Cuisinart Chef's Classic Stainless 12-Piece Cookware Set

List Price: $450.00

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Product Description

This trusted name in kitchen appliances carries its renowned design and construction expertise into this Chef's Classic 12-piece cookware set. Classically styled for any kitchen d®¶cor, each piece is crafted of 18/10 stainless steel, with an encapsulated aluminum base for quick, even heating without hotspots. The mirror finish never reacts with food or discolors, and maintains its shine even after repeated dishwasher-cleaning. Even the handles and lids are solid stainless steel for the utmost in durability.

Included in this set are three lidded saucepans, holding 1-1/2, 2, and 3 quarts, all sizes you'll reach for everyday for such tasks as cooking soup, rice, or macaroni-and-cheese. The 8-inch and 10-inch skillets are ideal for frying and saut®¶ing, whether onions and mushrooms, omelets, pancakes, hamburgers, or fish. Braise meat dishes in the saut®¶ pan, which lifts with the aid of a helper handle; and fill the 8-quart stockpot with chili, corn-on-the-cob, artichokes, or pasta. Each piece is oven-safe up to 550 degrees F, so you can start a dish on the stovetop and finish it in the oven or under the broiler. You can freeze foods in these durable pans, too. Dishwasher-safe, the set makes a superb gift and is covered by a lifetime warranty against manufacturer's 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.

Cuisinart's 12-piece Chef's Classic stainless cookware set includes 1-1/2-, 2-, and 3- quart saucepans with covers, 8-inch and 10-inch skillets, a 3.5-quart saute pan with helper and cover, and an 8-quart stockpot with cover. Each piece features 18/10 mirror finish stainless steel which does not discolor, react with food, or alter flavors, and maintains its original brilliant finish with every dishwasher cleanup. Aluminum encapsulated bases heat up quickly, spread heat evenly, and eliminate hot spots. Rims are smoothly tapered to eliminate drips and spills while pouring, and tight-fitting stainless covers seal in moisture and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results. Oven safe to 550 degrees F, this cookware set is safe for use on the stovetop, in the oven, or under the broiler, and freezer safe for easy storage of leftovers.

  • Set includes 1-1/2-, 2-, and 3-quart covered saucepans; 8-quart covered stockpot; 8-inch and 10-inch skillets, 3-1/2-quart covered saut? pan with helper handle
  • 18/10 mirror-finish stainless steel with encapsulated aluminum base
  • Solid stainless-steel riveted handles stay cool on stovetop
  • Tight-fitting stainless lids seal in moisture and nutrients
  • Safe for oven up to 550 degrees F, stovetop, broiler, and freezer; lifetime warranty

Customer Reviews:

