Cuisinart 12-Piece Cookware Set

**Item: **Cuisinart 12-Piece Cookware Set
Price: $119.99
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I bought one set of these the other week on a Woot sans “Off”.

They seem nicely constructed and pretty much just what I expected. Most of the lids fit on two of the pots or pans, for versatility.

They arrived in a timely manner and were well-packaged and whatnot.

Have you compared with the set sold at Costco or the Kirkland set also sold there?

Are these triple clad?

I have never heard of ascension in the mafia ranks working in this manner.

nope the cheap ones at macy’s for $150

I googled it, there a few sites out there with the same price, I don’t think its a great deal…

If they are stainless steel, why won’t they work with induction cook tops? Do they have aluminum bottoms?

No, I haven’t. Personally do not have access to the special members-only club that is Costco :stuck_out_tongue:

From the comments I remember last time and a cursory skim of wikipedia, it seems that the majority of stainless is not a very good conductor and therefore is not great for induction cooktops. The stainless would need to be “magnetic grade” or some such thing.

Apparently, not all stainless steel is magnetic (who knew?). I’m no expert, but from what I can gather it’s austenitic types of stainless steel that isn’t magnetic.

Apparently nickel and/or manganese content is the cause, creating a steel that is poorly magnetic or not at all.

I have stainless pans with a copper layer clad in the base from Emeril and they work fine on the induction tops.