use on a daily basis and even a few that I need for larger events. I cook lots and really appreciate the quality and especially the handles that don't heat up! I'm not constantly grabbing a potholder now, it's that one short cut that speeds things up just a bit, but really shows when you're trying to get a meal together with meats, veggies, sauces and all the littles extras = wonderful meals that my family appreciates, yummy! NOTE: cooking on a gas range you MUST lower the heat to medium very quickly to not burn things on the sides of the pots - that's the only drawback I have found so far.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as shown on photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality - 18/10 stainless steel as recommended by professional Chef's
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
The 3qt pan was not good. The first time I used it the bottom buckled so that it did not sit flat on the burner. The bottom of the pan also had a bad spot on it. It made a horrible sound when this happened so I knew something was wrong. I tried to find a way to return it for a new one but to no avail. I do hope there will not be anymore trouble with the rest of the cookware. I have not tried to use each piece of the set yet. I would still like to replace this pan if only I knew how. Overall, the set is lovely.
This set was bought for my wife as a combination anniversary & birthday gift for our 2nd home in AZ. She was very surprised , but the cookware is absolutely gleaming in stainless shine. The frying pans clean up very, very easily and completely. So far that is all we've used, but very, very satisfied with our purchase.
I received my set for Christmas and have been cooking with them since i got them. It's now February. I have fried, sauteed, boiled, baked, left food in overnight (actually a few days) and my pans STILL gleam. 1. READ the directions which provides tips for cooking with and caring for these pans. 2. They are designed to heat up faster and hold heat longer. So, you MUST cook on LOW heat AND let the pan heat up FIRST! For some stoves, medium may me low enough. If not, go down to medium low. 3. Cleaning is easy with a little planning. Soak the hardest stuck on mess in soapy, hot water. Leave overnight. Then clean as usual. Any cloudy areas or spots will come clean using all natural white cleaning vinegar. Heinz makes it and it can be found in the same aisle as vinegar you cook with. The vinegar restores shine to my pans after normal cleaning with soap and water. I use just enough vinegar to cover stubborn areas and scrub with a finger tip. YES! a finger, no nail just the skin from the finger. All particles dislodge easily. Pour out the vinegar and dry with a soft cloth or paper towel. Do NOT listen to the negative posts. And you absolutely DO NOT need to season these pans! If i could post the last baked on mess and the after pic of the same pan once cleaned you would be a total believer. Give these pans a go! I've already given away and thrown out ALL of my old cookware. Happy cooking :)
This is our second set as the first was replaced by Overstock, Very kind and courteous about it. Second set has been in use 1 year and is pitted and stained and can't be cleaned food also sticks like there is no tomorrow.. We cook on medium heat for everything. Yes, they are nice looking but that is as far as it goes. Just called the manufacture and they will repair or replace but this is not acceptable. We would pay the difference to upgrade to another product from them but they will not allow that. So much for a good company. I personally will never buy another Cuisinart product. Cheap nonstick work much better.
I bought this set as a gift to my daughter. She is moving into a new house and wanted new things to go with it. I bought this thinking it was be a fairly nice set but it is much more than what I expected. The look it great, its solid and nice weight, not flimsy at all. Great value and I am thinking about getting a set for myself now.