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Five Star Reviews:

79%
Love, Love this pan!
July 6, 2016
Love this pan!
It is just the right size I want (and also would fit nicely where I place it with my other pots and pans)
The pattern in the middle is a big help when pouring cooking oil...although I used mostly cooking spray now when I cook.
It does not really say on the description that this is scratch and stain resistant, only that it is non-stick, but so far, it holds up really well. I use silicone spatulas and other utensils, so not much problem on scratching. Clean-up is so easy. If I needed to use it right away to cook something else, then I just wipe it with a moist paper towel, and it's ready to use again. When I finish then I hand wash it with warm soap and water and use just a sponge to clean it.
This might be the only pan I'll ever own
November 13, 2015
I had a very long, long time searching for a durable non-sticky pan. The forever going problem with non-stick pans is - they are not durable and more like disposable items. I had had about ten different non-sticky pans over the past five years - so you can guess they were all not durable, with typical life time ranging from a couple months to half a year before it became sticky. Some of the more notable ones I've tried, including The 12" Green Earth Frying Pan by Ozeri, with Textured Ceramic Non-Stick Coating from Germany (100% PTFE and PFOA Free) and Vinaroz Die Cast Aluminum wok with Ceramic Coating 30-Cm, Red, are always promising at the start but turned out to be a disappointment rather quickly. I had avoided using dish washer and detergent when washing my pans as instructed, but their non-stick performance still become deteriorated over a short time.However, I think my search finally ended with this pan from TeChef. I've been using it for 9 months now and it is still going strong. The instruction does not recommend dishwasher, but I have thrown it in the dishwasher for several months now and it still maintains its non-stick performance. This is the longest lasting non-stick pan I have ever owned, and I am glad it's no more expensive than those much inferior pans. I am fully expected it to last all over the year. Fingers crossed!
My Mom LOVES This Stir-Fry Pan / Wok - MOM APPROVED.
August 20, 2015
This is an unbelievably crafted Stir-Fry Pan. How do I know this? Simple, my mother will not stop talking about how great it is.

I purchased the TeChef Stir-Fry Pan for my mother as a birthday gift. She'd mentioned being interested in such a pan, so I did a little research on Amazon and read some rave reviews about the TeChef 12" Wok pan. The quality and feel of this pan is solid (literally). This is a well-built pan that's engineered to last.

My mother doesn't mess around in the kitchen (ie: she's a masterful cook) and she's usually a pretty brutally honest person. I trust her opinion and so should you. If you're in need of a good Stir-Fry Pan, look no further. This is the pan you want.

