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This Duxtop set includes all the pieces that a home cook might need: 2 fry pans (8 and 10-inch), a sauté pan (5.5-quart) with a helper handle and a lid, 2 saucepans (1.6 and 2.5-quart) with lids, a casserole (4.2-quart) with a lid, a stockpot (8.6-quart) with a lid, a boiler basket, a steamer basket, 3 pieces of stainless steel kitchen utensils (a serving spoon, a slotted turner and a 2-prong fork). See More
Stainless steel can discolor if overheated or have some stuck-on food after cooking. It takes more time and effort to clean than non-stick cookware. However, food can be removed by soaking the pan in water and scrubbing, while stains can be removed by using a cleanser. See More
Made of high-quality 18/10 stainless steel, this set can withstand heavy everyday use. The cooking surface is resistant to scratches - the set even includes metal utensils. However, as with all stainless steel pans, using wooden or plastic utensils are recommended for increased longevity. See More
Due to the encapsulated, impact-bonded, heavy-gauge aluminum base, every pot and pan in this set heats up quickly and evenly with no hot spots. Impact-bonded base means that the aluminum has been heated up to the melting point, then bonded to the bottom of the pan using very high pressure. This method has two main advantages as opposes to brazing (gluing with a brazing powder). First, it greatly diminishes the likelihood of the disc base separating from the pan. Second, the liquid aluminum spreads evenly and reaches the outer edges of the pan, so there are no cold spots along the cooking surface's inner edges. See More
The Scanpan Induction Plus cookware line is especially made for cooking on induction stovetops (though it can be used on a stovetop of any other kind). There are not a lot of other non-stick pans that are induction-ready, let alone made for this technology. See More
For the quite high price of $299.95 this set includes only 6 pieces: 2 fry pans (8 and 10.25-inch), a saucepan (3.5-quart) with a lid and a Dutch oven (6.5-quart) with a lid. It is enough for basic cooking, but for a bigger meal you might need to get additional pieces. See More
Due to the hardened ceramic titanium coating, the cooking surface in these pans is much more resistant to scratches than traditional Teflon non-stick pans. The maker claims that metal utensils can be used on this surface without any problems; however, wooden or plastic utensils will assure extended longevity. See More
Unlike most non-stick cookware, Scanpan Induction Plus series contains no potentially toxic PFOA or PFOS in the cooking surface coating. There are other PFOA-free cookware brands, but Scanpan claims to have eliminated this chemical from the manufacturing process altogether. PTFE (the polymer that actually creates non-stick surface) is compounded with the ceramic titanium coating to prevent peeling or blistering. See More
This set is Tri-ply whole-clad: the aluminum is sandwiched between steel to increase heat transmission, and it goes all through the pan up to the edges. This lets the pan heat up quickly and cooks the food not only from the bottom up, but also through the walls. See More
The Cuisinart MCP-12N set includes 12 pieces for everyday use: 2 fry pans (8 and 10-inch), a sauté pan (3.5-quart) with a helper handle and a lid, 2 saucepans (1.5 and 3-quart) with lids, a stockpot (8-quart) with a lid, a steamer basket with a lid. See More
Stainless steel can discolor if overheated or have some stuck-on food after cooking. It takes more time and effort to clean than non-stick cookware. However, food can be removed by soaking the pans in water and scrubbing and scrubbing, while stains can be removed by using a cleanser. See More
The set can withstand heavy use - the cooking surface is made from high-quality stainless steel (grade 18/10) and is resistant to scratches and rust. However, as with all stainless steel pans, wooden or plastic utensils are recommended for increased longevity. The outside is a little bit less durable: the manufactuer does not disclose the steel grade used for the outside and does not mark it as being 18/10. Most probably it is 18/0, without any nickel content, to strengthen the magnetic properties of the pans (for use on induction stovetops), but it is not confirmed by the manufacturer. See More
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