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Cuisinart Cookware: A Review of Multiclad Pro

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Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Cookware

Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Cookware

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I bought a set of Cuisinart Cookware, the Multiclad Pro version several years ago. As a cooking instructor, I've had the opportunity to cook with most of the name brands. I also own a number of pieces from different manufacturers so I've had long-time experience with All-Clad, Calphalon, and Le Crueset. When my no-name set started wearing out four years ago I chose Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Cookware.

At a Glance

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Description

  • 18/10 stainless steel inside and out, aluminum core
  • Available in 7 (MCP-7) and 12 (MPC-12) piece sets
  • Stainless steel riveted handles
  • Drip-free pouring rims
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Pros

  • Even heating across the pan's base and sides
  • Handles stay cool
  • Oven-safe
  • Brushed aluminum exterior
  • Low price relative to similar sets

Cons

  • Not available with non-stick interiors (some other Cuisinart products are non-stick)

Price: 7-piece set $199 MSRP, 12-piece set $299 MSRP, available online for $169 - $225

Guide Review: Cusinart Cookware - Multiclad Pro

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I knew I wanted clad, stainless steel cookware to eliminate (or at least minimize) hot spots. I knew the handles had to be riveted because this was where my old set, that had welded handles, was giving out. I knew it had to be dishwasher safe, and finally, it had to be completely oven-proof.

I'd used most of the clad cookware but not Cuisinart. So I ordered a single skillet and gave it a try. I used it solidly for a month and was impressed. It had good balance, a nice long handle that didn't get hot at all and was comfortable to hold, and it cleaned up beautifully. So I ordered a 10-piece set.

I haven't regretted my choice for a minute. Over the past few years, I've gotten distracted and left an empty skillet heating on the stove at medium-high heat for 15 minutes with no ill-effect. I've gotten distracted and burned rice in a sauce pan (a favorite trick of mine). I've used the soup pot as a braiser in the oven with compete success, and I've had perfect control of a three-hour tomato sauce reduction in the sauté pan.

I've put this cookware through the wringer and it has proven dependable and consistent. With the occasional help of Barkeeper's Friend (a mildly abrasive stainless-steel cleanser) it looks as good as new. Best of all, it's about half the price of equivalent brands. Highly recommended.

Note from Kevin: I did not reviews the non-stick cookware. Non-stick always has a limited life - although Cuisinart should honored it's guarantee.

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Warped after one use, Member JTINT

The old saying that you get what you pay for is not true with the frying pan I purchased. I followed ALL directions and that stupid pan warped right away. The second use it was wobbling on the stove. I would hate to see what would have happened had I not let it cool. I also purchased a grind and brew coffee maker at the same time and found it to be an expensive ($ 115.00 ) piece of junk that is hard to clean and does not make hot coffee. After the first cup I am warming my coffee in the microwave. Thank God the microwave is not Cuisinart!!

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