PS - Her Stir Fry has gotten even better since she purchased this pan. Didn't even think that was possible.
Just what I needed
June 20, 2014
I have purchased a lot of frying pans over the years, and have learned one thing. Don't go cheap, it costs more in the long ru n. I was looking for an 11 or 12 inch WOK in my local Walmart, but they seemed over priced for the quality. I came home and checked on Amazon and found this nice mid size wok that was reasonably priced, was on Amazon prime and the product and the couple of reviews that were there were quite positive. I have been using this a lot since I purchased it. It beats my old stainless steel fry pan (3 ply steel) because of the non stick surface. It really doesn't stick. I used to have to de-glaze my pan when cooking lean meats. With this wok I never have a problem with food sticking. I also love the little oil measurement design on the bottom. Takes the guess work out of knowing how much oil you put down. The pan has a large flat spot on the bottom which is great for stir fry because of the even heating. The deep sides enable an adequate supply of vegetables without spilling over the edge. So far my foods have turned out perfect with this pan. I would definitely recommend this product.
68%
I bought it with my own money and I like it a lot
August 9, 2016
I love this little pan. It's practical and attractive and useful. I make a warm beverage every morning for my breakfast and this pan was purchased primarily for that purpose. It is attractive and it pours nicely. I use it for other small jobs, too. My only negative (and this would depend on your stove) is that the pan bottom is quite a bit smaller than any of my burners, so I feel like I'm wasting some of the heat that isn't getting directed into the pan.I read the reviews before I bought it, and I was hesitant about the handle tipping thing, but that has not been an issue in my kitchen. Even when empty, it seems stable and balanced to me.
Great addition to our kitchen!
July 28, 2016
We are still using this item and we bought it a while back. It is our workhorse in the kitchen. We primarily use it with another metal basket for steaming broccoli, but it can be used for pasta, soups and much more. You can turn the lid to allow it to vent and keep the temperature from climbing too fast and prevent boil overs. You can keep the lid set to prevent venting and bring items up to temperature much quicker saving electricity and energy on an electric stovetop. It cleans easily and fits in our cupboard easily as well. It has been a great addition to our kitchen!
Cuisinart - My Favorite Pans!
December 29, 2015
I love the pan as I love all of my Cuisinart set. This pan is not quite as thick as my set, but it is still a good pan. A few heavy-thickness pans are better many thin ones. You can do so much more with them. The only problem is that I can't use the lid when I'm boiling water. Two times now it has gotten stuck fast due to the vacuum created while cooking. Somewhere I read that might happen, so I was prepared. I tried many tips to get it loose that I found on the Internet and even called Cuisinart. The hard part is the more you move the lid, the tighter the suction gets. Finally my son was able to pry it off without damaging the top. After going through this twice, I only use it as an open sauce pan now and choose another if I want a lid. Yes, it got a couple black spots, but they don't affect the performance and I don't need showroom perfect pans. The bigger issue for me is that they clean the easiest of ANY pan I've ever owned by simply following the directions (just add water after cooking and let it set a bit.) The food comes right off, and I've never had to use anything but a soft scrubby on them. Don't use HIGH heat, just medium-high at the most per the directions. They heat very quickly. I've burnt them BADLY (not on high heat, just by letting them go too long) and they still clean like a dream. It's as simple as adding baking soda and water, then boiling about 10 min. or so til the water has gone down. Then use your soft scrubby on the empty pan. The burnt-on thick black food flakes off and cleans up like a champ. And if you forget to add water and the food dries on, just add the water, put the lid on, and leave it for a few hours. When you come back, they clean up easy peasy. I'd buy this pan again if I needed to.
FYI About the Negative Reviews
August 13, 2015
