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Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Review


About Cuisinart

Started in 1971, Cuisinart is an American home appliance brand that is owned by Conair. They are best known for manufacturing food processors. Since their introduction into the marketplace, they have added to their extensive product line. They manufacture bakeware, blenders, cookware and coffee makers.

These are just a few items in their product line Their brand is synonymous with high standard and exceptional quality. Cuisinart has blazed a trail in the cookware industry and has become a household name throughout the country. Their extensive list of products and innovations have provided their customers with convenience and quality that makes this brand a staple in the cookware industry.


See also: Cuisinart Ceramic Cookware Reviews

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Cookware Sets Reviewed

For this comparison, we are looking at two popular stainless steel series from the brand, the 8 and 12-piece sets from the Multiclad Pro family of pots and pans, and the 11 and 17-piece collections from the Chef's Classic series.

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Best base set

1. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 8-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.8

Best every day use

2. Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 11-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

Best professional

3. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.9

Best for large families

4. Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 17-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

Best base set

1. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 8-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.8

Best every day use

2. Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 11-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.0

Best professional

3. Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

8.9

Best for large families

4. Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 17-Piece Set

- Base: stainless steel w. aluminum core
- Interior: stainless steel
- Cooktops: gas, electric, glass top, induction

Our Rating

9.1

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro 8-Piece Set

Design  

This stainless steel cookware set has a beautiful brush finish exterior and a mirror polished interior that is non-reactive and doesn't allow the food to stick to the surface. Each of the pieces in this set are oven safe for temperatures up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.

Materials

The MultiClad Pro stainless material of this cookware set is made from the most durable metals to ensure the best cooking experience. It has a unique triple-ply construction with a pure aluminum core that is bonded to a stainless steel interior. The surround technology maintains even heat distribution which allows for better cooking results.

Usability

The high quality materials of this cooking set has the standards of a deluxe cookware set for a professional chef. The items in the set can be used on top of the stove or in the oven and are even safe for broiler use.

The ergonomic design of the set makes it easy to handle and highly functional when cooking. The stainless steel cooking surface does not alter the quality or flavor of the foods.

Cleaning

Due to the high quality materials of the interior, this cookware set can be easily cleaned with warm water and mild soap. It is also dishwasher safe and has no coatings that will flake off. Because of the quality of the materials, there's no need for excessive scrubbing to maintain the look and quality of this cookware set.


The set contains:

  • 2.5-quart saucepan with lid
  • 4-quart saucepan with helper and cover
  • 6-quart stock pot with cover
  • 8-inch skillet 
  • 10-inch skillet

All of the pieces of this cookware set are made of the finest quality materials that will not discolor or alter the flavor of foods.


Pros

  • Heavy and sturdy
  • Made of great materials
  • Bring joys to cooking time
  • Good non-stick surface
  • Easy to clean

Cons

  • Confusing label leads to misunderstanding usages.

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 11-Piece Set

Design

This stainless steel cookware set is designed for optimal cooking performance. The materials allow even heat distribution and eliminate hotspots. It has a cool grip handle riveted for strength and durability and prevents you from burning your hands when you grab the handle of the cookware set.

Materials

This premium stainless steel cookware set offers optimal performance while cooking. 

The design of the cookware includes a stainless steel layer, and aluminum core and a stainless steel protective cover. This design ensures that heat is distributed evenly which eliminates hot spots.

Usability

This cookware set is safe to use in ovens up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and can be used on multiple types of cooktops that include gas, electric, glass ceramic and halogen. The tapered rims of the cookware set enables you to pour liquids without dripping and spills and has the perfect balance to ensure foods are cooked evenly.

Cleaning

The high quality materials of this cookware set makes cleanup effortless and easy. With the use of warm water and mild dishwashing soap, you're able to effortlessly clean this cookware set without exerting yourself. It is also dishwasher safe which makes cleaning much easier.


