Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-Piece Cookware Set

List Price: $450.00

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Product Description

From Cuisinart's Chef's Classic series comes this handsome, durable cookware with triple-layer construction. The exterior is hard-anodized aluminum, which is even stronger than stainless steel, with an encapsulated pure aluminum core for quick, even heating. The interiors of the pots and pans feature Cuisinart's Quantanium nonstick finish, a high-quality, long-lasting finish internally reinforced with titanium. Little oil or butter is needed when cooking on this ultra-smooth surface, and low to medium heat is recommended, along with non-metal utensils. All the lids are break-resistant glass, and handles are pure stainless steel, riveted for strength. Every piece is oven-safe to 500 degrees F.

Cuisinart puts together all the most commonly used pots and pans in this gift-worthy 12-piece set. Three covered saucepans hold 1-1/2, 2, and 3 quarts, perfect for those everyday tasks such as warming soup, cooking rice, or steaming vegetables. The 8- and 10-inch skillets slide out perfect French toast and pancakes, not to mention eggs over easy with bacon. Use the wide 3-1/2-quart covered saut®¶ pan for frying chicken or braising beef, and the covered 8-quart stockpot for big batches of pasta, chili, and hearty soups. Cleanup is easy, just a quick wash by hand takes care of any food residue. Hard-anodized cookware is best kept out of the dishwasher. Cuisinart covers the cookware set with a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects. --Ann Bieri

What's in the Box
12-piece cookware set. The set consists of: 1-1/2-quart covered saucepan; 2-quart covered saucepan; 3-quart covered saucepan; 8-quart covered stockpot; 8-inch skillet; 10-inch skillet; 3-1/2-quart covered saut®¶ pan. 12 pieces total.

Cook with the Best! The Hard Anodized exterior is harder than stainless steel for professional performance. Highest quality Quantanium nonstick interior is Titanium reinforced for lasting food release, healthy cooking, and easiest cleanup. 12 pc. Exclusive includes: 1.5 qt Saucepan w/ cover: 2.0 qt Saucepan w/ cover: 3.0 qt Saucepan w/ cover: 8" Skillet: 10" Skillet: 3.5 qt saute w/cover: 8 qt. Stockpot w/ Cover

