Side by Side Comparison of: Cuisinart vs Amco
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Five Star Reviews:
Best pans I've ever used!
January 17, 2017
This cookware is fabulous! My husband purchased me a set of cookware for over $400 for my birthday in August. I looked at it and thought, "Um...I don't think so." So, over the next week or so I researched all the hard anodized cookware I could find. I discovered that this cookware meets or exceeds other manufacturer's who are charging over $400 for their set. Plus, the set that I had received for my birthday had pieces I would never use. This is the perfect size set. I have used every piece of it in the past 5 months and never once thought, "Gee, I wish I had a pan this size." I did additional purchase the 12" everyday pan that has a handle on each side--not that I really needed it but sometimes having a pan that has short handles on each side are just easier to use, depending upon what you're cooking. Since then, both of our children have fallen in love with this cookware, so we purchased them each a set for Christmas (along with the everyday pan). If you followed some simple guidelines, you will have this cookware for many, many years. 1. Don't EVER use high heat on any of this type of cookware, not just this brand. The dark finish collects heat quickly and holds heat, so you'll use less energy cooking. 2. Don't put the pan it the sink and run water in it when it's hot. Move it to another burner when empty and let it cook. It will clean up like magic, even after setting for quite some time. 3. Though it says it's dishwashers safe, don't do it. There is not need to because these almost wash themselves, so why subject them to the chemicals in dishwashing powder. These pans fall into the same category of another lesson my father taught me when I was quite young--if you take care of your tools, they will take care of you.
The only cookware set you need for your kitchen
August 13, 2016
I bought this set almost 6 years ago for use in my vacation/rental home. They've gotten heavy use by people who don't care enough to take good care of them, and they're still going strong. The coating is pretty scratched off my 10" pan, and I came back to Amazon to buy a replacement. The other pans are lightly scratched, but not nearly as badly. All things considered, I'm very happy with how well these pans have held up over the years. If you take good care of your pans, they'll probably never look like this one.This set is really well priced for the quality and number of items. The sauce pan and stock pot have generous volume, and the pasta steamer insert comes in handy all the time. This is really the only set you need for your kitchen, I'd buy it again if I'm ever in need of another!
August 10, 2016
I really love this says it has a little bit of everything that I need to quote. The quality of the pots are very well made and the nonstick surface is great. This is also a great Starter Set if you have nothing. Don't put them in the dishwasher because it ruins the outside finish.
Great set. Easy to clean and use
May 5, 2016
This set is great. Easy to clean. The only thing we would love is a pot sized between the big one and the next. I was surprised by the fact that they come with a small steamer that I thought was a pot and wasn't too excited about it but know we love it....we can make steam veggies really fast.They look great, good quality and finishind. You won't need to use oil to cook. That's a big plus for us.Very easy to clean. Another big plus. NOT dishwashing safe and it is aware everywhere in the box and brochure.Be careful on using plastic or wooden kitchen tools with them. It is also aware in the box and brochure. And do not stack them or they can be scratched. So if you don't have a lot of space for them maybe you should go for another set that fits you. If its helpful for you we have friends that stack them and they look in good condition.We are very happy with them so far :-)
August 13, 2013
I'm writing this although haven't actually cooked with it yet. Some reviews indicate dings, etc. My set arrived very well packed and in excellent condition..no mars of any kind. All lids fit the pans perfectly. There were some who mentioned trouble removing labels. Mine lifted off easily prior to washing. Also some mention of lids being hard to dry, I simply bunched my towel a little and went around edges and had no problem drying. I did keep some of the packing inserts since I do need to stack so as not to scratch from stacking. The stainless steel everyday pan that was a bonus is beautiful and I know will use same quite often. Can't wait to cook dinner tonight!!! Will update after using a while. Feel like I made an excellent choice at this point.UPDATE: Have had these for a few months now and wanted to give my experience with this set. Interior finish is holding up well although I do recommend purchasing the Cuisinart tools as my older tools did leave marks though not scratched through. The biggest thing is to NEVER PUT IN DISHWASHER...wasn't feeling well one evening and just put my small saucepan on the top rack of my Bosch dishwasher thinking it would be fine. WRONG!!!! The exterior finish is completely ruined and looks absolutely horrible. Never had a problem putting my old Wearever set in the dishwasher. Very upsetting!
