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Cuisinart Ceramic Cookware - the top 2020 sets tested and Reviewed

About Cuisinart 

Cuisinart is one of the best-known manufacturers of cookware and small kitchen appliances in the world. It was founded in 1971 by a graduate of MIT with a love of French food, Carl Sontheimer. The company formally introduced its brand at a trade show in Chicago in January of 1973.

Today, the company is based out of Stamford, Connecticut. They produce food processors, coffee makers, blenders, mixers, toasters, cookware, and other household necessities.

Cuisinart Ceramic Cookware Sets Reviewed 

For this comparison, we have selected two popular Cuisinart sets, their 12-piece Hard Anodized cookware set with Ceramica coating, and the stylish looking 10-piece Champagne color set with a nano-ceramic finish.

​Cuisinart 12-Piece GreenGourmet Hard Anodized Cookware Set


This 12-piece cookware set comes in a beautiful graphite color with glass lids with riveted stainless steel accented handles. The GreenGourmet line from Cuisinart is their eco-friendly cookware. The handles are actually made from 70% recycled stainless steel materials.

The set is sturdy and durable. The pots and pans have a nonstick ceramic surface to keep food from sticking, and the set is free from toxic chemicals like PTFE and PFOA. As with many Cuisinart products, the collection carries a lifetime warranty.


This cookware is created from hard-anodized nonstick materials with layers of stainless steel and an aluminum core. This makes the cookware pieces more dense and resistant to regular wear and tear.

The nonstick interior is made from Cuisinart’s eco-friendly Ceramica. It does not contain PFOA or PTFE, and the cookware can be used in the broiler or oven for temperatures up to 500°F. The ceramic-based nonstick interior uses a petroleum-free solvent so you can cook with less oil.


This 12-piece complete set of environmentally friendly cookware includes everything a home chef requires to make fabulous meals at home. The glass lids fit securely in place to seal in flavor, nutrients, and moisture for healthier and more delicious meals.

These sturdy pots and pans allow for high-quality heat conductivity that requires less energy to get to the desired cooking temperature of food, and this saves energy.

Also, each piece of cookware includes Cuisinart’s patented Ceramica technology, which adds to the nonstick coating.

The solid stainless steel riveted handles stay cool on the stove, so you don’t get burned while grabbing the handles. The 12-piece set has all of the essential pots and pans with lids so that you won’t have to make a lot of shopping trips to find everything you need to start cooking.

You can go from making simple appetizers to hosting extravagant dinner parties with this cookware.


Hand washing is preferred with this cookware set as it will reduce scratches. This cookware set is not dishwasher safe. It’s essential to properly care for your pots and pans because it ensures the taste and high quality of your food and extends the life of your cookware.

The set contains:

  • 1½– quart saucepan with cover
  • 2½ - quart saucepan with lid
  • 3-quart everyday use pan with cover
  •  6-quart Dutch oven with cover
  • 8” skillet
  • 10” deep frying pan with cover
  • A multi-steamer that fits with the 2½-quart saucepan


  • Handles and packaging made from recyclable materials
  • No PFOA, PTFE, or petroleum with this cookware
  • Riveted stainless steel handles that stay cool to the touch
  • Oven and broiler safe to 500°F
  • Strong and professional-looking cookware
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty


  • Some users note that food sticks to the pans
  • Not dishwasher safe

​Cuisinart 10 Piece Nano Ceramic Champagne Set


This 10-piece cookware set comes in a gorgeous champagne color, which is a beautiful neutral color that blends to any kitchen décor. The riveted handles are comfortable to grip and stay cool to the touch. It is also a cookware set from Cuisinart’s nonstick collection that any home chef will love to get for any occasion.


This cookware set is made with a heavy gauge aluminum core, and it’s coated with a unique nano-ceramic technology that is free from PFOA, PTFE, and petroleum for safety. It is scratch-resistant, and the outside of the cookware is very sturdy and robust.


You will love how this cookware performs in the kitchen. Not only is it attractive enough to leave out on display, you can use it to make all of your favorite meals without compromise. There is a pot or pan for everything you love to cook in this set.

The cookware is safe and doesn’t create toxic fumes when the pots and pans are heated. It is oven safe up to 350°F, and the glass lids are a plus when you need to check on your food while it cooks without having to lift them up and lose heat. The covers fit securely to lock in flavor and nutrients. Your meals will be healthier with more flavor.

The nonstick technology also cooks food evenly because it distributes the heat through its heavy-gauge aluminum core. The set is also durable and built to last as Cuisinart is a leading manufacturer for its signature high-quality cookware sets.


This high-quality cookware will last longer with handwashing. It is not recommended for the dishwasher as it might scratch the cookware because it can be more abrasive. It is a lot easier to clean than traditional cookware because of the nonstick technology.

The set contains:

  • 1½ quart saucepan with lid
  • 2½ quart saucepan with lid
  • 3 quart sauté pan with a lid and helper handle
  • 8-quart stockpot with lid
  • 8” skillet
  • A 10” skillet


  • Durable cookware set
  • Cuisinart patented nonstick technology
  • Vibrant and classy champagne color cookware set
  • Can be used on the stove or in the oven
  • Glass lids to conveniently check on how the food is cooking


  • Not dishwasher safe
  • Can only use wooden, nylon, or silicone utensils to prevent scratches or chips

Alternatives to Consider 

If you are looking to stay with Cuisinart but want to max out the number of pieces you get in your cookware set, the 17-piece Classic Non-Stick option should cover all your needs for just about the same price.

Another set we really like is the super stylish 13-piece Professional Hard Anodized set with Ceramic & Titanium coating from Gotham Steel. They might not be a big household name – yet! – but their pots and pans will not disappoint.


Cuisinart offers consistent quality across all their cookware ranges and these sets are no exception. (1) However, ceramic coatings are among the most vulnerable ones – regardless of the manufacturer – and these sets are not coming cheap. We think they are a good choice only if you (and your family) are committed to handling their pots and pans with care.

Tammy Kennedy
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