  • Set includes 1-, 2- and 3-quart saucepans (each with lids); 8-quart stockpot with lid; 3-1/2-quart saute pan with lid and helper handle; 8- and 10-inch skillets
  • Hard-anodized aluminum construction with an aluminum core for fast and even heating
  • Quantanium nonstick cooking surface reinforced with titanium for lasting food release and easy cleanup
  • Riveted stainless-steel handles; break-resistant glass lids
  • Oven-safe to 500 degrees F; wash by hand; limited lifetime warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Great for the money
    I've been using this set of cookware for a month now. I have been very pleased. They heat evenly and look great. I couldn't be happier. The only small draw back is, the bolts that attached the handles take a little more time to clean. Great buy!...more info
  • Top notch! Excellent!
    O.k, let it be known that I have never written a review for a product before, much less a review for a bunch of pots and pans. So with that being said, this bunch of pots and pans transcends any other cookware set that I have owned. So, be assured this is a great value and I am an advocate for these pots and pans. I didn't pay attention and was unaware of these not being a good idea for the dishwasher. But, it is inconsequential... nothing sticks to them and it takes two seconds to clean them with a little soap and water. Good stuff and I very pleased. ...more info
  • Great cookingware set
    I purchased this from Amazon 3 weeks ago after thoroughly reviewing many other choices/brands. I can suggest others to buy this set as it is a very nice cookingware set for the price....more info
  • Great set for the price.
    Recently purchased this set from, received it within a week and the package was well cushioned! They are okay in retaining heat, but that's because I cook alot of high heat stir fry. Cleaning was a breeze, and I did noticed that you almost don't need any oil when you cook, which is great for low fat cooking. Definitely recommend this set for any typical home cooking....more info
  • Superior cookware set
    As most people do, I had accumulated several different types of cookware over the years. It was a real treat to pass these onto my kids and just use this great Cuisinart Chef's Classic set. I especially love the saute pan!...more info
  • Simply nonstick
    I was compelled to buy it after reading some of the reviews. One thing is definitely true, nothing could barely stick to it. You can literally fry egg without oil and it would still slide back and forth when you tilt the pan. The other part of the nonstick surface being reinforced with Titanium so you can use metal utensils is probably a stretch though. I don't ever use metal utensils on any nonstick pans, especially one as expensive as this, instead I use wooden spatula. However, I'm surprised with the amount of marks being left on the surface after I wash it as if every touch to the pan leaves some kind of mark. I am not sure what impact this will be to the nonstickiness in the long run, but you surely cannot fool anyone by telling them that it is still brand new if you have used it at least just once....more info
  • Very good deal for the price
    I have only had this cookware for a few weeks but I like it very much. Nothing sticks and clean up is a breze. The only thing I don't like is that the handles on the pans and covers are not covered with a softer heat proof covering. However, I knew that when I purchased the set. I would recommend this cookware to anyone who is looking for reasonably priced good cookware. ...more info
  • Nice cookware set for the money
    I bought this cookware set about a month ago when it was on sale and came to a total of $133, including a bonus stockpot and free shipping. It's the best set I have owned, but it definitely has its drawbacks. I have found the pan and pot exteriors to be very prone to scratching, even when trying to handle them with care. You're better off hanging the pots and pans on overhead racks for them to keep their outward good looks, but unfortunately I don't have a fancy kitchen, so I have to be super careful when storing them in the cupboards. The lid handles (they are metal) do get very hot when cooking on higher settings or boiling things. You also have to be mindful about what kind of utensils you use, because even though I've used only what they recommended (plastic or wood), the bottom of my sauteeing pan somehow showed marks after the very first use.
    As far as pros are concerned, the interior coating provides superior nonstick cooking even without any oil, butter, marg, Pam, etc... and is a breeze to clean. And for people who tend to put stuff on the stove and forget about it (guilty!), your smoke detector won't go off near as often! I left my grilled cheese on medium heat for goodness knows how long, and the bottom bread slice was brown not burned.
    All in all, I'm happy with my purchase. This set contains just about every size pot and pan I need for everyday cooking. I'm hoping it will last a long time, but only time will tell.
    I would recommend that you wait and buy this set when it's on sale, not at the full price....more info
  • Potent Pots and Pans
    This set was great to purchase and use. The price showed value, and the choice of sizes/functions is great for a beginning home chef. Flat bottom pans spread the heat evenly, I haven't burned anything yet!

    A major selling point for me was the ability to go from the stove top to the oven without the handle melting off!