Makes Cooking a Pleasure, Clean-Up a Breeze
January 17, 2013
I bought this Cuisinart 66-14 Chef's Classic Nonstick Hard-Anodized 14-Piece Cookware Set over two months ago, and I have been thoroughly enjoying cooking with this set on my gas stove as much as I had hoped I would.~~APPEARANCE: This set's exterior is a (slightly matte-ish) dark gray color, somewhat tapered edges with shiny stainless steel handles.~~~~WEIGHT: These pots and pans have some heft to them, they are not lightweight, which I like, and I expect these to last a very long time.~~~~NON-STICK FINISH: The non-stick hard anodized finish truly is non-stick and I have had absolutely no problems with anything sticking in any of the pots or pans.~~~~COOKING: Everything cooks evenly in these pans and has made cooking more pleasurable, and I never use anything higher than the medium temperature when using these.~~ *see note below.*~~HANDLES: The handles don't really stay cool on my stove top, but because I use gas flames for cooking, this may be the reason why they get quite warm, even hot at times.~~~~LIDS: I wasn't sure if I would like the lids not having a vent hole in them, but I think I actually prefer these solid lids now. If I need to vent/have steam release, I just slightly tilt the lid. When placed on top of the pots and pans, the lids fit snugly and work the way lids should.~~~~CLEAN-UP: Clean-up is crazy-easy and everything washes off as simply and easily as the day I bought them, it could not be easier. I don't put these in my dishwasher, I wash them by hand (with mild, non-citric dishwashing liquid) to keep them in great condition.~~*OF NOTE: The paperwork that came with this set suggested to never use temperatures higher than the "medium" setting. I was concerned at first, as I thought this might take everything much longer to cook. But, due to the special way the bases are made, they require less heat due to special heat distribution properties. I can bring water to a boil easily on the medium setting in as short a time with these as I could with my old, thinner pots on high.*I was worried that this set's exterior finish would get scorched and ruined by my stove's gas flames, so shortly after getting this set I also purchased this: Nordic Ware 8 Inch Heat Tamer and Burner Plate which does a wonderful job of preserving the exterior's finish.(I thought I'd add this in case this ever happens to you): About the 3rd time I used the steamer insert/pot for steaming some broccoli and cauliflower, I became distracted and the water ended up boiling completely away and I was left with a burnt mess inside the water pot. I was so upset, as I didn't think I'd be able to save it. However, after letting it cool, washing off what I could, I added a couple of drops of dishwashing liquid and some water to the pot, and simmered it for about 20 minutes. After it had cooled enough for me to work with, was able get every bit of the burned mess (residue from bits of broccoli and cauliflower that had dropped through the steamer insert) off to get it back to brand-new looking and performing condition. I was amazed and very pleased, and I think this speaks highly of the quality of this cookware, not so much for my attention span ;-pOverall, I love this set, and recommend it all day long.
August 25, 2017
It is hard to believe how much I love this utensil set. For most of my life I've used either plastic, silicone or wood utensils in order to preserve the nonstick coating of my pots and pans (not that that worked out very well). Not surprisingly, none of these worked all that well except for the very thin silicone turner.
Initially, I was a bit worried about the handle design, but that went away quickly. I like the balance and I already find myself reaching for these in preference to my other utensils. They feel good in the hand, the balance gives you great control, and they are pretty and shiny. Highly recommended!
Durable, as pictured, with no regrets
July 8, 2016
These proved a worthy upgrade to my kitchen, and over the past 9 months I haven't had a single issue with them. I love the style, they function perfectly, with great durability, and I can't think of a single complaint to be made against this product. None of them have been bent or otherwise damaged, and they all lived up to my expectations in terms of appearance.
If you like the look, go for it.
A tremendous value on a mid-grade utensil set
July 2, 2014
When I read some concerns about thickness, I was reluctant to order them. They're far thicker than I anticipated. No, they don't have "high school cafeteria" heft, but they're thicker than the metal on most non-commercial kitchen utensils. Characterizing them as mid-grade commercial would be about right.
