Review: KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set – Polished Stainless Steel

KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set – Polished Stainless Steel

KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set - Polished Stainless Steel
@ Enjoy the durability of stainless steel in three contemporary color choices. This dishwasher safe Stainless Steel set includes: 8″ Skillet, 10″ Skillet, 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.0-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.5-Quart Saute Pan with Lid, 8.0-Quart Stockpot with Lid.

  • 18/10 Stainless Steel with Colorfast Finish
  • Stainless Steel Base
  • Induction Capable
  • Riveted Stainless Steel Handle(s)
  • Domed Tempered Glass Lid(s)

List Price: $ 278.95

Price: $ 278.95

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Product Description
Style Name:10-Piece Cookware Set
Experience the optimum heating of a layer of copper between two layers of aluminum and two outer layers of stainless steel. This Copper Core cookware set includes: 8″ Skillet, 10″ Skillet, 1.5-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.0-Quart Saucepan with Lid, 3.5-Quart Saute Pan with Lid, 8.0-Quart Stockpot with Lid.

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  1. M. Hill says
    49 of 56 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    KitchenAid 10 Piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set, November 6, 2014
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    M. Hill (U.S.A.) –
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    This review is from: KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set – Polished Stainless Steel (Kitchen)
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    This review is for the ten piece set of stainless steel finished pans. KitchenAid is a brand I am very familiar with, primarily because of the stand mixer I have owned for fifteen years and various attachments picked up over that time period. But I have never used their cookware, and just because a company does one thing well, it does not always follow that it will transfer to other items, so I was interested to test the set.

    I cook a lot, and am a faithful user of stainless steel pots and pans. Non-stick pans are something I consider a necessary evil when it comes to cooking eggs, cheese chips, or even crepes, but I only own two non-stick pans and if I could figure out a way to eliminate them, I would. They are non-permanent – they have a limited lifespan so they end up in the landfill and during use need more pampering than I feel appropriate for a kitchen tool, particularly when compared to stainless steel which can take a lot of abuse and has few failures.

    How nice are these pans? The reasonable price point for this ten piece set caused me to question the quality of both appearance and performance. My first pans were a moderately priced name brand set of stainless steel which featured a copper bottom, but they were so thin they warped when I boiled water for an extended period. I started doing research and discovered the importance of a more substantial base to distribute heat. This base usually consists of layers of metal with superior heat conductivity, like aluminum and/or copper that is encased in stainless steel so a non-reactive metal is in contact with the cooking surface and the food.

    My current pots and pans are a hodge-podge set of mismatched pieces including a few high quality obscure (to me) name stainless pans I purchased on Amazon, along with a precious few All-Clad pieces which are crazy expensive, and a few of Cuisinart’s high-end line. This jumble permitted me to compare this KitchenAid set with a few other brands, and in the end, it held its own surprisingly well.

    I have avoided buying a set of pans because although the price is usually discounted, often a specialty or odd sized pan is included that eliminates any initial savings, but this set includes just basic pans — no waste — all should get lots of use. Included are a one and a half quart along with a three quart sauce pan, both with lids, an eight quart stock pot with lid, a three and a half quart saute pan with lid and an eight and a ten inch skillet. The lids for the three quart sauce pan and eight quart stock pot fit the two fry pans. There are a few additional pieces available for separate purchase including a pasta insert and a steamer insert that fit the 8 quart stock pot.

    As noted earlier, no matter the price, I know the importance of multiple layers in at least the bottom disc of the pan. I searched through the included instruction manual looking for specifics and found nothing. Then I checked the KitchenAid website and eventually contacted customer service and was told that the cookware is 18/10 stainless, tri-ply 2.5 mm clad stainless steel. The fact that the pans have a tri-ply sandwich will help the heat remain evenly distributed, and the almost 1/2 inch thick bottom will help hold the heat and prevent warping.

    The 2.5 mm number indicates the thickness of the stainless steel coating. All-Clad has a thicker, I believe slightly over 4 mm coating, which would intuitively seem like a good thing but can actually result in the pan being a bit less responsive to changes in heat. The metals that conduct the heat evenly are clad in the stainless steel layer, so the thicker the coating, the more time it will take for the pan to react to a reduction or increase in heat.

    The handles are thoughtfully shaped and not too thick or thin, so maneuvering a fully loaded pan can be done securely and with comfort. And, a nice finish on the end is something not always done. Although hollow to help dissipate transfer of heat to the handle, the end is sealed to avoid rough edges and prevent tedious clean up if food were to somehow enter the opening. Some of the handles on my other pans, more expensive pans, have such a thin profile they are difficult to grasp firmly — an important design factor that is not always considered before purchasing cookware.

    Attaching the handles with rivets is used in many high-end pans but does make cleaning that area a little more time consuming because sauces, etc., can adhere to the crevices around them. And, some people simply do not care for the appearance. In my mismatched set some handles are welded and some riveted, and my only concern is that the process be done competently. I have never had a pan with a riveted handle fail, which is not the case with the welded connection.

    The measurement markings on the interior of the pan are a user-friendly feature that saves a step when adding liquid to a soup or…

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  2. M. L Strickland says
    15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great cookware set!, December 10, 2014
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    M. L Strickland (Marietta, GA USA) –
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    This review is from: KitchenAid KCSS10LS Stainless Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set – Polished Stainless Steel (Kitchen)
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    This is the best cookware set we have ever owned!

    I’m not sure what could improve them!

    All the pots and pans are good quality steel with steel handles and Pyrex glass lids. The bottoms are quite thick and machined flat on the bottoms. We have flat ceramic cook tops, so the flat bottoms on the pots and pans give excellent heat contact.

    The glass lids are very nice for monitoring the food inside.

    Another nice feature is that the pots have volumn measurements etched on the inside. Helpful for measuring liquid quantities. My wife especially likes this feature!

    The sauté pan is perfect. Nice and deep with a Pyrex lid. Great for making paella or for a pan full of fried chicken.

    My favorites, though, are the two skillets! They are great for making omelettes! However, the first thing I had to do was to properly season them. I poured some canola oil in them and spread it up the sides with a paper towel and then to season them in a 350 degree over for an hour or so. Like we do for a cast iron pan. This make them non-stick and perfect for omelettes! No need to use any oil after this treatment!

    The skillets are also deeper then usual, which is ver nice for flipping pancakes or omelettes.

    My side and I just LOVE this cookware set!

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