lzboy wrote:Most stainless steel pot are not magnetic, hence they doesn't work well with induction stoves. You can try sticking a magnet to it to check.
I thought most stainless was ferrous. Thank you for the correction.
Bethy54 wrote:We all seem to be guessing about what the thickness of the pots and pans are (18/10, 18/4, 18/...)
Those numbers are the metallurgical composition of the steel, not its thickness. Specifically, they are the (approximate) percentages of chromium and nickel in the alloy. They affect the metal's durability and the likelihood of becoming discolored through normal use.
rahil123 wrote:Multi-clad: no
Encapsulated base: yes
corvettejoe wrote:***EDIT: Found this one their website for the Chef Classic Stainless series:
Aluminum encapsulated base; Stainless Steel Interior and Exterior
so yes, Tri-Ply.
No, "encapsulated base" means it is not tri-ply or (as Cuisinart calls theirs) Multiclad. There is a disk of aluminum in the base only, not a layer throughout.
billthegunowner wrote:So, this is not non-stick cookware?
Correct. This is stainless steel with no coating.
NewYork wrote:The only items on the cuisinart.com web site that fit the description is the "Contour Stainless" line of cookware. Nothing else has the glass lids and the not-for-induction limitation. That gets you the "pure aluminum encapsulated base", but not the really expensive tri-ply construction. There's a disc of aluminum, hidden inside the base of the pans, which spreads the heat out evenly and prevents hot spots. That's really all you need, since only the bottoms are directly in contact with the stovetop or gas flame.
Except that this cookware does not have the "potbelly" shape of the Contour line and does not appear in Woot's photos to have an encapsulated aluminum base.
NewYork wrote:Here's the same set on Amazon:
That is definitely not the same set. It has a different assortment of pieces, the similar pieces are not the same sizes, and as I said above, the Contour line is shaped differently than what's in this Woot offering.