They feel good. They're a tiny bit rough where they were cut from stamped metal and the "finish" on them is probably a 7 out of 10, but I paid about $10 for them. I went to a large box retailer and utensils like these, perhaps a little thinner, start off at $5 each. This is a spectacular bargain. And they look good in the utensil jar that sits on the counter next to the stove. Very pleased with this purchase. I'd say you get more than your money's worth with this purchase. Weary of nylon and plastic melting on my other utensils, I propped these up with a set of bamboo utensils for non-stick cookware. I have no complaints.
excellent set for the price
September 6, 2012
True, these utensils are probably not as heavy as a more expensive stainless steel set, but they are certainly durable enough and a welcome alternative to the plastic sets typically in the same price range. I took a gamble on ordering these after reading a couple of the negative reviews. Given some of the negative reviews, I half expected them to be hardly heavier than aluminum foil, but this is far from the case. This set will last you a long time. I am very pleased with these utensils and would recommend them to anyone who has been wanting to switch from the cheap and likely toxic plastic sets but can't afford the $10 per stainless steel utensil you typically see them for.
Well made tools
August 9, 2012
Good stainless steel! No rust no matter how many times it goes thru the dishwasher.
Tools are well sized for most pans.
Four Star Reviews:
Nothing sticks in these pans!
September 27, 2016
I purchased these pans to replace a set of Calphalon pans we received as a wedding gift 7 years ago that were starting to scratch. I wasn't really sure what to expect because these were much less expensive than the old set we had. However, I have been very impressed with these pans! The non-stick finish on these is even better than my old Calphalon pans, even when my old pans were new. Food just slides off these pans, even if it was burned or left to sit for a couple days. The handles really do stay cool to the touch, which I was concerned about. The one thing I don't love is that the handles of the lids do get very hot. I'm not sure why they get so much hotter than the pan handles, but there have been times when I've had to use a pot holder just to take the lid off. Also, I wish the sizing of the pots was a little different. The medium size pot/saucepan seems too small for some things, but the stock pot (which is the next size pan) is way too big. But I might just be used to the sizing of my old set, and other people may not have an issue with this. Other than these two small issues, I have no complaints about these pans and have been very happy with them! I have yet to try them in the oven.
Good pans, nice sizes
March 22, 2016
Great set of pots and pans. I wanted the bigger stockpot because we have a large family-there are 8 of us plus whatever stragglers my kids pick up. I really liked the idea of the pasta insert, but I never use it after a couple tries. It just wastes too much valuable space in the bottom of the pan. When I make pasta I have to use at least 2 packages...I think it would be great for just one though. The non-stick is great, they clean super easily. I always let them cool completely before washing them and have never had a problem with stuck on food. I hand wash so cannot vouch for the dishwasher safe claims. I have only 2 complaints, both are easily remedied. The handles of the lids get very hot-use a potholder. The pan handles themselves have not been a problem for me. The other is that the bottom does scratch kind of easily. Don't drag them on the stove, and hang them up if you can. I have to stack them in a cupboard, but a small cloth in between does the trick!
I love the set they are heavy duty and non stick ...
February 15, 2016
I love the set they are heavy duty and non stick that fried eggs and cheese with out nonstick spray - slide out of the pan I was just disappointed that the nonstick material is another word for Teflon,,lucky I will not use on the 500* if I can help it so hoping the fumes are not released and they seem to be strong enough to last I like the lifetime warranty also
I love to cook and love this set!
February 1, 2016
I love to cook and love this set! The set has a nice finish and includes a variety of sizes and I love using them all. The handles of the cookware do not get hot with normal use, though they will if you use them in the oven.My only complaint with the set is that the lids do not have vent holes. If you leave them on for awhile, you will start to hear creaking sounds and if you don't remove them, you may end up with broken lids. The lid handles do get a little warm when they've been in use for awhile so grab a potholder!
I'm still alive.
January 18, 2015
When I first received this, it looked amazing. However, 2 runs into my dishwasher and the outer coating started to fall off.I'm not sure if it's toxic, but I'm still alive after 2 years. I haven't tried sticking it in the oven yet. Gave it 4 instead of 3 stars because the handle is cool to the touch, though the closer you get, the hotter it is. Was also able to scratch the inside.
April 16, 2010
Bought this set as a wedding present to myself! It came with high recommendations from my MIL, and I greatly trust her judgement. Everything so far has been good--arrived very well packed, and I chose the 14 piece set because I wanted to be sure to have a lid for everything, which I do. I thought the pasta steamer and the vegetable steamer were just an extra perk, but last night I used the pasta steamer for the first time and it leaked water all over my stove. As the water boiled, it spilled out of the gap between the steamer and where it fits into the big pot. At the end of the night I had to take off all the burners and clean underneath because I had standing water there--dangerous for an electric stove. I'm not sure yet how to fix this.But, even though they are not dishwasher safe they are VERY easy to clean! The nonstick finish ROCKS, makes cleanup an absolute breeze and greatly cuts down on use of oil and butter. Only downside is that the handles get very hot.Overall, a good product and I like it.