    The only downside: Can't go thru dishwasher, but I don't have one so that isn't really an issue for me but the glass lids, while lovely, don't stack very well in my cabinet....more info
  • Love this set!
    I waited a while before reviewing this set. As a matter of fact, I just got rid of the boxes, in case I had to send them back--but they're not going anywhere! I was concerned about the weight, and whether it was necessary to feel like a weightlifter while cooking. And my answer was no, I should be concerned with the construction and how they cook. They are not as heavy as some sets that are triple-clad, but the price was not triple-clad either. I have put all pieces through their paces, and I am pleased to report that I am happy --on top of the stove, in the oven--great results! They do conduct heat wonderfully, so follow the instructions and keep the flame low.
    Can we talk about clean up? First, let me say that I don't mind hand-washing when it is such as breeze. Let the pot cool, in the water, wash with non-abrasive sponge, and it's done. It's much more enticing to cook when the cleanup is so easy. I've been amazed at dishes I know I would have had to soak and scrub in other pots--no problem. So far, I've had no issue with scratches, but I don't use metal, and store them in the cabinet with paper towels in between. And if they have a little mark--hey, it's a pot that gets used!
    Do yourself a favor, this is a great set, a good buy, and dealing with Amazon was painless....more info
  • Good set with one exception
    Just got these about 3 weeks ago. They cook very well and I really like the see though lids. The only thing I consider a con is that the food cooked in the pans can collect around the "rivet" that was used to secure the handle to the pan. Kind of a pain to keep that area clean. Overall very satisfied with the pans....more info
  • Wonderful!!!
    Wonderful set... also got the 12QT stockpot with this free... so very slickdeal :)
    Great nonstick coating, but you really must hand wash... but that is ok!!!...more info
  • Cuisinart Chefs Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12 piece cookware ser
    After 40 years of marriage, I have finally found cookware that lives up to its description. I enjoy cooking with these pots. They cook evenly and are a breeze to clean. The handles do not heat and feel balanced and safe while handling them.I even like the glass lids that allow me to see what's happening without lifting the lid.
    I just recommended them to my daughter-in-law....more info
  • Excellent cookware-more product for the mony
    I was very impressed with this cookware. I was a little skecptical about the handles being stainless steel, because I thought they would be too hot to the touch while cooking. However, I have had no problems picking up the pots or pans by the handle while they are still hot. This is an exceptional buy for the money. ...more info
  • Worse product I've ever bought
    I bought this set thinking is was going to look nice for a while due to the name brand and the price. Wrong... This pots get scratches from anything that goes near them. After a few months of gentle use, they already have so many scratches on the outside and look awful. Also, the handles get really hot. ...more info
  • Perfect Cookeware!!
    Excellent quality! They are nice looking and cook evenly and really retain heat. I am extremely pleased with this set. I compared many brands (and even bought other ones, only to return them....I have a hard time making up my mind because I want the best for my money)and these are well worth it....much better than most. The non-stick is durable and food doesn't stick and cleans with ease. The weight of the cookware is perfect. Other brands are too heavy or too light, these are just right. The tempered glass lids look great also on this awesome set. If you want a quality non-stick set, these are for you! ...more info
  • Do not buy this cookware
    Cuisinart Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set w/ Kuhn Rikon Utensil Bundle

    Used these pots for 6 months, non-stick coating already coming off. Had T-Fal for over 12 years with no problem. I have to send the bad pots to Cuisinart, and they make a determination if I deserve a replacement. I will send them, but in the meantime I will be shopping for new T-Fal. Don't buy these!...more info
  • Cuisinart Cookware
    I have really loved this set. It looks great, cleans easily, and I love cooking with it. You really need to use a lower heat setting when cooking, but once I got used to that I haven't had any problems....more info
  • Very Nice Cookware
    We love this set, it makes me want to cook (and that is special!)...more info
  • Very satisfied!
    I purchased this set for my mom at Christmas. She loves the set and is very satisfied with the even cooking. She especially likes the deep frying pan - and cleaning is a cinch!