I recently purchased this set from a local department store, and when I got home I was curious to see what the reviews were on Amazon. I was a little worried when I read the negative comments about the cookware burning and food sticking and even trouble just boiling water.However, when I opened the box and actually read the short pamphlet about how to care for this product I saw that the FIRST thing it mentions is to NEVER cook or boil anything at HIGH HEAT. You are only supposed to go from low to medium. This because the way this cookware is designed, it heats up very fast and very hot with only the minimal heat settings. So, medium on a stove would be the equivalent of high heat.It makes sense that some people may have simply overlooked this, and started boiling water, cook steak etc, on high heat and then been confused as to why things were burning.
Well crafted, beautiful, not too large
April 17, 2014
I hesitated to purchase this pasta pot because I thought it was too big, but decided to give it a try based on its great reviews and amazing price. It's not as big as I expected a 12 quart pot to be, even with the insert and lid. I have plenty of clearance between my GE range and Panasonic microwave (see customer product images). I'm used to using a 7.4 qt T-Fal pot to cook pasta in which works fine for 1 pound of spaghetti and more of any smaller pasta. The Cuisinart looks like it can handle quite a bit more, but the pasta drain insert isn't that much larger. With the insert in place, the effective cooking volume is closer to 9 quarts.The material is thin steel, but that's fine for cooking pasta and making stock. The bottom is aluminum clad in steel. While I'm trying to replace all my old cookware with All-Clad, this is one piece I couldn't see spending $300 or more for the All-Clad. I'd say this is comparable to the $100-150 pasta pots that All-Clad offers, but less expensive because of the brand.
Best wok you can find in US for electric range
May 1, 2012
To preface, I cook asian meals everyday and stir-fry at least two dishes a day. I've been through 3 woks the past 3 years. Carbon steel which rusted if you soaked it or didnt dry it immediately. I could not season it well at all with a flat top electric range. Tossed that out and decided to go with non-stick. Non-stick worked well until stuff stuck or burned to it. Then it was goodbye. Bought a second of the same kind trying to be more careful but the same thing happened. I decided to go with stainless steel because no matter how much it sticks, you can always get it out with Bar Keepers Friend, soaking or as a last resort; steel wool.Read all the reviews before getting it and noticed a lot say it does not heat up well enough, it sticks, it doesn't clean well, the lid is too heavy and the wok is too light, and to only use it on medium low heat to avoid burned or stuck food. I tried it on medium low heat and it had so little heat that I could touch the sides of the pan and it wast even warm to the touch. Stir-fry meals came out soggy. I finally decided to use it on high heat, which is how stir-fry is supposed to be cooked at and everything worked great. Nothing stuck.Keep in mind, with stir-fry, you are supposed to be cooking at blazing hot temperatures in very little time. Often a dish is cooked less than 5 minutes. From my experience with this wok/stir-fry pan, those that mention burnt food are not cooking stir-fry at the speed it should be done and are not stirring as often as they should. A stir-fry should never be left alone and always tossed around until it is done cooking.Whatever leftover food stains on the wok can be worked out with some soaking and Bar Keepers Friend. BKF also removes the rainbow stains and hard water stains. I do not use the lid. It is way too heavy and you don't need it with stir-fry. As for the wok being too light, that's generally how it should be as the method used during stir-fry is to lift the wok up with one hand and dish/scrape the food onto a place with the other. If it was too heavy, you wouldn't be able to do this.In summary, when using this wok:1. Use it on high heat2. Add oil, wait for it to heat up3. Add food. Usually it goes onions/garlic/ginger first, then meat/vegetables, then sauces5. Babysit the dish with constant tossing. If you must simmer, lower the heat. If you want a thicker sauce, add corn starch and water mixture. Babysit, babysit, babysit.6. Dish out onto plate7. Soak wok in water, immerse fully8. If there's still food stains, use Bar Keepers FriendI'm happy with this purchase. It is definitely a good investment as are most stainless steel cookware.