Pleased overall with these stainless steel kitchen implements
September 15, 2016
Reasonably priced for a wide selection of kitchen tools. They're much cheaper on Amazon than in brick and mortar stores in my area, and they've stood up to repeated, everyday use for over 6 months now. They're lighter weight than some of my other kitchen implements of similar size, probably due to being thinner overall, and with rough usage the stems of the handles bend where they narrow. So far, they've flexed rather than bending, and returned to their original shape after the pressure was off the handle. I'm pleased overall with this buy.
A really nice affordable set of stainless steel utensils.
May 2, 2016
These days, I try to purchase glass or stainless steel when it comes to items that touch our food or drink. Plastics leach toxic chemicals. It seems everyone has health issues anymore and I want to opt out of the system that produces so many sick people. Every once in awhile I will find a quality utensil that I love and I purchase it immediately if I can. In the meantime, I have a couple of sets of stainless steel utensils that get the job done. I purchased the Amco Stainless Steel 5 Piece Utensil Set because it contained cooking utensils I used every day and frankly, they were offered at a really good price for the set. I am glad I got them and I use them every day. They are a bit flimsy, but I have stronger utensils I use when I need them.
WHAT IS IN THE BOX: 1 dishwasher safe set of 5 utensils including a ladle, a solid spoon, a slotted spoon, a spatula (slotted turner) and a skimmer made from stainless steel.
WHAT I LIKE: Stainless steel is a safe metal for utensils. It doesn’t leach harmful chemicals like plastic and it cleans easily. These utensils are dishwasher safe.
This set contains the utensils I use most often. I already own most of these things, but now when my other utensils are waiting in the dishwasher, this set provides me with a back up.
These 5 utensils are offered at a very reasonable price. I got 5 utensils for the price I typically pay for 1.
WHAT I DON’T LIKE: These utensils are pretty light weight. They definitely won’t hold up to any heavy work in the kitchen. But I purchased them as a back up and I already own stronger tools for heavier jobs.
PICTURES: I am including pictures of the spoon from this set in my hand. One is top down and shows where the handle narrows. The other is from the side to show the narrowness of the spoon itself.
I purchased the Amco Stainless Steel 5 Piece Utensil Set at full price and have undertaken this review of my own accord. This is a decent starter set, perfect for light weight duty in the kitchen and great for the price.
Great pieces at an affordable price!
November 27, 2015
I have been using these for a couple of months now and they are pretty great utensils. They are easy to handwash and they're dishwasher safe too. I would have given them 5 stars if it weren't for the fact that 2 of the pieces have slightly rough edges on the handle portion of the utensils. It's not sharp or anything, just a little rough. If you're looking to replace old utensils without spending a ton of money, or if you're just starting out in a new place, I would definitely recommend these!
A must buy at the $10 price point.
January 29, 2015
I was skeptical as to what a $10 set of Stainless Steel utensils would get me. I anticipated the worst, but came away quite happy. Let's be honest; you do get what you pay for to a degree. The handles are flat and not ergonomic. The thin shape does mean that the heat will transfer to the handle a bit quicker than some might like; don't leave these in a boiling bot or heated skillet because you might burn yourself on the handle.
That aside, this is fantastic value. The tools themselves feel very sturdy. The variety of utensils is great; I find it hard to find a $10 set that includes a skimmer. I found the ring that attaches them all together to be fairly useless, but I like that the handles have an opening so they can be hung from hooks.
If you are worried that these will fall apart have no fear. These are well made stainless steel utensils. If you need more features like ergonomic handles this set will probably disappoint.
Overall this is a 4 star product, but at a 5 star value.
Nice Utensil Set
December 26, 2012
I wasn't sure what the quality of these utensils were going to be, because of the price. I bought these as a gift, and was happy when I opened the package and felt them for myself. They are somewhat thin, but much better than the big box store quality. I would purchase these again.
Three Star Reviews:
Lids are a hot mess!
