Cuisinart has long been a name that chefs and cooks have found to be one of the highest quality and most trusted names in cookware.
Being able to stay on top of current kitchen trends and know what every cook needs are part of Cuisinart’s vision and the reason why they are so popular.
To answer the current trend of hard anodized cookware, Cuisinart has come out with their Cuisinart’s Chef Classic line, a line of hard-anodized cookware that is available in both a 12 and 17-piece set.
The Set Includes:
The 12-piece set of Cuisinart’s Chef’s Classic series comes with: a ½ quart saucepan, with lid; 2-quart saucepan, with lid; 3-quart saucepan, with lid; 8-quart stockpot with lid; 8-inch skillet; 10-inch skillet; and a 3 ½ quart sauté pan, with lid. The 17-piece set includes all of these along with some additional pieces.
These extras are a 12-inch skillet with a 7 ¾ inch steamer, with lid; a 4-quart saucepan with lid; and a 9-quart stockpot with a 9 ½ inch covered steamer insert. The 17-piece set comes at a price of $ and of course, you can find the 12-piece set available for cheaper than that.
We couldn’t find an exact price available for the smaller set, but a good Cuisinart set usually comes priced over $ so you can expect to find this set anywhere from that price point to the price point of the larger set.
While Cuisinart is one of the most trusted names in cookware, we would actually recommend that you try to find a different product for your hard anodized cookware. This is because although these pots and pans have been put through the anodization process, they are still covered with an additional coating.
Why Cuisinart would do this is anyone’s guess because the anodization process makes the pots and pans non-stick. And unfortunately, this additional coating actually hurts these pots and pans because it will eventually flake and peel off.
Still, the Cuisinart hard anodized cookware set does come with some benefits, such as being heat resistant up to 500 degrees – so you can put it in the oven!
This is something that can’t be said for all hard anodized cookware. And, just like all hard anodized cookware, neither of these sets should ever be placed in a dishwasher.
Pros And Cons
If you want to invest in one of these sets simply because they bear the Cuisinart name, you’ll still be getting a great set of pots and pans. But, you will also probably need to replace them more quickly than you would with a set from another manufacturer.