Four Star Reviews:

12%
Four Stars
March 28, 2017
Surprisingly good pan. Inexpensive. "Wok's" like a charm for stir-fry.
This pan renews my hope for lasting a little longer because it is nicely coated. The pan heated much more evenly so ...
September 29, 2016
Don't remember how many non-stick stir fry pans I have gone through. Most will last for only about a year before it starts to burn my food because it starts sticking. This pan renews my hope for lasting a little longer because it is nicely coated. The pan heated much more evenly so I'll only need to use medium high on the gas stove and still gives a nice brown coating on food. Time will tell if this pan will last.
Heavy Duty
October 8, 2015
Product arrived as advertised and very well packaged. This pan does not come with a lid or any extra accessories (spatula, stirring spoon, etc.). This pan feels heavy duty and non-stick coating seems rugged and thick. Handle is sturdy and pan is heavy (about 3lbs with no lid and empty). I am not a foodie and just got tired of replacing regular/convenience store "non-stick" pans every few months because the non-stick coating rubs off even though I only use plastic spatulas. If this product last a couple of years I'll be more than happy.
I had it up to medium high & at times high & the beef just was not getting that nice brown glaze that I was expecting
April 15, 2015
I bought this mostly for stir frying & I really can't decide if this will work for that purpose. I think I should have selected a pan with more weight on the bottom of the pan. I had it up to medium high & at times high & the beef just was not getting that nice brown glaze that I was expecting. All in all, I just don't think non stick pans do all that well when high heat & browning is needed.As far as cooking eggs in minimum oil/butter, this works just perfect. Can cook several eggs at one time also.It is a huge pan & will take up valuable real estate on your stove. I have a glass top electric cooktop.Now only if I could find a good ol Lodge skillet with high sides & not quite that big, I think I would have better luck with my stir fries.Not sorry I purchased this pan, just underwhelmed with my success with getting protein brown in this thing.
Excellent quality
April 14, 2015
Have had this pan for a couple of month. i would give it 4.5 stars if there was a choice. Just like some other reviews said, this is not exactly an Asian style wok. The bottom is a little too wide for Traditional Asian style cooking. It is also a little heavy for me to use one hand to lift. But other than that the quality is very good. For a couple of times I left the empty pot heated for a little too long - bad practice of cuz - but it didn't do much damage to the pan. My previous pans would have died already. It heats fast and evenly. I also bought the lid which is also good quality but again a little heavy.
This is an amazing pan! It is very sturdy and does not ...
November 1, 2014
This is an amazing pan! It is very sturdy and does not require any assembly. However the only con about this pan is that it does not come with a lid. At the time when I purchased the lid it was $20 This pan is quite deep and it defiantly will give you lots of room to stir fry your vegetables + rice and etc.
15%
Great everyday pan
September 8, 2016
This is a great stainless steel pan at this price point. It's not super high end, one piece construction, but it works well for it's intended purposes. We use it for everyday cooking and love it. The pan is a thin sheet of stainless steel with an extra aluminum bonded core at the bottom.Pros:- Very light weight- Deep pan with nice dome lid, great for cooking skillet meals- Nice and large size- Heats quickly- Food doesn't stick if you heat the pan with oil first, though very dry foods will stick unless you loosen it up with some water/chicken stock- Bottom heats evenly- Looks fantastic- Dishwasher and oven safe- All metal constructionCons:- Not 1 piece construction- Thin stainless steel on the sides means the sides sometimes heat up faster than the bottom if you're not careful or you have a really powerful stove- Short handles sometimes get hot on the stovetop
Size is different from description, finish came off rivets after first use but still a good pan
March 17, 2016
The pan came and was exactly what we wanted, a deep dish 9 x 13 pan approx 3 inches deep, not the dimensions given in the description but was what we expected. I was slightly disappointed when after the first use there was spots on the rivets where the finish was worn off. I waited for a couple of months and used the pan a few more times before leaving this review so I could see if the rivets would rust. I am happy to report that so far there is no rust and the only spots where the finish has come off is on the rivets.The pan does have minor staining and some scratches where we cut the lasagna but the pan is holding up well and there is no rust, which is good. You can see in the pictures I provided the rivets, stains and some scratches. Still a great pan.
Good stainless steel wok for the price with some cons
February 8, 2016
4 stars because it's a good wok and I like it, but don't love it. There are some gripes I have about it. First off, it's non-stick because it's stainless steel, so look elsewhere if you want a wok that won't stick. I didn't expect my food not to stick, I knowingly bought stainless steel because I thought the clean up would be much easier than a carbon steel wok. What I didn't expect was that every time I cook and it gets to a certain temperature, some of the sides will start turning black and brown before any food even makes it into the wok. It's bothersome, because sometimes the black and brown residue will mix in with my stir fry and it also makes heaps of smoke. I noticed it happens less when I cook on low-medium low heat, but a lot of stir fry recipes require high heat.I use a gas range so maybe it will work better for those who use an electric range since it won't burn the sides. Scrubbing the burnt sides can end up being very tiring when it comes to clean up.As for what I cook, I mainly cook Asian cuisine (stir fry chicken, fried rice, etc), and use soy sauce and cooking wine all the time with no problem. I noticed the product description states it is 18/10 stainless steel, but I'm not really sure how true that is. I have a set of Tramontina 18/10 stainless steel fry pans and I've never had the problem where the sides get so burnt up even on high heat. The sides of the wok also feel much thinner compared to my Tramontina pans.Secondly, a lot of people have mentioned the glass lid spontaneously explodes which has scared me so much that I limit my use of the glass lid as much as I can. I've used it on two occasions and both occasions the lid was fine, but I'm quite afraid of it exploding at any given minute or time my food is cooking. Until Cuisinart takes the issue seriously or releases a statement that they fixed the lid issue, I won't be using the lid unless I really need to.Third, the wok itself isn't the lightest when there's food inside. It might be easier for those of you who are stronger, but I can only lift it with one hand if I'm cooking something like stir fry chicken. If there's two cups of fried rice inside, I will need to use two hands since rice can get quite heavy. The 14 inch wok can easily fit 1 lb of chicken, it could even go for 2 lbs or more without any problem. I usually stir fry 1 lb of chicken for 2 people and the wok does a good job. Overall, the wok does what it's supposed to do. It will cook your food and it will stay clean time after time. It has a nice helper handle on the side, which helps with picking up the wok and the pan handle itself is a nice length and sturdy. The condition of my wok is around the same as when I purchased it, with the exception of brownness near the pan handle (doesn't affect it in any way that I know of) so I assume the quality is solid and the wok will last a long time. It's just the burning side problem is not great and the shattering glass problem is concerning to me.
