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.
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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
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.
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.
I just love this cookware set!! You really have to know how to cook with stainless steel. Cook with med heat and nothing will stick badly. Remember people you need to let the raw meat cook on each side and test it to see if it is ready to turn. If it is not then leave it till it is ready. I cook scrambled eggs and yes there will be eggs stick on the bottom, but if you put warm soapy water in the pan to sit for a few minutes it will all come out. Overstock and other web sites say to season stainless steel. NO, you don't have to do this. I asked a professional and famous Chef if you needed to do this and he said no need. Once again...I LOVE THIS COOKWARE SET!!!
I researched stainless steel pots and pans quite thoroughly before I purchased this set. It was the weight I wanted, finish I wanted and the style I wanted.and sizes I wanted ...and I was still greatly surprised when they came. They are truly beautiful....but they perform even better. You do have to learn a little about cooking with stainless...but it's an easy adjustment. They clean up beautifully so I am really going to appreciate them for a long while. Everything came beautifully packaged and before expected. Couldn't ask for more.
The Cuisinart stainless cookware arrived before Christmas. It arrived in a timely manner. The price with the rebate was exceptional. The 17 pieces look great and hope to keep them that way for a long time. Have not used all pieces yet but the ones I have used cooked the food without any problems. Instructions say do not cook on high heat. The aluminum on the bottom cooking surface between the two stainless sheets distributes the heat more evenly at a lower temp. Keeping an eye on my wife who likes the word high on our stove. Pans are lighter weight then my old stainless but bought those over 30 years ago for a lot more money. The only problem I have is enough room to store all the pans and lids. The lids are stainless also, and their grips get hot while cooking. Use a pot holder to remove lids. Hope this will be my last set of pans I will ever have to buy.
I just received this cookware to use on my induction cooktop, but they did not work. I tested the cookware with a magnet, which I found to be the test if cookware will work or not on an induction cooktop, and the magnet did not attract. I do not have any need for cookware that does not work on my induction cooktop. Because the Q&A stated this cookware would work on induction cooktops I do not feel I should have top pay to return the cookware. Please advise.tolukeymom on Jun 13, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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Are you sure the cookware can be used on an induction cooktop? I tested the bottom of the small skillet with a magnet. The magnet did not stick. Thanks for your re-assurance before I unpack the box.judyplayer on May 26, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us judyplayer. I just confirmed with the manufacture and this is not induction safe. Please let us know if you have any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2013
I'm sorry that information is not available. I do know that Cuisinart is a very trusted brand and has good quality products.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on May 7, 2013
You state, "Pots and pans have an inner core of aluminum for fast, even heating." Is the inner aluminum core in the bottom only or throughout the entire pot/pan?sleepyinny on Mar 4, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Exclusively designed aluminum encapsulated base provides superior heat conductivity and even heat distribution to meet the demands of gourmet chefs everywhere. Thank you for your questionoverstockcustomercare1 on Mar 6, 2013
Gourmet quality at an affordable price! The Chef's Classic stainless steel cookware features a layered design that couples great finish with excellent heat distribution for the perfect cookware. At the heart of the stainless steel cookware is the pure aluminum that offers the even heat distribution and quick heating to the cookware set. On both the interior and exterior of the cookware is the polished stainless steel, for great looks and durability that cannot be beat. The 17 pieces in the set include everything you could ever need; a 1-1/2-, 2-, and 3-quart covered saucepan; an 8-, 10-, and 12-inch covered skillet with helper; a 4-quart covered sauté with helper, and a 9-quart covered stockpot, as well as a 7-3/4-inch covered steamer insert and 9-1/2-inch covered pasta steamer insert. All of the base pieces are oven safe to 550° for both finishing dishes in the oven or just keeping dishes warmoverstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
I am wondering if they have non-stick coating on the inside of the pan/pots, and whether it's made of teflon. I already know about the inner core of aluminum, but I want to know about the "outside" whether it's non-stick coating?georgie888 on Jan 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No, it does not have non-stick coating. The outside is stainless steel. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 10, 2013
I'm sorry, the only info I could get on this product from the representative is it has riveted stainless-steel handles that stay cool on the stovetop and it is 18/10 stainless steel.
overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2012
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