This is the best choice for you. After a couple of weeks of constantly reading reviews and googling , finally, I consider this cookware that’s I searching for.
This Cuisinart cookware set turns me to the woman of the kitchen. The days like whatever is in freeze, bring it to the pan and let's eat regardless of taste & quote are just over for us.
Previously I used nonstick pans. It has some drawbacks like, can’t cook on high heat, can’t use metal utensils. And few years using, the nonstick coating wiped out. This shiny polished stainless steel cookware is worth of all drawbacks.
I still remember the first night when we used them to cook brown chicken fry & chilly sauces. The even heating & browning of the multi-clad technology is incredible. Its features and benefits will convince you to have it, like me.
When you have it, you will see it concludes all the basic parts of pots and pans those you need for daily cooking.
- 3-1/2 covered saucepans
- 3-quart covered saucepans
- 8-inch open skillets
- 10-inch open skillets
- 8-quart covered stockpot
- 1/2-quart covered saute pan
But this cookware set has a special part rather than others, it is steamer insert with lid and it also fits on both the 1-1/2-quart and 3-quart saucepans. You don’t need to buy the extra piece of steamer insert.
Later I will tell you cooking recipe of Steamed Chicken with Ginger Sauce: Cantonese Cooking by using this steamer insert.
Features of the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
Quality of Stainless Steel
This Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set is made of high quality 300 series stainless steel. It is 18/10 grade cookware that means 18% chromium (Cr) and 10% rust resistive Nickel .
The bottom of this cookware attracts by the magnet, so surely it can perform on induction cooktop. Basically, I use gas cooktop.
Multi-Ply Clad Metal Construction
The most important feature of this cookware is its triple-ply construction, Stainless Steel Interior–Aluminum Core–Brushed Stainless Steel Exterior.
A core of absolute aluminum is bonded to the stainless steel interior and the brushed stainless exterior. It is a fusion of best materials for cooking.
The excellent heat surrounding technology for inside aluminum core, maintains a proper even heat distribution along with the bottoms and side walls of pans and potsIt eliminates the hot spots thus keep safe your cooked food to get burnt.
High-grade stainless steel cooking surface doesn’t have any chemical coating to react with food or alter natural flavors.
Stainless Steel Handle
It has exclusive cool grippy handles. They have unique thumb rests, easy to pull up & down , rounding around, for this reason, this cookware are favorite to the top chefs of town.
The handles are riveted with perfect balancing and you have the ultimate control when lifting and pouring.
Rims are tapered for the drip-free pouring. And the one important thing the handles are not getting hot at all so you don't need to wear gloves while cooking.
The lids are made of mirror polished stainless steel, This tight-fitting stainless steel lids seal food & natural juices and nutrients and you get flavorful results.
The amazing facts that the lid fits on different set like 8 quart stockpot lid can fit on both of 10-inch skillet and 3-1/2 quart saucepans and the lid of 3-quart saucepans also fits in 8-inch skillet and steamer inserted.
So the numbers of lids are fit on a different item. The lids are also dishwasher-safe.
Aesthetic Colors & Design
Cuisinart manufactures and designs high-quality cookware products for your home and kitchen.
This cookware has thoughtful design details, stainless steel polished exterior and fine craftsmanship, all of this are setting a new standard for the cookware manufacture industry.
- Mirror polished with a high grade 18-10 stainless steel
- It 300 series stainless steel cookware, it has better rust resistivity than other series
- Triple-ply construction with aluminum inside to distribute heat evenly and prevents hotspot
- It is metal utensil safe
- M lids, that’s have significant durability
- Freezer-safe for food storage
- It is the best induction cookware, works perfectly induction cooktop and also ceramic cooktop
- Absolute dishwasher safe, easy to clean
- Need to season your pans to get nonstick surface before cooking
- Try to avoid metal utensil on the cooking surface can be scratched
Before I start to describe its benefits , I like to represent some facts that why you should buy this over non-stick cookware.
Non-Stick cookware is not dishwasher safe, its average life is about 2-8 years. There may be health concerns as if its non-stick cooking surface is made of chemical coating.
But high price nonstick cookware is worth of these problems. To keep in mind a mid-range budget stainless is the best choice for you.
This comes with lifetime warranty and absolutely dishwasher safe.
Although its little bit tuff on cleaning process than nonstick cookware. Still polished stainless steel cooking surface does not discolor after a couple of years.
Other benefits are It is a high-quality product, comes with affordable price. Its aluminum capsulated bottom heats up faster and distributes heat more quickly and evenly.
