Cuisinart 11-Piece Cookware Set
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Does anyone know if these are suitable for induction cooking (completely flat bottom)?
Exactly the question I was going to ask. It is NOT just the flat bottom. It is the iron vs chromium content of the base…Some stainless is and some is not. The only way to tell is to check them with a magnet. If they hold fairly strong, they will work. If they only weakly hold or slip off, they will not…Some MFR’s are putting in an iron core in the base to make them work better …
If someone has these, please answer as early as possible so we can have time to take advantage of the answer…Thank you
Check out what else @thunderthighs had to say during a previous sale
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This is not induction-ready.
The handle is different than the Chef’s Classic set. It is still cool-grip.
This set is dishwasher safe.
Glass lids are oven safe to 350˚F, cookware is oven safe to 500˚F. "
The specs listed on the previous offer (on Home.Woot) indicated:
-Not recommended for induction range-tops
per Home.Woot offer: http://home.woot.com/offers/cuisinart-11-piece-cookware-set-1
The Chef’s Classic set has steel lids, not glass
I have the Cuisinart Contour set and LOVE them!
Anyone know if these follow the foolish policy of not having the lids from the pans fit the skillets?
Having an old set where they did has spoiled me and finding new cookware where they do seems to be impossible at any price!
Also is there any way to get an email when someone replies to your question here?
Honestly, not that great of a cookware set. Save a bit more money and buy Tri-Ply Clad pieces. You can get a full set for $200-250 or your local Costco might be selling some individual pieces for $20-30 (mine is). Those would also be induction-ready.
The set here is clad BASE only, meaning only the base of the pan is clad and the heat doesn’t distribute evenly up the sides as it should.
The handles on these lids get hotter than the burning fires of Ishtar after a while (like, say, boiling potatoes or making pasta)
Darn, I needed induction.
Oh well, next woot I hope!
These handles suck. Handling (no pun intended) the pots and pans while empty is one thing. Handling them while they have food in them is another. These handles are so thin, it’s hard to a) keep a good grip, and b) not let the pot/pan twist in your hand. I highly regret ever buying these. We bought them a couple of years ago. The pan quality is good, no doubt, but the handles are a deal breaker for me. Full disclosure: I gave a full brand new Ken Onion Shun knife set away because I hated their handles as well. Maybe I’m a handle snob?
ETA: someone mentioned that the handles get hot as well–this is 110% accurate. Unable to HANDLE (see what I did there?) the pots/pans after they’ve been on the stove top for just a few minutes.
I guess I should go handle my balls now.
I have this set. I have no issues with the handles, maybe you are just really weak? Also, I don’t notice the handles getting hot at all.
If the dimensions of these are the same as the Chef’s Classic, the lids of the sautee pan and stockpot should fit the skillets. I had Chef’s Classic, though (before inheriting some All-Clad), so I can’t say for sure about these.
Perhaps you don’t have the same set? I don’t know. No, I’m not weak. I do have larger hands than the average Joe, though. However, even my 5" fiancee complains about the same thing. Maybe you’re just weird.
Ironically a different set on sale on Groupon for the next 14 days.
I don’t blame her, must be difficult to hoist up those pans at her size.
I’m confused here. The comments say that this is not the Chef’s Classic, but is instead the Cuisinart Classic. The description on the Features tab of the product talks about Chef’s Classic multiple times. If this isn’t Chef’s Classic, is the rest of the description also erroneous, or was the previous comment about it not being Chef’s Classic erroneous? Here’s what the Features tab says:
The kitchens of France were the inspiration behind the elegant Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Cookware Collection. Chef’s Classic features stainless steel and pure aluminum encapsulated in the base for fast and even heating.
Stainless steel and pure aluminum encapsulated in the base for fast and even heating
Break-resistant glass covers allow you to monitor food while it is cooking without losing heat or food flavors
Tight-fitting covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results, every time you cook
Solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stovetop
Drip-free pouring rims are tapered for drip-free pouring