Ever marveled at the cookware used on Masterchef and wished you had an immaculate set of your own spread out in your kitchen? What a magnificent sight it would be! Well, the Cuisinart MultiClad Stainless Steel Cookware might just be worthy of donning the ‘Masterchef Cookware’ title.
This 12 piece set (a superb combination of 2 saucepans and their accompanying lids, 2 open skillets, a covered sauté pan, a stockpot with lid and a steamer with lid) is made up of 3 layers; a stainless steel interior, a brushed stainless steel exterior and an aluminium layer sandwiched in between.
High Quality to Last
Stainless steel is widely accepted as the preferred material by professional cooks worldwide due to their durability and anti corrosion properties. Hence, I foresee the cookware turning into a family heirloom….talk about hand me downs. This is in fact one of the best stainless steel cookware sets you can buy.
Now, this cookware does not have any non-stick coating, so you won’t have to worry about toxic leaching and giving your food the extra ‘oomph’. Also, the aluminium core which serves as the middle layer has superior heat conductivity values which allows for fast and even heat distribution. The cookware is marketed as a ‘MultiClad’ cookware. So you have the benefit of both the base of your pots as well as the sides heating up evenly and not have any irregular hot spots. Plus, you need only use small /medium flame or heat to cook. This cookware sure knows how to please you when you’re pressed for time.
Versatile and Beautiful
The exterior is also pleasing to the eye and it’s fairly easy to maintain its polished look…just rub some baking soda paste or if anything else fails, the BarKeeper’s Friend will help. The cookware can be used on both stove tops and induction tops. It’s oven friendly too making this one of the most versatile cookware I’ve ever encountered.
The tapered rims are an added plus as it prevents liquid from dripping down the sides of the pot during pouring. Saves you the hassle of having to wipe the table every time you serve soup. And the handles have a good grip too. The side handles somehow do not heat up very fast so it’s quite comfortable to hold them without burning those fingers.
Because this cookware is not non stick, you will definitely need to grease your pans and pots prior to using them. Unless of course you have a hobby of deglazing fonds.
Also, while the side handles are cool for gripping, the lid handles are a slightly different story. They tend to get quite ‘hot’ especially when you’re steaming or boiling something, so it’s best to arm your hands with your kitchen mittens!
Lastly, the cookware comes with a ‘limited’ lifetime warranty. That confused me. Why not just say limited warranty? If you throw in the ‘lifetime’ I’d assume it’s for life. Oh wait, I guess it means only certain parts of the cookware has a lifetime warranty while the rest don’t.
The pros definitely outweigh the cons here so this cookware gets a 4.5 out of 5 stars. Get this cookware set here.
Stainless steel cookware may not be very beginner friendly though, so if you’re just starting out, you may want to look at non stick cookware or hard anodized cookware. Read my cookware reviews before you decide.