    The price was great for such a quality set!...more info
  • Excellent Choice-Buy It!
    I purchased this from Amazon about a month ago after thoroughly reviewing many other choices/brands. Nothing sticks to these pans, and just as the manufacturer claims, you never need to set your stove over medium. Somehow, even at medium or medium high, these pans get extremely hot very quickly yet do not burn or cause your oil to smoke. Very very good product! The only draw back is that the handles on the lids make it impossible to fit "lid within lid" in your cabinet so now I am sort of out of space. Notwithstanding that minor flaw, the product is overall excellent and the Amazon price makes it a bargain you can't refuse. I would most definitely recommend this to everyone....more info
  • Great Value
    I purchased this cookware based on very favorable reviews and I'm happy to say that these pots and pans are great! Both my husband and I enjoy cooking and he's as happy with this cookware as I am. He keeps telling me what a great buy I made! I really like being able to cook at lower temps and I love the glass lids. Anyone looking for excellent cookware at a reasonable price should buy this product....more info
  • Just OK Cookware
    I actually paid a lot more for this set than what it sells for on Amazon. I thought they were going to last me several years, I was wrong. Only after a few months' use I noticed the interior was heavily marked and a few scratches, even though I only use wood and nylon cooking utensils. I even bought a special cleaning product hoping it would "fix" some of the scarring, but no use. The outsides also discolored very quickly. Even the stock pot developed "rings" on the inside that would not go away. After just a year and a half, they ended up being donated to a thrift shop. Overall, rather disappointed in their performance. I could not recommend these for serious cooks. Ironically, a good friend and fellow cook has the same set in aluminum, and loves them! ...more info
  • Nice set but exterior is not durable
    I purchased these on sale for $140. The pots and pans seemed good, but two of them discolored on the exterior rather quickly. It seemed that the coating came off. I sent them back to Cuisinart and they said that I used an abrasive to clean the pots which is wrong. These pots are inferior; but others for the money.

    Plus, Cuisinart does not honor their "Lifetime Warranty." ...more info
  • Cookware
    I purchased this set of cookware for a gift. The recipient of the cookware is very, very pleased with the performance. The only problem was the fact that the lid for the 1 1/2 quart saucepan was missing. It was far too much trouble to pack it all up and ship it back so we are looking for a lid for that pan. Overall, I feel it was an excellent purchase....more info
  • The best!
    I have tried a lot of cookwares: from Tools of Trade to Faberware to Calphalon. Recently I bought this Cuisinart 12 piece set.

    The result of the comparison: Cuisinart is the best! I often burn food. With all the previously used cookware, I threw the burned food together with the pot or pan in the trash can--Do not want to see "ya" again! The Calphalon pot changed the color of the bottom after burning.
    Today, I burned again. The food was burned, totally blackened, the Cuisinart pot not only miraculously survived the "brutality", it remains inside and outside INTACT-- Still like new, even though the whole house smells burning.