October 28, 2016
I like the pans but the lids get so hot there is no way to lift them without a pot holder even on low heat. You would think a professional cookware set would be a bit more user friendly.
I'm very careful with them and still they have scratches ...
August 28, 2016
I'm very careful with them and still they have scratches from the the covers. I wish they had vents on the lids,also they get to hot to touch.On the plus side they are well made and work well.
Cuisinart 66-14 Nonstick Set
June 21, 2016
All is well with the set so far with a couple of exceptions; the big sauté pan which has an uneven bottom. I will be working with Cuisinart to get that replaced. The glass tops do not have a vent hole which makes using a thermometer difficult and causes the tops to rumbled when something is in heavy boil mode. Lastly, the tops are very finicky to seat onto the pots and can easily slide off when moving if not seated correctly. Other than that, I'm liking them so far.
Very disappointed, as I was replacing a 10-year-old set of ...
October 23, 2014
I have cooked on these pans for about a week and a half, and although I only use plastic or wood utensils on them, there are already scratches. These are NOT hard anodized, they are simply nonstick cookware. Very disappointed, as I was replacing a 10-year-old set of Cuisinart hard anodized that I love, but are in desperate need of retirement. Although these look very similar to the real thing, they are lighter weight and much less durable. I compared the item numbers on the pots to the older line, and some of the numbers are the same, however you can easily see and feel the difference. You know what they say, "if it seems too good to be true; it probably IS too good to be true." In this case, the price certainly does not reflect the quality. I gave 3 stars because they are usable and they are non-stick, however I feel that putting "Hard Anodized" in the name truly misrepresents the actual product. Buyer beware. Shame on Cuisinart for peddling an inferior product under a trusted name and style of cookware. I highly doubt this set will last me a year.
glass lid cracked
February 28, 2014
I had no trouble with the pots and pans until I was cooking soup in the stock pot . I stir the soup turned off the heat and placed the lid on top. !0 or 15 minutes I hear a pop in the kitchen. The lid on the stock pot had cracked and shattered. I have been trying to contact them for a replacement. But other that which i can't explain. I have enjoyed the product, but not sure about the lids.
product support stinks.
December 26, 2012
Purchased set when it was deal of the day. The lid for the 4 quart saute pan shattered while cooking two weeks later. Sent email to customer support and they sent replacement lid but was wrong size. Sent them email informing then of their error. They called a week later even when they claim they would call back within 3 business days. They tell me that they can't replace with same lid because they have no replacement lid for that size. They will give me a stainless lid but only after I return the replacement lid they sent me. It just seems ridiculous that they can't replace item with like item.
July 7, 2017
Sort of thin and cheap feeling.
Average grade utensils
September 25, 2014
Decent products for the price. However, I don't anticipate a long life from these utensils. I have used them a few times and you have to hold them just above the spoon/spatula area on the handle or they bend when breaking up food. It is not a severe bend, but enough to be dangerous when dealing with hot foods. These are better suited for simple stirring, flipping, and ladling. If you cook a lot of semi-frozen foods or like to break food items into smaller pieces while cooking, this is not what you're looking for. However, they are quite suitable for other purposes.
It's cheap crap, poorly made in India
September 23, 2014
It's cheap crap, poorly made in India. But you expected that when you ordered this set didn't you? These aren't well made stainless steel utensils. These are stamped steel with the edges barely smoothed to take the razor edges off from the stamping process. They are uneven, the finish is nowhere near as bright, smooth or shiny as pictured. They are a good value for the cost and very serviceable. This is the kind of stuff you might expect to see in a low to mid range restaurant kitchen. These are not chef's utensils. Don't expect something very high quality and you'll be satisfied with your purchase.
Poor Utensil Set
September 17, 2014
The material of the stainless steel utensil set was not as I thought it would be. The quality is poor compared to the described picture, originally I purchased them for a show piece in my kitchen, but I was very disappointed when the set arrived to my home. The price of the utensil set was a great bargain as a set, but the set appeared to be in poor quality, fragile and breakable.
Good quality for the money
May 14, 2014
I bought this set for the strainer to lift small items from boiling water or hot oil, the others will be camping or other utility use.
Made in India, medium to light weight material not made for pressing burgers or bearing down on a grill/griddle to lift up stuck items, but not as cheap as some of the grocery store utensils I've seen either.