  • Cuisinart 12 -piece set
    It was a gift to my son and I am relying on his comment that he liked the pots. It was a good buy....more info
  • These fit the need.
    I sent these to my daughter for her birthday. She asked for pots and pans. She said they were "beautiful" and planned to recycle all her old cookware and replace them with these....more info
  • Nice set
    I think this is a very nice set. My only complaint is that the pans are a little small and not non-stick. This is a small complaint but the set would have been a better package if the pans were non-stick and bigger in size. I would definitely buy it again though. It is a great set to start with....more info
  • Beauty and the beast
    I got this in a deal on amazon and I would say this is perfect set. ...more info
  • work great for our needs
    This is our first stainless cookware purchase after using anodized nonstick aluminum for the last 6 years. We're not professional chefs cooking commercially for tons of people all the time, but the cookware serves us very well for all our family cooking at home. We're not overly concerned about them never having the occasional discoloration, we're more concerned about how they do what they were made for--how they cook. If you're concerned about aesthetics, follow the care instructions enclosed with the packaging, use strictly plastic utensils, and invest in a water softener for your plumbing.
    Very pleased with the way they cook the food, definitely reduce the heat though as they recommend. At first we had worries that the handles and lids would get really hot since they didn't have silicone or plastic grips. Proved to be a non-issue; the handles don't really heat up at all due to the Y-shaped attachment to the pan, and the lids get warm but not overly so. Even covering boiling water, you can still remove the lids bare handed.
    For the price (about $100 when we got the set), we feel we couldn't have done better. Overall, very pleased thus far with the purchase and looking forward to years of good use. ...more info
    The picture in the Ad doesn't do these Pots and Pans justice. They are very very shining and heat evenly and fast....more info
  • Cooking with ease.
    I got this set for my wife and I as a Christmas gift. She always wanted a nice set of Stainless and at this price with the free coffee grinder, I thought why not. It is 18/10 stainless which did prove to be very good. The pieces are very well made in my opinion. The handles and lids are fairly resistant to getting hot unless they are on the burners for a long long time. You do need to learn to cook food at a lower temperature with stainless as it does heat up faster, and if you don't, you will tend to burn things in the pans. I knew this ahead of time, so for me, I have had no problems. I even cook eggs even though some people have said they are not good for this. If you tend to the eggs until they are done, and do it at the proper heat level, no sweat. Also, as the booklet states, put immediately in water upon completion of cooking to make it easier to clean. I have found this to work very well, and a good tip. I would definitly recommend this set to anyone looking for a good quality stainless steel set for a great price....more info
  • A great cookware start.
    I got this set as a Christmas gift for my daughter who is setting up a kitchen for the first time. She is thrilled with it. I can't wait to go and watch her use it to fix dinner! ...more info
  • This is not a good investment!
    The pots look nice, but that's it. First, one of the lids did not fit properly, and I had Amazon send a replacement (their customer service was great!). Then, I had the same experience as other reviewers with eggs sticking badly--this should not happen with good pots. Then, I found that they were very difficult to keep looking clean; the inside bottoms easily discolored and required use of a powdered scrub to clean--and it didn't always work. Finally--and this prompted be to call Amazon to get return labels send out right away--the bottom on the stock pot started to come away (about a half-inch gap) after the first use!!! DON'T WASTE YOUR POTS. POTS SHOULD NOT BE THIS FINICKY! But I will admit, they are nice to look at on the outside, and they boil water quickly. But in the grand scheme of cooking, these aren't tops on my list....more info
  • Love these pans!
    I decided to dump all my nonstick cookware, and after lots of research, settled on this set. I was a bit concerned about sticking food and cleanup, but haven't had a problem at all. These pans are lighter weight than I am used to, but I like that. Makes them much easier to handle. I highly recommend this set!...more info
  • Fits my Cooking to a T !
    This is not my first set of pans. I have had soooo many. I choose these because I want to go from the stove top to the I call it " without flinching".and these pans fit the bill !

    I love them !

    Easy to clean...very light to use.....Thats a good thing--because I already own many cast Iron pots and pans.They are my favorite actually--but they are TOO heavy sometimes. So now I have a set of lighter pans.

    Many people complained about the handles getting too hot--I haven't found this to be true in my case.....but then...I am not leaving them on the stove all day either.

    I basically use wooden implements...or the high temp rubber--I do not use any metal these pots......and I told my husband to stay away !!!!!

    I hand wash them soon after use--I made a pot rack for them to hang from...for both the ability to reach them easily--and to keep them from being scratched.

    They need lower temps on the do not burn them.

    The price...was to low to not buy....and I am overjoyed that I these pots and pans are exactly what I wanted to add to my collection....more info
  • Cuisinart's 12 Piece Cookware Set
    We recieved the product and were very pleased with its overall construction and appearance. It cooks evenly and cleanup is very easy. We have know regrets on purchasing this cookware set. For the price it can't be beat....more info
  • Cuisinart's Chef's Classic Series is a Best Value
    We have owned varies types of cookware in the past 20+ years. Some we have had to throw away, some were passed down to the kids. However this is by far the best cookware we have every owned. I never buy anything with first researching the product. I spent hours comparing the various brands of stainless steel cookware based on the various styles of cooking we do. You name the brand and I more then likely looked at it. The Chef's Classic Series is every bit as good as the some of the more expensive brands on the market today. It transfers and holds the heat very well. It cooks at a fraction of the temperature of lesser quality cookwares. The handles are comfortable in your hand. Even filled, they do not feel over whelming heavy but at the same time they have a solid, sturdy feel. They feel balanced! Clean up was always a problem with the other stainless steel cookware we owned but not with these. I'm actually surprised how easily food releases with only minimal oil. I do not think you would be disappointed if you choose this cookware. ...more info
  • Great Value
    A joy to use these pots and pans. Aluminum base has superior heat distribution and consistency. Stainless steel finish is easy to clean....more info
  • Great Cookware!
    I shopped for ss cookware for a while. This set is much better than I found in high end dept stores & at half the price. A beautiful set that cleans up easily. I was going to buy the Kitchen Aid set, but this Cuis. set is every bit as nice & cost less....more info
  • love it
    i love this set. my mom is buying the same one & i plan to buy another one. ...more info
  • this is great durable cookware,
    i got this set as a gift for my brother & his new wife. i went to a department store to physically touch it as well as other brands first. It is a great starter set. with normal (3x's/day) daily use this set will last them 10 years easy. it is dishwasher safe, heats evenly, its not Calphalon heavy but unless you have an abusive husband you need to take care of it is more than sufficient.
    i would recommend waiting for a sale. DO NOT spend more than 150 dollars on the 12 pc. ...more info
  • cuisinart 12 piece stainless steel
    Great product. You must cook on a much lower setting than with teflon pans. It won't stick if you do and the pans clean up fabulously.
    ...more info
  • Cuisinart set, a huge step up
    From my non stick TFAL. I've never had stainless steel before and decided why not, with the great price and online reviews. I am so happy with these!! I provide daycare in my home and cook at least 3 meals a day 5-6 days a week. So I needed something durable, sturdy and cook friendly.
    They conduct heat evenly in the pan so there are no "cold spots". My stovetop is ceramic and they work well on 3-4 heat setting (low-med low). This was new for me as I had to crank the heat up prior to cook the food well with other pans.
    When cleaning I follow the recommendations : Soak in soapy water, and presto, they clean themselves. I have had a mild cloudy residue from potatoes, but a little rubbing with Mr Clean Magic eraser and it went away. Plus, it gives me great pleasure to dry these and see the magnificent shine the outside of the pans have.
    The selection is awesome with this set. A pan for everything. And they transfer from stovetop to oven. I purchased the everyday pan to go along with this set. I am "set" for years !! No more cheap pans, and stinky non stick cookware for me !