It Won't Kill an Elephant, but It'll Roast Your Turkey
December 13, 2014
This Cuisinart roasting pan is, frankly, good for what it is. I haven't used it too much yet, but it's put up with a few rounds through the oven roasting poultry and stuffing, along with the washing that came after, and it's still looking good.The metal of the pan is thinner than what you might think from the picture, but that's not a big deal honestly. There have been some reports of warping in these reviews, but mine has been holding up. Most of the reviews seem to have pre-heated pans and then put frozen birds into them, which is a strict no-no. Pre-heat your oven, put the food into a non-pre-heated pan, and throw it into the oven, and it should be perfectly fine.Overall, I'm quite happy with this purchase; the disposable roasting pans at the grocery store were $5 a pop, and I never trust a turkey in just one - so for $30 or so dollars, I'm really happy to have a basic roasting pan that'll keep serving me long after the holiday leftovers have been doled out.(And for those who may be wondering, I was able to make turkey drippings gravy in this pan on the stovetop post-roasting with zero problems. For the price, it really is a great roaster.)
Good Wok for Electric Coil Stoves
February 16, 2014
I'm a cook by necessity, so bear that in mind with this review.I was interested in stir-fry cooking and initially bought a Cantonese carbon steel wok from a local mall to use with the electric stove in my apartment. Although it's fast to heat up and cool down, I found it would severely drop in temperature when meat was added to sear, often just letting it boil in its own juice. I picked up this pan because I have the other pans in this make and model and have really liked them. This pan is no exception. Here's what I've found so far:This pan is flat bottomed, and the flat bottom is wider in diameter than my carbon steel wok. It sits on my largest burner and allows more contact with the burner, keeping heat retention easier and more efficient. With the carbon steel wok, I often had to keep the burner on a much higher setting to counter act the rapid heat loss. I can keep this a a medium to medium-high setting with better results. Should I still get some excessive moisture (usually when searing ground turkey), I soak it up with the dip of a paper towel.The long handle and helper handle are awesome compared to the Cantonese style, and make cooking and transferring food simpler. Since this wok doesn't cool off as fast as a thinner carbon steel wok, I rely on the handles to quickly extract the food before it over cooks. A trade off, but hardly the end of the world.You could argue that a normal twelve inch skillet could be used instead of this wok, and I'd generally agree with you. However, last night I used it to stir fry a large bunch of leafy Bok Choy. The larger bowl shape of this pan accommodated the large leafy vegetables until they cooked down. I could easily stir the Bok Choy without it spilling out, a tricky task with a normal skillet. The shape also allows the spattering cooking oil to stay contained in the pan better as opposed to covering your range top. You can move some food away from the hotter flat bottom and it will hang out on the sides without getting overcooked.One thing that galled me about cooking with stainless steel was the 'Hot Pan/Wok, Cold Oil' technique. I discovered that if I placed the meat that I wanted to sear into the oil RIGHT AFTER I PUT IT INTO THE HOT WOK I didn't get any sticking. If I waited for the oil to begin to smoke, it would be too late and any protein would adhere. I've stir fried with chicken breasts and ground turkey like this with no issues.Clean up is fine using deglazing techniques, water soaking, and if need be, Bar Keeper's Friend and a stainless steel scouring pad. You can even toss it in the dishwasher if that interests you, but I've found the other cleaning methods faster and more effective than that.I don't use the lid except when storing to keep the dust out, but I'm happy it's there.I hope this helps you. I did a lot of reading before buying a wok, and based off of my experiences with this one, I really believe that on a standard electric coil stove, a traditional, thinner carbon steel wok may NOT be the best choice. But remember: I'm no purist. I just like to use what works!
Great for the price
July 5, 2013
I was a bit nervous about giving up my nonstick pans, and as soon as I ordered this I read a lot of blogs about how to cook w/ stainless steel. So far it's worked well for me. Something I'm confused about is that much of the advice I read says to preheat the pan, but the instructions say not to heat the pan up w/ nothing in it. Indeed, it makes a sound like it's buckling when it gets hot (It doesn't look like it's buckling though). This is at medium heat or slightly lower, and I have a gas stove. I've been using that sound as my cue that it's preheated and I the fat to the pan at that point, food shortly after. So far I've used this pan to carmelize onions, sear turkey cutlets, scramble eggs, and make fried rice, and there's been a little sticking but nothing a short soak doesn't take care of. I didn't have $$$$ for a more expensive pan and figured it was better to have a cheaper pan to learn on anyway in case I ruined it. I've been happy with my choice.Updates:I have since made pancakes and quesadillas in this pan and it has definite hot spots, those things did not cook evenly. (Maybe that is normal for this type of cookware, I don't know.)I also wanted to add that I make eggs in the pan all the time -from a dozen scrambled to a single fried - and never have any sticking as long as I follow the routine: start from a clean pan, preheat, cooking spray, then add the eggs. Much better than my nonstick pans ever were.Because this pan is so huge, I've been using it for chili and taco filling I would previously have done in my dutch oven.I've also noticed that the buckling sound I mentioned in my previous review doesn't happen anymore, and the pan is still in perfect shape. Still happy with my purchase!

