September 25, 2020

A Few Cuisinart Chef’s Basic Nonstick Difficult-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set Observations

This is a cuisinart cookware review of Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set. I hope you find it helpful…

  • 1-1/2- and 3-quart saucepans; 3-1/2-quart saute pan; 8-quart stockpot (all with lids); 8- and 10-inch skillets
  • Hard-anodized aluminum exterior is wear-resistant and easy to clean
  • Sturdy 3 mm hard-anodized aluminum with durable Quantanium nonstick coating, safe for use with metal utensils
  • Break-resistant tempered glass covers; riveted stay-cool steel handles
  • Oven safe up to 500 degrees F; limited lifetime warranty

Cuisinart Chef’s Classic non-stick hard anodized 10-piece set includes 1-1/2-quart saucepan with cover, 3-quart saucepan with cover, 3-1/2-quart saute pan with helper handle and cover, 8-quart stockpot with cover, 8-inch open skillet and 10-inch open skillet. Cool grip riveted handles for ease of use, durable hard anodized exterior, Quantanium non-stick interior, tempered glass covers seal in flavor, hard anodized, oven-safe construction. Bringing the Good Life Home Inspired by the Read the full review here…

List Price: $ 400.00

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  1. 82 of 83 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great price for such a good set, August 27, 2004
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    nonspecific (Los Angeles, CA) –

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    This review is from: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)

    I bought the 10 piece Cuisinart set about a month ago and ever since I’ve been expecting it to fall to pieces, burst, turn to dust, explode, vanish in thin air, etc. etc… anything that would give me a reason for the low price of 140$ which is 400$ in stores. The truth is, it’s too good to be true. But it is! This is the best cookware set I have ever seen by far. Nothing will ever be able to stick to these lovely pots and pans, no matter what you do, so be ready to say goodbye to all the non-stick sprays, oil, butter and soaking and scratching. They don’t even need harsh soaps for a moderate cleaning up. It is true that they can burn food, but the instructions say that these are not meant to be used at high stove-top heats anyway, use a low to mid heat and everything will turn up wonderful. They are really good for slow cooking and can also go in the oven up to 500 degrees, which is required for some food I like to make. The glass lids are useful when making rice or seeing the color of vegetables but they can spill if nor handled properly due to the design, which could certainly improve since they are, unlike the pots, not very easy to clean. My handles have never got too hot unlike my previous Faberware set. I adore the small skillet which is just the right size for a 2 egg french omlete, in general, the sizes are logical and all come in handy. It does say they are metal utensil safe, which is not exactly true since it’s OK with a fork or spoon, but any hand held electronic gadget can scratch the interior a little. Also, although the dark gray outer finish is beautiful, it seems that the colour will be wearing of in time.

    To sum it up, if you’re willing to give some extra attention to this good-looking set (drying after hand washing, preferably hanging and keeping the lids clean) this is a deal you must not miss. BTW, It arrived very quickly and was packed great by Amazon. You won’t be able to use any piece in this set at high stove top heats, so get a cheap large skillet for that kind of job, give away your old set and buy this one like I did. I doubt anyone will ever regret it. I would give 4 1/2 stars if I could due to the not-so-good lid design facor. Still, I love my cookware set, will probably be using it for at least 10 years to come and recommend it fully to anybody.

    EDIT AFTER 6 YEARS
    I’ve just gave away this set after 6 years of daily use. So, they didn’t last for 10 years as I was predicting in my initially overly psyched review, but I still think it was a great deal for the price. Now that I have more money to spend and need a more professional level cookware set, I’ve replaced them with stainless steel Fissler pots and pans, which in my opinion, are the best you can get for any price, anywhere.

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  2. 41 of 41 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great value, good pans, not so great nonstick…., March 5, 2006
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    S.Spencer (Studio City, CA, United States) –
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    This review is from: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)

    After 9 months of owning this set and cooking with most of them almost every day, I can give an honest opinion of how they worked out for me.

    Pros:
    Excellent heat conduction. Stays hot, cooks evenly, and transfer from oven to stovetop and back is very convenient. Good, tough pots and pans at a great value. I like the large skillet and pots, especially.

    Cons:
    The nonstick coating is not really there anymore for the two frying pans. Though these have never been in the dishwasher or been scrubbed with anything heavier than a sponge, the nonstick coating has slowly burned off in patches, and now, though it hasn’t peeled or flaked, there are spots where the food will stick and nonstick spray or oil must be used. Unless I use some kind of spray, pancakes, for instance, must be made in the large 2-handled skillet.

    This is a pity because I was very careful not to overheat the pans–they have really been babied. I will probably buy Cuisinart again, but these two pans will need to be replaced within a few months. They are not really useful anymore for anything except veggie burger patties.

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  3. 67 of 72 people found the following review helpful:
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Good for the Money……..But, November 10, 2005
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    D. Draper (Knoxville, Tn) –
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    This review is from: Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 10-Piece Cookware Set (Kitchen)

    I have had the similar 7 piece set for about a month and have had a chance to use them enough to have an opinion. They are well balanced and perform well, especially the sauce pans and stock pot. The 8 quart stock pot is large enough for a family of 4-6. Cuisinart advertises you can use metal utensils, but when you read their recommended use card, it says metal utensil will scratch the surface. That is a misleading marketing gimmick in my opinion.

    My main complaint with the Cuisinart cookware is they heat up very quickly due to the thin 3 mm thickness. The fry pans are the weakest items of the set. After side-by-side comparisons against Emeril’s All-Clad Hard Anodized, I much prefer the Emeril brand. The Emeril pans are 5 mm thick and seem to cook more evenly and are not near as temper-mental as the Cuisinarts. They also have a feel of quality, unlike the Cuisinart pans.

    For not much more money, I would look at the higher quality Emeril Hard Anodized 10 piece set (retails for $200); and sorry Amazon, the best deals for Emerilware are currently using one of those 20% off coupons at Bed Bath and Beyond or Linens N Things.

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