    Thanks Cuisinart and Amazon for this culinary treat! ...more info
  • Good looking, shiny but not worth it
    Amazon was excellent. I recieved the pans on time. The pans are horrible when it comes to fire contact. Yes, you use less heat because they heat up very fast,but almost all food sticks to the pan. They are very very very hard to clean too. If you love decorations, these pans are excellent because of the shine, but if you want to cook tasty not burnt food, I do not recommend buying these pans. Find some thing different....more info
  • Great cookware
    I order this set to replace my old tevlon. I really enjoy cooking with them, the pots are not too heavy. They have long handles and clean up well.
    ...more info
  • great set for anyone
    I took up gourmet cooking as a hobby over 2 years ago and have become quite good at "amateur" gourmet cooking. My old set of cookware was very old and inadequate at times so I looked for a new set and specifically was looking for stainless steel b/c I have noticed that most of the good TV chefs use it frequently. I love this set, especially for the price. It cooks very well, is relatively easy to clean and looks great....more info
  • Great for the price
    I am very happy with my new set. They are well constructed and sturdy. I would buy this item again. ...more info
  • Cuisinart Cookware
    I had been looking for stainless steel and pricing all the name brands. Amazon had this with free shipping and I decided it was worth a try. My daughter in law has Capholon stainless and it looks just like my Cuisinart set.
    I really like my cookware and would recommend it, I use it everyday. It's pretty and functional. It evenly heats and browns the food.
    I also like the fact I have 12 pieces. I intend to add other pieces. PR...more info
  • Excellent Value
    Pans are great. Amazon ordering/shipping is always a snap. I got a great deal....more info
  • My Christmas gift
    I purchased this wonderful set of cookware for Christmas to my self. It was delivered in time for Christmas, it was everything & more than I expected. The price was excellent, also!! They are beautiful to look at, heat evenly & clean up amazingly easy....more info
  • Lucky me!
    I have been looking around for some time now for a good set of stainless steel pots and pans. I finally found this set it the 10 piece version. I had checked it out at the store and loved the way it felt.

    I was a little unhappy when I went to buy it today and the price had risen $20 since yesterday. I felt it was still a good deal as I was saving over $200. Once it was in my cart, I noticed the 12 piece set was actually cheaper!