Three Star Reviews:

3%
but works as intended non stick easy to clean
August 25, 2017
The final layer coating? will get scratched by wood utensils. kinda disturbing. Kinda Eh about durability. but works as intended non stick easy to clean. heats up fairly quick.
Non stick coating didn't last long.
April 7, 2017
I liked the size and shape of this woke, I bought this one last year and coating has damaged for a year of use, I couldn't find other one I liked in the price range so I got a this brand again. However this one didn't last that long. Some times food sticks, it's only been 3 month, obviously I couldn't return it. They say they have a lifetime warranty but not sure how it is work. Won't buy it again.
Not bad, decent value
October 23, 2016
It works great at first, but I'm finding that the coating has come off after about 6 months of use with good care. I had to search high and low to find out that this is also not oven proof.
High-quality but with flaws.
July 30, 2016
This pan is high-quality, sturdy and have a beautiful color. But it has a few flaws that made it a 3-star for me:1) The bottom is not flat. The center is higher so that when pouring oil into the pan, it would flow to the side, thus making the oil measurement on the pan kind of useless.2) It's too heavy. With a heavy pan like this it would be better if there is a handle on the other side.3) The curve of the side makes things easy to spill out when stir-frying.
Works really well on induction. Light. (but heats up too slowly)
February 6, 2016
Finally - found one that's light and works on my induction stove (that green one didn't). It's a tad heavier than the green one, but it's no big deal. This one is able to activate all, even the largest diameter, induction burners that I have. If you have induction and want something light, this is the one to get.EDIT (2/13/16): I had to take away 2 stars, because just like some of the other reviewers using induction said in their reviews, this wok heats up TOO slowly and even after waiting a long time it never reaches temperature high enough for good cooking. Seriously thinking about returning this, now. Disappointed.
Non-stick works well...but can you really HEAT it up to stir fry????
March 23, 2015
This is one heavy duty pan! I have used it and found I didn't have the heat up high enough to really stir fry my veggies! So will try again with higher heat. The pan cleans up beautifully and the flat bottom is extra heavy so it holds and distributes the heat very well! I like the pan, just not sure how much the non-stick cautions of not pre-heating it over high heat are worth the trade off for non-stick (since it IS a wok)... But it also can work as a regular pan with high sides very well!
6%
Does not work with Induction cooktops!!
September 30, 2016
Unfortunately for me, this aspect was never clearly spelled out in the product description. One would assume Stainless Steel would work as I have many other SS pots and pans that work great. This one no, the bottom must be mostly aluminum even though it's stated that it's encased in SS (and I have other pans with aluminum cores that work just fine). Other than that, the pot is ok. I would have prefered heavier gauge steel to make the pot feel a little more substantial, but the shape and size are nice. It was slightly bigger than I expected but that wasn't an issue.
Pan is Fine, Lid is Questionable
January 28, 2016
I didn't see the reviews about the glass lid shattering until after I purchased this item. I own another Cuisinart pot that has a glass lid and I love that pot and have had no issues with the lid on it so it didn't occur to me to be concerned about the glass lid on this frying pan. However, the second I took this lid out of the package I knew something wasn't right. The glass does not feel the same as my other Cuisinart glass lid. It does not sound the same or look the same either. The 'good' glass lid has "Cuisinart" imprinted onto the glass in white lettering. This lid has no lettering and the word Cuisinart is only imprinted on the handle. On my 'good' lid, the handle does not have the branding imprinted. Both items are supposedly from the same stainless steel Cuisinart line of products. I'm left to conclude that the glass lid on this particular pan is simply bunk. It's also rather large and bulky. I have zero confidence in utilizing it. The pan itself is fine & a quick heater. I have the same skillet in the 9" size (had for years) and it's still a perfect performer. For the price, these pans stay looking (and working) excellent for years. Easy to clean too. Cloudiness to the finish on the inside of the pan can be taken care of with Bon Ami or BarKeepers Friend. I tend to reach for these pans more frequently than I do my AllClad simply because they are lighter and more pleasant to work with from that perspective.
If you are looking for a pan with an easy to clean lid
October 20, 2015
If you are looking for a pan and cover that will go in the oven, then you have selected the correct pan. If you are looking for a pan with an easy to clean lid, then keep looking. Cuisinart has made a peculiar lid. The glass inserts into the metal edging making cleaning a chore. My advice is to soak immediately after the lid cools to remove any juices or food that has splashed into the edging during cooking. The pan itself gets 4 stars. I have never had this problem with the lid to my electric Cuisinart pan.
This 10 quart pot is perfect for cooking my sauce San Marzano tomatoes with my ...
April 9, 2015
This 10 quart pot is perfect for cooking my sauce San Marzano tomatoes with my home made meatballs & garden fresh basil. Once I get the to a low boil I just leave the temperature setting on low. See the enclosed picture
Well made
February 13, 2015
I wouldn't use it every day, but it's quite nice for browning meats.I tend to find pretty much anything other than non-stick pans kind of suck for sticky foods, and this pan was no exception. Potatoes stick, bacon sticks, scrambled eggs stick. It all soaks off again, sure, but there's a limited number of foods that are enough better cooked on a non-Teflon coating that it's worth the clean-up. Meats are kind of it, in my book.That said, I like the shape and weight of the pan. It's quite attractive and easy to work with, pretty much a frying pan shape without the long handle. The pan is shallow enough that I can grab a pot holder and pick it up by the side to give me decent control when I need to pour or scrape something out of the pan.
Style good, quality pretty bad. NOT 18/10 stainless steel and discolors easily.
November 14, 2013
Pros: the size and shape are great for cooking a standard 2-3lb chopped up chicken or a curry. The domed lid is tight fitting and created a good steam, which makes it self-basting in a wayCons: the biggest one is that this is not 18/10 stainless steel (nowhere on the pot does it say this) as was falsely advertised, and it's really obvious. Every single time I use this pan it becomes discolored and darkens more, and I end up having to scrub hard to get it clean. It doesn't clean well in dishwasher, and it will probably never return to the steel color it was when it arrived. The metal is extremely thin, which makes this bad for cooking on a low heat for a long time. It also heats unevenly, probably due to the thin metal.Overall: if this pan weren't so cheap, there's no way I'd keep it. It's not going to last over the long haul, for sure. It doesn't compare to All-Clad, Calphalon, etc - not remotely in the same league. It's looks good and is a useful shape/size, but is bad quality. If it were better quality, then it would probably be my favorite pan, but the quality is so bad that I would compare it to buying something from H&M - it looks good, but is only meant to last one or two seasons. This is a good pan for college students or maybe for camping?

Two Star Reviews:

3%
Seems a good product. But it just does not work well ...
August 11, 2017
Seems a good product. But it just does not work well with my induction top range as it explained. I am returning it.
Warning should have been included... I liked it first but ...
February 4, 2017
I wish I had gotten a larger one even though I don't cook a lot. At first I really liked it. It was light, deeper than a regular skillet, easy to clean, etc.I know that it's my error in retrospect however the manufacturer should have specified that it isn't ovenproof. Luckily I got it out in time so that I can still use the pan but it doesn't look as nice.After using two years, I have noticed significant discoloration inside the pan. It's a bit disconcerting.I got myself an Analon set. It may splatter a bit but it's oven safe and mostly doesn't discolor.
The pan worked well for 1. 5 years and ...
January 17, 2017
The pan worked well for 1.5 years and then it became sticky even though I followed maintenance instructions. I used rubber spatula, washed it gently by hand, and used medium high heat setting. Unfortunately it did not last longer than I expected.
After 2-month of moderate and carefully use
November 23, 2016
After 2-month of moderate and carefully use, (used wooden spoon), it started to stick really bad. Doesn't last long for sure. If you are willing to buy frypan every other month ya buy this product. Otherwise try other brand. Good luck
bent rim
August 1, 2015
The rim of the pan was bent. Manufacture says it was from shipping, but both boxes showed no signs of damage. I think it is a lack of quality control by the manufacture.
Two Stars
July 27, 2015
Too heavy to hold by one hand.
4%
Good pans, cheap rivets.
November 8, 2016
So, I'm a chef. I bought this product with high hopes. Cuisinart is a great brand, and has been for years. The pots and pans themselves are great. The stainless steel is of very decent quality. However... the rivets that they used to attach the handles onto the cookware are made of cheap crap. The first time I made a soup in the stock pot I had to store the pot in the fridge for a couple of days. Common practice for a chef. Common practice for anyone who cooks on the regular. The rivets were literally pitted and eaten through by the food! They deteriorated in a matter of 3 days. Over time the rest of cookware has mirrored the same behavior. I'm actually afraid to cook out of these pots and pans for fear of getting heavy metals in my food. I don't understand why you would make a good pan, but attach the handles with cheap product that break down from simple food and washing over time. Please explain this Cuisinart.
pan warped on second use
December 19, 2015
The pan arrived in beautiful condition. The handles are very pretty and looks sturdy. However, the bottom warped after the second time when I was roasting meat. So the base was very unstable.I exchanged the pan for a new one. The new one warped again on the second usage about 15 minutes into roasting chicken legs (450 F). I will see if I can hammer it back in.I ordered it when it was on sale at $24. For the current price of $49, this is definite not worth it.
Lid is dangerous.
October 10, 2015
Received this pan as a gift off my list. While the pan is nice, I received a defective glass lid that shattered the first time I used it, while cooking with it. No warranty, they wanted me to buy a new lid for $50. Unless you want the potential for shards of glass in your food Don't buy this pot.
Well my lid shattered
May 5, 2015
I like the pan, but my glass lid exploded on first use from the heat. Not sure what happened, pressure must have built up underneath but I heard a really loud POP and the entire lid looked like a giant spiderweb. That sucks because this was exactly what I was looking for, but that was an epic fail as I really wanted a glass lid with this pan. Good pan though.
Thin metal, IT IS NOT 18/10 stainless steel as ...
April 10, 2015
It is now several months since first review. The only pan that gave a problem from the other three was this 719-14 2 qt. I used it the first time to boil green beans and put salt in water for a few minutes. When done the pan had stains. Some would say the salt pitted it, but I used it for a few minutes and have the other ones that did not do this. So I use it for odds and ends and to fry things but it does stick for frying. Perhaps it was defective. The other Cuisinart 719-18 one quart and the saucier work fine. Amazon did credit my account so they were very fair as usual.Thin metal, IT IS NOT 18/10 stainless steel as written on site, the box nor the actual pot has 18/10 etched on it therefore it IS NOT. CAVEAT EMPTOR!!!
Not pure steel. Contains aluminum.
November 29, 2014
I wanted a pure stainless steel pan, and that's the impression I got when checking the product on Amazon. This product, however, is not pure stainless steel. It has an "aluminum encapsulated bottom" as is noted in the literature accompanied with the product. I really did not want any aluminum or copper in the product. This is because aluminum can be neurotoxic given certain conditions. (-2 stars)The quality of Cuisinart customer service is very variable. Some agents are helpful, but others just copy-paste what I already know from the website. Some even provide incorrect information. (-1 star)Oh and the pan's base turned brown the first time I used it.

One Star Reviews:

3%
Poor quality
October 26, 2017
Like the size of the work and even the design. The problem is the quality. The weld is loose in a critical place and would result in a very short life. The connection that's bad is handle to pan. Picture of the bad section included.
Lasted only 1.5 months
December 2, 2016
Was a nice pan in the beginning but it is completely worn out. We have not used any metal utensils or harsh abrasives when cleaning but the pan is completely scratched and the nonstick has completely worn out within 1.5 months. Would not repurchase or recommend. Will include a photo when I get home.
Horrible
July 28, 2016
Pan was amazing for about a month. I use it a LOT. After about a month it became impossible to cook anything in this pan without it sticking. And what's the point of a lifetime warranty when the company doesn't reply to emails?Save your money.
I don't like it
May 9, 2016
I expected this pan a high quality one, higher price without lid. Unfortunately, it became sticky after a few month careful cook.
It is sticky!
October 8, 2015
I expected good non-stick on it.I cooked fried rice with eggs at first but many egg stuffs were stuck on it.TOO BAD. You should NOT expect it is non-stick!!!
This is not a No-Stick surface
April 13, 2015
Terrible product - can no longer return, otherwise I would. Touted as "The world's finest cookware with DuPont Teflon Select / Coated 5 times with DuPontTM TeflonĀ® Print Designs" this product worked great for about 3 months and then, curiously, I found that foods began to stick to the surface. Now, several months later, I can't even fry an egg on it without first spraying it thoroughly with a Pam type product. Very disappointing for the money paid for this product.
7%
I don't recommend this brand of cookware.
June 26, 2017
I bought this along with a few other pieces. The first piece I bought was the 5.5 quart saucier and the first time I used it I put salted water in to boil and the bottom developed little dark/black spots on the bottom. I thought ok I'll just exchange it. Then I thought I'd better test this one and did the same thing salted water on to boil. It developed the same little black spots. Needless to say I am returning the rest and will replace them with another brand entirely.
SS Pot that Rusts?
February 1, 2016
Writing this review before I contact Cuisinart to invoke the "lifetime warrantee".Since I am still alive I may have a case. The pot is a year old and there is rust all around the interior rivets holding the handles. How a manufacturer van make a pot and handles out of stainless steel and use a rivet with a lesser grade of SS is I am sure not a design flaw but a part substitution.The pot is not stained outside and is never put in a dishwasher. It looks like water entrapment between the rivets and the pot is causing the rust. Hope I am successful in getting a replacement, this thing was expensive for a pot.
One Star
October 28, 2015
Worst wok/pan ever. Burned the very first use. Very disappointed. See photo.
One Star
October 5, 2015
Nice pan, but it's only 2" high--not 4" as in the description. Very disappointing
I cooked some veggies today. After it was done ...
April 7, 2015
I cooked some veggies today. After it was done, I turned the heat OFF, took some on my plate and put the lid on to keep the rest of the food warm. Then after about 15 minutes, I heard the loud BOOM! I freaked out, ran to the kitchen, and saw the glass lid shattered! It's supposed to be oven safe and this frying pan was on the stove without the heat! If you are buying this product, don't use the lid! I am returning it and making a complaint to the Cuisinart before someone get hurt!
Glass Shattered- this is a DANGEROUS product
November 6, 2013
I commented on another review that wrote that the glass top shattered, but I feel the need to write another so that this can product can have a lower star review and to encourage people NOT to buy this product.I bought this product in October 2011. Today while simmering on medium heat, the glass lid shattered like a gunshot and thousands of shards went everywhere in the kitchen. It went in the food, and into the other room. This is absolutely unacceptable. If I had been closer, it would have hit me in the face. This is a big safety issue that has seriously made me consider not buying any Cuisinart products as this should have been tested. Please don't buy this product- I think that's why it is so cheap. I will call Cuisinart tomorrow, but I do not want a replacement. It was really scary and I spent hours cleaning the shards out of everything.
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$39.97updated: Mar 15, 2020
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Article Number
8805651001190
0885459350735
Binding
Binding
Kitchen
Kitchen
Brand
Brand
TECHEF
Cuisinart
Color
Color
Aubergine Purple
Silver
Currency
Currency
USD
USD
Formatted Price
Formatted Price
$49.99
$100.00
Height
Height
124.0 in
216.5 in
Length
Length
775.2 in
563.0 in
Manufacturer
Manufacturer
TECHEF
Cuisinart
Model
Model
APW30
726-38H
MPN
MPN
APW30
726-38H
Number of Parts
Number of Parts
APW30
726-38H
Product Group
Product Group
Kitchen
Kitchen
Product Type
Product Type
KITCHEN
KITCHEN
Publisher
Publisher
TECHEF
Cuisinart
Quantity
Quantity
1
1
Reviews
Reviews
Score
Score
9.2
8.2
Size
Size
12 IN (30 cm)
14-Inch
Studio
Studio
TECHEF
Cuisinart
Warranty
Warranty
TeChef cookware is warranted to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal house hold cooking use from the date of original purchase throughout the original purchaser's lifetime. This limited warranty does not apply to damage caused by ac
Limited Lifetime warranty
Weight
Weight
10.6 oz
0.3 oz
Width
Width
433.9 in
846.5 in
Feature
Feature

The world's finest cookware with DuPont Teflon Select / Coated 5 times with DuPon Teflon Print Designs - Made In Korea

New Teflon nonstick coating - Made without using PFOA / DuPont nonstick coatings on TeChef products are affirmed safe for cooking by regulatory agencies worldwide

The pattern on the frying pan helps to cook better and healthier food with just the right amount of oil, every time

Unique Forging Techonology allows extra heavy gauge aluminum base and thin wall construction - No Cadmium, No Lead

Aubergine Purple" This colour signals glory and splendor, pure joy of life. This warm and inspiring hue invites you to spoil your friends or yourself with symphonies of colour

14-inch stir-fry pan made of 18/10 stainless steel with encapsulated aluminum core

Stay-cool riveted handle and opposite helper handle for a secure hold

See-through glass cover with loop handle and stainless-steel rim

Dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup; oven-safe up to 550 degrees F

Measures approximately 14-2/7 by 21-1/2 by 5-1/2 inches; limited lifetime warranty; Does not work with induction stove.

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