The handles don and get in too hot, you can pick them up without mittens but for safety reasons you should ware mittens for a long time cooking.
It is Teflon free or any other chemical coating free pots and pans, so you don’t need any health concern.
This cookware is compatible with induction cooktop, so you can use it on both gas top and induction cooktop.
This cookware has all stainless steel lid, these metal lids give you higher durability than glass lids because of glass lids are not made actually solid pieces of glass.
They have drilled hole as for steam vents. These can keep food particles and be housed for bacteria.
Also, the glass can be broken down accidently. In this case, stainless lids are absolutely free from these disadvantages.
It is very lightweight & shiny. It is dishwasher safe cookware safe and you can use nylon scotch pads like Scotch-Brite to clean difficult grimes and it works perfectly.
Tips & Tricks For Cooking
Stainless steel cookware set basically doesn’t have a nonstick surface. You need to know some
You have to follow some tips to keep your cooking surface as the like
Season Your Pans before Cooking Meals
- Heat the pan: At first heat your pan in a medium-high heat range up to 1 or 2 minutes
- Oil the pan: Take it off from the burner and distribute a tablespoon of oil on cooking surface
- Place pan back on the heat: You need to continue heat the oiluntil it begins to smoke. By this way you produce a coating on pan aslike a non-stick surface
- Turn the heat off : Once the oil begins to smoke, you shouldturn off the heat and take time to cool down oil completely
After that, the pan has been seasoned properly.
When the cooking surface begins to turn like brown or yellow , you should re-season the pan to get nonstick surface again by using the same method.
Else you can use
Tips & Tricks for Cleaning
These pans and pots are very easy to wash and you don’t need coarse abrasives.
To clean up burned foods, first you need to soak it for a couple of hours in warm and soapy water better you should let it soak overnight. Then drain water, and scrub with a scouring pad slightly.
Some foods grimes can discolor the surface. First, you add a 1/2 cup of vinegar to 1/2 pan of water, boil for few minutes.
It will come out sparkling clean. This actually happened to me when the first time I clean it. Love these pans.
To clean up water spot you should try soaking stainless steel pan in vinegar, then clean it as usual you do, with a mild detergent and soft sponge or cloth.
You should use a plastic scrubber with the liquid dishwasher that preferable rather than using dishwasher detergent because liquid dishwasher keeps the stainless steel surface shinier.
Hope that these tips & trick surely help while you cook and help you to enhance your cooking experiences.
And one more thing, if you face any problem and need further cooking tips, let us know.
Special Authentic Cantonese Cooking Recipe
As earlier I said, I give you my favorite item Steamed Chicken with Ginger Sauce: Authentic Cantonese Cooking recipe. Steamerinserter of this cookware is the perfect piece to prepare this delicious item.
List of Ingredients:
1. Chicken -------------------------------------------------
2. Salt -------------------------------------------------------
3. Ginger for steaming (2 thumb size) -----------
4. Cooking oil ---------------------------------------------
5. Garlic, minced ----------------------------------------
6. Red chili paper, carrot -----------------------------
7. Ginger, green onions -------------------------------
8. Ginger powder ---------------------------------------
9. Light Soy Sauce & Sesame oil -------------------
1 Table spoon
Few thin sized
Few thin sized
Process of Cooking
- First, Salting the chicken
- Top with ginger then, steam the chicken for 45 minutes
- When it is done, cool down it for 15 min
- Then chop into 5/6 pieces
- Now oil on skillet, after the oil gets hot put garlic on it. Stirgarlic upto 10 sec
- Then add ginger powder, sesame oil, light soya sauce, red chili paper, green onion , and carrot one by one. And stir it for 10sec
- Then mix this with the steamed chicken
You finally get my favorite Steamed Chicken with Ginger Sauce.
Frequent Asked and Questions (FAQ)
Q: Does it work on induction cooktops?
A: Yes, this will work great on induction cooktops
Q: Does it dishwasher safe?
A: Yes, absolute dishwasher safe and you will see no adverse effect.
Q: How much heavy are these pots?
A: They are little bit heaveth Nha normal stainless steel because of its tri-ply aluminum construction
I have used every piece,they work great and love the even heating process on the cooking surface.
The surface cleans easily after heavy cooking, I need a few minutes and wash or clean in the dishwasher to clean it.
It's like a purplish hue looks fine. Overall I have to say it and really a gorgeous cookware set.
Most of all it comes with a reasonable price for the great quality. Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel Cookware Set is a deluxe cookware set, that’s for the professional home chef.
It comes with elegant and contemporary polished stainless steel outlook with heavy duty, It should be the best choice for you.