    I have a friend who has the same set and have borrowed them many times as none of my current pans are oven friendly. I have never had any problems with them...more info
  • Cuisinart does it again!
    I have owned a Cuisinart roaster since 1961 and still use it! I wanted to purchase a new set of pans, and after looking at other brands I chose Cuisinart and I'm happy I did. I have found that if you cook only on Med. to low heat the food doesn't stick and cooks evenly. I do use a little oil or pam spray in the frying pans. I wait until the pans are cold before I wash them with hot soapy water in the sink. I don't put my Cuisinart pans in the dishwasher as it puts blue spots on them. If it doesn't bother you to see the blue spots it doesn't hurt them at all to go through the dishwasher, it's just that I want to keep my pans shiny. I have some Cuisinart small appliances which have never given me problems. Cuisinart is a brand I trust!...more info
  • Wonderful cook set
    I have had this set for almost one year now. Can go under the broiler or into the oven from the stove top. I expected to use some elbow grease for clean up since this is a non-stick cook set but was and am still "more than pleased" with the easy clean up. Would highly recommend this set. Cooks like a dream too....more info
  • Yeah Baby
    Got a good deal!! Have been researching stainless and was finally convinced this set was the one to buy after a friend brought soup in his soup pot. ...more info
  • Best Pans for the Money!
    I started out with Magnalite aluminum pans as a bride too many years ago. 20 years later those pitted relics went to the Goodwill and were replaced with Calphalon anodized aluminum with non-stick interiors. They lasted perhaps 10 years before the non-stick started to flake off. I wanted stainless steel: dishwasher safe, virtually non-destructable, etc. So, the search began.

    Revereware, like my mother still uses after almost 60 years, is much more flimsy than it used to be. Farberware? Non-stick or not? One could practically buy a house for the price of the high end stainless, though it is certainly built to last as long.

    I would occasionally check the houseware stores, Amazon and other websites looking for good, reasonably priced stainless cookware. Imagine my extreme good luck when this cookware came on sale, there was a no shipping deal and $25 off the purchase to boot! I should have bought a lottery ticket that day!

    The Cuisinart Chef's Classic set showed up in less than a week. I unpacked all the pans and lids, washed them up and put them in the cupboard. All the other pans went the way of the Magnalite. Although the manufacturer says handwashing is best, they go into the dishwasher and come out bright and shiny. Being a creature of habit, I still use SOS scouring pads to remove stains and to polish the metal a bit. The manufacturer does not recommend this, nor do they recommend the use of metal utensils. The saucepans are starting to show wisk marks, but that shows these pans are used and loved. The lids fit well on the saucepans and I don't have boil-overs like I used to have. Do plan on following the instructions relating low heat start-ups; these pans get hot quickly and hold the heat very well. I still use my old, reliable cast iron frying pans for frying foods, but the frying pans and the saute pan are good items to have in the pantry. All the lids are interchangeable according to size.

    I am very pleased. The cookware set is superior to what I have had before and the deal through Amazon was incredible. ...more info
  • Huge Bargain
    I came across this great pots and pans set on Amazon for $90. I wasn't really ready to buy, but the price seemed too good to pass up. I'm glad I purchased them. They look and work great. I'm happy to have my old mis-matched pans gone and have this heavy duty set in their place! Beautiful!...more info
  • In a word - awesome
    This set is amazing, especially for the price. The size of the pots are great for the beginner cook but are still more than enough for the more advanced. Good heat conduction (watch how high you put your burners) and performance while still looking great. My sister is a foodie and she's drooling over them......more info
  • chef wannabe
    We've been wanting to replace our non-stick pots and pans for a few months now ever since the EPA's new stance on the non-stick chemical. set I spotted this set on Amazon and thought I'd give it a shot. My friend had just bought another brand set and it cost him $175. This set was about $105 (on sale)so it was a great deal. My wife worried that the handles might become hot.....they don't. They do warm up but you can still hold the handles just fine and not burn your hands. The set is very nice, heavy duty..not light gauge. They also look beautiful! We're very pleased with our purchase!...more info
  • Great Cookware
    This set of cookware replaces a set we bought when we first got married over 30 years ago. They are much better quality at a great price, a great value. We look forward to using them for many years to come....more info
  • great set
    i love the set! it has all the pots i need. only issue is a bit of staining the first time i used it, but that doesn't take away the the functionality or appearance of the product...more info
  • High Quality Cookware, Unbeleivable Deal!
    The price for this 12pc set was amazingly low and even had an option for free shipping. The box was packed well and received in excellent condition. All pans and lids were in perfect shape with absolutely no scratches. I have used all of them numerous times now, and must say that even for $100 dollars more, it would still be a great deal! Thank you Amazon!...more info
  • Excellent-
    I have owned a cuisinart stock pot for several years and use it all the time. One can not beat the sear that a stainless pot provides. The new set is just as good. I have been using the stainless more and more and the hard anodized that it replaces less and less. (There is a reason that the cooking show chefs all use stainless). Just remember to use a lower heat than you normally do since these pans seem to heat up faster and hotter....more info


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