The spatulas flex some when in use (supports a pound and a half jar with ease), and i doubt I will use them for anything that heavy anyway. The spoons and ladle I think would hold up to most things being stirred/scooped, just not lifting out a roast or whole chicken or the like.
If you prefer top shelf, this isn't likely to satisfy you, however if you want an extra set for light to medium use or maybe a cheap dorm set you can afford to leave behind. This definitely fits the bill
Two Star Reviews:
Scratch the first time using
January 22, 2017
I'm only giving 2 stars.. 1 stars because nothing sticks and another for the heavy duty of the pan. I bought these not to long ago but really wanted to write a review after they scratched which was the first time I used them. I kept using them because I really needed them. But horrible quality. I wouldn't recommend to anyone
February 1, 2016
Purchased these in March of 2014, worked fantastic until they warped. Lasted less than two years. I'll more than likely continue using them out of necessity while I slowly buy single higher quality pots/pans at a time.
Very disappointed with the quality. I thought Cuisinart was top notch
December 12, 2014
I have only had this set for 2 months and it is already scratched. I use only plastic utensils. You can actually see circular scratches on the bottom of each pan. I hand wash and dry. I love the look and the weight. I am very disappointed they have scratched so badly already.
handles get too hot to touch
September 6, 2014
Pretty standard cookware, nothing fancy. The handles get very hot, too hot to touch so keep that in mind.
I had to edit my good review.
February 16, 2014
"I honestly didn't think i would get such good quality for the price.I am pleasantly surprised! (I also haven't had new pots and pans for a VERY long time) Cooking on these for the first time was fantastic! They are heavy and solid and you can tell they will last some time. I highly recommend these!" .... I should have used these before I reviewed.The lids have cracks in the glass that are unnoticeable until steam is present. The cracks are from the handle placement stretching to the outer rings. Luckily I have a random assortment of lids that fit the pots with cracks.I also am anal about the utensils I use and have never used metal or basically anything besides silicone and the Teflon is flaking off at a high rate. Two of my pots are completely out of commission because of the flakes.I thought they were better quality, and I take extremely good care of my pots and pans so I thought they would last. I was mistaken.On the look out for a new set...... minus the cracks and Teflon chips.
A year later, already flaking
December 27, 2012
For the first few months, I was really happy with this purchase. About two months ago, I started noticing that the pot we use for sauces had little flecks on the bottom. Upon closer inspection, it was actually the black non-stick coating which had flaked off-- exposing the silver of the pot below. We only have plastic stirring spoons (even though these claim the be resistant to metal utensils) and I imagine it is just use and acidity of the food (tomatoes, onions, etc) causing the erosion of the non-stick layer. I would have expected much much better from this brand and this price point, but so far my verdict is that these cant even withstand a year of medium-level use. Already looking for new ones, so I don't have to worry about the coating flaking off into my food.
November 20, 2016
good quality metal. all handles are the size of cooking utensils but only the spoon has a normal size head. the slotted spoon has a small square head the spatula has small head with an upward curve like a server. the skimmer has a straight handle not curved for dipping. the ladle has a straight handle not curved for dipping and a small head. odd. seems like they were made by someone not familiar with USA cookware.
Rust forms on edges after 1st wash - beware.
May 25, 2016
They're cheap, as expected. punched sheet metal. I was expecting average - which I was willing to go with. However, when the sides and inside edges of the punched holes rusted after the first wash, I realized these are below average. I don't want rust in my food, and I'm not about to scrub the rust off the inside of slotted spoon holes with green scrubbies every time I use them. If you get these, good luck. Either you'll be adding oxidized iron to your meals, or you'll spend your "abundant" free time scrubbing it off.
Like I said
April 17, 2016
These seemed very generic and not very durable. They do the job, but they just appear to be poorly made. Like I said, they serve the purpose, but I would probably not buy again. But, I am kind of picky... I noticed small things like the rough edges... I did like the ladle.
On the cheap side.
April 2, 2016
They are definitely a little flimsy...not so flimsy that they will bend on you, but not stiff like you would expect at this price. I think you could probably pick up a set of this quality at Wal-Mart or something for ten bucks. In a hurry (like I was) and they will work out....if you are looking for pro quality, keep looking.
