Cuisinart 12-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set

Every time this set pops up, I say the same thing- we have this set, they’ve treated us very well for a long, long time, all you have to do is take care of them. Don’t stack them, use silicone or rubber utensils, hand wash them, and be sure to not over heat them when using them. Take care of them and they’ll take care of you.

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Cuisinart 12-Piece Nonstick Cookware Set
Price: $119.99
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Let’s learn all about non-stick vs. stainless steel

So how thick are is the 68-12W Classic pans, wondering how likely they would be to warp?

I just wanted to chime in that the “lifetime warranty” is not worth the pixels it is printed on. We did not abuse / overheat our pans, but had them for years and Squeezinart refused to work with me. I bought them in the first place because I know teflon peels over time. Well I am still alive and the pans are not. It even costs money to be humiliated. Buyer beware.

I purchased the 14 piece set here on WOOT back in Feb. of this year. ($139.99 + $5 Shipping)
http://www.woot.com/offers/cuisinart-14-pc-non-stick-cookware-set-5

I really like this cookware as it does a great job and has so far stood up very well. This set does not have the “4 Quart Sauté Pan with Helper Handle and Cover” which is too bad because it is one of my most used pieces.

This is exactly the same set as my Food Network set I have. Except this sale price is the price I paid for mine. It’s a good set but I’m tired of Teflon peeling off and warped pans. Love the big sizes of the pots though.

I won’t get into the stick vs. non-stick debate (I use both). But I bought this Cuisinart set on Woot a few weeks ago. I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now. This set has a nice heavy core - it has a good weight to it, which helps hold heat. The metal is thick enough that I doubt it will warp like cheaper pans. Nice, sturdy hardware, and all lids fit perfect. Warm up takes a little longer than cheaper pans due to the thickness. Once you get cooking, I’ve found that less heat is needed than with a cheaper, thinner pan set. The large pot worked great for a venison chili I made - four hours of cooking, and still easy cleanup with nothing stuck on, not even by the hardware. The skillets are a little small - the 10" is barely big enough to make tortillas. I cooked meatballs in the large saute pan last night, and I was happy to get lots of the “browned bits” in the pan for “deglazing”/sauce. Overall, very good QPR if you want a non-stick set.

Take note of the sizes of the saucepans: 1qt, 2.5qt, 3qt. I can’t tell what the point of including both a 2.5 qt and 3qt saucepan in the same set is.

Ultimately, with pots/pans, I think it’s best to buy individual pots/pans per your specific needs. Granted, your set won’t match, but that’s not a big deal in my opinion. I can’t afford to have a matching Le Creuset pot/pan set, but I wouldn’t want to deprive myself of a quality pot because it doesn’t match everything else.

Ultimately, I think odd quart sizes are the best for me: 1 qt saucepan, 3 qt saucepan, 5 qt pot, 7 qt pot and 9 qt pot…and they’re all different brands and materials.

I wooted a similar set (56-10BK) 6 months ago, and I can report that there is one thing that does stick to the non-stick surface: the stickers that Cuisinart glues to the inside of every pot and pan in the set boasting of the non-stick surface!

They did not peel off easily, and it made for a miserable out-of-the-package experience. I eventually confirmed with Cuisinart support that “goo-gone” wouldn’t damage the surface, and that was the only way I was able to get all the sticker and glue off.

WD-40 is a great all-purpose glue solvent.

Stacking is not good for the longevity of Cuisinart pots/pans?

I got these on Woot about a month ago. Sharp looking set of pans that I’ve actually gotten a couple of compliments on. Super slick coating on them and I’ve enjoyed cooking with them.

I didn’t have any trouble getting the stickers off of them, but I agree they shouldn’t be on them in the first place.

When you put one pan inside another you are basically using a hard anodized utensil on your nonstick surface. Ouch!

Can anyone fill in why it says “Not recommended for induction stovetops”?

I have an induction stovetop and wanted to purchase this but after seeing that, I’m a little more worried.

Go ahead and stack them, just use a dish towel in between them so the bottom of a pan doesn’t scratch the teflon of the one below it.

You’re right. I should’ve clarified. Stacking them directly on top of each other is guaranteed to scratch them, as noted above:

We use a foam shelf liner inside our pans when they’re stacked.