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Shopping for new cookware can be overwhelming. There are just so many choices available. In this article, we’ll provide a deep review of the best all-around cookware set that works for any glass top stove (electric, ceramic, induction, etc.).

Let’s dive in, shall we?

To anyone who has ever sailed a lonely sea, or drifted across open terrain like the high plains, or the Rocky Mountains, there is an almost unspeakable wonder and beauty in the quiet desolation.

An open wild has a lot in common with a glass top range. What might appear upon first glance as a non-descript space, is actually a vibrant resource that holds a smorgasbord for those who are familiar.

In a kitchen, little matches that minimalist grace like stainless steel.

But what if you don’t know what style you want? What if you want your cookware set to be as dynamic as you are, and change with the season. Or the weather. Or the mood.

With theCuisinart mcp (MultiClad-Pro)12n multiclad pro stainless steel 12-piece cookware set, you have exactly that.

Taking a Closer Look

With a high polish finish guaranteed not to discolor, you can let this stunning set reflect the genuine warmth of your cook space and the rest of your colorful personality right back at you.

This set’s contemporary elegance is matched by its efficient functionality. Tri-ply stainless bonded to a core of pure aluminum—a fusion of the best materials for unsurpassed performance—creates Heat Surround technology to maintain equilibrium. That’s even heat distribution along the bottoms and sidewalls of the cookware, eliminating pesky hotspots.

Why Should I Choose Stainless Steel?

Remember when Teflon showed up and we all believed our lives in the kitchen forever changed? We thought changed for the better, that is, because of the awesome lure of nonstick cookware. Then we learned that Teflon releases toxic fumes. Not so awesome.

Cuisinart’s stainless steel cookware set doesn’t react with food and it’s rust-resistant. The pots and pans are all flat bottomed to make even contact with your glass top stove surface (especially imperative for induction).

While stainless steel can’t boast the same powerful nonstick action as other cooking materials, cleaning your pans still doesn’t have to be a hassle.

Stick to These Nonstick Tips!

  • Always preheat your stainless steel pots and pans over medium heat (don’t use high heat to “save” time you’ll end up with a too-hot pot!)
  • Don’t use cooking sprays on your stainless steel cookware set as they contain a chemical propellant proven to be difficult to clean. Alternatively, you can put olive or vegetable oil in a mister and use that.
  • How do I know the pan is preheated you ask? Use the butter test! Rub 1 teaspoon of butter on the inside of the pot or pan. When it bubbles briskly (it should not brown) you’re good to go!
  • Don’t overcrowd the pan. Give your food room to roam.
  • Also, don’t use too much oil. After properly preheating your pan (on medium heat!) use just enough oil to coat the pan—no more!
  • Plan ahead. Cold food is more prone to sticking. If the foods you wish to prepare are in the refrigerator, take them out and let them gently warm up. 10 to 15 minutes is all you need. Also, if cooking meat you can pat it dry to remove any excess moisture and prevent sticking.
  • Clean it up. Pesky sticking can be caused by previous meals prepared in your pan. While the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro stainless steel set is dishwasher safe you may wish to take the extra care that hand washing affords you. Use hot, sudsy water and a non-abrasive sponge to preserve the set’s brilliant luster.

Note: If you choose to season your stainless steel pots and pans, you can refrain from washing them with soap and opt for wiping them clean with a paper towel between uses. If food is sticking, then try scrubbing the seasoned pan with a mix of oil and salt.

How To Season Your Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Set

 

Before your first use, you should wash the interior and exterior of all the stainless steel pieces. Then if you wish, you may season your pans.

 

Do this by lightly coating the pan with an oil that has a high smoke point (such as corn, canola, sunflower, or avocado) then place it on medium heat on your glass top stove until the oil begins to smoke.

Remove from the heat and allow the pan to cool before wiping any excess oil away with a paper towel. If storing these pots and pans stacked, it’s recommended to place a paper towel in between them as well.

The Best for Less

We’re sure Cuisinart isn’t a new brand name to you, they have an excellent reputation in the cookware industry. In fact, Cuisinart comes very close in quality to the high-rated Calphalon brand but at a significantly more affordable price point.

Inspired by the great professional kitchens of France, Cuisinart constructed all of their tools to blend seamlessly form and function. The Multiclad Pro line features an updated handle design for a more distinguished look that provides a modern and professional style while maintaining a comfortable and controlled grip. Riveted in place and engineered to keep cool.

What’s Included in this 12-piece Cookware Set?

The basics…plus more:

  • 5-quart saucepan with lid
  • 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • 8-inch open skillet
  • 10-inch skillet
  • 5-quart covered saute pan
  • 8-quart covered stockpot
  • Steamer insert with its own lid

Note: This set doesn’t come with any utensils as accessories. Try to always choose wooden, plastic, or silicone to use on your new stainless steel cookware. Metal utensils or whisks may damage the surface with unsightly scratches.

But Wait! There’s more!

  1. The included lids seal in a cooking food’s natural juices and nutrients for healthier, more flavorful results
  2. All pans are also safe for broiler use
  3. This purpose-built design can even be safely heated up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, then neatly stacked together for easy storage
  4. The tapered rims allow drip-free pouring
  5. The steel cooking surface does not react with food or alter food flavors

Wrapping Up

Take deep pleasure or even all-out revel in the fine art of cooking, wielding the choice utility tools of professional chefs the world over.

Dishwasher-safe and health safe, because this set has no coatings to flake off or plastic to melt. Great for classic cooking techniques like sautéing, frying, browning, searing and slowly simmering delicious sauces. Providing home chefs with professional results.

It’s for all this and so much more that Cuisinart covers the Multiclad Pro set with a lifetime limited warranty against defects.

So get yours today, and pass on your recipes and memories (and likely even this set) to future generations.

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