    The beautiful thing! Why didn't I find this product earlier?!
    ...more info
  • Cuisinart Chefs Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 12-Piece Cookware Set
    Bought this set. This has to be the best set of cookware I have ever bought. It cleans well, does not scratch. Has the ability to go in a 500 degree oven. I would recommend this cookware to everyone....more info
  • just what I wanted!
    This is such a good deal for the quality! After years of telling myself that the cheapie pans I was using from KMart, Target, etc. were "just fine," I finally was ready to get back to a high quality, HEAVY set. My key "wants" were a really great nonstick interior, heavy weight that cooked fast, and comfortable, cool handles. I got all that and more with this set. And it didn't cost much more than comparably sized sets of the cheapie pans! The lids do take up some room because they don't "nest" inside one another, but I"m so happy to have nice glass lids with handles that don't get hot that I don't care! Most of all we can't get over how easy and fast they are to clean up. Food just slides off. BUY THESE PANS!...more info
  • Great cookware!
    This is an awesome cookware set. I didn't want to spend a fortune but I also didn't want anything cheap that wouldn't last. These pots will definitely last a while. They are heavy but not too heavy for a small person like myself, sturdy, well made and definitely non-stick. They are very easy to clean and they look good. I avoid using metal utensils for stirring purposes as I noticed I made some scratches on one of the pans, but that will happen with any cookware. Great value, worth your money!...more info
  • Not top of the line - But best value for the money
    I've had this cook set for 2 months and have cooked extensively with them. They replaced a stainless steel set of cookware with the triple clad bottoms (copper sandwiched between stainless) and that is the only feature that I wished that these had.
    My favorite features are the glass lids and the non-stick interior. I have had no problem cleaning these and have been careful to follow the care instructions included in the package (i.e. no abrasive cleaners, etc)
    Even though the instructions claim that metal utensils can be used with the cook ware I will be trying to maximize the useful life by avoiding metal of any sort with these. I have noticed that even plastic utensils leave visible telltale marks, no scratching, just marks.
    For the money these are a superior set of cookware with a price that is unmatched at my local Sam's or Costco, nor was I able to track down an equal (or identical) product using search engines online.
    If you want a high quality set that offers a pot and pan for every use this is a hands-down winner.
    ...more info
  • Not bad...
    We have enjoyed these pots and pans. They are sturdy, the lids fit well and they cook evenly. I have a few concerns. 1.) While the lids fit securely, there is no ventilation for the steam to get out, making boil overs a problem. 2.) The lid handles get hot. 3.) Where the handle of the pot attaches to the inside are some bolts and sometimes food gets caught in there and is "missed" when it comes time for cleaning. Overall, not bad but maybe my previous hodge podge of pans are making this set seem wonderful. I am glad that we got a good deal on these....more info
  • great purchase
    Bought this item for 25 year old son. The only thing he did let me know when it was delivered to him cross-country was that they looked really good in his kitchen. The handles are very sturdy and he was looking forward to using them. ...more info
  • Fantastic in every way!
    I got these for my wife and she absolutely loves them and she is in the restaurant industry on the white tablecloth side. Incredible price and super quality! ...more info
  • Great for the cook and the dish washer!
    My husband is the cook and I am the head dish washer in this family, and we both love this cookware! It heats evenly on the stove (even with electric) and clean-up is just a swipe of the dish cloth. With a great price, this is a quality set of cookware that I would recommend to anyone....more info
  • I loved!!!!!!!!!!!
    Im very happy with my purchase.I start cooking without grease.Clean so easy and look great for the price.Just $100.00 12pcs in Amazon.I make a research before buying, is the best price.The quality is like anolon or any other famous brands....more info
  • Great general use non-stick cookware
    This was my first set of cookware, and I put a lot of thought into the purchase. Overall I've been nothing but pleased with this set. The handles do not get hot at all, they're very sturdy, and easy to clean. You do need to learn to work the temperature a bit to get the non-stick just right: too much heat and you'll get a bit of stick.

    I'm just your average person cooking and this set has filled my needs extremely well. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the edges of the pots and pans have a tendency to chip. I actually sent back my first set because it chipped so easily and quickly (Amazon was a dream about the exchange.). The second set has chipped here and there as well. Just tiny chips on the edges, but I can't give it 5 stars because of it.

    I got a great price over the holidays and it was money incredibly well spent. You can feel confident buying these....more info
    I just received this set from Amazon. I paid around $99.00 because they were on sale! I just started using them and they are unbelievable!

    I have made eggs, cabbage, and even stir-fry with this pan set, and everything tasted fabulous!

    The reason i gave this set 5 stars is because of the quality: strong, durable, and the cleanup after cooking is "seconds"!

    I believe even if you dont' get this set on sale...whatever you pay, are getting your monies worth!! I only wish i would have bought the 17-piece set!!! ha ha on me! ...more info
  • Good Cookeware
    Bought this item for my daughter and she loves it. Threw away her old stuff because of this. Says in makes cooking enjoyable....more info
  • Best for the Cost
    I ordered this set for my daughter for Christmas and she loves it. I looked for sets of cookware at various stores and on line before choosing this one. Was a little worried if it would make it in on time, but ordred one day and was at my home next day (did not order special delivery) WOW! She says the heat distribution is very good and clean up a snap. She was very satisfied with pcs. included but may add to it in future. ...more info
  • LOVE IT!
    I'm a big fan of The Food Network, & I cook dinner about 5 or 6 nights a week. I bought this cookware set a few weeks ago after doing quite a bit of research online and at a local Bed Bath & Beyond. This is a very good quality cookware set for a fair price. It's heavy enough to feel solid, but not so heavy that the pots & pans are difficult to handle. Also, the pots & pans are very easy to clean, & they look great!...more info