Thin, sharp handles hurt your hands to use them
January 4, 2016
I shouldn't have been so excited about the price. These are somewhat sturdy enough, but the edges of the handles hurt my hands to use them. They are very thin and sharp. What is the point of having a utensil that you can't actually stir the pot with? I wish I had spent a bit more to have better quality handles. They are shiny and a good size, but you need to wear your oven mit to use them.
Wow in a bad way.....
August 9, 2014
For 10 dollars, I guess I shouldn't complain but I feel the need. There were so many positive reviews of how sturdy and great these are that I couldn't pass it up. The few that said these are flimsy are definitely correct. They flex very easily and just feel like the price..... cheap. They are stainless steel and look great but that's about it- all show and no go. I would have paid twice as much or even more for a thicker gauge of metal that doesn't flex (and I will for the next purchase to replace these). The handles are skinny and not ergonomic whatsoever. Looked bigger in the picture. Also, the spatula has a slight curve at the tip. Not good for scraping a frying pan during or after cooking. Not even going to bother returning.
One Star Reviews:
The exterior of these pots and pans are horribly tarnished. Cuisensrt claims that there was ample warning ...
January 22, 2015
The exterior of these pots and pans are horribly tarnished. Cuisensrt claims that there was ample warning not to put in dishwasher but I saw no warnings. When I I sent in pictures of the discoloration they replied that discoloration is not covered under their warranty. I called their customer service to complain but they said it was my fault so I lose. Will never purchase their products again and will tell all my friends and relatives about Their defective products and rude customer service.
My wife should have paid attention to bad reviews....
March 6, 2014
I am usually an analytical shopper, and try to read other buyer's opinions to make a sound decision. My wife bought this cookware set based on brand/stars, and we are terribly disappointed with the quality of the product. As other reviewers already mentioned, the glass cover will shatter easily. We were having lunch the other day, and heard a loud noise from the kitchen. The glass cover was totally shattered, even though the pan was not placed over direct fire. It seems that pressure derived from the moisture is enough to break the glass. Unacceptable quality, considering the prize we paid for it. I will try to upload a picture of the broken cover.
BEWARE OF SHATTERING GLASS COVERS
March 6, 2014
Purchased these on 12/15/13 cooking with the sauce pan with the glass cover. Glass cover shattered due to heat on 03/05/14 and ruined the food. This is unacceptable. I want to return them but I have passed the return policy so don't know what to do.I will contact Cuisinart and see what they will do. Pots are fine but beware of glass covers. I just contacted Cuisinart and they are sending me a new cover. UPDATE - Good customer service but unsure if I will use the cover. Suggest to not cover air tight.
Seems like a bad batch
July 28, 2013
I searched and made sure I read reviews to see what cookware set would fit me and at the right price!! Although it was a great price for the product, I was very disappointed. I read the positive reviews and I read the negative ones as well. The positive ones outweighed the negative ones so I purchased them. Upon receiving it, I checked each pot and pan to make sure there weren't any chips or scratches. The lids were perfect, but the pots and pans were not. Almost every single one had an issue with minor chips or scratches on the inside or outside. It was an easy process to return them and replace the order, and I do not fault Amazon. Receiving the second set, the same thing happened, minor scratches or chips. So I figured, third time's the charm, because I really wanted the set. Sure enough the third set had the same issues. I'm not sure if it was just the sets I received that had issues, just make sure you check for scratches and chips inside and outside the pans. Good luck.
Dont buy !!!
July 15, 2013
I read the reviews for this cookware. Many of which buyers stated their discontent on the issue of receiving damaged items. I order them thinking I would just take the chance of it not happening with my order. I totally had my head in the clouds. They went to Texas to my son and daughter in law for one of their wedding gifts. They arrived and two of them were damaged. A saucepan was out of round and the lid will not fit on. Then there is a skillet that has the coating messed up. My son was thankful to get them but, when I told him to pack them up and send them back, he said that they would just deal with it. Personally, I don't think they wanted to go threw all the trouble of packing them back up.It is my opinion that these pans could be manufacturer seconds without being advertised as such. Why else would there be so many complaints.The next time I see a significant amount of negative reviews I'll look elsewhere.
Loved it initially, but DOES NOT hold up!
