sorcha72


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These are the best pots I have ever cooked with. I have a gas stove and I don't have have a dishwasher so these fit the bill. They are a nice, sturdy weight, they cook food evenly and they clean up easily. I just purchased a second saucepan last night at a local store (on sale for $20, down from $35). I wish I could afford to purchase this set but alas, it's not to be. I will just be happy with the two saucepans I have and pretend I never saw this deal. If you are in the market for a new set of pots & pans, don't hesitate!

eajohnst


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We picked this set up last time it was offered. Pretty pleased with it. Good value.

stalkerstopper


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SilentLegend wrote:Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Get outta that bed, wash your face and hands
Well, you get in that kitchen, make some noise with the pots 'n pans



dougaloo


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All, advice from an old geezer who grew up with cast iron cookware: skip this set and get a good stainless steel set. When properly seasoned and cared for, SS is every bit as non-stick as these anodized sets, without the worries of the chemicals used in the coating, and with much better heat distribution qualities than the aluminum core.

I've been using SS pots and pans for years now. The best way to keep them non-sticky is to wipe them down with a wet paper towel immediately after each use. Or, you can use a brass - repeat, brass - pan brush to remove any hardened foods. Occasionally, very occasionally, I scrub the SS surfaces with a mild abrasive (Scrub-free is great) and detergent to brighten 'em up real nice. Then I season them again by gently heating them and coating them with a dampened paper towel and some cooking oil.

If you must have a non-stick set, then get the ceramic-coated ones, but expect the ceramic to wear down fairly soon.

allenslan


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auctionsaver wrote:That is what I was looking for. I love my Stainless cuisinart for my induction stove, but I guess these have the ridges on the bottom as do most non stick.


Induction cooktops (not just glass cooktops) use a coil to create a magnetic field in the cookware. The cooktop stays cool. Thus, the cookware has to be steel, not copper or aluminum.
I have a glass cooktop, but it's not induction, it gets red hot.

allenslan


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tennis128 wrote:Amazon has the list price at $299 and sells it for $175. Woot (I believe) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amaazon, but lists the list price at $580.

It's still a good deal, but the information on the list price is a bit suspect.


[MOD: Probably a different set. I don't think this set is on Amazon. Our List is from the manufacturer.]


$580? Get serious.
Still a good deal at a real world price.
"List $1,000,000 but you can buy it today for $12.95." Okay.
I did a copy paste of the set, and Amazon shows the exact same one.
Yep, it's the same.

lvps


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So is there a "safe" non-stick coating available?

jjfahey


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"There is a performance that chef's crave." So what is it that belongs to these chefs? Woot, really?

Toruki


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pcspecialist wrote:The Cuisinart brand of hard anodized aluminum is coated with a non-stick coating called Quantanium. Quantanium has been claimed to be a form of PTFE and, therefore, has the same toxic properties as Teflon.

If the anodized aluminum cookware does have a Teflon-like coating, there could be serious health concerns. The EPA has taken administration action against DuPont for not warning consumers of potential health risks.

According to The Optimum Health Report, "Teflon is so prevalent that PF0A has been found to contaminate 92% of U.S. children tested to date, and most of the adult population as well."

Read more: Anodized Cookware Dangers | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/about_5885980_anodized-cookware-dangers.html#ixzz2M4wAGYY6



But how does that square with this? The information here says that Quantium does not use PTFE/PFOA.

From the site:

The outstanding release is provided by silicone, not PTFE. Therefore, the spray version of QuanTanium for bakeware can be marketed as “Made without PTFE/PFOA”.



http://www.whitfordww.com/housewares/quantanium.html

radrdff


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Funny story: My brother and I each got a set of these for Christmas. We were both pretty excited to get them but neither of us have taken them out of the box yet because we don't have anywhere safe to keep them. They can't be stacked for fear of damaging the coating. Both of our kitchens are too small for baker's racks and our ceilings are too low for pot racks. Maybe we could work something out with towels between each pan, but I'm too scared to try.

time2testit


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radrdff wrote:Funny story: My brother and I each got a set of these for Christmas. We were both pretty excited to get them but neither of us have taken them out of the box yet because we don't have anywhere safe to keep them. They can't be stacked for fear of damaging the coating. Both of our kitchens are too small for baker's racks and our ceilings are too low for pot racks. Maybe we could work something out with towels between each pan, but I'm too scared to try.



Is this correct that these can't (or shouldn't) be stacked? I pulled the trigger in the hopes to replace the various mismatched sets of pans I have but we keep them in a deep drawer and MUST be able to stack.

radrdff


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time2testit wrote:Is this correct that these can't (or shouldn't) be stacked? I pulled the trigger in the hopes to replace the various mismatched sets of pans I have but we keep them in a deep drawer and MUST be able to stack.



The use and care guide says, "Hanging pans by their handles on a cookware rack provides convenient, safe storage for your Cuisinart Cookware. Use care if you store your cookware in cabinets or drawers. Careless stacking and crowding may cause scratches."

I may be reading too much into that, but it was enough to make me nervous about stacking.

time2testit


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radrdff wrote:The use and care guide says, "Hanging pans by their handles on a cookware rack provides convenient, safe storage for your Cuisinart Cookware. Use care if you store your cookware in cabinets or drawers. Careless stacking and crowding may cause scratches."

I may be reading too much into that, but it was enough to make me nervous about stacking.



Thanks. I didn't see that (before buying). But since a number of people here say they have these pans already, I'd (we'd) love to know if they have stacked them without problems please.

radrdff


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time2testit wrote:Thanks. I didn't see that (before buying). But since a number of people here say they have these pans already, I'd (we'd) love to know if they have stacked them without problems please.



Yes, I'd like to know that as well. It may mean the difference between actually using the pans or staring at the box for a few more months.

time2testit


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Also, those who actually have this exact set, what do you do for steaming? This set doesn't include the steamer that an Amazon set does and apparently it isn't available separately and metal steamer baskets will scratch the non-stick surface!

acraigl


quality posts: 37 Private Messages acraigl

I stack. And even use metal utensils on occasion. My experience says that this is not your father's teflon pan. As far as I can tell, these hold up to just about everything. I don't abuse them, mind you, but I also don't go out of my way to baby them either. I find these durable and reliable, every time.

meljano


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Can't believe I missed this AGAIN! I've been waiting and waiting for it to come back up and when I finally got to check my email...it's sold out. Sad

mmmass


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time2testit wrote:Also, those who actually have this exact set, what do you do for steaming? This set doesn't include the steamer that an Amazon set does and apparently it isn't available separately and metal steamer baskets will scratch the non-stick surface!



Hi T2TI,

We have a silicon steamer we use in our non stick pans. Amazon Linky

It is soft so won't scratch, plus you can fold it up and stuff it in a drawer.

MichXelle


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jeffcohen wrote:Check out the reviews at Amazon (five 5-star reviews): http://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-14-Piece-Non-Stick-Anodized-Cookware/dp/B009TCEYIY

Meanwhile, woot, what's up with that list price?


Interesting link.

That Amazon deal is sweet if you need a good sized set of pots & pans. I think Amazon has the list price wrong for a 14 piece Cuisinart set. Woot is usually spot on the list prices.

I bought a bridal shower gift of a set of Cuisinart at Macy's due to the bride's registered set. I paid $300 on sale, 40% off for an 8 or 10 piece set (not with this finish) about 2 years ago. Cuisinart isn't an inexpensive brand.

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