Review: Signature Stainless Steel 12 pc. Cookware Set

Signature Stainless Steel 12 pc. Cookware Set

Signature Stainless Steel 12 pc. Cookware Set
@ The pans in this collection feature aluminum cores that heat quickly and evenly and polished stainless steel exteriors. The skillets are coated with a quality nonstick coating that lets food slide off easily and ensures easy clean-up. Tempered glass lids on the pots lock in flavors and the two nylon utensils won’t scratch any surface. 1-quart saucepan with lid, 2-quart saucepan with lid, 3-quart saucepan with lid, 6-quart stockpot with lid, 8-in open skillet, 10-inch open skillet, Slotted turner, Slotted spoon

  • 12-piece cookware set in polished stainless steel
  • Aluminum core heats up quickly and evenly
  • High-quality nonstick coating
  • Hand-wash only; oven-safe to 350 degrees F
  • Tempered glass lids lock in flavors

List Price: $ 141.39

Price: $ 141.39

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* This is so dangerous I had to post a video as a warning to others. A pot from Costco’s Costco Kirkland Signature™ 13-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set melted on the stovetop when my 12 yr old son forgot he was boiling water. A scorched pan is to be expected–but not one where the 5-ply metal (part alloy aluminium) MELTED and slid off the bottom of the pot when he took it off the stove (with smoke alarms going off!). An angel was looking out for him–the metal slid off the bottom of the pot and went EVERYWHERE–destroying the floor in several places, burning a spot on the counter, and destroying my rugs. That is–it flew everywhere EXCEPT where my son was standing! That molten metal would have burned clear through the bone! UPDATE: Meyer Corporation of Vallejo, CA (the maker of the pots) nor Costco (the seller) assumes any liability whatsoever. They know there’s a problem with these bases and I was told they are changing the base in March, 2013!

Defective Pot from Costco Kirkland Signature™ 13-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set Defective Pot from Costco Kirkland Signature™ 13-piece Stainless Steel Cookware Set
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User Reviews and Comments

  1. Leisa Kelly says

    Ile be sticking with my cheapo stainless steel cooks et from coles supermarket here in aus never had a days drama cleans like dream these ones from Meyer it's self sound absolutely horrific !! 

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  2. Michael Mantion says

    Not sure how I got here. But this is funny. How can anyone be so stupid to post a video like this clearly the pot was an effective clearly it was misused. I honestly have no idea how you were able to melt aluminum pot on an electric burner like that. I'm kind of curious what's on the inside the pots or what was being done to get the pot that hot. 

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  3. Kari Fiori says

    The same thing just happened to me. Yes, I'm an asshole for forgetting I had water on for tea. But now I have to replace my roommate's entire linoleum floor and two counters. This SUCKS. Normally, a pan will burn up and set off the smoke alarm. So long, financial aid.

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  4. cfees357 says

    So, for the record Aluminum melts at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, your son must have left that pot on the stove for at least an hour (probably more). This is not a problem with the product this is a problem with how you are using the pot. Not to mention the issue of you letting your 12 y/o son use the stove completely unsupervised. 

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  5. Robert Joiner says

    As others have pointed out, your pan was aluminum and aluminum melts if you get it hot enough. Really, it's simple as that. It wasn't any more defective than a wooden spoon that catches fire when held in the flames.
    I'm commenting, though, to point out a few of the things that you might do to be safer in the future. Carbon steel and stainless steel have significantly higher melting points than aluminum, so you can get a little extra insurance by switching pan materials. Even better, consider buying a safety sensor for your stove that shuts it off when it's over a set temperature. Many newer electric and induction stoves do this automatically – and induction kicks ass anyway, so this is a good excuse to upgrade if you have the cash. Even if you don't, just buying a safety sensor to install on the stove you already have is not especially expensive.

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  6. Nico Le says

     You are SO very lucky that the aluminum only MELTED and didn't ignite. I would never own aluminum cookware just because of the risk of it igniting in this situation of an unattended pot heating dry and catching fire. That has happened.

     Once ignited, aluminum burns and cannot be extinguished until it burns out.
    WATER ACCELERATES METAL FIRES!!!

    ** "for every gallon of water you apply to a combustible metal fire, there is a potential release of hydrogen equivalent in energy to 0.43 gallons of gasoline"  from  http://www.fireengineering.com/articles/print/volume-161/issue-2/features/proper-handling-of-combustible-metal-fires.html

    Smothering them "somehow" is the ticket…. or letting them burn out.

     * I have been lusting after this particular set of cookware from Costco, which is now unavailable.  I'm so glad I didn't buy it…. and thanks to your review, I will rethink "aluminum base" cookware entirely. It is insane that this happened! More designed defective cheap import crap?  

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  7. Dyllon Hunt says

    Hello Karen,

    My mom just left a message on your voicemail about this exact same situation that happened to my roomate and myself. My floors and counter tops are completely ruined and my roomate's feet got second degree burns. She has permanent scars and pain as a result of these terrible pots. I've been trying to deal with Meyer and so far they haven't been taking me seriously.

    I left my contact information in the message, I live in Victoria BC. Please get back to me. Thanks!

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