The set contains:

  • 1-quart saucepan with cover
  • 2-quart saucepan with cover
  • 3-quart saucepan with cover
  • 3-quart saute with helper handle and cover
  • 8-inch stock pot with cover
  • 8-inch nonstick skillet
  • 10-inch skillet with cover
  • A 18 centimeter steamer insert

Pros

  • Cleaning takes a breeze
  • Quick heat-up
  • Distributes heat evenly

Cons

  • Might stain easily

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece

Design 

This Multiclad Pro stainless steel cookware can compete with the cookware that professional chefs use. This stainless steel set features beautifully brushed exterior finishes and the interiors are mirror polished to provide a nonstick feature. The ergonomic handles of this cookware set allow you to cook without straining your hands and is cool to the touch.

Materials 

The Multiclad Pro stainless steel cookware set is made from a triple-ply construction with a core of pure aluminum bonded to a stainless steel interior and a brushed stainless exterior.

The heat surround technology ensures proper distribution of heat which eliminates hotspot.The covers are made from premium glass materials and allows you to keep an eye on your food while cooking.

Usability 

The ergonomic design of this premium cookware set allows ease of use while preparing meals. It is non-reactive which means your foods don't easily stick to the surface of the cookware. Each piece is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and is safe for Broiler use as well.

Cleaning

The nonstick surface of this high-quality premium cookware set makes clean-up a breeze. With warm water and Mild soap, you're able to easily remove food particles following cooking and the set is dishwasher safe. The materials of this stainless steel cookware set makes cleaning up a breeze.


The set contains:

  • 1-1/2 and 3-quart covered saucepan
  • 8-inch and 10-inch open skillet
  • 3-½-quart covered saucepan
  • 8-quart covered stockpot 
  • A steamer insert with lid

All 12 pieces are constructed of the professional triple-ply construction that features a core of pure aluminum with brushed stainless exterior.


Pros

  • Food items do not stick to the bottom of the surface
  • The care of the cookware set is a breeze
  • Oil and burnt foods are easy to remove
  • Made of great materials
  • Heat distributes evenly

Cons

  • The skillets warped after a few uses
  • The customer service they experienced when trying to resolve the issue was less than stellar

Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 17-Piece Set

Design 

This cookware set is perfect for the serious home chefs or anyone who has big gatherings and large families. It includes everything a home chef needs to prepare a delicious meal.

This culinary cookware set is designed for perfection. It includes convenient measurement markings on each saucepan which allows you to know how much of each ingredient to include in your meals.

Materials 

This cookware is mainly constructed of stainless steel finishes that has an aluminum encapsulated base that heats quickly and spreads heat evenly. The mirrored stainless steel finish ensures there are no hot spots while cooking. 

Usability 

This durable and high quality cookware set is suitable for all cooktop surfaces which include gas, electric, glass ceramic and halogen. The measurement features in each saucepan provides for a convenient and easy cooking experience and the durable construction ensures that heat is distributed evenly during cooking.

Cleaning

Since the cookware has a durable non-stick surface, clean up is easy and effortless. With a little bit of warm water and mild soap, you're able to easily clean up food particles and stains from the cookware. It is also dishwasher safe which is also a convenient feature of this cookware set.


The set contains:

  • 1-quart Saucepan with Glass Cover
  • 2-quart Saucepan with Glass Cover
  • 3-quart Saucepan with Glass Cover
  • 3.5-quart Sauté Pan with Helper Handle & Glass Cover
  • 4-quart Dutch Oven with Glass Cover
  • 8-quart Stockpot with Glass Cover
  • 8-inch Skillet, 10-inch Skillet and 12-inch Skillet with Glass Cover
  • 20cm Steamer Insert

Pros

  • Good durability
  • Distributes heat evenly
  • Easy to clean
  • Worth the price paid for the set.

Cons

  • The cookware set develops spots with extended use
  • The looks of the set over time makes it unattractive
  • Difficult to use due to food items sticking to the surface
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