November 21, 2012
These pots and pans are lightweight, yet cook food very well. They replaced my old Costco set (hey -- those worked great for 10+ years). The 1.5 qt pot makes rice better than my old non-stick pot and even better than my AllClad pot (all stainless). Flawless eggs from the frying pan (which, it just so happens, can also use the steamer lid). The extra lids (ostensibly for the steamer and pasta strainer... but why put a lid on those vs. the pot?) are nice to have.HOWEVER, there are quality and warranty issues -- see update below!The larger frying pan is a bit smaller than I expected, and would not work to stir fry a meal for 3 - 4 people (ok for 1 - 2). Luckily I already have another large frying pan. If the frying pan was larger, this would be a 5-star set.Good heat distribution, great non-stick properties and lightweight + easy to clean = 1 great set of pots. Especially when Amazon puts them on a lightning deal :)** UPDATE Feb 2013 **Just days after my return window on Amazon expired, I had a serious problem with the 2.8L saucepan and the steamer unit. Quite simply, the steamer unit did not fit properly and it scratched the pot (check out a picture at http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/permalink/mo374HJRNZXZ4SF/B000C239HM/ref=cm_ciu_images_pl_link). How can a set leave the factory without them ensuring each piece fits properly?? And that "limited lifetime warranty" Cuisinart offers? Well to use that I must:- Packge up the pot and ship it cross-country at my expense- Include a check to pay for return shipping- Cuisinart will "consider" the request when they get my pot. After some undetermined length of time, they either send me a new one or ship the damaged one back to me at their discretion.What do I do for a large saucepan in the meantime? That's entirely my problem! Cuisinart won't accept photos or any other evidence. Send the pot, pay freight both ways, and wait until we decide is their motto.Wow -- when they say "LIMITED" wrranty, they mean VERY LIMITED in terms of how well (or rather, poorly) they take care of you when you have a problem.I thought I was buying a quality product from a company that would back it up with quality service if there was a problem. Clearly, I was WRONG! Next time, I'll go back to Costco. That Kirkland-brand set did great for 10+ years, and if there is a problem, I can ALWAYS go back to my local Costco.Last time I buy Cuisinart products online (perhaps at all)!! What had been a 4-star rating is now 1-star because of the (a) poor quality control on the pot/accessories and (b) low value of their warranty given the steps one must take to make a claim.
June 3, 2017
These utensils are definitely NOT "stainless" steel. They rusted only after a couple weeks. I ended up throwing them out. Thoroughly dry them after cleaning because they WILL rust.
Poorly made and very uncomfortable handles
October 10, 2016
These utensils are poorly made, with marred finish. But the worst thing is that the edges of the handles are extremely uncomfortable because they are sharp. I can't even use them because they are so uncomfortable to hold.
July 22, 2016
I ordered this set based on the stellar Amazon reviews. I was disappointed in the product received. Specifically, the utensils did not appear to be high quality stainless (if they were actually stainless steel). Finish on the product was lacking, with the strainer holes containing stray casting materials that were rough, and what appeared to be thin plating on whatever base metal they were cast from. Edges on the handles were not rounded, and were uncomfortably sharp for a handle. Returned to Amazon for refund, as there are better products out there for the money.
Not what I had hoped for...
July 18, 2016
Compared to the reviews here I thought this would be a good deal. I was disappointed with the utensils. The quality seemed more in the "previously used" department and not new: lots of scratches, dents and bent corners, strange wear. The "brand names" stamped on the utensils were from three different companies and had differing styles. They work just fine but seem really cheap and of poor quality. Shipping took close to two months from the seller also.
March 28, 2016
January 15, 2014
Thin flimsy uncomfortable handles that bend easy. I sent it back right away. Nothing you want in even a modest kitchen,
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1-1/2- and 3-qt saucepan, 8- and 10-in skillet, 4-qt saute, 9-qt stockpot, 7-3/4-in steamer insert, and 9-1/2-in pasta steamer insert--all with covers
Hard-anodized exterior with aluminum core; Quantanium nonstick interior
Riveted stainless-steel handles stay cool on the stovetop
Tight-fitting, break-resistant tempered glass covers for easy monitoring of cooking food
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Perfect 5 starter set of stainless steel utensils
Set includes: ladle, slotted turner, skimmer, slotted spoon and solid spoon
Each tool measures approximately 14-inch long
Hole in handle allows for hanging
Problem with sizesAccording to your review, the Cuisinart is 366 inches by 720 inches. That's not even going to fit in my driveway, much less my kitchen.Problem with sizesUSA