Chef’s Star Stainless Steel 17-Pc Induction Cookware Set Review

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The Chef's Star Induction Ready 17-pc Set is built with 18/8 commercial stainless steel and an impact bonded aluminum base. The pots and pans can be used on induction cooktops as well as on electric, gas, infrared, glass, and ceramic stovetops. 

Overview

The Chef’s Star Stainless Steel 17-Pc Induction Cookware Set is oven safe up to 550ºF and can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer.

What's Included

  • 8” frying pans (no lids)
  • 10” frying pans (no lids)
  • 1.6-quart saucepans with lids
  • 2.5-quart saucepans with lids
  • 4.2-quart casserole pan with a lid
  • 8.6-quart stock pot with a lid
  • 5.5-quart sauté pan with a lid
  • Broiler basket
  • Steamer basket
  • Spoon; slotted spatula; and a 2 pronged fork
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Pros

  • One year no questions asked warranty
  • Interior is 18/8 stainless steel
  • Anti-slip satin finish handles
  • Can be put in freezer and refrigerator
  • Vented glass lids
  • Dishwasher safe

Cons

  • Handles get hot
  • Only a single layer of stainless steel on the walls of the pots and pans

Features

Construction

The base of the Chef's Star Stainless Steel Induction Cookware Set is comprised of three layers: stainless steel, aluminum (middle layer), stainless steel. The interior layer is 18/8 stainless steel. The bottom of the cooking vessels is encapsulated with an impact bonded aluminum, which helps ensure that the heat is distributed evenly throughout the base.

Impact bonding is a procedure whereby pressure and friction and not adhesive, are used to form the bond between the base of the pot or pan (stainless steel) and the disc (a heavy gauge aluminum).

In the manufacturing process, the disc is put on the base of the vessel, then placed in an impact bonding machine where pressure and friction are applied, resulting in the formation of a bond. 

The sides of these pots and pans are single stainless steel with a thickness of .6mm (per Chef's Star customer service).

Lids

The lids are glass and have a vent. They are high temperature resistant up to 482°F. The handles and rims are stainless steel. 

Handles

The handles are ergonomically shaped and have an anti-slip satin finish, ensuring that you don’t drop your food when transferring the cookware.  

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Warranty

The product comes with a one-year no questions asked warranty policy.

Customer Service

I emailed Chef's Star customer service was a few queries and received a friendly, complete and timely response.

Alternative

If you are looking for an induction ready cookware set that has three layers throughout the base and sidewalls, the Cooks Standard 10-piece Multi-Ply Clad Cookware Set is an option.