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Cuisinart Multi-Clad Pro Stainless Steel 12-pc Cookware Set

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Cuisinart is a premier manufacturer of perfectly balanced multi-clad, professional stainless steel cookware. This set of pots and pans can be used on induction cooktops and on conventional stovetops. They are oven safe and have tapered rims for drip-free pouring. The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Sethas triple-ply construction allowing for great heat retention and distribution. Here we’ll be guiding you through the highlights of this quality cookware set from a solid manufacturer.

Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

What's Included

  • 8” frying pans (no lids)
  • 10” frying pans (no lids)
  • 1 ½ quart saucepan with lid
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • 3 ½ quart sauté pan with lid
  • 8-quart stock pot with lid
  • Steamer insert with lid
  • What We Like About These Cuisinart Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

    This twelve-piece induction ready cookware set from Cuisinart has a lot of positive attributes. 

    • Triple ply construction throughout base and sidewalls
    • Steamer Insert and Lid
    • Even Heat Distribution with No Hot Spots
    • Encapsulated Aluminum Core
    • Lids fit tightly
    • Tapered rims for easy pouring
    • Cool Grip Handles
    • Stainless Steel rivets
    • Suited to Any Stovetop
    • Any Utensils Can Be Used
    • Oven safe to 500ºF

    What We Don't Like About These Cuisinart Stainless Steel Pots and Pans

    One drawback to this set is that Cuisinart does not state the stainless steel composition.  Also, there are no "medium" size pots - there is a 3 1/2-Quart Sauté Pan and the next size is an 8 quart stockpot.

    Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set

    Features of Cuisinart Multi-Clad Pro 12-pc Cookware Set

    Construction

    The pots and pans of this Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Set have triple-ply multi-clad construction. These include two stainless steel layers with an aluminum core that extend throughout the bottom and sidewalls of the cooking vessels. The aluminum core gives excellent heat retention and heat distribution. The interior is polished stainless steel and the exterior is a brushed finish.

    Cuisinart’s patented Heat Surround™ Technology ensures steady, even distribution throughout the entire cooking vessel. It guarantees that heat is spread evenly across the bottom and sides of every pot and pan.

    Lids

    Stainless steel lids are supplied with this 12-piece set. For some, this is preferable to glass as there is no chance of breakage should they be dropped, and they can also withstand much higher temperatures. This is especially true when taking into consideration that this cookware set can be used in the oven at temperatures of up to 500°F. Care needs to be taken not to overfill the cookware in this set as each lid slides into place, taking up a slight amount of space at the rim of the pot.

    Handles

    One of the best features of this induction-ready cookware set are the long, cool grip handles made from solid stainless steel. They stay cool to the touch throughout the highest temperatures and the longest cooking periods. They are also positioned to never pose an obstruction while cooking, while also being long enough to avoid the direct heat of gas or electric cooktops.

    Steamer Insert

    You will soon find yourself wondering what you ever did without the stainless steel steamer insert. The insert only fits the 3-Qt saucepan. It can also be used to drain pasta for example. These pots get hot quick, allowing you to quickly steam up vegetables or fish, with hardly any of the vitamins and minerals being destroyed.

    Easy to Clean

    This cookware is also very easy to clean thanks to the highly polished interior. It takes little cleaning to keep them looking good, while stains and scuffs are easily removed using a light porous cleaner. The pots and pans are so attractive that they are stunning enough to be served out of directly.  

    Each item of cookware suits its purpose with the cooking surface being highly resistant to corrosion, water spots and other damage. 

    Bottom Line

    The Cuisinart Multiclad Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set is a very good value given its superior construction, versatility and price point.  

    Your food can be evenly and thoroughly cooked thanks to The Heat Surround Technology which allows for even heat distribution along both the bottom and the sides of the cookware. 

    If you are looking to swap your teflon coated pans for a healthier alternative, this is a great option. 

    These pots and pans  can be used on conventional as well as induction stoves. Additionally, there are designed to go from the cooktop to the oven (the handles will be hot).  

    This set contains almost all you will need for the majority of your cooking needs.  You might decide to add a cast iron skillet as some point.

    Alternative

    The  Cuisinart FCT-10 French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless 10-Piece Cookware Set is Made in France. Both sets have two layers of stainless steel with a core of aluminum in between which run throughout the sides and bottom of the pan. The Cuisinart MCP 12-pc set has a steamer insert while the French Classic set does not. However, the French Classic set has a dutch oven.

    Cuisinart Multi-Clad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Pc Set

  • 8-Inch Open Skillet
  • 10-Inch Open Skillet
  • 1 1/2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • 3-Quart Saucepan & Lid
  • 3 1/2-Quart Sauté Pan & Lid
  • 8-Quart Stockpot & Lid
  • Steamer Insert & Lid
  • Made in China
  • Cuisinart French Classic Tri-Ply Stainless 10-Pc Set

    • 8-Inch Open Skillet
    • 10-Inch Open Skillet
    • 2-Quart Saucepan & Lid
    • 3-Quart Sauté Pan & Lid
    • 8-Quart Stockpot & Lid
    • 4 1/2-Quart Dutch Oven & Lid
    • Made in France

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