Duxtop SSC-14PC Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Induction Cookware Set: QUICK OVERVIEW
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When purchasing cookware to use on your induction cooktop, it is important to make sure it is induction ready. Induction cookware is magnetic to match the technology used in the cooktop stove. Some cookware is constructed so that it can be used with both induction and standard burners, while some pots and pans only work on conventional cooktops.
Duxtop SSC-14PC Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Induction Cookware Set Review
Duxtop, a brand manufactured by Secura, has manufactured small appliances for decades. While the majority of its products are sold online, it also has national retailers.
Duxtop also offers a very nice 10 piece Induction Cookware Set that can also be used on coventional cooktops. For more information on that set you can read our assessment here.
Who is This Product For?
The Duxtop 14 piece set is professional grade cookware, although you don’t need to be an expert to use it. While the set states that it is induction cookware, it can also be used by cooks who prefer to use electric, gas, ceramic, radiant heat or halogen elements.
- One 8” frying pan
- One 10” frying pan with a lid
- One 3-quart sauté pan with a handle assistant and a lid
- One 1.6 quart covered saucepan
- One 3-quart covered saucepan
- One 8 quart stockpot with a lid
- One 3-quart saucepan steam insert
- One 8-quart stockpot steam insert
- Two 6.6” pot holders
Overview of Features
This Duxtop cookware set is Whole-Clad Tri-Ply Stainless Steel. Whole clad construction insures the entire cooking vessel is conductive. This is in contrast to disc clad which has conductive material only on the bottom. [Disc clad is not always undesirable as it depends upon the thickness of the disc bottom. The thicker the disc, the more evenly heated the food will be.]
These Duxtop pots and pans have three layers of material throughout the cooking vessel. A sheet of aluminum is between two layers of durable stainless steel. Duxtop incorporated premium stainless steel into the design process, ensuring that the material won’t warp, or rust during heavy-duty use. This type of construction provides even cooking and high performance.
These induction vessels have a shiny surface, great rims that prevent spillage and dripping, cool-touch handles and a graded bottom that allows for secure storage. This induction cooking set can be used on multiple types of cooktops and can withstand temperatures up to 550°F.
How to Get the Most Out of It
As always, the most significant recommendation on how to use your new products is to consult your owner’s manual. That’s where you will find all the information that you need to get the most out of your Duxtop induction stove cookware set.
When you first get your box, you can follow along with the YouTube video provided for necessary unboxing assistance and general cookware information, but before you use it for the first time, you should wash it thoroughly with warm water and a mild detergent. While the cookware is dishwasher safe, it is recommended to hand wash with a mild soap and water because harsher dishwasher detergents could dull the exterior.
Duxtop recommends using a soft cloth or a sponge for all cleaning. It’s also important to keep in mind that the warranty is not going to cover damages to your cookware set if you go against the recommendations outlined in the user’s manual.
Placing a paper towel between your pots and pans will prevent scratches. The manufacturers also recommends using plastic or wooden utensils when using stainless steel induction pans, as metal utensils could scratch them. Duxtop cautions that scratches caused by metal utensils are not covered under warranty.
The Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12 Piece Cookware Set is comparable to this Duxtop set. The sides and bottom of the pots and pans in this Cuisinart set are also constructed with two stainless steel layers with an aluminum core providing even and thorough heating. This well-designed collection can withstand up to 500°F, and has ergonomically shaped handles, tapered rims, sturdy rivet attachments.
This affordable Duxtop stainless steel cooking set is durable and well-constructed. Duxtop offers a wide range of cookware however, there are other companies which also produce quality stainless steel induction cookware sets. We have reviews about them here.